Target Fundraising Amount: INR 25,000/-
Delhi Blog and New Media Society (DBNMS) is pleased to announce the Twestival Delhi Fundraiser 2009. Twestival is a global series of events organized by volunteers around the world which brings people offline for a great cause. Twestival is run 100% by volunteers with target fundraising amount.
At the fundraiser, you will meet people from twitter face to face and have the opportunity to network with them. We will be providing a drink and light food at the event.
This being a fundraiser event, we have a donation requirement with proceeds going to the charity. In addition, all the people who donate will be entered into a raffle to win goodies donated by the members for this purpose.
We also need your support on spreading the word about this event. Please blog/ tweet or shout about this event wherever you can .
Sept 12 2009
6:00 PM onwards
Kunzum Gallery, T-49, Ground Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
Sector 10 A, (Near Lions Public School), Gurgaon
Mission: To be a professional organisation providing care facility and rehabilitation for disabled individuals as well as empowering and sensitizing one and all.
Online (http://www.giveindia.org/give/pledgepage/Fundraiser): INR 1000/-
Please indicate in comments that this is towards the Twestival.
At venue: INR 1200/-
A representative from the charity will be available at the venue to issue receipts and tax exemption certificate.
Due to the limited size of the venue (40 pax), we will give priority entry to people who have made online donation before Sept 10 2009.
We have created a page where you can co-ordinate with other attendees for car pooling and networking. Also, you can mention the items you can donate for raffle at the event:
We are excited to be meeting you in person at the Twestival Fundraiser.
For those who are not able to attend the event in person, we encourage you to donate online at:
In case you know of any individual/organisation who would like to make a donation to the cause, please put them in touch with us at:
Please follow @delhibloggers to stay abreast of the latest developments on Twestival. Also, let us know in case you would like to volunteer for this event by replying to @delhibloggers.
If you haven’t still joined the Delhi Bloggers (with over 400 bloggers) mailing list, you can do so at the Delhi Bloggers Mailing list.
- Winner: Sudeep Nayak (http://sudeepnayak.wordpress.com/2009/03/07/seagate-freeagent-a-portable-multimedia-storage-solution/) gets a 1TB Seagate FreeAgent XTreme Drive
- Runners Up: Hrish Thota (http://www.dhempe.com/2009/03/20/seagate-freeagent-family-to-the-rescue/) gets a 1TB Seagate FreeAgent Desk Drive
- Second Runners Up: Mohamed Fasil (http://smashtech.blogspot.com/2009/03/things-to-do-with-seagate-freeagent.html) gets a 500GB Seagate FreeAgent Go Drive
All valid entries also get a FREE copy of Ajay Jain’s bestselling book, Peep Peep Don’t Sleep.
Would you like to win some cool Seagate portable drives? Enter the contest here – it’s easy to be a winner!!
And there is gift for everyone who sends a valid entry!!
PRIZES TO BE WON
FIRST PRIZE: 1TB Seagate FreeAgent XTreme, with a retail value of USD 141
SECOND PRIZE: 1TB Seagate FreeAgent Desk, with a retail value of USD 105
THIRD PRIZE: 500GB Seagate FreeAgent Go, with a retail value of USD 119
Here is some great news for all participants: All those who send in a valid entry get a FREE copy of Ajay Jain’s bestselling book, Peep Peep Don’t Sleep, a collection of funny road signs in India. This book will be given to all those who have also already sent in their entries or or will do so before the deadline.
Contest Dates: The contest starts March 4, 2009 and closes March 21, 2009. Rush your entries in now!!
You have to write a blog entry on the following topic: Seagate FreeAgent Family and I: What would be the most creative use I could put it to if I had one? And what would I expect from Seagate’s storage solutions that will enhance my content management experience?
It does not matter if you have used a Seagate FreeAgent portable drive or not. All the information is available if you click here. And then let your imagination fly – for a chance to win some real cool drives. Click here to get more details
The Indian Blog and New Media Society is pleased to invite you to the latest editions of the New Media and Blog Camps in March 2009 in Delhi and Bangalore. Read on to know more about the same – and sign up to attend and/or speak at the event.
What is New Media & Blog Camp?
The event is an unconference where a relevant audience comes together to talk about/ discuss/ rant/ brainstorm/ share opinions on all possible subjects related to new media and blogging. BarCamp style, these are open events where anyone may sign up to attend and choose to speak on a topic of common interest.
This is the second edition of the event in Delhi and the first in Bangalore. These events do not follow any schedules, and may occur once a year or every few months depending on when volunteers come together and take the initiative.
We at IBNMS wish everyone a very Happy New Year 2009 & wish that all your blogs will continue to bloom & prosper in this year.
More power to blogging!
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LimeExchange, a next generation online services marketplace, allows professionals and SMBs to grow business through cutting edge business networking and knowledge sharing platform, announces their first Blog Contest winner, Ms Felica Myers from Ahmedabad.
Ms. Myers was awarded with a cash prize of $1000 for her insightful observations and remarks on the online market place posted on the LimeExchange website. The contest was the first in a series of such contests that LimeExchange is running in association with The Indian Blog and New Media Society (IBNMS). The blog contest was judged by a team of leading industry experts and analysts.
Congratulating the winner, Ms. Felicia Myers, Mr. Pawan Agarwal, Head of Operations, Lime Spot India said: “The online market place has immense potential for commercial proliferation especially for freelancers and small enterprises. Growth to its full potential is increasingly dependent on the level of awareness about the opportunities that the medium offers as well as on exchange of ideas. To encourage such knowledge-sharing, we have decided to launch these series of blog contests and we are extremely satisfied with the initial response that we have received”.
