I organized an event called “startup house” on 4th Sep. 2013. Idea was to have an informal meet where anyone can come with any work in hand, discuss various things, and complete few things from a different place (which was my home).
I wanted to have it for 3-4 days in continuation but that didn’t worked out because there was no specific agenda and because of week days. So it came down to only 1 day and the day I decided was based on the various response I got from all interested guys in terms of their availability.
Finally, we were 6 guys on that day from various background like Java, Mobile, Data, Web, etc. We discussed various ideas ranging from mobile app for insurance agents to problems of non-resident Indians to Natural Language Processing (NLP).
I think the most engaging one was one in NLP space.
Abhay Shete was one of the participants. He is founder of semantic web startup called 42. Abhay gave a demo to his product in NLP space. We discussed a lot in terms of the challenges he is facing in terms of end user expectations as well as business model of the product.
Cold drinks, snacks supported our talk and end of the day few veg-rolls & sweets saved us
Overall it was a good meet which lasted for more than 5 hours.