BlogCamp Mumbai 2010


Announcing the first BlogCamp of 2010!

For those of you who don’t know, BlogCamp is an unconference, an open forum of social media users. BlogCamp began as a module of BarCamp (which looks at the wider net of technology and business) but has gained enough popularity to merit an event of its own.

The format is as follows: Participants register online. Speakers volunteer to take sessions and are allotted time-slots. Anybody can speak and on any topic so long as it is related to blogging, tweeting or social media in general. The event is an interactive one so expect to find the audience jumping right in and at times, even taking over the mic from the speaker.

BlogCamp is an excellent place to network with other social media users, hear about what other people are seeing and experiencing in this space and share your own ideas. If you are a blogger or tweeter, you already have an opinion and a voice. BlogCamp is just a wider offline platform to share this.

Previous BlogCamps (1, 2 and 3) have seen a wide response from the Twitter community as well as from technology bloggers. The focus has largely been on the commercial aspect of social media. Since this is a forum that aims to address all aspects of social media, it would be good to hear from the other factions i.e. people who generate and follow other kinds of content – personal blogs, topical blogs, celebrity blogs, science blogs, photo-blogs etc.

So if you’re reading this and will be in Mumbai next Saturday, sign up and drop in. We’re all really friendly (okay, some of us are not but we’re all interesting to say the very least!)

The details of BlogCamp Mumbai 2010 are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 20th February 2010
Time: 10:00 – 18:00 hrs.
Venue:
Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering (MPSTME),
Behind Homeopathy College, Bhakti VedantaSwami Marg,
JVPD Scheme, Near Irla Lane,
Vile-Parle (West), Mumbai – 400056

Since we don’t have the inimitable Mr.Shah to organize the Microsoft office as a venue anymore, this is a different place and here’s a map to help you get there.

Please register your participation here and carry a printout of your ticket to the venue. (Did the word ‘ticket’ scare you off? Come back, it’s free!)

Internet access will be provided through Wifi so feel free to carry your laptops to the event. If you would like to tweet about the event, please use the hashtag #blcm.

Afterwards, if you blog about the event (and yes, do! It’s good blogettiquette!), do drop me a link to the post here and I’ll list it in the after-event summing up.

The event is still looking for sponsorships so if you’d like to help out, please contact Annkur Agarwal or Moksh Juneja.

See you this Saturday!

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10 thoughts on “BlogCamp Mumbai 2010

  1. BlogCamp Mumbai 2010 | DesiPundit February 15, 2010 at 17:47 Reply

    […] BlogCamp Mumbai 2010 will be held on 20th February at Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering (MPSTME), VileParle. Participants can register here. […]

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  2. Urja Writes February 16, 2010 at 09:46 Reply

    i will be there.

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  3. Moksh Juneja February 16, 2010 at 10:36 Reply

    There should be a like button next to this statement. (Did the word ‘ticket’ scare you off? Come back, it’s free!)

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    • IdeaSmith February 17, 2010 at 14:48 Reply

      @Moksh: 😀

      @Urja Writes: 🙂 Will be good to meet again.

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  4. BlogCamp Mumbai 2010 | My Point Of View February 16, 2010 at 23:58 Reply

    […] [Source] – Original Post By Idea Smithy February 16th, 2010 | Tags: Barcamp, Blogcamp, Blogs, Mumbai, Social media, Tweetup, Twitter, unconference | Category: Barcamp, Events […]

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  5. Poonam February 17, 2010 at 20:55 Reply

    Registered and followed both Moksh and skyn3t for updates. Thanks for letting me know. 🙂

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  6. sanjukta February 19, 2010 at 12:04 Reply

    I will be there 🙂

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    • IdeaSmith February 19, 2010 at 12:33 Reply

      @Sanjukta: Great, see you there! Don’t forget to register at the sign-up page!

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  7. Kalyan February 22, 2010 at 00:43 Reply

    Hi, had a great time. Thanks for putting up the invite on B and then sending the invite. Cheers, K

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  8. […] really began for me about a week ago when I wrote a post announcing it. After that I got swept away in the thrill of helping organize the event. At last count, the night […]

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