March 16, 2006

On the Future of Blogging

Seth Godin says that with so many blogs and with a high noise to signal ratio RSS fatigue has started to set in. His analysis:
Blogs with restraint, selectivity, cogency and brevity (okay, that's a long way of saying "making every word count") will use attention more efficiently and ought to win.

This was once a blog with restraint, selectivity and cogency (though I admit I don't have the virtue of brevity) and I've never had much traffic. Recently I've kind of forgotten those virtues and have been blogging more often, less carefully and without putting in as much thought as I used to. And I like it this way. I'm not sure I want to go back to three posts a month because that's no fun. I think there's a line where too much restraint and selectivity begins to harm your blog.

I'm still going to stay away from commenting on every news or trend that might be popular elsewhere in the blogosphere. I'll still only write about things I find exciting and where I add any value to the discussion. I'll still try my best not to convert this into just a link blog. At the same time I'll try to post more often and not wait until I've made complete sense of an idea.

No one likes to see a blog that doesn't update. There are blogs where you want very high frequency of updates (several times a day) like the gadget blogs that everyone loves - Engadget and Gizmodo. I love going there every few hours to see what's new. I've also read popular bloggers like Kottke commenting on the pressure that comes with high expectations of frequent entries.

So I don't agree with Seth that in the future good bloggers will post less often. I think people like to see frequent postings and this will stay this way. I think the answer is relevance. As long as the entries are relevant to the interest of the user, the expectation to be continuously fed with good posts will mount as one becomes more popular. (which is not good news for bloggers like me that purport to write about one subject but actually cover a wide variety of areas therefore always leaving part of the audience disappointed)

The problem of information overload however will only get worse with time. So how will that impact the world of blogs? Not by making bloggers post less often but by making you, the reader of blogs selective about what you subscribe to. I've always been aware of the problem and been extremely selective about the blogs I subscribe to. There's also opportunity for sophisticated AI filters here that scour the blogosphere and get you the stuff you really like.

To give Seth some credit, in an update to the post he admitted that filters like tagging and Digg help. But to me those are unsophisticated mass filters. They are not personalised and they can't tell you that I will like a post and the person sitting next to me will not. I think there there's a tremendous opportunity for filters that watch what I like for a given period and then serve such stuff on their own. I'm sure there are people already working on this and I know Google's Desktop Search tries something like that even though it's far from perfect.

Btw, in the update Seth goes on to say that he's not asking us to post less. What a volte-face! He obviously is/was. Read his post from the start.

UPDATE Mar-22: A snippet from SXSW interactive keynote between bloggers Jason Kottke ( and Heather Armstrong (, which is available as a podcast:
Armstrong: Do you think posting more often on your website has an effect on the traffic.

Kottke: Absolutely.

Armstrong: Why?

Kottke: One of the things I've learned over the past few years is that I've sort of these longer posts that I do - kind of movie review and book reviews and I have my remaindered links which is basically 2 or 3 sentences about a link and then the link itself. And I've learned that the remaindered links are really good for keeping people that you already have. So people come back [...] and there's something new there every few hours. And they keep coming back and it becomes like a habit and they just keep coming back and keep coming back.

And the longer posts are really good for getting people in the door. You write these long posts and its good meaty stuff and it gets linked in various places and you get this influx of traffic. Maybe it'll get slashdotted or digged or whatever and you get this influx of traffic spike and it kind of declines but you have a couple of more thousand readers than you have.

(he explains being slashdotted for 50 fun things to do with your iPod and how it got him 10,000 more new readers a day)

March 14, 2006

Will Structured Blogging Work?

Structured Blogging, one of the most promising (though not unproblematic) ideas to emerge from BarCampDelhi has a site devoted to it: Essentially, the idea is about tagging your blog posts with information so that blog aggregators can derive knowledge out of them. The site features downloadable the WordPress and Movable Type plugins for enabling structured blogging.

I didn't discover this when I blogged about it earlier because I found no mention of it on Tekriti's site, the company behind the initiative and assumed it's not released yet. I should have known better and Googled it.

Looks like others have the same concerns about it taking off as I do. See, Structured Blogging Will Flop. I haven't lost hope though. It seems to me that this needs a massive push from the top-down to succeed. I think Tekriti should be talking to Six Apart, Google (Blogger) and guys at WordPress and LiveJournal.

