This Barcamp is so special to me!
Attending Barcamps earlier I never realized how involving does coordinating an event like Barcamp can actually be!
It so happened that my trip to Gangotri got cancelled on 8th and thus, I started looking forward to BarCamp. Soon I realized that the Delhi Edition is really in a mess. No sustainable community to look after it. The next day I realized how much have I gained from Barcamp(s) that I attended in Bangalore and thus decided to build a sustainable community even if it takes some tangible time out of my Business. I feel so great that I thought in this direction.
From nothing in place, only 7 days at hand, with lost interest among the participants and nobody to guide, the task looked extremely daunting but all seems to get sorted out now. Today we have almost 10 dedicated volunteers, In fact all of them were so much self driven that all they needed was someone to rope them all into a single thread.
Within a day we got New Domain Name, New Wiki, New Blog, New Logo(s), extracted past camper’s mail Ids, started online discussions and brought the interest and faith of everyone back to Delhi barcamp again. I feel so good to see all this happening within just 5 days. Almost 300+ people are being sent regular mailers, 200 have already registered, people are flying from Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Germany etc.
In the whole process, people who connected to me are actually my earnings. I think the love for Barcamps has strenghtened even more with this edition. And I know with the evening of 17th coming soon, It’s the time to plan BCD5 for Delhi – The Winter’s Edition.
I’m really looking forward to this edition and perhaps all the editions henceforth.
It’s time to call ourselves as Serial Barcampers!