First barcamp in Himachal sets ice melting



Shimla: The first-ever barcamp in Himachal Pradesh, held in Shimla on Sunday, literally set the ice melting as local new-age entrepreneurs, media professionals, technology enthusiast, IT professionals and even bureaucrats sat together to discuss the future of enterprise and innovation in the state.

The event was initiated by Voice Of Himachal and sponsored by Srijan, Padmavati Balaji Institute, Instablogs and HPIE. Around 80 participants from all across the state and also places as far off as Bangalore, Delhi and Chandigarh participated in the tech meet during which entrepreneurship in context to social media was the burning topic for discussion.

Secretary, information technology, Himachal, BK Aggrawal, was the chief guest on the occasion and he made a detailed presentation about opportunities that abound in the state following the government’s e-governance drive.

Pooja Kashyap from Instablogs made a presentation about advantages of social media networks in business environment, while Anit Maheshwari, CEO Instablogs, anchored an interactive session about the future of media.

Sukhmani Singh, a new media expert, spoke about the advantages of online media while Dhananjay Ahluwalia of Himalayan Mountain Biking expressed views about new media and its advantages for a start-up. Senior journalist Prakash Lohumi expressed views about convergence of media.

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  1. Gud to Know about this initiative in Himachal. Is there any upcoming event for drupal Meetup or Drupal Camp..?

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