In general, I found all the talks well done. For a first time event, it was really awesome. The percentage of really techy people (the best kind) was also the same. There were fewer people, but that’s easily corrected the next time around.
So we had more than seventy people turn up. Exact number not known because by the time we counted them, lots had left (afternoon syndrome). Including some students from the nearby UCK college who made an interesting audience. I was impressed with Dhanesh and Dev who did something with QT. Kudos!
Kenney had this great idea about having a BarCampKerala over here and it’s got me really excited. I’ve been to BarCamps in Delhi and one in Hyderabad, and it’s always been an amazing place to talk to good people. I’m pretty sure I’ll find loads of techies in Thiruvananthapuram to contribute and because of the event I’ve already reconnected with some great people I know. Raj from Linuxense is chipping in, and so are many others I’ve yet to meet.
It’s going to happen Nov 24, and we haven’t decided on the venue yet it’s at the UST Zenith hall (next to Coffee Beanz) at Technopark. It should be easy enough to find. Most probably it’s going to be somewhere in or near Technopark.
In case you don’t know what a BarCamp is, it’s an unconference (yes cool word) which anybody can organize and anyone can come and speak on a first-come-first-speak basis. What I love about BarCamps are the discussions on the fringes of talks and the great people that come to them.
Gimme a call (+91.9846087017) if you’re somewhere in the vicinity and want to contribute!
This is absurdly mixing up dates, but I thought I should put up my slides for my talk at Delhi here as well. It’s about caching, and how a simple solution can enable page caching (and its speeds) to be used in a lot of situations. You’ll need the audio of my talk as well. The title is inspired from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, a brilliant novella by Philip K. Dick. 🙂