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