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.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Timings: 9a.m - 6p.m
Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute,
H R Maharaja Marg,
Matunga, Mumbai - 400019
Here is the venue map
Ways to reach VJTI
- Wadala Station
- King Circle Station
- Matunga Station
BEST Routes 5, 6L, 7L, 8L, 11L, 15, 21, 22L, 24, 29, 43, 45, 64, 65, 66, 67, 76, 88, 90L, 92L, 93L, 110, 151, 161, 169, 171, 172, 312, 314, 315, 353, 411, 504L, 506L, 521L
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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You can edit this page to add your session yourself!.
Please put your session details below by clicking on the 'edit' button to the right of the "Sessions List" section below and using the following format (You'll need to create an account first, if you haven't already):
* '''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.
Once you are done posting your session details here, please email us at email@example.com. We need this (your email address) to send you the date and venue for this Barcamp; send you our pre-Barcamp-day instruction set and get in touch with you regarding any changes.
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
- 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.
- Intro to Photography and Camera RAW by Sumit Jagdale for those new to Photography and those looking to upgrade their basic skills.
- This session will discuss exposure in detail, the advantages of shooting RAW images and why gimmicky effects make you less of a Photographer.
- How to memorise a pack of 52 playing cards in under 2 minutes by Aniceto Pereira (@anicetop) for Adults who read about stuff but never try it out/Pickup Artists.
- This session will teach you how to use two simple mnemonic systems to memorise a pack of 52 randomly shuffled playing cards in under 2 minutes. The session is also an introduction to using mnemonic systems for memory sports and memory feats/records.
- Negotiating with VCs for dummies – An Entrepreneur’s Legal Guide by Abhyudaya Agarwal
- What happens when you finally find the VC or angel investor who is willing to invest in your idea? Will you be able to negotiate the right terms? Do you just let him thrust the terms he wants on you? Do you want to play hardball with your investor even before the deal is through? Will the relationship go for a toss if you refuse that put option? What the hell is an anti-dilution, ratchet and ROFR? Landing an investment deal is great, but the deal should also be on terms whose implications you are able to understand, negotiate, and which are compatible with your vision for your startup. This session will teach the basics of VC term sheets, investment documentation, negotiation and compliance aspects. I am a corporate lawyer who worked on the country's top Private Equity, M&A and Corporate Restructuring deals for a financial law firm in Mumbai and I'll tell you the inside story.
- Chandni by Annkur P Agarwal for Humans.
- I can sum-up this session by just saying: *smiles* - but to give you a bit of background, I was due to speak on Humans at Barcamp Mumbai 8, but given that I was not in a good mood, I ended up completing my session in one line 'humans change their mind, I changed my mind about taking a session'. Back home after the event, looking at the tweets, I finally completed the outline of the session I want to take at BCM9. Guess I have a few months to make the final PPT, but I am clear on what would speak about. See you folks at BCM9 - Smiles.
- Spreading the love for Boing! by Nickolai Kinny(@Miss_Mused) for everyone who needs to learn to make a lil noise
- Boing ! is a game i picked up while traveling , it can be played anywhere with any amount of people and will gurantee that you make weird sounds , get out of your comfort zone and have heaps of fun while your at it ! WARNING ! once played , thrice taught :)
- Wrists hurting? Tennis elbow from typing? We weren't designed to spend long hours at an office desk. Learn about what you can change at your workspace to reduce the changes of pain, improve your comfort and eliminate RSI risks. (Chhavi hurt her wrists from overuse/Repetitive Strain Injuries/RSI in 2001 and couldn't even pick up a piece of paper for three months. Intensive physiotherapy and education has made her an ergonomics evangelist)
- "Psychedelic contracts - nine things that all master negotiators know about contract law by (@law_ninja) Ramanuj Mukherjee for people who wants to know more about the contracts they enter into everyday
- Ever enter into agreements? Ever haggle over terms and conditions? If you want to learn a few counter-intuitive things about contract law and put the party across the negotiation table on back-foot every time, join my session. Warning: this ain't for saints.
- Graphology What ?! by Hardik Vaidya for Junta :)
- So,the last time Barcamp happened,I was sincerely struck by the awesomeness of the junta and their sheer enthusiasm! My talk on Graphology was,lets say,digested well by people there! Barcamp 9 will be another sharing of some snippets of interesting information on Handwriting analysis aka Graphology!
