Delhi Bloggers Bloc Presents DBM#30 – Meetup with Shashi Tharoor

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Ahoy Bloggerati and Twitterati! Here’s an opportunity you can’t afford to miss.

Meet Shashi Tharoor, one of the most charismatic leaders we have in the new parliament in an exclusive informal Meetup with Delhi Bloggers Bloc

As you know, Dr. Shashi Tharoor, has been recently elected as the Congress Member of Parliament, from Thiruvanathapuram, and much like us bloggers & social media enthusiasts, is himself an activist and excellent writer (award-winning author of eleven books).  He has put in a lifetime of work in the United Nations and was India’s candidate to succeed United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2006, and finished a close second out of seven contenders. Dr. Tharoor was also  named a “Global Leader of Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. You can read more about him at his official website http://shashitharoor.in/

One of his recent tweets (@shashitharoor on Twitter) will give you an idea of how he has also adapted well to the 140 character space of Twitter:

“First day in Parliament. From the sublime (the historic Central Hall for the Cong legislators meeting) to the bureacratic (8 forms to fill)!”          

 

AGENDA

  • Introduction to the meet
  • A few words by Dr. Tharoor on his impressions of Twitter and Social Media.
  • Q&A with Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Congress Member of Parliament, Thiruvanathapuram.
  • And if time permits, informal discussion on use of social media and twitter by policy makers.
Date: Thursday, 21st May, 2009
Time: 6:00 pm to 7 pm.
Venue: The Attic, 36, Regal Building (first floor), Connaught Place, New Delhi – 110001. 
Tel : 011-2374 6050, 011-5150 3436


Directions:          

The entrance to The Attic is on Parliament Street (Sansad Marg), on the left side, after Park Hotel. It is just above the erstwhile pub DV8 (now Sports Bar).

By Metro – get off at Rajiv Chowk ( Connaught Place ) station on Line 2 Central Secretariat to Vishwa Vidyalaya ( Delhi University )

Parking – In Palika Parking, Near Jantar Mantar or Hanuman mandir.

Please note that this meet is contributory with 100/- as the contribution per person, which goes to contribute to venue charges and snacks. We have limited seats (60) at the venue, so participation will be on a first come first served basis ONLY. Please be on time. No gatecrashing. Timings are subject to slight variation on short notice subject to availability of Dr. Shashi Tharoor.

 

For any information contact:
Twilight Fairy (Priyanka) at 9811511719
Sanjay Shrivastava at 9873707071          

Follow @delhitweetup on Twitter for updates.

Facebook event of this meet.  While you are at it, join our Facebook group or mailing list.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-10

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  • LOL> RT @twilightfairy: the voting beep is like one very long WTF word censored. #indiavotes09 #
  • #DBM29 43 confirmations, 46 tentatives. r u coming? tomorrow, 5:30pm, http://is.gd/w2Nq http://is.gd/w3i4 #
  • @ridhi_07 does seem to be at the same time in reply to ridhi_07 #
  • @Jwoohoo see u there tomorrow in reply to Jwoohoo #
  • #DBM29 44 confirmations, 51 tentatives. r u joining us? today, 5:30pm, maximum store,shahpur jat, http://is.gd/w2Nq http://is.gd/w3i4 #
  • #DBM29 Sam Miller – the author of “delhi – adventures in a mega city” would be joining us. look fwd to some interesting casual conversations #
  • #DBM29 venue is wifi enabled. #
  • At maximum store. wonderful little place. the phone signals low. #dbm29 #
  • people streaming in. passing arnd the wifi key now. shd see more tweets soon. #dbm29 #
  • yaye! sam miller just walked in. #dbm29 #
  • @sushmits just see #dbm29 in twitter search in reply to sushmits #
  • @sushmits right here. right now. watch this stream only.:0 in reply to sushmits #
  • mobile signal’s low so we have diverted all calls @twilightfairy to the store landline.so if you call for directions, you know. #
  • 23 ppl so far! still many more to come 🙂 #dbm29 #
  • introductions almost getting over at #dbm29 #
  • Sam has raised a very interesting question. We r now actively tweeting these days. what would we be doing 1 yr down the line? #dbm29 #
  • we are glad @sidin controlled his compulsive urge & didnt ditch us 🙂 #dbm29 #
  • 30+ junta already. interesting discussions happening #dbm29 #
  • @dilipm sent 17 pink chaddis in the pink chaddi campaign. one of the biggest online campaigns #dbm29 #
  • here’s a family of bloggers with us!! husband, wife, kid, mom #dbm29 the 81 yr old dad isnt here but he also blogs 🙂 #
  • the #dbm29 refuses to end :). more than 40 ppl chatting away to glory after a sumptous snacking session #
  • twas great meeting all the new faces & catching up with the old ones. we’ll share all the details with everyone soon. a great meet! #dbm29 #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-03

