My bad luck, that I had my midsem exams and I missed the first day of the conference. I still curse my midsems for that, because after having talked to plenty of people I understood that the first day was wonderful and atleast I shouldn’t have missed the Beer.js party at any cost! I should have listened to Zainab and bunked my exams (they weren’t that great either).
Anyways I ended up in Bangalore early morning for the second day. Met up with an old school friend early. Then came to NIMHANS in well before the scheduled time. It wasn’t long before the stalls were put up at the venue for the day and the crowd started pouring in! Frankly speaking, the guys at Hasgeek are wonderful and the setup they had got for the conference was awesome – from NFC powering the conference registration to people sharing contact details with the same card! Suddenly NIMHANS felt like it was cool place for having a conference.
Worth mentioning is Sunil’s talk on animating HTML elements. I just loved the fact that how he wrapped hard to understand concepts of animation, in such jolly words. And we also had his expressions and clap-your-feet in the air to entertain us! No wonder I tweeted to him
Sankha Narayan Guria (@sankha93) October 20, 2012
I also met Gaurav and Aravind, alumni of IIT Kharagpur, the founders of a startup called Askabt. Nagarjuna and I had a nice talk to them. Since I dodn’t have a place to stay for the night, I decided to stay back at their office and have a “hacknight” of my own, going through their library called Resql‘s code (and of course enjoying their free wifi). Next morning was also fun to hangout with those guys and we had breakfast (or I should rather say brunch) together. It was a nice opportunity to interact with these people and learn about how things go on in the real world when you startup.
Afternoon was my flight from Bangalore. I wanted to stay back. Bangalore was such a nice city to be in. People whom I didn’t even know before gave me shelter in their office for a night! I made some good friends – Nagarjuna, Gaurav, Aravind, Shreyank and Jaison. After all thats what conferences are for, getting to know people. Hats off to Hasgeek and other guys – Kiran, Zainab, Sunil who helped in organizing such a brilliant event! Would like to attend events like this more often. (And forgive me if I missed somebody’s name)