- Till then dig this: What if my writing style is inconsistent ? What does my signature speak about me ? How can I help my child be a better confident individual ? How I can recruit better people for my company ? Is he/she a right business partner for me ? Allow me to answer some of these when we meet! See you there! Cheers!
- Let's talk about rape by Rashi for For potential rapist and rape victims
- About what rape really is, what rape shouldn't be, and why rape is what it is rape.
- The Math of Music by Raj Desai for Those who can count till 8! (without requiring help) .
- Music is more Math than you would have ever imagined. A very basic look at the relation between Math and Music
- Music And Sound by [Salil Bhayani] for Everyone who listens to music and watches films
- Will be a general talk on the aesthetics of music and sound, music as used in films, about various genres of music, about various artistes and music composition and recording.
- Improv Comedy by Nasir for Everyone who loves humor and comedy with acting
- Improv Comedy is nothing but Improvisational Comedy Theatre that has grown exponentially in India in the past 2 years. As a student of Improv Comedy Mumbai, we want to share the very basics of this amazing art. If you've heard of the show 'Whose Line Is It Anyway', then that is precisely it.
- Stop Sex Discrimination & Liberate Mothers by Kunal Kakaiya for For the Liberated
- "Why do women have to sacrifice their career for their family? Why only Women?" let's delve deeper to understand Motherhood in Today's constantly evolving world....
- How your old clothes can build an 800 feet bridge by Shivangini Tandon (@shivtan) for all urban dwellers
- About what's going in the village side of things and how we can do some easypeasy things to change 'em
- Make a better photograph by Karan Singh Sood For anyone who owns a camera It's as simple as it sounds! How do you make a better photograph irrespective of the camera you use. Here's an example of photographs shot 4m point&shoot cameras Example
- Shit people say to a chat bot by Anurag for Everyone interested in knowing behind-the-scenes of a chat bot.
- A behind-the-scenes intro to the kind of things people say to a chat bot. The RickFare chat bot has more than 10K buddies on GoogleTalk chat network and has to chat with some of the weirdest people around. From good morning messages, to valentine day screen savers, to undying declaration of love -- The poor bot has seen it all. This talk showcases some of the gems that the bot logged over a period of 1.5 years and how it evolved over time.
- How to use Powerpoint for everything from simple pics to making comics by Chuck for Everyone who likes playing around with images but finds Photoshop a little scary.
- MS Powerpoint is a much misunderstood software. Long associated with long, boring slides packed with text and graphs about how paradigms change and 4Ps are used to restructure the brand promise (etc etc), this versatile tool can help you quickly put together a pic for a meme, your girlfriend or even a professional-grade comic. A little Powerpoint goes a long way.
- How to trim your tummy and get 8 pack abs by Vikram Vincent (@vincentvikram) for Everyone who want to look neat and get a stronger core but did not know how.
- This is normally a one hour workshop but will focus on the essentials needed to start off.
- Technologies for collaborative learning of reading skills in children by Vikram Vincent (@vincentvikram) for Everyone who are interested in promoting literacy among children.
- Quite Universal Circuit Simulator - A Qt Love Story by Shakthi Kannan (@shakthimaan) for Everyone who wants to understand the fundamentals of electrical circuit theory.
- Criminal Justice and the System by Amba Salelkar (@MumbaiCentral) for All those interested.
- This session will be on the basics of the Criminal Justice System and how policy change and public participation can improve the functioning and effectiveness of the system.
- Short Motivational Stories by Ankit Arora for Everyone .
- Human beings are meaning seeking creatures; we crave narratives that have a beginning and an end - something that we rarely encounter in everyday life. Stories give coherence to the confusion of our experience. And so, I intend to present some of my favorite motivational stories. Just like you need good food for your body, you also need at certain times good food for your mind and soul that comes as touching and inspiring- in the form of a story that lifts you up and makes you feel better :)
- Wikipedia - The encyclopedia that YOU can edit by Srikeit for Everyone who's stumbled onto a typo or factual error on Wikipedia and wondered how they could correct it.