It'll be impossible to succeed with a bottom up approach (as a downloadable plug-in) because of lack of user incentive at the onset (see recent download stats). Incentive will come when a big bunch of people start using it and it gathers critical mass making it really useful for a searcher (by making information more findable) and therefore the blogger (by bringing in more traffic). If the top five blogging platforms adopt Structured Blogging making it an inbuilt but optional feature, it has the potential to be big.

The Group Dynamics of a Dinner Table Meeting

Just returned from geek dinner that Rakesh Agrawal had organised for attendees of BarCamp - the informal conference that I recently attended and raved about. There were 12 of us at the dinner apart from Rakesh:

(links lead to their blogs)

Jonathan Boutelle
Amit Ranjan
Navin Pangti
Prashant Singh
Manik Juneja
Manu Sharma
Vishesh Bajaj
Manish Dhingra
Ashish Kumar
Alok Mittal
Sunil Goyal
Gaurav Bhatnagar

(If I've missed out anyone or got someone's name wrong, please let me know.)

More than the conversations at the table, it was the underlying dynamics of the conversations that was interesting.

Everyone seemed to have a good time. It was great to network with like-minded people. I think that was the key. It went well -- and this is true of the barcamp too -- because we all share a common interest: entrepreneurship in the internet economy. Everyone present at the dinner had something or the other to do with venture creation around the internet - many of us are founders of our own company, some of us work independently, three of us plan to launch their company and there was even a VC!

Another common thread binding the people at the table was that they are very clued-in to what's happening in the internet economy, Web2.0 etc. We monitor dozens of blogs and spend a significant amount of the day just reading or expanding the blogosphere. Rakesh, who is based in States, wrote that his experience at BarCamp was a bit surreal... "to be sitting in Adobe's office in NOIDA and hearing folks in the audience dissect and discuss technologies like Google News,, Windows Live and Gmail."

One little gripe I have is that I didn't get a chance to interact with everyone. The meeting started on a great note - sitting around a big table, each person talked a bit about himself (and his favorite gadget) addressing the entire group. This led to conversations across the group. But after the introductions talk was soon limited to those sitting around you with no way to talk to or even catch what the people across the table were talking about.

I'm all for free flowing discussion amongst small groups but I dislike the loss of "reach" because of lack of "bandwidth"! I think we need more of one-to-one or one-to-many interactions along with one-to-few that such a meeting format inevitably entails. Particularly for someone like me who is not a "group person." Being an INTP, I inadvertently switch to observation mode when in groups (I express better in one to one conversations and best when I write). It'll be interesting to come up with a meeting / conference format that alters these dynamics and at the same time still retains its informal, conversational tone.

Btw, to end on a self-congratulatory note, at least three people (Manik, Prashant and Jon) commented that they are extremely impressed with this blog- both the styling and the content. Jon was kind to say, "it's phenomenal... it's like a magazine." :D

UPDATE: Pictures are now up. Rakesh's Flickr set of his Gurgaon visit. You can see me in this picture. That's (left to right) Navin, Manik, Prashant, myself and Ashish.

Earlier notes from BarCampDelhi: Smart People, Entrepreneurship and Cutting Edge Tech
All my posts reviewing BarCampDelhi

March 13, 2006

Solar Power: On the Cusp of Dawn?

Solar energy is showing increasing promise every day. Cnet has a nice round up of several interesting developments in photovoltaics and alternative solar technology space that are gathering momentum. VC funding in Solar power has doubled since 2000 and companies have started going public. Rising oil prices and growing energy demand is perhaps responsible for the renewed pace of development.

This is a very exciting space to watch as I wrote earlier while profiling Bill Gross' invention of sunflower solar concentrator both, because of massive venture creation it promises in the coming years and the environmental benefit it entails. Think of it the way the internet was in the late 80s - the technology had been around for some time but the killer application- world wide web, that triggered mass adoption and led to enormous wealth creation- was yet to be conceived.

March 12, 2006

Gaurav Bhatnagar links to OnYoMo, a mapping web application. It's pretty cool because it has Google Maps like Ajax interface for panning the map (even supports keyboard input). However, currently it's a bit limited in functionality. There are only two levels of zoom and no way to link to a location. Basically an Ajaxian interface slapped over scanned jpegs of popular Eicher city map.

That said, I found Onyomo still useful despite these limitations. for example, has much more data and far greater level of zooming, detail and tons of features. However, it's also extremely slow because the page refreshes everytime one has to zoom or pan. Onyomo also has the advantage of using mapping data of an excellent source.

