I need your help. I have just finished authoring my 4th book. Its about Unconferences, a subject that I’m very passionate about. The book is called ‘Unconference: 10 Powerful Ways to Spice-Up Meetings & Events‘.
The book is hitting the printing press on Monday, 14th May at 4 pm. But to do that, the book cover needs to be finalized.
We have nine book covers. But only one will have the privilege of making it to the printing press along with the book. You can help choose that cover by visiting this specially created Facebook Page. Take a look at all the 9 designs. Click ‘like’ on the design that you like best. The one that gets the most likes comes out winner. We will be collating all the names of people who helped us in the Unconference wiki.
We look forward to your participation and help. Here is the FB page you need to visit to vote. Thanks in advance.
We now have a venue for FailCamp. Arul Mani, cofounder of TenthPlanet.in has volunteered to host the event at his office. The venue is located conveniently on Mount Road, opposite to LIC. You can look at the office pics here. Few pics of the venue can be seen here. (scroll down)
The event will take place on Sunday, 16th November. Please mark your calendars. (checked to make sure no festivals or cricket matches happens on the day. The 2nd ODI Ind vs Eng takes place the next day).
The way to go is really into niche unconferences. A bunch of young techie entrepreneurs have planned an event where mashup enthusiasts can come together and try out new stuff using Yahoo! Pipes. I spoke with Bhasker Kode, one of the brains behind the event and he tells me that the event will be a combination of a ‘talking heads’ and ‘hack nights’.
The event is taking place this Sunday (December 23rd). Yup, too short a notice. Ideally a month’s notice would have been better for the word to spread around.
Interestingly, the event is taking place at Koyambedu, a place better known for having Asia’s biggest vegetable & fruit market than for anything technology. I’m not complaining though. It’s closer home and for the first time I don’t have to travel all the way to the IT corridor to attend a tech event.
Check out http://pipescamp.pbwiki.com for more information.
For all you aspiring Video Podcasters and Short Film Enthusiasts, please thank your stars for FilmCamp is coming to Town.
FilmCamp is a two day event that’s meant as a platform for independent film makers and podcasters to learn about the process of film making: Direction, Screenplay, Storyboarding, Shooting and Editing. This page has detailed information on the nitty gritties of what you can learn.
It’s an awesome initiative and especially useful for struggling video podcasters like me. I’ve been toying with the idea of getting professional at video podcasting but constrained by many things. I’ve been longing for networking with fellow enthusiasts which prompted us to start the Tinker Meetups. Quite successful and should have seen more editions. FilmCamp is a far more advanced version of it. Take a look at all the press coverages.
The event is on 8th & 9th at Chennai. The exact venue hasn’t been mentioned yet. For me, the dates clash with a travel plan and I’m grinding my teeth. I missed attending both KAMP & FilmCamp Bangalore for personal reasons and would hate to miss the Chennai edition. Should work out an alternative.
Check out www.FilmCamp.TV, especially the page about the founders and you’ll know why it’s really worth it.