Delhi Twestival follow-up

Fri, Feb 13, 2009

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Twestival which is a global event being organised in 175 countries on 12 Feb 2009 was concluded succesfully in Delhi.

In case you dint follow my previous blog post on Twestival ,and still dont know what Twestival is:

On 12 February 2009 175+ cities around the world will be hosting Twestivals which bring together Twitter communities for an evening of fun and to raise money and awareness for charity: water.

charity: water is a non profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations by funding sustainable clean water solutions in areas of greatest need.

I reached the venue, Eros Corporate Tower, Nehru Place at 1730 hrs but parking problems made sure i dint enter the Microsoft (sponsore for the Delhi Twestival) office on 5th floor till about almost 1800hrs. ANyway,before going in i thought of clicking a picture of the venue(Eros Tower) which itself was really nice.

The venue for #Delhi #Twestival, Eros Corporate Tower

Eros Corporate Tower, venue for Twestival,Delhi

So about 20 tweople showed up for the event (i dont remember the exact number). I (@knayam) met @baxiabhishek (the organiser of the event,thank you Abhishek for all the hard work) ,@simplyarun (from slideshare), @kg86, @mba_piyush, @rishumehra, @joe_nayyar, @jasdeep, @anshumanchadda, @guptashashank, @nilanjangupta @samratkakkar and others whom twitter handle i dont know. People who are not on Twitter were present there too so that they can learn a thing or two about it.

We discussed about Twitter, charity: water for which gathered, twitter tools, brands on twitter and many more things. people told interesting stories about them and twitter. Like @kg86 told how he got hooked to Twitter (He was in the hospital and was to attend a concert in his city. He tweeted about the ticket and was replied by another tweep that tickets are going to be sold soon. He (kg86) replied back and the other person booked the ticket for kg86 (Kumar gautam) and they had a tweetup and kg86 got his ticket.SInce then kg86 took twitter seriously :) ).

One of the ways to support the charity was to buy a tee shirt and I ordered one for myself @ 400 INR which is very less as compared to international price which is $20. Many other tweople also ordered tee shirts to support the charity and some money was also colelcted.

All the funds raised from the Twestivals around the world will go to charity: water. Microsoft provided us the infrastructure and refreshments so whatever was collected goes solely to the charity.

The event started at near 1900hrs (IST,pun intended) and ended at around 2130hrs. Thought few of us kept discussing other things too after the event.

Here are the pics i clicked of the event from my SE P1i. (more pics will be added once Abhishek gives me the pics which i clicked using his digicam)

The venue for #Delhi #Twestival, Eros Corporate Tower

Eros Corporate Tower, venue for Twestival,Delhi

Twestival Delhi in progress

Twestival,Delhi in progress

twitter board

Twitter board with twitter handles of the attendees

Teh XBox 360 room at the Microsoft office

Microsoft office

Microsoft office

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