In continuation to my previous post on IndiMix I got registered to the webcast couple of days back.
I have gone through the agenda of the seminar and was interested only in these two sessions.
1. The Genesis of Creativity and Innovation – The Next Web Now (10:15 AM to 11:15 AM)
Speaker: Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft Corporation.
2. Designing for the Next Web Now – Experiences and Expressions that Capture the Imagination (2 PM to 3:15 PM).
i) Leon Brown, Regional Designer and User Experience Lead, Microsoft Corporation APAC (Singapore)
ii) Pandurang Nayak, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation India
iii) Deepak Gulati, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation India
iv) Dax Pandhi, CEO, Nukeation Studios
Not that I wasn't interested in the other sessions. Since that I am in vacation and browsing from home, I wanted to keep my broadband usage to the minimum :)
Today Morning, when i tried accessing the URL (which they have sent me in the registration confirmation mailer) it was throwing an error "We're Sorry, the page you requested could not be found". I tried for almost 20 minutes but the result was the same.
Then Vinod Unny (MVP) sent me the URL to access the webcast (http://server1.msn.co.in/sp06/indimix/challenge.asp). By the time I logged into the site "Steve Ballmers" keynote was already over :(
I got to listen to the topic "Realizing the opportunity in India". Since that I have missed out Steve's keynote, I started to wait for Pandu / Deepak to "perform".
I have seen Deepak Gulati take sessions in TechEd's. Normally I don't miss his sessions. On the flip side, I know of Pandu for a long time but i have never seen him take a session on a huge event like this. So i was eagerly waiting to see him online :) They actually didn't disappoint me. Both of their demo's where great. I felt that Pandu was bit tensed during the session which was evident in his face :)
To be frank, I really don't understand the purpose of bringing in "Mandira Bedi" and "Murali Karthik" for this event!! Do you have a say on this?