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DBB presents #DBM 29 – a meet for Delhi’s bloggerati and twitterati!

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It’s been quite a while since we last met! India’s first WordCamp was sure the coolest event we have ever organised (and at the risk of sounding pompous) or that India’s online space has seen for that matter going by the superb feedback we received! :). We’ll be updating this blog with the details of that event soon for those who missed out on it.

We understand junta has been revving up since quite some time to have a meet but we have been in the recuperation mode after WordCamp India :). But not anymore! It’s time for the next meet (and many more to come) – DBM#29 – which is a Delhi tweetup as well as a bloggers meet. All twitterati and blogerati are invited!

Now for the real thing:

When : 9th May’09 (saturday), 5:30 pm onwards till abt 7:30-8pm.
What : get acquainted with each other. Demystify twitter for those who dont know it yet.  Network, socialise, laugh, check out the venue, see the exhibition, shop, snackup, drink, tweet, blog, be merry! The venue is wi-fi enabled. Snacks and refreshments would be provided. We’ll be collecting a nominal amount of Rs. 50/- from everyone for the snacking part.
Where : The maximum store, 5-J/1, Ground Floor, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi – 110049.  t#: +91 11 26493150, 46168026;  Map

Please give your ayes and nayes here in the comments section or you could tweet them keeping @delhitweetup in your confirmation tweet or you could confirm in the Facebook event of our Facebook group or give your ayes/nayes in our mailing list.

For any further info please contact Twilight Fairy (Priyanka) at 9811511719

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Om Malik, joining WordCamp!

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We have been saving the best for the last.

Apart from Matt, the founder of WordPress, we have another very special guest, one of the top 100 most influential bloggers according to CNET, Om Malik, of GigaOm fame, joining us for India’s first WordCamp!!

So we hope you have paid for your registrations, since only paid regns will be allowed in. Hurry and book your tickets right away!
You can avail the Early bird discount (lesser rates) till 18th Feb (by 18th we should have the payment with us).
For those who can not register in this time period, we would have walkin registrations as well, but those tickets would cost more.

Registration Fees (early bird, valid till 18th): Individual day ticket : INR 250, Full event ticket : INR 400.
Registration Fees (walk-in regn at venue) : Individual day ticket : INR 300, Full event ticket : INR 500.
From Paypal (Early bird, valid till 18th) : Individual day ticket : 6$, Full event ticket : 10$.
Your ticket entitles you to lunch/tea/coffee/snack, Welcome kit, WordCamp souvenir.

Feel free to invite your blogger friends to this event. Please help us promote this event.

Event: WordCamp India, (India’s first WordPress Camp), 21st, 22nd Feb, Delhi

Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 9:00 AM – Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 6:00 PM (GMT+0530)

Location
Adobe India
I-1A,
Sector 25A
Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301 
India

For more information click hereWordCamp India, (India’s first WordPress Camp), 21st, 22nd Feb, Delhi

 

Delhi Bloggers Bloc

 

Delhi Bloggers Bloc presents – WordCamp India featuring Matt, the founder of WP

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 The much awaited event!

On occasion of the 5th anniversary of The Delhi Bloggers group,

Delhi Bloggers Bloc

presents to you, India’s first WordCamp!

Sponsors :

 

 

Agenda : A two-day conference which brings together stakeholders and audiences of social media and blogging, centred around WordPress. Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress is joining us. So is a very special surprise guest, a very popular blogger residing in the US.

Date : 21st, 22nd Feb’09 (Saturday, Sunday), 9:00am – 6:00pm

Venue : I-1A, Sector 25A
            Noida, U.P. 201301
            India
            Tel: +91 120 244 4711

Lunch/tea/coffee/snacks would be provided by our prime sponsor – Adobe.

