A discussion is going on over twitter for the next technology event. Should we have a “core technology camp”? Should we have a “Tech Weekend”? What about the “regular” Barcamp Pune that is expected to be announced soon? There’s also a session on REST by Dhananjay Nene that is being planned – but that is for an advanced audience – those more into architectural issues and long-term thinking. Obviously there is room and need for all of the above, but what about the timing?
Look at recent tweets of @irohan, @IamSB, @d7y, @thecancerus, @ngkabra for the discussion. Twitter was getting unweildy for the discussion, so we’re hoping to move the discussion to the comments on this article.
Here is our attempt to summarize:
(Note: the names attached to each event below does not imply that they support only that event and nothing else. In fact, I would guess most of these people would like to see all these events happen in Pune. Names are being attached just to indicate who first proposed this concept.)
Barcamp Pune: a big event, targeted towards all techies. Anything goes. Talks and demos from various different technology areas. Most will be “introductory” or “overview” type of talks. Proposed by: @tarunchandel, @rohit11, @whereispriyank and @thecancerus
Core Tech Barcamp: More advanced than barcamp. Will most likely have a specific theme (like Advanced MySQL, or J2EE). Not targeted towards beginners. This would be a place for people with some experience already to exchange advanced thoughts. Proposed by: @IamSB, @_ketan
Techweekend: A full weekend (or at least a full day) of technology talks. Not sure how different this is from Core Tech Barcamp (except for the length). Proposed by: @irohan, @IamSB
Individual / Advanced technology Talks: Like @dnene’s talk on REST. This is one talk, on a very focused topic. Expected to be very advanced stuff. Expected to draw an audience of just about 10 or 20.
The issue of dates. Blogcamp Pune is on 27th June. Proto will be on 26th July. The other events above have to be scheduled so that we don’t have too many big events close to each other, and a small event is not happening on the same day as a big one.
Please leave your thoughts below.