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Here are some photos, videos and write-ups about Barcamp Mumbai 9. Click here to add your material to this page:
- Ideasmith's photos
- Neosocial's photos
- Ankit Daftery's photos
- Aviraj Ajgekar's photos
- Parag Mistry's photos
- Akshay Vijayakar's photos
- Abhishek Gupta's photos
- Time Out Magazine has an article on Barcamp Mumbai on page 70 by Nergish Sunavala: http://www.timeoutmumbai.net/aroundtown/aroundtown_preview_details.asp?code=158
Important: Read up on what Barcamp is all about on the Main Page, where we describe what Barcamp is, how the day will proceed, how session slots are allotted, how much it costs (tl;dr: nothing), what Barcamp is NOT and what it means to participate at Barcamp.
Date: February 19, 2012
Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering,
Vile Parle (West),
This is right next to Cooper Hospital.
Here is a map to the venue.
If you want to come by train, you have to get off at Vile Parle station on the Western Railway line and take a rickshaw to Cooper Hospital.
Here is what you can help us with:
- Manning the registration desks
- Videography, photography (to video-tape and upload all sessions)
- Session coordination (time-keeping, scheduling)
- Tweeting/taking notes/live-blogging)
Here is stuff we need:
- Spike Guards
- Wi-Fi routers
- Index-card stickers
- Video and still cameras (to record all the sessions)
- Money (we don't actively solicit sponsorships anymore- but if you can pitch in to sponsor food/chai/snacks/internet/our domain/hosting/etc, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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* '''Number crunching for cheap (or for free)''' by [http://sengupta.me/ Aditya Sengupta] for ''Engineering and science students/professionals''. : This session will discuss how you can use free software tools to perform engineering and scientific computation. This will include demos on Scilab, Octave, Python (with Numpy, Scipy and Matplotlib), R, Maxima and Sage. The target audience for this talk will be students and professionals in engineering and science who have only used commercial/proprietary tools for their engineering or scientific calculations and others interested in using free software tools in engineering and scientific education.
The three single quotes add the block formatting and the two single quotes add italic formatting. Those brackets up there are for links and the colon is to ensure that the list is not closed.
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- Number crunching for cheap (or for free) by Aditya Sengupta for Engineering and science students/professionals.
- This session will discuss how you can use free software tools to perform engineering and scientific computation. This will include demos on Scilab, Octave, Python (with Numpy, Scipy and Matplotlib), R, Maxima and Sage. The target audience for this talk will be students and professionals in engineering and science who have only used commercial/proprietary tools for their engineering or scientific calculations and others interested in using free software tools in engineering and scientific education.
Note that each session is supposed to be 20 minutes long. Also, you will need to create an account to edit this page. Sorry about the extra work, but we have had pretty bad experiences with spam. Those CAPTCHAs haven't worked out for us either. BTW- if you can figure out how to scrub the spam out of our database dump (of the Barcamp archives), get in touch with our friendly neighbourhood sysop, Mehul
- Using online communities to develop your career by Gautam Ghosh, Platform Evangelist of BraveNewTalent for Junta
- Social networks are great for sharing personal details and staying connected to friends, right? But they can also be a powerful source of discovery of knowledge, content and expertise to develop your career,
- Changing the world, one thought at a time by Krishnaraj Rao for Everyone who wants to change the world
- We are in the grip of a powerful mythology. The myth is that I am not responsible for my own life being shitty. So, if I smoke and have gutka all my life, and then one fine morning, I'm diagnosed with throat cancer, I feel that life gave me a raw deal. Why me, Lord? we ask.
- Restaurant Reviewing: It's Not All Fun by Sahil Khan for Junta
- I might eat at new places every now and then, get invited to restaurant launches et al, but there's a lot that goes through the mind while dishing out the words. How does one stay objective? Does one look at technicalities behind a dish or go with the taste buds? How does one handle negative reviews? And yes, understanding your reader's palate.
- Some Friendly Career Advice, by Sandeep Bali, for all kind of students and struggling entrepreneurs
- Tips, Tricks, Cheats and some advice on current job market scene in Digital Media Industry. Will also be discussing some issues and suggestions on job interviews and screening process.
- Origami - Modern applications of an ancient art by Himanshu Agrawal for Junta
- Synopsis - Explore how Origami developed through time in different parts of the world, its renaissance in the 21st century and its contribution to modern society.
- Cycle to Work by Anool J M for Junta
- tips and tricks for a Cyclist to survive daily commutes in the big, bad, City.