Registration Fees (early bird, valid till 18th): Individual day ticket : INR 250, Full event ticket : INR 400.
Registration Fees (walk-in regn at venue) : Individual day ticket : INR 300, Full event ticket : INR 500.

Parking : this will be provided inside Adobe office.

Map:
http://is.gd/j1h5

Target audience/speaker profiles :
Experts/executives from social media related platforms or blog platforms, Journalists who know how blogs have become an alternative to mainstream media, Professionals who have used social media to connect and build communities, Marketers (clients or agencies) who are using social media/blog strategies, Techies/application developers in these fields, Entrepreneurs who have ideas around social media and blogging platforms, bloggers (corporate, professional and otherwise), blogreaders who want to know a bit more, PR professionals looking to develop/enhance their blogger relationship programs, Marketers who want to look at case studies on how others are using the same. It is presumed that you are a WordPress user.

HURRY! REGISTER NOW AS A SPEAKER OR DELEGATE. Click on the registration link on this page.

Some exciting sessions already lined up:

  • Keynote :  by Surprise guest – one of the top 100 influential bloggers by CNET 🙂
  • Talk : State of the word : by Matt Mullenweg
  • How to get started after installing WordPress : Abhijeet Mukherjee, Jeetblog
  • Using WP to implement a radio site – Shreyas, from RadioVerve
  • Optimising ads on your WP blog  : Amit Agarwal, Digital Inspiration
  • Implementing SEO in your WP blog : Mani Karthik
  • Intellectual property rights/copyrights : Pavan Duggal, Advocate, Supreme court of India
  • WordPress as CMS for business sites : Ravish Ahuja, justskins.com
  • WordPress, a lifestyle – Praval Singh
  • WordPress.TV – by Matt Mullenweg
  • Best Feature suggestion for WordPress  – Matt Mullenweg, with moderator
  • Panel discussion – the amended India IT act 2000 – Pavan Duggal, Advocate, Supreme court of India
  • Writing WordPress plugins – Speaker required
  • WordPress Quiz
  • Adobe’s new AIR apps – Adobe representative
  • Blogging vs Journalism  – Panel debate

 

For any info please contact

Twilight Fairy (Priyanka) at 9811511719

Mayank Gupta at 9910786431

Sanjay Srivastava at 9873707071

Registration Fees (early bird, valid till 18th): Individual day ticket : INR 250, Full event ticket : INR 400.
Registration Fees (walk-in regn at venue) : Individual day ticket : INR 300, Full event ticket : INR 500.

Your ticket entitles you to lunch/tea/coffee/snack, Welcome kit, WordCamp souvenir.

Registration process:

1. First Register at this site. You’ll receive an e-ticket with a unique order number. Store the order number.

2. Make payment.

Payment options:

a) Pay through online banking

Transfer funds online to : 
a/c number; 01872090001245 (current account)
a/c holder : “MOJO 360 DEGREE CREATIVE CONSULTANTS” (you can enter a shorter name if needed)
Bank : Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.
Branch: Malviya Nagar Extn., Saket, New Delhi – 110017.
IFSC: KKBK0000187 

Note: Email us separately at [me at mayank dot info] with transaction id that your bank provides as well as eventbrite order number & your contact info in order for us to track your registration.

b) Pay by DD

Send DD in the name of “MOJO 360 DEGREE CREATIVE CONSULTANTS”, payable at New Delhi, to the following address:

A-61, Florence Super, Sushant Lok 3, Sec 57, Gurgaon, Haryana- 122003, India

Accompany DD with covering letter, mentioning Name, contact info, unique eventbrite registration order number.

c) Pay by Cash (Delhi/NCR only)

You can pay personally by contacting the following for following locations:

Gurgaon : Mayank (9910786431)
South Delhi : Priyanka/Twilight Fairy (9811511719)
Central/East Delhi : Sanjay (9873707071)
Noida : Praval (9911792520) 
North Delhi : Abhishek (9910227665)

d) Pay by Paypal (no credit cards supported, only user to user)

You can now pay using paypal (no credit cards accepted though). Please visit the following link to do so:

http://india.wordcamp.org/2009/02/14/paypal-option-is-on/ 

 

And thanks to Web Hosting Search for donating two hosting accounts to attendees. Let the blogging begin!