Mr. Ajay Jain, President, IBNMS said: “We are delighted that a member of IBNMS has won the blog contest hosted by LimeExchange. On behalf of IBNMS, I would like to congratulate Ms. Felicia for winning this contest. Her win should be a motivation to other IBNMS members to actively participate in similar contests in the future and come out as winners.”
LimeExchange will soon announce the launch of the second contest in this Blog contest series.
You can read Ms. Felicia Myers’ winning blog entry on the topic ‘PPO & Online Services Marketplace’.
More information is available on the company’s website: http://www.LimeExchange.com.
The Indian Blog & New Media Society (www.ibnms.com) is pleased to invite you to a 3-day Blogging workshop at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi later this month. Following up on last month’s BlogCamp, this is another effort by IBNMS to enable blogging enthusiasts – both rookie and experienced – leverage this medium for both personal and professional reasons.
All sessions will be highly interactive, allowing participants to raise specific queries and also to try their hand at what is being discussed (you will need to carry a laptop and datacard for this).
Schedule: The sessions will take place in the Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi from 6.30 – 8.30 pm on the dates given along with sessions below:
Session I, Saturday, June 28
Blogging Technology: How To Set Up And Manage A Blog
What is a blog? How to set it up on platforms like Blogger, WordPress etc? How do you get your own domain like www.myname.com? Hosting on your own server. Custom options. Adding photos and videos. Adding subscriber sign up boxes. Using tools like LiveWriter. And more…
Session II, Sunday, June 29
Marketing Your Blog
How do you make your blog more visible? How do you generate greater traffic? How do you get comments on your blog? What is SEO? How do you generate advertising for your blog?
Session III, Monday, June 30
Benefits Of Blogging For Executives, Businesses And Professionals; How To Make Money As A Blogger
Using blogs for personal and corporate branding. Engaging with stakeholders through blogs. Using blogs as a PR and communication tool.
HOW TO REGISTER
There is no attendance or registration fee. You can register on the spot, or in advance by sending a mail to email@example.com. You may attend one or more sessions.
WANT TO VOLUNTEER / SPEAK?
If you would like to speak at any of the sessions above, do let us know and we will be happy to consider you for the same. And we are always looking for volunteers – call us if you can spare some time.
And do help us by spreading the word around.
You may contact the following for any queries, clarifications etc:
Ajay Jain, President, +91.99100 44476, ajay at ibnms.com
Abhishek Kant, General Secretary, +91.9899115375, abhishek at ibnms.com
Ashish Chopra, Director (Communication & PR), +91.9891977333, ashish at ibnms.com
Amit Gupta, Director (Technology), +91.9868445814, amit at ibnms.com
UPDATE: Slides from the 3 day workshop available here.
As was briefly stated by Mr.Sorabh Jerath, of Lime Spot LLC, on 24th May 2008 at the BlogCamp Delhi, Blogging is about creating your presence globally and an expert online individuality.
IBNMS & LimeExchange share the mission of promoting Indian Bloggers globally as not just aware, creative & talented but also as Subject Matter Experts.
For the same, LimeExchange is proud to assist you with your individual initiative to raise the level of visibility & the way global community sees bloggers in India.
If you think you have a need for any of the following to help market your blog or your individual online presence:
- Any UI design needs – Logo, Theme changes, Widget creations, Flash or any attractive content creation.
- Any special web programming (blog plugins, scripts) needs for you to monitor, track, manage your blog in your own customized way.
- Any content specific needs – special writing / translation needs.
- Any SEO/SEM needs to monetize your blog better.
- Any Print Designs, Graphic Design, 3D modelling, Animation, Games etc. needs.
Then, please follow the following steps:
- Register (this is free) on LimeExchange (please click here to register, so that your registration can be tracked and you can be awarded a free $50 promotional code), as a Service Provider & Buyer.
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your contact details for LimeExchange customer support team to contact you and help you with the process, inform you of the promotional code, understand & help you post the project and get the same executed quickly.
Please do not hesitate at any time to contact LimeExchange guys at email@example.com if you have any queries; they are pretty good folks and will ensure that LimeExchange can help you in every way possible.
LimeExchange, in association with IBNMS, is running a blog writing contest where the winner will walk away with a cool $1000. For more details, check out our Contests section.
The IBNMS has is coming up with two events to get you speeding on the blog and new media highway. Make sure you sign on to be a part of it:
- BLOGCAMP DELHI: Saturday, May 24, 2008 in New Delhi. Click here to view the wiki and to sign up as an attendee or speaker. Sessions covered will include marketing your blog, technical elements of setting up your blog including various platforms available, avenues to make money from your blog, why businesses need to blog and more.
- BLOG & NEW MEDIA WORKSHOP: June 28-30, Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 6.30-8.30 pm daily. A 3-part workshop to cover the technical elements of setting up your blog, marketing your blog and exploring new media like photo and video blogging, video sharing, photo sharing, podcasting and more. Details will be available soon.
To make sure you can participate in and be informed in advance about these and upcoming programs, make sure you sign on to be a free member of IBNMS. Click here to apply.
The Indian Blog and New Media Society (IBNMS) is all set for formal launch around May 14, 2008. Although the team has been a lot of hard work over the past many months, organizing blogger meets and educational programs besides taking other initiatives, it is now time for an official launch. We could have done it sooner, but we felt it would be better to let actions speak for themselves before words.
We are also excited to have landed the URL ibnms.com – call it pure luck, and a sign that we are on to something good.
Watch this blog (or subscribe through RSS or Feedblitz for weekly updates). The adrenalin is only going to get pumping more and more in the days, weeks, months and years to come.