New & Noteworthy
I was invited to speak as a keynote speaker at the Google Conference that happened on 4th and 5th September in Delhi . I was to give a 10 minute keynote on The topic "Leveraging of Social Media To Build Your Brand" for the Business and Tech on 4th September .I was invited to speak along with the likes of Google President "Nelos Mattos" . I already had my speech ready as i gave it before once in the Blackberry Jam Conference last month in front of a similar audience - so i accepted Google's offer immediately.
The event was amazing and almost 3000 people attended ! I got to meet many Googlers. I was part of the starting keynote and went onstage for a 15 mins. It was really one of the best opportunities i have ever got . Thanks to this , i was invited to speak at over 5 more conferences happening all over india ranging from DU to Colleges in Jalandhar!
I also got a chance to be interviewed for the Google Website ! It will be online in a few days.
The best part was that over a 100 tech enthusiasts came upto me and congratulated or asked for my help. About 15 Googlers came from all over the world . At lunch Mr Sunil Rao ( Country Head Google India ) invited me to have lunch with them. Later on at the end of the event after everyone had left , i was asked to join them again for dinner at a nearby restaurant . Over dinner and lunch i got a chance to talk about behind the scenes Google products ! They also offered me a lot of free Google products from tablets to mobile devices when i visit their office in bangalore.
The Media Agency will be contacting me with the videos and other stuff later on . For right now they gave me a single picture that was retweeted over 8000 times on twitter !
Google contacted me once again to attend the Mumbai leg of their first tour in India . They loved my keynote in Delhi and wanted me to replicate the same for the Mumbai audience . They also agreed to provide me 1 of the 6 "Consultation pods" which would allow the attendees to visit and consult me on any topic they like.
There were over 2000 Developers and Businessmen attending the Mumbai Event . I spoke on both days and on the second day got a personal booth to interact with the developers , ultimately leading to a huge queue of developers waiting to interact with me - i had to even skip lunch because there were over 15 people waiting in line !
I even got invited to speak at 3 other conferences happening in Jalandhar (LPU) , Mumbai (MET) and Ahmedabad - All expenses paid ! I will be looking into them and deciding later if to commit myself or no.
After the mumbai event - I have been getting endless calls and emails from developers asking for help in thier endeavours . But out of those, there are a few emails which are inviting me attend events and give a keynote as in the words of Amity university i "inspire youngsters" . Hearing this makes me feel really good as i never expected this kind of recognition.
Evan will be speaking at:
1. Google Developers Fest in Jalandhar on 23rd September (Sunday)
2. Amity university Noida: International IT Confluence 2012
3. Startup Weekend Delhi
By Evan Luthra