When is next

      There is a huge interest in having the next barcamp. Everyone seems to want to have another barcamp:).  Ramesh suggested that we have the next barcamp around the theme of "Mobile Applications & App Infrastructure" a couple of months later(around mid July). IMO it is a great topic to have and we have started seeking the opinion of the entire community on that. After all we have more mobile penetration is a lot greater than internet in India and espcially in consumer application the Indian market size is so huge that players from other countries are flocking to India to advantage of it.

     Talking of mobile I was thinking if we could plan to have something like a Mobile Monday.  It is where a set of people interested in mobile space (companies, independent developers, enthusiasts etc) meeting up on the first monday of every month to discuss anything related to mobile.Again no fee or registrations, more of grassroot kind of event just like barcamp.Infact Mobile Monday has been there even before Barcamp came out. Check out Mobile Monday Silcon Valley for some fascinating demos and talks. 

   I tried to find out the interest in having a mobile monday while I was in bangalore last year but at that time the interest was way too scattered across the country. I think that there are many mobile companies in hyderabad now and many more interested in mobile technologies so there should be enough interest in sustaining a monthly event around mobiles. Thoughts & Suggestions !! ??


  1. Prashant says:

    Good Idea Rajan ,

    i like the idea of meeting with fellow mobile enthusiast once a month to compare notes and talk and perhaps share a drink .

    no matter how much we blog . Subscribe or read on web we just can’t replace F2F meeting. a lot ot ideas, thots , deal and alliance are possible only when concerned parties sit across the table.

    But I can see following problem with this idea.

    #1 Mobile application is a focused niche so making a big size event out of it will be a though task.

    #2 In my exp Most of the mobile web entrepreneurs (web 2.0 entrepreneur in gen.) Are very averse to the idea of discussing the idea. They only want some networking and VC thing to be there in a even to be worth there while . So what will be the charter of this meeting? I don’t think you want some Evangelist Discussing some event with the passion of an unconcerned spectator. Do you?

    #3 does it necessarily be Monday :-)?? Can’t we have it on Weekends?

  2. rajan says:

    Hi Prashant,
    I think Mobile is not just focussed but rather scattered. There are many interesting companies in this space but all across india , getting them all under one roof monthly is bit a of a challenge.

    Aversion for Discussing ideas is something that I agree with but hopefully that will change with barcamps, mobilemondays etc.

    No it does not have to be monday we can have mobile/saturday or sunday also.


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