 

Organisers:

Delhi Bloggers Bloc

Co-organisers:

Blog Design Studio mojo

Online Partners :

 

 

WatBlogNasscom

 

Design Partner:


Media Partner:

 

DBM 28 – Food meet/Tweatup attendees

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Here are the Delhi Bloggers who attended DBM 28. I have added the twitter handles of the ones I know. If you would like to share your links, twitter id’s, flickr links, please do share them in the comments so that we can get to know you better.
1. Abhishek – @abhishek
2. Abhijeet – @jeetblog
3. Rohit Khurana @rohit_khurana
4. Shubhra Krishnan
5. Vijayendra Mohanty – @vimoh
6. Kumar Gautam – @kg86
7. Twilight Fairy – @twilightfairy
8. Sanjay Srivastava @mojosanjay
9. Gurtej
10. Amrinder + 1
11. Jasdeep + 1
12. Saurabh
 
Here are some of the pics that were clicked during the meet. One of the most creative ones is here. Clicked by @abhishek, “conceptualised” by @kg86.
Follow @delhitweetup!

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If you have clicked pictures of the meet and uploaded them in flickr then I would request you to tag them as “DBM28” for this meet and “delhibloggers” for the overall tag. If you have uploaded your pictures in FB, then please do add them to our FB group and DBM28 FB event pool .
 
If there are any posts about the same, please share them as well.

DBM 27 – the Jamali Kamali heritage walk attendees

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Here are the Delhi Bloggers who attended DBM 27. I have added the twitter handles of the ones I know. If you would like to share your links, twitter id’s, flickr links, please do share them in the comments so that we can get to know you better.
1. Arti Jain of Friendsofbooks.com
2. Aditi Mathur
3. Manish of Friendsofbooks.com
4. Anjur Ahuja
5. Nirat Bhatnagar
6. Rahul Ajatshatru – bhairon@gmail.com
7. Twilight Fairy – @twilightfairy
8. Sanjay Srivastava @mojosanjay
9. Upendra
10. Saad – @flyyoufools
11. Manimugdh Sharma
12. Piya
13. Pratibha
14. Suleimaan
15. Navin Dutta
16. Arpita
Here are some of the pics that were clicked during the meet (these are courtesy Saad). If you have clicked pictures of the meet and uploaded them in flickr then I would request you to tag them as “DBM27” for this meet and “delhibloggers” for the overall tag. If you have uploaded your pictures in FB, then please do add them to our FB group and DBM27 FB event pool .
If there are any posts about the same, please share them as well.

DBM#28 – 5 year anniversary special – a Food Meet/Tweat Up

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After the wonderful heritage walk we had (DBM27) at the Jamali Kamali Masjid, we now look forward to the Eat Meet/Tweat Up – something that all of us have been looking forward to. On the occasion of the group’s 5th year anniversary, we are doing a series of meets and this is the 2nd one in that series. Let’s have another round of history, culture, architecture, photography, chai, gupshup, fun and most importantly FOOD!

Here are the details.

Date : 1st Feb’09 (Sunday)
Time : 12:00pm onwards
Venue : Chandni Chowk, meeting point at Chawri Bazar exit at metro station.
Agenda – Eat as you walk.

Map http://is.gd/hMm9

Any foodie who may want to guide us around, can please volunteer. Please do go through the street food recommendations here:
http://eoid.wordpress.com/tag/chandni-chowk/

Who should attend?

Anyone who has an active interest in heritage, history, culture, architecture, photography, food and in documenting it through blogs, tweets, flickr pictures, podcasts or in any other way. Or anyone who has an interest in meeting the oldest bloggers group in Delhi and having some fun along the way :).

For this meet, the coordinator would be Twilight Fairy (9811511719). Please confirm your attendance in the comments or at the facebook event. While you are at it, please join us here in facebook and here in the mailing list.

DBM#27 – 5 year anniversary special – a heritage walk

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After the wonderful heritage walk we had (DBM26) some weeks back, the group was very keen to have another one very soon. On the occasion of the group’s 5th year anniversary, we are doing a series of meets and what better way than plan another heritage walk and have another round of history, culture, architecture, photography, chai, gupshup, winter sun and fun!

Here are the details.

Date : 18th Jan’09 (Sunday)
Time : 3:00pm onwards
Venue : Jamali Kamali masjid, Mehrauli archaelogical park, MG Road (right next to Qutub minar)
If time permits, we can visit the Qutub Minar next door.