There's a dearth of good mapping applications for India basically because there's lack of good mapping data. Google Maps doesn't have street level maps of India (only satellite imagery of a few big cities). It's also difficult to find reliable GPS data. Recent initiatives by the Indian Goverment are set to change all that. In May last year Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched Cartosat-1, India's first mapping satellite. The 1560kg satellite will provide unique 3-dimensional "stereo satellite images" (compared to static images used in Google Maps) for the first time ever in the civilian world.

Gaurav on
Eicher city map - Delhi
Stories on the launch of Cartosat-1 - SpaceflightNow, Hindustan Times
Indian minister on Cartostat mapping capabilities
New Scientist story on Indian space programme
Hyderabad, in news recently for hosting George Bush's visit and for being the likely city for Georgia Tech's foray into India has another, albeit a less high profile news, to cheer about.

BarCamp now comes to Hyderabad.

Good luck guys!

UPDATE Mar-12: BarCampChennai is on too!

Meet the people behind BarCampHyderabad
George Bush visits ISB, Hyderabad
Georgia Tech Eyes Hyderabad

March 09, 2006

Rajan, IIIT Hyderabad alumni, ex-Sapient guy and now an entrepreneur had nice things to say about me and this blog after he went through my Barcamp posts:
I thoroughly enjoy his posts, he has that strategic way of analyzing technology which I have never come across any India based technology bloggers in my years of blog reading. [...] I try to use the strategic (based on underlying economics) approach to technology which I find is the best way to look at technology but he beats me thoroughly in it.

Rajan's been blogging for three years and I enjoy reading his blog too (he's also much more frequent than I am). Check out Rajan's blog. My favorite post on his main page - Ideas do matter on the old idea vs. execution debate and how in the venture community ideas get a raw deal. I blogged about the superiority of idea over execution myself sometime back in Idea Or Execution?

March 08, 2006

Kicking yourself for missing out on BarCamp? Don't miss the follow up geek dinner. Rakesh Agrawal is organising it for everyone at BarCampDelhi and those of you who couldn't make it. Rakesh is CEO of Snapstream Media, US that makes a popular PVR software called BeyondTV. He's heads a cool company and he's got a great blog called Lambi Pooch (Long Tail in Hindi).

Really, don't miss it if you're in Delhi. You'll meet some amazing people. Here's the invite (you need to RSVP Rakesh). Monday, March 13th at food court, DLF Mega Mall Gurgaon (also called DT Mega Mall)

SnapStream Media
Beyond TV most downloaded PVR software on
SnapStream Corporate Blog
Rakesh's personal blog - Lambi Pooch

All my posts reviewing BarCampDelhi

March 07, 2006

BarCampDelhi: On Adobe - "They Said Yes in 24 Hours"

The conference was marked by surprisingly pleasant and efficient service by Adobe, the main sponsors of the event. Corporate culture in India, even in many tech companies is still characterised by bureaucratic hassles. Just entering the building requires you to complete half a dozen formalities. You must sign the entry log, register your laptop serial number if you're carrying one, the staff then checks with the person you're about to visit and finally you're issued a visitor's pass. Entering Adobe was a breeze. It wasn't that they were lax about security, (they were very particular that each exit and entry was recorded) but were helpful and unbureaucratic. First, they already knew that there was an event (they asked if I was there for the BarCamp!) and all that was needed was to give my name. Then I was told where to go.

The rest of the day the company was just as efficient. No customary preachy talk from the company's VP Marketing on "Adobe culture" or anything of that sort. There were a couple of presentations from Adobe employees (aimed at selling their products though it was nothing direct) but they were strictly on topic. Jon mentioned that he didn't need any convincing to get them to sponsor and that they (Adobe, US) said yes in 24 hours of first hearing about the idea.

I think there couldn't have been a better partnership. Adobe with its Macromedia acquisition is right in the middle of "Web2.0". So, if you’re thinking of organising BarCamp in your city (and you should!), find a sponsor that gets more than just publicity from the conference. Ideally, it should be either someone who has something to sell (their products or a job at their company) or to learn about the latest in "Web2.0".

I should also thank Uzanto, the other sponsor of BarCamp, for making it a success. It was really with Jon, Amit and Gaurav's (Tekriti) initiative that we had a BarCampDelhi.

