Morrisville, NC (PressExposure) September 29, 2009 -- India's largest Open Source unconference - OSSCamp Delhi September 2009 came to a closure on September 6th 2009 at the NSIT Campus in Dwarka, New Delhi. This much talked about, two days event saw more than 225 Open Source developers and enthusiasts come together to brainstorm on the latest Open Source tools and technologies. Number of Social Sandboxes on Open Source technologies and business far outnumbered the twenty scheduled discussions of the unconference.
Declaring the event a great success, Mr. Vineet Agrawal, Sr. Manager, Community and Alliances said, "We were very glad to see a lot of companies tag along and lead sessions on various Open Source technologies. The highlights were sessions on Grails by Intelligrape and on Scala by Xebia. The Scala talk invited the maximum attention from the campers. We were, also, very happy to have Adobe with us at the event who took a session on their RIA Framework - Flex 3."
For the ever enthusiastic OSSCube employees, those were the days of lot of fun and learning. In house experts led many sessions like implementing Lucene in your Zend projects to securing PHP applications with Phing. There was an interesting talk on indie game development that drew a lot of camper's attention. Other than these topical discussions, the campers also did a lot of social sandboxes on various concepts and products as well.
"We had a thoroughly enriching experience with our participation at the camp," said Sonali Minocha, MySQL Consultant, Developer & Trainer with OSSCube Talking more on sharing knowledge with the Open Source community, she added, "We are very excited about the upcoming International PHP Conference 2009 (Nov 15-18). We expect to meet with exciting people and learn great stuff at one of the most exciting conference of the year". Incidentally, Sonali is Asia's first Woman Certified MySQL DBA and India's first MySQL authorized instructor and will lead a session on "MySQL Tuning for DBAs" on the third day of the conference.
Open Source enthusiasts who took part in the unconference were very encouraged to find that more and more companies and experts are finding OSScamps as a reliable platform to talk about technology. The challenge for the organizers now is to not loose focus and not let the event become commercial. So far, the community has successfully kept the events as one of the best platforms for Open Source in the nation, and we believe that they will continue to do so.
The event was co-sponsored by Acquia and CSI (NSIT). Digimantra sponsored the various events around the camp including an Open Source quiz during the camp. Blogadda and Linux for You were the media partners.
The community is very pleased to announce a follow-up camp being organized by the local community at Chandigarh - OSScamp Chandigarh October 2009. The camp scheduled on October 24, 2009 will be a pivotal event and the first of its kind in Punjab.
About OSScamp OSSCamp is a unique, thriving, and vibrant community of open source enthusiasts in India. The community revolves around "unconferences" popularly known as Camps. It is India's largest unconference on open source bringing together passionate technologists and enthusiasts under one roof for sharing best practices, experiences, and knowledge. At a Camp, we love to cross-talk, huddle together, raise some noise, celebrate technology, argue over how Linux is the coolest OS ever made, fight on our favorite programming languages, discuss stuff, and what not!