On 20th, Delhi witnessed its second twitter meet. Unlike the previous twitter meet, which was held in a cafe, this meet was sponsored by Incube Business centre. The meet started at 5pm. I got there by about 5:20pm thanks to the traffic. There were already some twitter enthusiasts who had introduced themselves to each other. Kumar Rahul was fully prepared with a laptop, ready to just start. We had another round of introductions during which we noted down the twitter id’s or mail id’s (of those who were not on twitter). During the intro round, Gautam Ghosh walked in and I quickly put the onus of kickstarting a session, onto him. Gautam talked about what twitter really meant for him. Conversations are what matter – at the end of the day, whichever platform you are on.
By the time this session ended, we had already overshot a lot of time and quickly rushed to the refreshment part of our agenda.
Some tasty grub later, we came back in, to discuss the TOI case of plagiarism that I had faced. I was also carrying the copy of What’s hot with the corrigendum in it. Everyone seemed amused by the whole sequence of events. This was followed by a talk on “Bill of rights” by Kumar Rahul. This is a collection of points he plans to take up with @scobleizer.
We followed this with another round of some rather tasty sandwiches, samosas, tea & coffee. Just before we all were leaving, someone suggested we click a group picture, so we did with about 1/4th of the participants. All pictures would be uploaded soon and a post shall be here to keep you all updated. Tune into the rss feed of this blog :).
There were about 40 participants, even though the confirmations were more than double. A lot of names may not have been noted down, so if your name is missing, please do drop in a comment. A list of attendees, in no particular order. Those not on twitter have had their mail id’s mentioned.
Twilight Fairy : @twilightfairy
Kumar Rahul: @kumar_rahul
Vishal Singhal: @vishalsinghal
Divya: @dichakravarty (all the way from bangalore)
Mayank Gupta: @mayankgupta
Nikhil: freakynikh at gmail dot com
Amrita: kumar dot amrita at gmail dot com
Niraj: imniraj at gmail dot com
Maitrayee: maitrayee.rcy at gmail dot com
Ketu Desai: swetaketu79 at gmail dot com
Aionava: myspeedpost at gmail dot com
Rohit: rohit.sharma3 at wipro dot com
Gurudatt : @prolificd
Mayank Dhingra: @mayankdhingra
Arjun : @arjunghosh
Gayatri : @grath
Monica : @jasuja
Check some of the tweets from that day. Here are the posts on this event written by Gautam, Mayank. If anyone else has written anything about the event, please leave a comment here and it will be added in the roundup.