Adobe, Uzanto
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BarCampDelhi Session: Re-Inventing the Wheel of Personal Information Management With a New TWIST - Mir Nazim, Dipankar Sarkar

Despite the title, it was an interesting talk by Mir Nazim. He proposes an online Personal Information (contacts, appointments) Management system that can act as a social networking tool by allowing various people to sync their data. Say, you're a CEO and you wonder if you can have a lunch appointment some time next week with your VC but don't want to call up the busy guy - you simply log on to this app and look up when he's free. This application allows for varying levels of exposure of your personal information to your contacts so unlike an entrepreneur seeking funding, you'll have privileged access to your VC's appointments because he considers you a safe contact.

As Mir mentioned, none of the popular calendar or contact management applications such as Chandler, Thunderbird or Outlook offer this kind of feature because their data stays offline and cannot be synched across people. Neat idea. Though I foresee distribution and trust as two major issues. It also needs to be super easy in terms of user experience. In the presentation I saw a slide mentioning date and time in unfriendly format of "10-March 1600 hours". Hey, how about displaying it as: "this Friday (10th) at 4 pm." Or in other cases as "coming Tuesday (14th) at 9am" and "Thursday (16th Mar) at 5pm".

Mir Nazim's blog, his company - Xensoft
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BarCampDelhi Session: Elements of Web 2.0: Micro-content, Mobiles and Communities - VeerChand Bothra

Bothra's talk started with explaining penetration of mobile phones among the masses. It had interesting big picture insights but wasn't really relevant to the main content of his presentation (his background is in mobiles). The main topic was microcontent (RSS feeds, blog posts, trackbacks, moblogs etc) and a microcontent client developed by his company, Netcore Solutions. He demoed a Ajax based news/ feed aggregator.

What's different between and bloglines? The power of default! comes preloaded with feeds from main news sources that you can manage. What's different between Mytoday and Google News? Mytoday organises news by sources instead of news topics. Other differences are that facilitates quick perusal of many more news items. When you click on a headline, you see a snippet of the story right on that window without leaving the page. It has other features to organise and manage the feeds.

I'm not convinced that's enough differentiation to succeed (they don't have a revenue model yet) but it's still cool to have an Ajaxian News aggregator coming out of India that wants to compete with the likes of Google News and

Visit and the page they built for BarCampDelhi
VeerChand Bothra's blog, his company - Netcore
Netcore founder and blogger Rajesh Jain on
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BarCampDelhi Session: Web 2.0 and the Power of Default - Prashant

Another awesome talk. This time on how "default" is an enormously powerful advantage. Prashant started with asking everyone's opinion about which they thought was the most popular IM service. "GAIM", everyone shouted. Geeks!! He explained that it's AOL (probably most popular in US, I doubt if it's true worldwide with Asia's internet population as big as it is now). Still point taken- the power of default. Since most people don't change the configuration they are provided with, the service/ product/ website that is the default enjoys automatic user loyalty for the longest time.

Perhaps the most potent example of the power default in recent times is how much Google is trying to become one. They are trying everything in their power to get onto people's desktops, become their default search engine/ homepage, be the toolbar of choice thorugh bundling their products and services with a bunch of software, pushing them on their homepage, partnering with the likes of Dell, Sun and Mozilla, trying to buy AOL, launching nationwide internet service. Google isn't content being the default of you and your mom. It wants to be the default of entire world even those who aren't online yet (they are experimenting with new ways of getting internet into people's home such as through electricity).

I was always aware that default gets easy acceptance but the talk drove the point home and made me think. One little point - Prashant said people don't change the default because people are lazy. Well that's only partly true. The scientific word for the phenomenon in decision making where people don't make the optimal choice but "make do" with a given preference when dealing with complexity is called "bounded rationality" or more commonly "satisficing" as proposed by Herbert Simon in the late 60s.

Another important point made by Prashant was that there is "no exit path in web applications." You give them all your data and they lock it in. You can't take your data elsewhere. Jon mentioned that he started blogging with MT and wants to move to Wordpress but is stuck with it because there's no easy way to keep the same URLs. I received an email today from someone quite web savvy trying to switch to Gmail but didn’t know how to take his emails there (no easy way if you're with Hotmail or Yahoo). I plan to write more on this topic as it occurred to me later that this has striking parallels in another popular industry - the much maligned DRM in the music business. Funny isn't it that we never think of web apps the same way?

PS: Prashant stirred up a big debate among the audience by saying that Web apps should not rely on advertising as a revenue model (to which I generally tend to agree) because advertising models require economies of scale.