- Transitioning from the corporate world to the social sector. by Chitra Pandit, Akanksha Foundation for "Junta
- Having worked for over a decade and a half in the corporate environs of a publishing house, I moved to the social sector with much trepidation and doubt. Will I fit? Will I be accepted? I have never visited a slum, will I be able to understand the perils of the kids the foundation serves.
- Graphology What by Hardik Vaidya for Junta
- So,do you like writing with a blue pen or a black pen ? Do you prefer a ruled paper or an unruled paper to write on? Do you have this habit of filling in those blank spaces inside the bold letters with a pen/pencil? Are u the one who writes the stem of the letter 't' first and then make the dash across the stem, or is it the other way round? These are some of the questions that depict quite a bit about the who and what of you based on the analysis of your handwriting. It is so cool that multinational organizations want to incorporate this science while designing their logo!
- FOSS GIS in governance : compulsions and opportunities by Prof. Jitendra Shah
- From Teaching in the morning to drinking Teacher's in the night. (read: later afternoon) by Dhruv Tikka for Junta
- The need for more teachers. Good teachers.
- Android development of social apps and UI patterns by Prajyot Mainkar
- This topic will cover following key points
- 1. Designing android apps
- 2. Focusing on UI of design apps
- 3.Designing social apps in android
- S**t you come across while selling to enterprises in India by Divyesh Kharade, Drona Mobile
- I would want to share some of my first hand experiences while selling to enterprises in India and ways in which I overcame it.
- Is getting an educational degree the end of learning? by Siddharth Bhansali, Gyaanexchange.com
- It's become apparent that traditional educational institutions cannot keep up with the knowledge and skill demands of the real world, how can individuals differentiate themselves and stay competitive in a country that churns out over a million graduates per year? The answer lies within us itself, what would the world look like if we all taught and learnt from each other? Benefit from our experiences and help socio-economic progress by sharing what you're good at.
- Globe trotting on a shoestring budget by Nickolai Kinny, tourism student who works with Grassroutes.co.in on rural sustainable tourism and is the founder of Project Coffee Barter" for Everyone who likes to travel
- How one can engage in free travel , where to look for these opportunities ,where to cut costs and how one can travel on strict budget .
- Freedom in accounting with GNUKhata By Krishnakant Mane [www.gnukhata.org www.GNUKhata.org] target participants commerce students, chartered accountants, software consultants and any one interested
- GNUKhata is a free and open source accounting and book keeping software
- Creating rural employment with Financial FOSS like GNUKhata through concept of barefoot accountant
- Commerce education need not be a brand based study
- a complete demo of GNUKhata and its user friendly features
- Afterall accounting is not so difficult to learn with GNUKhata
- innovative mobile video ads - monetizing video on the web & mobile by kunal lagwankar, CEO of NOVIX Technologies for Content owners, aggregators & distributors, VCs, technocrats and general audience who want to share their perspectives on this.
- Novix is a startup working on tech problems associated with dynamic video Ad insertions for mobile tv. The talk will focus on possible solutions & product demo.
- Forensics 101 by Rashi Vidyasagar for budding criminals and scientists
- What is forensics? What does a forensic scientist do? Can you make a career out of testing alcohol?
- How Punk Are We by Arjun S Ravi for Junta
- This talk is about how growing up in conservative, socialist Indian households has affected the way the alternative music scene in the country is today, and what that means for the Indian band of tomorrow. How has Indian indie music evolved, and where is it headed.
- Insider Trading : Its meaning and coverage under the Indian SEBI laws and US SEC laws. by Nikunj Gandhi for Junta
- Case studies across the world and instances of Insider Trading. Examples of trading on Price Sensitive material non-public information. Repercussions under the laws upon being indicted as an Insider.
- Yesterday's Technology = Today's Mythology - Ancient technology in the Indian Subcontinent by Srinivas Kulkarni, Travel Blogger who has traveled to various places across India for a few years and off late is fascinated by India's historical reference to advanced technology" for Junta
- This session is about the ancient technology that Indian civilization used. About various places in the Indian subcontinent that still showcase some fascinating technology which existed thousands of years ago and some theories which proven or not, are quite fascinating for many to explore & research on.
- Questioning the UID project By Anisha Thomas, Student, TISS
- It has often been described as the most ambitious project the government has under taken and is being projected as the panacea to cure all ills from a too porous border to the problems of the PDS system. Yet is it everything it is made out to be ? Is the government running where angels fear to tread ?
