It was quite a decent experience and honestly a considerably better experience than the Barcamps and Momos. It was not possible to meet and interact with more than a handful of the junta who had gathered there, but it was nice to see so many youngish people who are eager to do something in their lives other than end up in the usual doctor, engineer corners. India, is nice to see you change.
But there were funny asides to the meet, like how every other person was asking for Alok Mittal, almost raising him to the stature of Pam Anderson wearing only a mink coat, followed by the anguished sighs that half of the gathering let out when they figured he’d left a bit early. Maybe, as I’d suggested to Nikhil, there should be a mini business networking component to these meets so that we can considerably reduce the amount of friction that is involved in finding the person whom you want to talk to and also getting the message across about what you want to talk to. Then again, that would probably take away the informal nature of the event.
Incidentally, I don’t look that drunk normally (even when I am _really_ drunk) and yes, I do need a haircut.