Prashant Singh's blog
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BarCampDelhi Session: Knowledge Management 2.0: Applying Structured Blogging to Knowledge Management - Manish Dhingra

One of the most interesting ideas of the day. It's a simple concept - blog aggregators such as Technorati collect content but they have no idea what the content is about. If there was some way of structuring entries in such a way that the aggregators know, for example, this entry is a review of a Barcamp session held in Delhi and that I rate this session highly, then the value of this entry grows exponentially. Combined with other reviews of the session similarly identified, there will exist structured knowledge about how the session was received.

This is a potent idea. Manish's company Tekriti is working on MovableType and WordPress plugins that enable structured blogging. Bloggers will be required to fill up a bunch of forms every time they make a new post, which then will go through a moderator who will check for duplicity and add keywords. It will then be added to the knowledge base. If everyone blogged this way the value a searcher gets from a blog search currently will grow exponentially. It will become easy to solve or avoid problems that others have faced before. Employees will be able to add more value to their work by documenting their knowledge this way which employers will reward.

However, there are a number of problems with this idea, primary being that it's nothing new. This is precisely what Semantic web proposes to do. Think about metadata, information about information, semantics, tagging and it will all come back to you. I was surprised these words didn’t come up in the presentation or the Q&A. This is nothing but semantics and tagging in a "knowledge management" avatar and in the context of blogging.

I posed a question that there's little incentive for a regular blogger to do this. Actually there is an incentive - more traffic to the blog, but that only comes after structured blogging gathers critical mass. It's a kind of chicken and egg. Someone commented that there will be no extra effort for him to do structured blogging. Sure, that might be true in his case. I won't mind blogging this way either but think of the average Joe who is not a geek talking about a cool restaurant or the 15-year old writing about an album. Would they like to fill up half a dozen forms fields about details of the restaurant or the album when they'd otherwise just point to a link?

The people who go to post on Epinion or Mouthshut and highly motivated by an exceptional experience or a terrible service. I'm not sure the average blogger is as motivated. Adding moderation to the process also takes away immediacy which is the hallmark of blogging. So I'm not convinced that bloggers will see value in this at the onset even with the reward system (not sure how that will work).

This idea also brings to mind the criticism that Sergey Brin voiced recently on the idea of semantic web that it's the machine (algorithms) that should do the hard work to get knowledge out of content and not the user. I blogged about it earlier and it applies here equally well. Here's a quote from Sergey Brin:
I think that tagging and semantics are great as long as the computers are doing the tagging and semantics. Because if people are doing tagging and semantics for the computers then there's something a little bit inverted about the relationship between the man and machine there.

UPDATE 14-Mar: Read more about structured blogging or download MT/WordPress plugins.
Manish Dhingra's blog, his company - Tekriti
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BarCampDelhi Session: Agile Web Development with Ruby on Rails - Manik Juneja

Great presentation on what makes Ruby on Rails so successful, efficient and simple. Manik said he learnt about Rails in December and he's already onto his third project! He talked about all the features that make Rails such a great platform. Rails is guided by two main philosophies of writing code: "Don't Repeat Yourself" and "Convention Over Configuration." Here's the Wikipedia description:
"Don't Repeat Yourself" means that definitions should only have to be made once. Since Ruby On Rails is a "full-stack" framework, the components are integrated so that bridges between them need not be set up manually. For example, in Active Record, class definitions need not specify the column names; Ruby already can find them from the database itself, so defining them in both the program and the RDBMS would be redundant.

"Convention Over Configuration" means that the programmer only needs to specifically configure what is unconventional.

For example, if there is a Post class in model, the corresponding table in the database is posts, but if the table is unconventional (e.g. blogposts), it must be specified manually (set_table_name "blogposts").

Manik's blog: From Delhi, his company - Vinayak Solutions
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BarCampDelhi Session: Making AJAX applications faster - Jonathan Boutelle

This was easily the best talk of the day in both content and presentation (no bullet points, no reading from the screen, very few slides, great metaphors). Jon started with explaining that everyone likes speed. This is one area where designers and developers see eye to eye. He argued that there were two ways to enhance performance of an app - efficient code and using available system resources. He then explained the concept of pre-fetching data with valet parking metaphor (this part of the talk can be seen in this video clip). Ajax works like magic, he argued, because while your attention is focused on one task, something else is happening at another place - the classic principle of misdirection in magic.