- Wikipedia is the world's largest compendium of knowledge in the world. But we know precious little about how the numerous articles on the website are written and edited. This session will discuss the basics of contributing to Wikipedia with a hands-on Wikipedia editing session.
- Social Media Games by Radhika Mohta for Enthu jantaa :) Make sure you are equipped with Twitter & Facebook on your smartphone!
- Why Facebook IPO will always drain your $$$ by Mohit Sureka (@crazyandhow) for "all Finance lovers and Greedy people like me"
- Figure out the world of bubbles, why you and me can't get out alive from the stock markets that easy. Like Facebook, Unlike Zuckerberg. It will crash just when you figured it all. Play safe.
- Who says you cannot Write by Sandhya Suri Sandy urf Sandhya Suri for those who think they can't write.
- Interactive session! If 20 minutes is too short, we spill over outside.
- Introduction to Opera by Tracy DeSouza Tracy DeSouza for anyone with Ears
- An extremely simplified session on the ancient Italian performance art. Your Dummies Guide to the Italian Opera in 20 minutes.
- Magic by Sai Gopal Sai Gopal for anybody who finds Magic interesting
- I would be talking about magic , its history, misdirection, magic as an art and I would be performing a couple of tricks to explain this art further :) And yeah..also may teach a trick ;)
- How To Watch a Movie by Krishna Patel Krishna Patel for trying to make my career respectable
- We'll watch a few clips, analyze them, and discuss some issues with the film industry. In the worst case, you'll never watch movies the same way again.
- Online privacy - do's n don'ts by Girish Mallya for anyone online, especially if using Social Media
- Simple things to do, to protect your privacy online, and answers to most question wrt privacy guidelines n safeguards on various SM platforms.
- Creating, Performing, People and Stories by Aakash Mehta
- With this talk I hope to explore the relationship between the performer and the audience and also talk about the journey of self discovery involved with it all. And I'll make it funny. Promise.
- How to Google effectively by Tanmay for better searching time
- Recursion on Title.
- Muthu Powerstar and other people... by Srinivas Kulkarni for Junta
- ***NO this isn't about the movie star from Karnataka!*** He's a kid from Hampi who's a fan of the popular actor and likes to call himself by that name. While traveling I meet a bunch of interesting people, from whom I learn unique things about life, like this Tiger Kid of Himalayas, The Tibetian tigress, Bindaas Baaji & The Buddha of Jaobari. In this session I'll share a few short stories about these amazing people and how they help me reflect upon things in my life.
- Web 2.0: the Zen of the Internet by Saurabh Shukla for Junta
- We'll oversimplify stuff and make sure that this is really simple and useful for people with even zero technical understanding. We'll stick to the bare essentials. This session will help you plan and 'program' simple to complex sites, even Facebook. And yes, programming is not equal to coding.
- Blood Stem Cells Donor by Swati Yadav for All individual People who have seen Death Due to Cancer (Acute Lukemia blood cancer )
- Due to Unawareness very few registered donors available in India, the possibility of finding a match for an Indian patient decreases.We Volunteer of Datri are working towards creating a wide and diverse database of potential donors that can be accessed by any patient, living anywhere in the India or in world.It helps saving lives of those suffering from life threatening disorders like leukemia, lymphoma etc.
- We are non-medico Students But still Ready to create awareness and let you become multi-source of Help for Needy ones.I Can Save Life
- What is Design? And how can fonts help you? by Sahil Khan for Everyone
- You don't need to be an experienced designer or have an educational background in the field to make good designs. At times, just using a simple font is enough to make your visiting card or blog look nice.
- How To Publish Your Own Book by Satish Suggala and Paras Sharma for Everyone who's foolish enough to believe that people will read their book
- Ever dreamt of publishing your own book? For cheap? Allow us to tell you exactly how and our own experience with it.
- It's about our new venture BombilTimes - solely on Twitter - the idea behind it and why we thought this space was so important for Mumbai.
- Experience of an entrepreneur who could not become next Bill Gates by Milind Kotwal
- A B2B project was conceptualized, and initiated and later wound up in the aftermath of 9/11; and thus India lost a chance to see one of its own Bill Gates.
- Language Hacking for Indian Travelers by Kaushal Karkhanis (Session-related blog post) for Anyone who loves languages
- Using the Devnagri script for phonetic translation to pick up a new Latin language more easily.