BlogCampPune: Countdown Begins
Pune will be hosting its first BlogCamp in June, 2007. A group of dedicated bloggers, Parag Shah, Ranjan Jha, Tushar Gandotra, Tarun Chandel and more recently Kausikram, form the kernel team driving the initiative. As with most such non-profit projects in India, many more guys and girls will be volunteering their time and energy to make it a success. The BlogCamp venue is the SCIT (Symbiosis Center for Information Technology) at Hinjewadi IT Park - a landmark venue of Pune.
Tarun Chandel of BlogCampPune describes it as : “BlogCampPune is a free unconference focusing exclusively on blogging, organized by bloggers for bloggers. It's built upon the principles of the famous BarCamp (ad-hoc unconference) focussed on sharing, learning and new ideas. This is going to be an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction between attendees. Any blogger who wants to contribute is welcome and invited to join”.
The BlogCamp team is using all the time tested methods to make sure it is a success. According to Tarun: “Big bloggers are always helpful to attract more people, more media attention and more sponsors. We will be looking forward to have names like Atul Chitnis, Kiruba Shankar, Amit Aggarwal, Gaurav Sabnis and many more such names. We would also like to have as many teams of the group Bloggers as possible. But it will be really good to have as many new bloggers as possible”
BlogCampPune is drawing growing sponsorship interest. Sulekha.com has signed up as their first Platinum Sponsor.
(More details can be found at barcamp.pbwiki.com/BlogCampPune)