The basic idea of Jon's talk was that the secret of a fast Ajax app lies in deciding what to pre-fetch. You take the decision by doing user research - building a model of how the app will be used, conducting user testing and by identifying the value and cost of pre-fetching different kinds of data. The value must always override the cost.

All of Jon's blog posts on Ajax, Jon's company - Uzanto
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BarCampDelhi: Day of Revelations - Smart People, Entrepreneurship and Cutting Edge Tech

It was my first time to a developer's conference and honestly I wasn't expecting much. I was looking forward to Jon's talk on Ajax (which was excellent btw) but that's about it, I didn't know any other presenters. So it was great to be pleasantly surprised by a number of great talks.

The day was characterised by revelations. I had no idea that anyone was working on Ruby on Rails in India and there were two presentations on it. I was told that there are a bunch of people in Pune that have already gotten together and organised a group. I was part of first public demo of a Ajax based News aggregator. I got face to face with a "ProBlogger" someone who makes a living out of blogging full-time! (I don't know many people who do that even in U.S).

I Learnt about "structured blogging" which if takes off, can make it truly big. Discovered the "power of default" and how easily we forget the fact that most web apps lock our data. Met the CEO of a company that makes a highly successful PVR software and the budding entrepreneurs whose upcoming product will be a cross between contact management and social networking.

I didn't keep a count but the average age of the presenter must be around 28. Although on the VC scale, most of the products did not hold too much promise but the day still ended on a high note for me because of the people I saw. It convinced me that there is a new generation of software entrepreneurs in India, the tomorrow's leaders. A bunch of smart, young people who are onto something new and exciting, all set to displace the previous order.

I couldn't attend all the sessions I wanted as simultaneous talks were happening in two rooms. I attended 14 of 26 in total and found six of them most interesting.

All my posts reviewing BarCampDelhi

BarCampDelhi: Web2.0 Spills Over to the Real World

One of the most interesting features of the uh, "unconference" was the format of the event itself. Unlike a traditional conference, there's no peer-review of proposed presentations by a committee before the event. Anyone can propose a talk on anything though most talks are centered on emerging technologies and you have to register it on the wiki in advance for logistical purposes and so that people know what will be at the event.

Also unlike a traditional conference, Barcamp speakers are young and enthusiastic and not big luminaries from the industry that we see at every conference. There are no organisers, everyone pitches in do part of the work. Participation is free and so is food and everything else. Sponsors of the event provide for the facilities and the t-shirts.

So, by its very structure BarCamp is very "Web2.0". I'm yet to embrace that acronym completely but if "Web2.0" represents web applications that are open, collaborative, free and disruptive then BarCamp is all about Web2.0. A rare example of values seen on the web being replicated in the physical world.

All my posts reviewing BarCampDelhi

Reviewing BarCampDelhi: Verdict - Roaring Success

Delhi's own BarCamp held at Adobe last Saturday was a big success by any measure. I had a great time listening to some very smart people talking about the latest in "Web2.0". There were close to 80 people who attended some 26 sessions in all. The atmosphere was electric with several sessions seeing exciting Q&A and each break witnessing enthusiastic discussions and networking.

I'm going to write a bunch of small posts instead of single big one. I'll update this entry as I write them.

UPDATE: Other posts on BarCamp Delhi:

  • BarCampDelhi: Web2.0 Spills Over to the Real World
  • BarCampDelhi: Day of Revelations - Smart People, Entrepreneurship and Cutting Edge Tech
  • BarCampDelhi Session: Making AJAX applications faster - Jonathan Boutelle
  • BarCampDelhi Session: Agile Web Development with Ruby on Rails - Manik Juneja
  • BarCampDelhi Session: Knowledge Management 2.0: Applying Structured Blogging to Knowledge Management - Manish Dhingra
  • BarCampDelhi Session: Web 2.0 and the Power of Default - Prashant
  • BarCampDelhi Session: Elements of Web 2.0: Micro-content, Mobiles and Communities - VeerChand Bothra
  • BarCampDelhi Session: Re-Inventing the Wheel of Personal Information Management With a New TWIST - Mir Nazim, Dipankar Sarkar
  • BarCampDelhi: On Adobe - "They Said Yes in 24 Hours"

    Gaurav's post live from the conference

    All of Jon's posts on the conference

    All Flickr Photos! The audience (I'm in the third row on right), the t-shirt and "a semi-flattering photo" of Jon.