- Happiness AND Technology by | http://hetu.me Kunal Panchal for 'Humans :).
- How Happiness AND Technology are related, we being into the computer (machine) world, tend to forget than we are Human Being with emotions. And how Emotions help us shape & change the World around us. And how scientifically, philosophically, emotionally HAPPINESS is linked to Technology. :)
- Rhythm and Rhyme in Children's Books by Gitanjali Sriram for Junta
- Setting things to a rhyme helps learn and remember things better. It's more than just a learning trick. Examples from Dr. Seuss, Sandra Boynton and Eric Carle to be shared
- Autism and society by Reena Singh for Every sesitive person.
- Autism, are you aware about it? No. You will get all the basic information about it. Yes.. Good. Do you know impact on the family? This session will put more light on what is it, how it impacts the families and most important what you can do to upbring them.
- Its not rocket science. Building a biz in rocket science. by Grishma Udani, co-founder, WhirlyBird Electronics for Junta
- Intricacies of building a technology driven hardware business and selling to defense. Learnings from first hand experience.
- Medical Lessons from Bollywood: What NOT to do by the student doctors from KEM Hospital for Junta
- The idea is to show how cinema shows and popularizes medical myths and what actually should and can be done by people when faced with such medical situations in day to day life. Learning what to do (the right way) can help you potentially save a life.
- We Need Changes In Our Education System by Srinivasan Venkatesan
- Education system plays a crucial role in the development of an individual. It’s the only thing which makes man perfect living and gives him a way to have a bright future. It’s a great saying “Life without proper education is like food without salt.” But in this present scenario with the education system prevailing is the food tasty? For the makers it’s a big yes, for the teachers it doesn’t matter because that’s what brings bread at their houses, but for the students what?
- Freedom of Press belongs to those who own one - not diverse views by Harini Calamur, co-founder Cogito Media Pvt. Ltdfor "Junta"
- who owns and pays for the media and what are the implications for society, pluralism and democracy
- Anatomy of a Question by Sumant Srivathsan (Bombay Quiz Club) for Junta
- Quizzing is less about memorising facts and figures, and more about assembling information and prior knowledge into an answer. The question we will try to answer is "what makes a good question?".
- Ruby on Rails by Shailesh Jain and Anup Nair (co-founders of Mirraw) for programming centric folks
- 'Introduction to Rails' (theory) followed by creating simple blog application (demo).
- Python Web Design Patterns with Django by Mukul Majmudar (founder, Tunebasket) for programming centric folks
- Join me for a primer on design patterns for the web with Django, the comprehensive Python web framework.
- Aviation- A Man and a Woman's perspective and experiences by Captain C Kishore and Captain Priyanka Arora for Junta
- Capt Kishore- "Aviation a perspective from being in Uniform and outside Uniform with some brief descriptions from my diverse flying experiences."
- Having been an Air Force fighter pilot, flew the Mig 21s and Mirage 2000s and now transitioned to flying Slower and smaller aircraft in the Corporate Aviation sector. It has been an amazing journey where I have learnt a lot and am still learning.
- Capt Priyanka- "Being a woman in Aviation, apparently a predominantly, Man's World"
- Being an engineer by education, has transitioned from the cabin of an airline jet to the cockpit, how she survived the vagaries of the Male dominated Aviation world and yet carved a niche space for herself
- Historical aviation stories by Ankesh Kothari, chief gopher at SuccessNexus.com for the mavericks and the misfits
- Leonardo Da Vinci. The Wright Brothers. Richard Branson. What can their aviation stories teach you about achieving success? (This will be a story telling session.)
- How ants do what they love? by [Nirav Shah, Founder of Votodo] for People who want to do what they love. [edited]
- Ants are one of the most eusocial creatures on this planet. Ant societies have division of labour, communication between individuals, and they help each other to solve complex problems and make stuff actually happen.
- How not to be a camera owner by Mulchand Dedhia of The Mumbai Weekend Shoot Community for Junta with cameras
- Today, everybody has a camera and claims to be a photographer. We will discuss details about being just a camera owner or a photographer.
- Homogiri Nahi Chalega - About Censor Board Bias by [ Harish Iyer ] for Adult Junta
- "Amen" was denied a censor certificate for it had love making scene between 2 men. It is a film on child sexual abuse and the complexities that an survivor of Child Sexual Abuse carries embedded in his mind that interferes with his ability to enjoy an uninhibited sexual relation. We wanted an A certificate. The censor board has asked us to chop the entire integral scene despite we telling them that we are okay with an A certificate. Shobhaa De, Khalid Mohammad, Idea Smithy, Vinta Nanda have vouched for the film.
