College Festival meets Bloggerati!: Announcing Mood Indigo – BlogCamp Mumbai 2010


December opens full of the promise of parties, outings, fun and festivities! For this one month, educational institutions are about fun. Employers are about vacations and parties. And the blogosphere is buzzing as always!

How better to host the last blogging event of the year than in the most colourful festival in the most prestigious tech institute in the country? Here’s presenting a joint intiative by Mood I (IIT Bombay) and BlogCamp Mumbai!

The other popular conventions and meets in the city maybe about technology, business and money but we never forget that BlogCamp remains, first and foremost about the people. We really want to know who you are, why you love blogging (or hate it..is that possible? Come tell us why!) and what you write about.

Format

The unrules (yes, that is a word, we just uncoined it!) of an unconference state that anyone can speak about anything related to blogging. Yes, isn’t that wonderful?! But please, please don’t forget to read the last four words in that sentence (the underlined ones). We’re sure you have something really interesting to say and we hope you’re passionate about it. But since time is limited and so is the audience’ patience, we humbly, sincerely, sternly request that you only pick topics that are about blogging.

Note – if you’d like to speak about technology, no, that’s not really blogging. But BarCamp may be just the right forum for you. If you’re a business person and networking is your thing, sorry you’re not likely to find your ilk here but we suggest you check out Startup Saturdays. If there’s anything else that really drives you, we but is not concerned 100% with blogging, honestly, we respect that so please respect us by not intruding into this forum. We love free expression but we also respect the attention of the people who’re attending. So we reserve the right to regulate and refuse (if necessary) topics, if we find them unsuitable for the BlogCamp agenda.

Participation

That note aside (whew, that was uncomfortable!), we’d really love to discuss everyone’s experiences with blogging. Yes, didn’t we mention? You’re allowed to interrupt…no, wait, correct that, you are ENCOURAGED to interrupt. This is an ‘everybody’s unconference’ which means you can disagree with, add to or correct a speaker’s opinion. Doesn’t that sound like fun?

Also, please do tweet about the event. Ask questions, raise issue, talk about what you’d like to see and share memories of earlier BlogCamps on Twitter. The hashtag to use is #blcm and that’s where you’ll find other people who you’ll catch at the event. The Mood I team is figuring out the logistics and we are trying (as yet unconfirmed) to ensure WiFi access at the venue.

Now here’s how you get to do all of it:

When:
10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Sunday, 19th December 2010

Where:
IIT Bombay,
Powai, Mumbai

How to get there:
By train:
Western line: Andheri east
Central line: Kanjurmarg west

By road:
Central side: Eastern Express Highway-Vikroli-Powai
Western side: Western Express Highway-Andheri Kurla Road-SakiNaka-Powai

How:

Register at the Mood I page to participate in BlogCamp 2010. If you’d like to take a session, please add a note in the space provided.

We’ll see you at the BlogCamp!

Team

The BlogCamp unorganizers are:

Annkur Agarwal
Moksh Juneja
Netra Parikh

Ramya Pandyan a.k.a. Ideasmith (yes, that’s me!!)

The Mood I team that makes this possible is:

Aditi Jain
Rohit Shroff

~O~O~O~O~O~O~

Update 1: The venue is IRCC, inside IIT Powai. Ask the watchman for directions to IRCC.

Update 2: WiFi is available. Your laptops are welcome only if you promise to tweet about the event (#blcm)…okay, I’m just kidding. 😀

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19 thoughts on “College Festival meets Bloggerati!: Announcing Mood Indigo – BlogCamp Mumbai 2010

  1. Harish Iyer December 10, 2010 at 19:07 Reply

    present madam!

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    • IdeaSmith December 13, 2010 at 18:37 Reply

      @Harish: Yay! And I’ll gently remind you of a past coversation where you said, “Give me a platform and I will speak”. 😉

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  2. Lakshmi December 10, 2010 at 23:58 Reply

    The Mood I team that makes this possible “is” – not ‘are’.

    Minor detail, I know!

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  3. Moksh Juneja December 13, 2010 at 15:22 Reply

    Yes, teacher!! Will be there!!

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  4. shravan December 13, 2010 at 15:45 Reply

    i will be there

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    • IdeaSmith December 13, 2010 at 18:44 Reply

      @shravan: Great! Do trot over to the registration page (linked in the post) and sign up!

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  5. Rohan December 13, 2010 at 16:44 Reply

    Me too teacher! I like the way how you differentiated between blog camp and the rest 🙂

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    • IdeaSmith December 13, 2010 at 18:45 Reply

      @Rohan: Hehe…don’t ditch us this time round!

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  6. AlphaTauri December 15, 2010 at 16:52 Reply

    I’ll try to make it. Is there anyone to speak about using blogs and social media for environmental issues?

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    • IdeaSmith December 15, 2010 at 21:28 Reply

      @AlphaTauri: I don’t know yet. If you’d like to register an interest, do sign up at the site giving details of what you’d like to speak about. That will help us prioritize in case of multiple speakers. See you on Sunday!

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  7. Manoj December 18, 2010 at 12:37 Reply

    Hi… Would you guys be interested in travel blogs of a political nature? I’d covered the 2009 election through an independent blog while traveling across the country. It’s now out as a book. Do let me know if that sounds interesting to u…

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    • IdeaSmith December 18, 2010 at 15:00 Reply

      @Manoj: Hi Manoj, as long as it has to do entirely with blogging, you’re welcome to take a session. I haven’t heard anyone speak on the domain of travel blogging or political blogging so far so it ought to be interesting. Please be sure to focus on the experience of the blog itself and not on promoting the book. Sorry to be so blunt but in the past, we’ve had to ask speakers to stick to the topic on account of audience feedback on this. I look forward to seeing and hearing you at BlogCamp. Don’t forget to register at the Mood I page with a note about your topic!

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  8. CK December 18, 2010 at 13:11 Reply

    Shall be there IdeaSmith. A proper meet finally, i hope! 🙂 pajama_girl

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    • IdeaSmith December 18, 2010 at 15:00 Reply

      @CK: Looking forward to it! A quick reminder to sign up at the Mood I registration page!

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  9. Manoj December 18, 2010 at 16:43 Reply

    Sounds good to me mate. No plugging. Look forward to seeing you there 🙂

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  10. Srinivas Kulkarni December 18, 2010 at 19:27 Reply

    Looking forward to this event!!! 🙂 Want to share a lot of my blogging experiences and really big plans for the year end. #Blogumentary #SriniOnTour 🙂

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  11. […] principle of the thing! By the time I’d washed my face, better mood set in as I remembered, “It’s BlogCamp!” Annkur was already at the other end of my phone line, brimming with all the energy of his […]

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