The first Campus Blogging meet was held at Innovation Lab, Cochin, on last 26th. Purpose was to make new bloggers, spread the idea of campus blogging and interconnect various campus blogging initiatives.
Organised by @KenneyJacob, I was there to meet up with my friends and to take a session on ‘How to write good blog posts’.
I was second after Kenney’s talk; I was really hoping for a after-noon slot. The presentation went fine, pretty basic stuff. I found it difficult to get to the very basic level for the newbies and the pro’s sitting on the back row were getting uneasy, bored and hungry 😉
The newbies should have found it useful I hope.
I was followed by @binnyva with his presentation on WordPress back-end and customization. I got the honours of introducing Binny to the crowd which was easy since I have been closely following this guy around for a while 😉
The only under-15 at the camp, Ajith Jose then came up with a robot that he built and programmed.
After a not-so-bad lunch, sponsored by Kenney, and a bottle of Pepsi, sponsored by @zeqox, and a lot of random chit-chat after noon sessions kicked off with some college-made videos by Jibin and his friends. Jibin also shared his experience with their campus blog: Cealive.
Just to keep my head steady (I hadn’t slept the previous night), I switched to incongnito mode and started chatting with friends over IM and Twitter, my both ears were alert though, always looking for the opportune moment to strike the ‘goal‘ 😉
The real surprise came after the camp. I had uploaded the slides on Slideshare, a popular presentation sharing site.
Luckily, many folks liked the slides, and favourite’d it. As I write this, the presentation is featured on the homepage of Slideshare both in the featured section and the Hot on Twitter Section. gosh, that’s too much for me!
Here are the slides for your viewing pleasure
Update: I am told that its not the first, but the second Campus Blogging Meet. I didn’t know about the first one, ah. So better read the title as ‘My First Campus Blogging Meet’ 😀
Update 2 (on 29th Jan): The slides are still on the homepage of Slideshare. It was featured in the ‘Hot on Facebook‘ section today and in the ‘Hot on Twitter’ section for the second time.