- This is bias against homosexuality and there is preferential treatment meted out. we have countless films with women shaking their bosom, and heterosexual kisses in murder. Then why this bias against Homosexual Depiction? Agneepath has been awarded a UA certificate with children bleeding after being raped, people hanging, children as sex slaves, and katrina's bosom bursting Chikni Chameli. Are we saying it is okay for children to watch this? And yes... the Word CHUTIYA is commonplace.. it gets a U certificate.
- Mindmaps by Rehab Chougle for Junta.
- What,how and why of Mindmaps. This session will discuss the awesomeness called mindmaps and the science behind it. Get ready to draw and discover!
- Comic Book Publishing In India by Aditya Bidikar for Junta
- Coming Soon
- Indian Wine List by Aneesh Bhasin for Junta
- A year ago, Shiladitya and I realised that there was not a single comprehensive resource a wine consumer could go learn more about Indian wines. India produces some world class wines which most consumers might not have heard of. So we decided to slowly start changing the wine drinking culture and simply make them more awake of what they are drinking and what the choices available and thats how Indian Wine List was born.
- Kitne Star Diye? by Manisha Lakhe for Junta who like movies
- Isme action hai. emotion hai, romance hai, tragedy bhi hai. Aur agar blog hai toh who can stop you from reviewing movies? But there's a method to that madness. And for every Roman Holiday you have to see a thousand Ekk Deewana Tha...
- Manisha tells you what it is to be Col Nathan Jessop among A Few Good Men and preventing bad movies from reaching unsuspecting public...
- Human race has gone through various transformational phases, from hunter gatherers, to organised agriculture, to the industrial age with production economy to the service industries powering the knowledge economy. We are moving towards another transition where we move from the service industries to one oriented towards experiences and beyond to power the creative economy. The class of people powering this change is referred to as the creative class (by richard florida).
- Through my talk I intend to walk through these transformational stages, discuss about the cultural economy and introduce the idea of this new creative class and our thought process and vision for the future.
- Integrating online and offline marketing: Business of the future by Saurabh Shukla for "Entrepreneurs, social media and internet enthusiasts"
- We'll discuss and experience (practically) how to
- 1 Measure online marketing
- 2 Measure your offline marketing, digitally
- 3 Integrate these two using QR codes and vCards.
- All about Social Content by Ramya Pandyan for Social junta
- We're both creators & consumers of social content. How much do we think about the first medium that we truly own?
- OpenERP 6.1 Features by Mantavya Gajjar for junta
- OpenERP is open source business application suits, going to release its new version soon, Its free to download, use, change and redistribute it.
- We'll reveal the topic at Barcamp itself. This has something to do with what geeks do on V-day. That's all we'll say right now.
- APT by Aviraj Ajgekar for Everyone who uses Technology
- Dealing with Targeted Cyber Attacks.
- Stand up or sit down by Sapan V for Junta
- Stand up comic and humor writer Sapan Verma talks about the business of stand up comedy and what it takes to become a stand up comedian. (Hint: not much)
- Supply Chain Management: Role in Industry/Business by Mayur Ramesh Nar for Junta
- What is SCM?
- Where it fits into industry/ business?
- What are the different functions in SCM?
- What are the Job opportunities in this domain?
- Demand Planning & Operations Research
- My Tryst with Social Media by Radhika Mohta for Enthu Junta
- Spreading open source software through scalable and high quality workshops based on spoken tutorials by Prof. Kannan Moudgalya
- A spoken tutorial is nothing but a screencast with a running commentary. We have introduced good amount of pedagogy to make these tutorials suitable for self learning. Spoken Tutorials can also be seen as a friendly interface between the experts of FOSS systems and the learners. The workshops based on spoken tutorials are only two hours long and can be conducted by non-experts, including student volunteers. All learners, irrespective of their initial preparation, can hope to reach the same high level through these tutorials. At present we offer free of cost workshops in the following FOSS areas: LaTeX, Scilab, PHP, Python, Linux, LibreOffice, ORCA, GIMP and GeoGebra. Several others are in pipeline. The spoken tutorial methodology is useful to learn technologies, helpful to do well in interviews, and helpful to bridge the digital divide. This methodology has become extremely popular and we are conducting about 200 workshops every month at various colleges in the country. This talk will focus on the instructional methodology used in these workshops and the issue of quality control in creating the tutorials.