At IIT Bombay this weekend

Tomorrow morning, I am off to Mumbai, to participate at IIT Bombay’s Techfest.

Tomorrow (i.e. Saturday, the 26th, at 2pm in the Lecture Theatre) I will be in a panel discussion with Jon “Maddog” Hall and Venkatesh Hariharan. No idea whether this is open to the public, but apparently, the session will be broadcast on CNBC-TV18, though I don’t yet know when, so check the program listings.

The next day (i.e. Sunday, the 27th, from 10am to 4:30pm at KReSIT), Maddog and I will be participating in the Barcamp Techfest, which promises to be a lot of fun. Both of us are giving talks. I will be speaking about Open Mobility – which is a fancy name for my going on a geeky show-and-tell of various mobile devices running free and open source software – though (this being a Barcamp) nothing is carved in stone. :) This is open to everyone, though I don’t know how many people are going to fit in. Assume that 60% of the signups will come – it’s still going to be quite a crowd.

At at 6pm on Sunday, Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, will be speaking at the Convocation Hall. again, I have no idea who will be allowed in, but I am certainly going to try my best to attend the talk.

So basically I will be in the IIT Bombay all of Saturday and Sunday. If you are going to be around, do drop in and say hello!