Map : http://is.gd/g5td

Our own heritage expert – Archana Saad Akhtar, who works with the Aga Khan foundation, may be accompanying us.

Who should attend?

Anyone who has an active interest in heritage, history, culture, architecture, photography and in documenting it through blogs, tweets, flickr pictures, podcasts or in any other way. Or anyone who has an interest in meeting the oldest bloggers group in Delhi and having some fun along the way :).

The plan is to read up on these areas and have an exchange of information at the venue itself. We are trying to get some experts to guide us around the walk, but we can always self-educate. We meet, explore, click pictures and then of course grab grub – the integral part of any meet.

For this meet, the coordinator would be Twilight Fairy (9811511719). Please confirm your attendance in the comments or at the facebook event. While you are at it, please join us here in facebook and here in the mailing list.

The Delhi Bloggers community completes 5 years today!

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It’s a great feeling to be able to see a network one started 5 years back, still growing, spreading further and hopefully adding some value in the lives of all who are a part of it! :). It sure has added a lot to mine and provided me an opportunity to interact with so many bloggers and indulge in so many activities with them.
 
The Delhi Bloggers Bloc completes 5 years on 13th Jan! (It was created after the first ever Delhi Bloggers meet on 13th Jan 2004).
We would love your suggestions on what all you want to do on this occasion (both online/offline) .
 
Here’s what we are planning – a month long series of activites 🙂
 
So starting this week onwards, we can have
 
1. A heritage walk (during the last meet the group wanted to do another one pretty quick) – proposed location – Nizammudin dargah, hear the qawwalis too, proposed date – 18th Jan (sunday)
2. Call it what u want, An Eat Meet, a “tw-eat up” or a foodie meet – you get the idea – we all go and gorge on FOOD 🙂 – proposed location – chandni chowk, proposed date -1st feb (sunday)
3. Both above locations double up as photography walks too.
4. Someone suggested a nature walk at Yamuna Bio diversity park. One needs binocs for such a thing and some knowledge on ornithology as well :). But if all are game, we can surely visit one of the areas in NCR where we catch up with nature – proposed location yamuna bio-diversity park, delhi zoo, Sultanpur bird sanctuary (near gurgaon)
5. And the grand finale – we are organising India’s first wordpress camp (called wordcamp) on feb 21st, feb 22nd. Matt Mulenwag, the founder ofwordpress has kindly agreed to grace us with his presence for the event :). I am quite excited about this event and we would definitely need help from all of you to make it a grand success.
 
Suggestions are welcome so that we can quickly finalise the activities with their corresponding coordinators/ volunteers. Feel free to invite your other blogger/flickr/ twitter friends to these events.
 
Let the drums roll!
Update : Here is the actual post of the First ever WordCamp in India!

DBM 26 – The heritage walk attendees

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Here are the Delhi Bloggers who attended DBM 26. I have added the twitter handles of the ones I know. If you would like to share your links, twitter id’s, flickr links, please do share them in the comments so that we can get to know you better.
1. Anurag yadav : yadav_anurag@rediffmail.com
2. Yogesh – yogesh.parmar@rediffmail.com
3. Beck – arbinbeck@yahoo.se
4. Hema Guha
5. Shobha Vishwanathan
6. Supriya – supriyya@gmail.com
7. Rahul Ajatshatru – bhairon@gmail.com
8. Aditi Mathur – aditimathur14@gmail.com
9. Twilight Fairy – @twilightfairy
10. Sanjay Srivastava @mojosanjay
11. Realin – @real_in
12. Kinshuk Sunil – @kinshuksunil
13. Upendra Czar
14. K Arun – karun3975@gmail.com
15. Lt Abhijit Singh – ltabhijit@rediffmail.com
16. Jasdeep – jsbhangra@gmail.com
17. Mani
18. Archana Saad Akhtar
19. Saad Akhtar – @flyyoufools
20. Sonali
21. Sanjay from Mobisolv – sanjay.iit@gmail.com
22. Gagan – gagan.ratra@gmail.com
23. Raja basu
Here are some of the pics that were clicked during the meet (these are courtesy Saad). If you have clicked pictures of the meet and uploaded them in flickr then I would request you to tag them as “DBM26” for this meet and “delhibloggers” for the overall tag. If you have uploaded your pictures in FB, then please do add them to our FB group and DBM26 FB event pool .
If there are any posts about the same, please share them as well.

