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Ten years of Hasgeek

Ten years of Hasgeek

In 2020, Hasgeek turns a decade old. Here’s a recap

Did Hasgeek facilitate your entry into the tech community? Found a job via Hasjob? Launched your start-up after speaking at an event? Turned a corner in your career? Tell us your story – and how Hasgeek made an impact on your personal and professional life. We are listening, and so is everyone who … expand
  • Did Hasgeek facilitate your entry into the tech community?
  • Found a job via Hasjob?
  • Launched your start-up after speaking at an event?
  • Turned a corner in your career?

Tell us your story – and how Hasgeek made an impact on your personal and professional life. We are listening, and so is everyone who needs that little bit of inspiration to get started on their quest!

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Rahul Gonsalves

A genuinely warm community

I’d just moved back to Bangalore when HasGeek was being born and it gave me an immediate entry into a community I’d been searching for - the intersection of technology and society. There was an obvious focus on fostering not just another meet-up group, but a genuinely warm community based on shared interests and values. more
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  • 10 Dec 2020

Kalyanasundaram Somasundaram

My journey with Hasgeek

My journey with Hasgeek started with the flash talk I gave at Rootconf 2013. I have been a regular attendee of Rootconf since then. more
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  • 10 Dec 2020

Aravind Putrevu

My journey with Hasgeek

Hasgeek’s inclusive tech community helped me to discover, learn and share a lot of things, which inturn helped in my career growth. more
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  • 10 Dec 2020

Aravind Putrevu

My journey with Hasgeek

I discovered tech communities after moving to Bangalore. Hasgeek is one such community where you get a chance to attend, learn, and volunteer for various activities. more
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  • 10 Dec 2020

Lakshmi Murthy

From menstrual health to camel cheese - Hasgeek's interventions

I got to know about Hasgeek when our NGO, Jatan Sansthan. Jatan was looking for assistance with regard to hosting a six-part webinar series titled “Menstrual Health: Bharat Darshan.” Hasgeek very kindly hosted the series for us, for which we are very grateful. more
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  • 10 Dec 2020
Shreyas Satish

Shreyas Satish

My experience with Hasgeek

As a geeky kid graduating from college, I was just curious to go meet folks in tech who were doing interesting work. Coincidentally, Hasgeek just launched their first event (Doctype) at the time and the enthusiasm there was contagious. Discussing the latest exploits, figuring out maps, booing Internet Explorer; it was all there and it felt like geek heaven! more
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  • 10 Dec 2020

Ambika Joshi

Building culture + technology segment on hasgeek.com

Hasgeek gave us the space and resources to develop an emerging segment of culture + technology. Aside from their wonderful platform and generous support, we were also able to build diverse audience sets for various projects through their amazing network! more
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  • 10 Dec 2020
Gaurav Lochan

Gaurav Lochan

A community that helped me get into Android, Indian startups, and a Facebook acquisition

I was a Tech lead/Manager at VMware from 2008-2011. I was thinking of starting up, and i first got excited about Android in 2010. Hasgeek provided an excellent community to give techies voice and recognition (Hasgeek events were cool, and kept a high bar for quality). More importantly, I could meet with other enthusiastic tech/design/data folks in Bangalore. I have so many memories of meeting fol… more
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  • 10 Dec 2020
Kracekumar R

Kracekumar R

Ten and unbeaten

HasGeek has been the reflection of the tech industry’s time in India. Their events have become a reference point for other event organizers regarding content, technology, organization, and community building. They are fearless to experiment with the new formats, conferences, iterative the process, and understand the attendees and sponsors. The geeks who seek end up in the HasGeek community. Chasi… more
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  • 11 Dec 2020
Aram Bhusal

Aram Bhusal

The awesomeness that has been Hasgeek

Wow !! It’s already a decade for Hasgeek and I really hope Hasgeek has many more decades to celebrate !! more
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  • 11 Dec 2020
Tanushree Jindal

Tanushree Jindal

An inspiring learning space and community

Back in 2012, I had just moved to Bangalore from US and was working as a freelance front-end developer. Over the next two years, I found at Hasgeek, an inspiring learning space and community. more
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  • 11 Dec 2020

Mohith Bp

Making audiences aware about accessibility; and inclusion

Hasgeek provides a very good platform to exchange ideas and learn contemporary things in technology industry. more
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  • 12 Dec 2020
sankarshan

sankarshan

Changing the conversation, context and culture around technology

The first time I met with the Hasgeek folks was at a HTML5 event at Pune. I think I still have the swag - a coffee mug (those were the days!) from the event. The then prevalent nature of technology conversations was around the specific innards of technology. Over the years Hasgeek has steered the conversation and context to include life - that is a significant and singular achievement. To be able… more
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  • 12 Dec 2020
Sreekumar GV

Sreekumar GV

Real good team of Geeks and great people

We are very impressed with the wonderful support given by the entire team of Hasgeek for Typography Society of India. Kiran and Zainab were extremely knowledgeable and supportive throughout our interactions with Hasgeek. more
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  • 12 Dec 2020

Sunil Pai

To my posse, my crew, my junta, my peeps, my club; Happy Bithday! Get turnt.

