Just an FYI blog post. In case you haven’t heard of gyaan.in meetup #1 happening this Saturday, read about it on my blog post on it. Almost all moderators on gyaan.in forums will be there, along with other quizzers – so in all I expect around 20 people will be attending. I look forward to meeting you folks one last time (at least for the forseeable future!) before I leave on 22nd September. 🙂
When gyaan.in was launched around two months ago, one of the points in our charter was to hold ‘offline’ meets in which quizzers could interact and get to know each other in real life, beyond the environs of cut-throat competition. We, the gyaan.in team, haven’t forgotten that part and are now working towards making gyaan.in meetups a reality.
The response that gyaan.in has got within the past two months has been, to put it simply, amazing. I am overwhelmed by the enthusiasm that the quizzing community has shown towards this (and I mean that in a good way!). So I would, on behalf of the gyaan.in team, like to thank every member of the gyaan.in community – moderators, forum members, regular and casual visitors – for making this possible.
We plan to hold the first gyaan.in meetup at Connaught Place on Saturday, 19th September 2009. We had a tough time adjusting the event day/timing so that it did not clash with any school exams (many schools have their mid-term exams going on right now). In the end we felt that 19th Sept was a good compromise. No coaching institute has scheduled diagnostic tests around this time because of school exams, so that’s one issue solved. It’s a ‘long’ weekend since 21st September is a holiday (Idu’l Fitr); that way, even if you have exams on 22nd of September you will be able to take a few hours off on Saturday. And in case you have an exam on that Saturday, we’re scheduling the event in the evening so that you can still make it. Here are the details:
Date: 19th September 2009
Venue: Costa Coffee, Connaught Place (Outer Circle)
Time: 5pm to 7pm
gyaan.in meetup #1 on Upcoming
Costa Coffee is close to the Nirula’s outlet in the Outer Circle. There’s apparently a pretty popular dhaba called Kake Da Dhaba right across the road in case you need to ask someone for directions. (An auto-wallah will probably recognize that as a landmark rather than Costa Coffee). In case you need directions or have any other queries, please leave a comment here or call me (Ankur Banerjee) at 9871604101.
There is no agenda for the meetup as such. We’re initially modelling this along the lines of ‘tweetups’ – meetups where people who know each other on Twitter can meet and get know each other, or catch up with people they already know in real life. So basically this event is for socialising with other Delhi-based quizzers (but if you’re dropping in from some other city, you’re more than welcome!). You don’t have to be a gyaan.in forum member to attend – anyone and everyone’s invited. So you can drop in any time between 5-7pm because there’s no strict ‘schedule’.
Once again, I request you to register for the meetup at Upcoming. Of course, you can still drop-in without registering too. 🙂
gyaan.in is a newly-launched quizzing forum started by a few Delhi-based quizzers, with the intention of promoting school quizzing in Delhi, holding meetups so that quizzers (not just schools quizzers) get to know each other in real life, and quizzing not for points but for the sheer joy of knowledge. We have an official(-looking) charter too. To find out more about us, visit gyaan.in for daily question of the day threads, quiz archives, notification about upcoming quizzes, and random chit-chat.