DBB presents – DBM 26 – the heritage walk!

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Everyone in the group has expressed a lot of interest for a long due heritage walk. Before the year ends, we would all like to meet and what better way than spending some time together soaking some winter sun and having a hot steaming cuppa together!

We can safely say that this is a long awaited meet – DBM 26

Here are the details.

Date : 21st December’08 (Sunday)
Time : 2:30pm onwards
Venue : Humayun’s Tomb followed by a visit to Nizamuddin’s heritage area followed by grub nearby.
Map : http://is.gd/bKpS

Who should attend?

Anyone who has an active interest in heritage, history, culture, architecture, photography and in documenting it through blogs, tweets, flickr pictures, podcasts or in any other way. Or anyone who has an interest in meeting the oldest bloggers group in Delhi and having some fun along the way :).

The plan is to read up on these areas and have an exchange of information at the venue itself. We are trying to get some experts to guide us around the walk, but we can always self-educate. We meet, explore, click pictures and then of course grab grub – the integral part of any meet.

For this meet, the coordinator would be Twilight Fairy (9811511719). Please confirm your attendance in the comments here or at the facebook event. While you are at it, please join us here in facebook and here in the mailing list.

DBM#25- a meet for delhi bloggers and microbloggers – a roundup

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On 20th, Delhi witnessed its second twitter meet. Unlike the previous twitter meet, which was held in a cafe, this meet was sponsored by Incube Business centre. The meet started at 5pm. I got there by about 5:20pm thanks to the traffic. There were already some twitter enthusiasts who had introduced themselves to each other. Kumar Rahul was fully prepared with a laptop, ready to just start. We had another round of introductions during which we noted down the twitter id’s or mail id’s (of those who were not on twitter). During the intro round, Gautam Ghosh walked in and I quickly put the onus of kickstarting a session, onto him. Gautam talked about what twitter really meant for him. Conversations are what matter – at the end of the day, whichever platform you are on.Also crossposted here.

This was followed by a talk on kwippy.com by co-founder – Mayank dhingra, who also got caught in the traffic and arrived midway Gautam’s session.

By the time this session ended, we had already overshot a lot of time and quickly rushed to the refreshment part of our agenda.

Some tasty grub later, we came back in, to discuss the TOI case of plagiarism that I had faced. I was also carrying the copy of What’s hot with the corrigendum in it. Everyone seemed amused by the whole sequence of events. This was followed by a talk on “Bill of rights” by Kumar Rahul. This is a collection of points he plans to take up with @scobleizer.

We followed this with another round of some rather tasty sandwiches, samosas, tea & coffee. Just before we all were leaving, someone suggested we click a group picture, so we did with about 1/4th of the participants. All pictures would be uploaded soon and a post shall be here to keep you all updated. Tune into the rss feed of this blog :).

There were about 40 participants, even though the confirmations were more than double. A lot of names may not have been noted down, so if your name is missing, please do drop in a comment. A list of attendees, in no particular order. Those not on twitter have had their mail id’s mentioned.

Twilight Fairy : @twilightfairy

Sanjay: @mojosanjay

Gautam: @gautamghosh

Kumar Rahul: @kumar_rahul

Vishal Singhal: @vishalsinghal

Ashutosh: @xyzashu

Divya: @dichakravarty (all the way from bangalore)

Sameer: @sameergupta

Mayank Gupta: @mayankgupta

Krisnair: @krisnair

Nikhil: freakynikh at gmail dot com

Amrita: kumar dot amrita at gmail dot com

Rajbir: @rajjo19

Nitin: @ndhawan

Niraj: imniraj at gmail dot com

Vidhi: @vidhithakur

Vimoh: @vimoh

Dipankar: @dipankarsarkar

Maitrayee: maitrayee.rcy at gmail dot com

Ketu Desai: swetaketu79 at gmail dot com

Aionava: myspeedpost at gmail dot com

Abhijit: @jeetblog

Abhishek: @abhishek

Arun: @simplyarun

Pankaj: @pjain

Rohit: rohit.sharma3 at wipro dot com

Gurudatt : @prolificd

Mayank Dhingra: @mayankdhingra

Arjun : @arjunghosh

Gayatri : @grath

Sanjay Jha

Manik

Monica : @jasuja

Check some of the tweets from that day. Here are the posts on this event written by Gautam, Mayank. If anyone else has written anything about the event, please leave a comment here and it will be added in the roundup. Also crossposted here.

 

Delhi Tweetup – meet for Delhi’s twitterati/bloggers/microbloggers

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Sponsors :  Incube

Agenda : A Delhi twitter meet! All Delhi Bloggers and Delhi’s microbloggers are invited.

Date : 20th September, 2008 (Saturday), 5pm – 8pm

Venue : Incube Business Centre
            18, Nehru Place,
            New Delhi, 110019 , # +91-11-3061 4401

The state of the art venue is wifi enabled and has board rooms with projectors. Snacks/Refreshments would be provided by our sponsors.

Directions : http://www.18nehruplace.in/

Target audience:
Experts/executives from social media related platforms, microblogging platforms or blog platforms, Journalists who know how blogs/microblogs have become an alternative to mainstream media, Professionals who have used social media/blogs to connect and build communities, Marketers (clients or agencies) who are using social media/blog strategies, Techies/application developers in these fields, Entrepreneurs who have ideas around social media and blogging platforms, PR professionals looking to develop/enhance their blogger relationship programs, Marketers who want to look at case studies on how others are using the same and of course Delhi Twitterati.

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We plan to have some interesting discussions.

The topics of discussion are :
Bill of Rights for people on Social Networks : Kumar Rahul, Co-founder, Diditz.com
Copyright issues faced – personal experience : Twilight Fairy, Founder, Delhi Bloggers Bloc
A discussion on the microblogging platform of Kwippy.com : Mayank Dhigra, co founder, Kwippy.com
Various uses of twitter – personal experience : Gautam Ghosh, Strategic HR & OD consultant, Business blogger
 

#Event Details:

5:00pm – 5:30 pm : Interactive round of introductions and perhaps a little bit about incube’s facilities
5:30pm – 7:00 pm : Interactive discussions
7:00pm – 8:00 pm : Refreshments & Social networking
These timings are indicative and they could overshoot by perhaps half an hour.

Take a look at the smashing venue!

For any further info please contact Twilight Fairy (Priyanka) at 9811511719

 

Social Media & Blog camp! – a description

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I have been organising Delhi Blogger Meets and events around Delhi Bloggers, since many years now. Recently we did something quite differently. On 7th June’08, we managed to present a Social Media & blog camp for Delhi Bloggers Bloc – an online community of Delhi Bloggers. Blogging has come a long way and is one of the most powerful tools that are a part of “Social Media”. This post has been long pending since I was in the process of changing jobs during that time, and was also waiting for some of the speakers to provide me with their presentations. I still haven’t received all, but well, better late than never!

The DBB – social media and blog camp was held at Indiatimes, Gurgaon office on 7th June’08. The event venue, meal and snacks were sponsored by Indiatimes. We also had IBM & WordPress as promoters for this event. Tyroo ads was the online partner as well. There was another corporate – a leading telecom giant – who was going to be one of the sponsors but backed out at the last moment. All part of the game I guess! The event tags and pens were sponsored by Puneet of Superblogsecrets.com. Getting sponsorship was a learning experience in designing pitches and preparing concept notes. The giveaways were uber cool and perhaps one of the most pleasant surprises of the day. Indiatimes provided t-shirts and stationery. IBM provided sippers. WordPress provided some rather cute badges (which got lapped up very very quickly & I kept getting requests for them much later as well) and stickers. Indiatimes also had a lucky draw and provided all speakers as well as the lucky winners – a USB watch! How cool is that? A watch which also doubles up as a USB device.

We had released only 100 passes for this event and later had to extend them because of the high demand! I had to refuse some ppl who wanted to attend since we were already overflowing capacity. I had also been getting a lot of calls from people who wanted to speak at this event on a lot of interesting topics. However, we had to limit that too, much as we didnt like it! We had planned several talks by eminent personalities on relevant topics. The topics touched on web2.0 aspects in a lot of spheres.

The camp kicked off with N Madhavan’s talk on taxonomy of blogs – a way for newbies to identify where they are in this blogosphere. Madhavan is a senior journalist with HT with an active interest in New Media.

This was followed by a web 2.0 – travel industry perspective. Digital Marketing for the Travel Industry in the Web 2.0. Scenario was presented by Nirat Bhatnagar, co-founder of chahiye.info.

Rajesh Lalwani of blogworks.in presented two back to back sessions. Both were very well received. The first was Where are you going in your social media car? This session presented a perspective on social media – we talk so much about it but are we getting there yet? This was followed by an excellent case study Impact of social media on purchase – derived from personal expriences on purchase.

The next session was by Shyam Somanadh, Principal Architect, Network18 (Web18) who presented Participatory Media: The view from inside. He talked about some of the things that the Web18 team had done wrt social media on their own website. This was the time I learnt that “participatory” media is yet another term for social media.

This was followed by a quick talk on Twitter by Sanjukta Basu where she discussed twitter and also used it for a live demo.

We had to omit a rather interesting session on Social media – Socio cultural implications and trends – by Manav Deep Mianwal, Head Brand & Media, Airtel enterprise services since he couldnt be there due to personal reasons. We were running short of time, so this provided some getting back on track.

We quickly jumped to the session on Social media in the corporate context – presented by Natraj Akella, Brand strategy & marketing, IBM.
After this we had worked up quite an appetite and moved on to a great sumptuous lunch. The whole place was jampacked and people could be seen enjoying and of course networking.
After lunch we started with Bringing “Social” to software presented by Manish Dhingra, founder Tekriti software. This session talked about how to incoporate that social context in software.

This was followed by a “light” session – Exploiting the Internet – Riding somebody else’s Success by Jamshed V Rajan, Director products, Ibibo web pvt limited. Jammy is known for his humour blog – ouchmytoe.com and also showed us a rather interesting video on Social Media.

Then came a very debated session Protecting “New” in New Media by Prashant Singh. It presented various insights into our psyche about social media. Nikhil of Medianama.com, actually willingly gave up his session so that discussion around this topic could go on. He later presented his own take on the same topic.

A much needed session on Law & Technology was well presented by Gurpreet Singh, Internet Attorney. He discussed copyrights and trademarks.

This was followed by an interactive session on What makes mobile social networks successful? This was presented by Ekta Rohra Jafri.

The last session of the day was one that a lot of people had been waiting for. The monetary aspect of blogging (how could we not include that? 🙂 ).
Blogging Superstars : How to monetize a blog effectively? was conducted by Mohit Maheshewari, Co-founder Tonic Tag Media Pvt Ltd.

This event was quite well received by both the audience as well as those who wanted to present something. It is amazing to see how social media creeps into everything – be it the corporate world, purchase, travel, traditional media etc. There were a lot of other interesting topics that I wanted to have during our session. However due to limited time we could not. I would have also personally liked to do an elaborate session on photography and how it is benefitting due to social media. Due to lack of time with me as well as a well known photographer I had approached, we could not conduct this one. Next time surely!

The participants were a very intresting mix with people from internet companies, startups, national TV channels, IT personnel, civil society, lawyers, brand managers, social workers, mainstream newspapers etc. The news about this event had reached a lot of people. A surprise entrant was Pavan Duggal, the well known lawyer who also attended this event, having heard of it from a friend.

The day ended with a closing thanks by me, followed by lucky draw and surveys/feedbacks.
It was a fruitful day full of compliments for the enormous effort behind it. All this would not have been possible without Garima and Sanjay – my co-organisers for the event. Garima worked from the Indiatimes end. Sanjay and I, designed pitches, made powerplay presentations, posters, tags, schedules, invites, concept notes etc.

Here’s a mini glimpse of how Amit Ranjan of slideshare.net, saw it and enjoyed it :).  Here’s what Sanjukta, an oldie in our DBB group, had to say :). “social media and blog camp by Delhi Bloggers Bloc ws a total hit..v v engaging, interesting sessions. m proud to b an oldie in this grp “, says Sanjukta on twitter! Thanks Sanjukta :). Here’s what Shyam Somnadh says about the day. Here’s what Kreeti tweeted about the day – here and here.

Here are some of the pictures we clicked that day. It was a day very well spent after which we proceeded to sleep off the sleepless nights spent behind the organising of this mega event.

This was also crossposted here.

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