Happy birthday hasgeek! Within your community I made my closest friends, learnt how to preapre and present my wild ideas to people, and participated in an ecosystem I could finally call my own. It was nice to do this for fun, it was my club, my posse, my junta. Never did I feel like we sold out to any big corporate interest, and we made some special memories everytime we hung out. Y’all gave me a… more
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  • 13 Dec 2020

Haris Ibrahim K. V.

* smiles and stares blankly .... *

Ha ha ha… Oh God… … … My first job… The first time I sent money home… more
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  • 13 Dec 2020
Venkata Pingali

Venkata Pingali

Congratulations and best wishes for Hasgeek 2.0

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  • 13 Dec 2020

Pramod Biligiri

Congrats on 10 years of high quality pioneering work

I’ve found at least two jobs through Hasgeek and probably got a few more offers from attending their events. But those seem beside the point as my strongest memories are of the quality of talks and interactions I’ve had at these events. I also admire e their work on tech policy and their speaking up on important issues. Wishing them tremendous growth and success in rhe future. more
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  • 13 Dec 2020

Prasanna Krishnamoorthy

Without HasGeek the India community would be poorer

HasGeek events are indelibly etched in my memory. In the early days I’ve bumped into so many startup ecosystem founders, CTOs, just trying to get their startups off the ground. And HasGeek was always a cornerstone of where highest quality content, highest quality people, would converge while having the geekiest conversations imaginable. more
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  • 14 Dec 2020

Ashutosh Kumar Sahu

**Socializing and Management**

With JSFOO/METAREFRESH 2018 I joined Hasgeek as a Volunteer and it was such an amazing experience that there was no going back. It was a great experience to work with organizers/sponsors. Best part was socializing with Hasgeek crew and other attendees. Hasgeek brings you brings and offers you the best platform for people with same set of enthusiasm. Working with Hasgeek was great equaliser. more
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  • 14 Dec 2020
Yagnik

Yagnik

Community - Country - Job - Friends - Partner...Hasgeek continues on with it's impact!

6 years back at my first RootConf, I talked about how we scaled Shopify and made an impact on commerce around the world. Little did I know, in that moment, Hasgeek, Zainab, Kiran and Amal of course would play such a strong role in making me move to India, find my footing and a year later at yet another Hasgeek conference, make me meet my partner. I haven’t even started what all Hasgeek has done f… more
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  • 14 Dec 2020

Kamala Sripada

Thank you for everything!

Speaking at RootConf2016 was the beginning of understanding how much I love building efficient work flows. This learning has served be well as an anchor for work related decisions I made ince then. more
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  • 14 Dec 2020
Deepa Venkatraman

Deepa Venkatraman

Community, conversations and values

Hasgeek is the space that makes serendipitous encounters happen. Their conferences have fostered conversations not just about software, but about how technology intersects with regulation, ethics, values, life. Over the years, I’ve had the great fortune of meeting many collaborators, clients, colleagues and friends through this wonderful community. more
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  • 14 Dec 2020

vyshnavy oa

The best volunteer experience ever !

I got an amazing opportunity to be part of Hasgeek as a volunteer for the event The Fifth Elephant 2019. As a student from Kerala, it was my privilege to get a chance to volunteer for such a big event. I Am always thankful to the organizing team for giving me such an opportunity. And that was the best volunteering experience I ever got over the past 4 years. Got a chance to meet and work with lot… more
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  • 14 Dec 2020
Souvik Das Gupta

Souvik Das Gupta

A friendly community, a resilient organisation and a bunch of interesting individuals

Before Hasgeek, my idea of attending conferences was similar to that of attending a live concert where you watch a few rockstars perform from a distance. Hasgeek turned the entire idea conferences into that of an approachable community. Everyone at their events — speakers, volunteers, attendees, organisers and sponsors — share a sense of belonging to the same community. There’s something for ever… more
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  • 15 Dec 2020

Pranil Dasika

Truly inspiring and energizing community. Congrats HasGeek!

Brings back many memories from the early days of HasGeek. more
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  • 15 Dec 2020
Abhishek Rai

Abhishek Rai

Happy birthday Hasgeek

I am founder of The Shack, a digital media brand for small businesses. Before The Shack, I have built communities all my professional life. Hasgeek builds better communities than anyone. I first met founders Zainab and Kiran, when I was about to start building The Shack’s community. They had hosted me and let me work with their team to understand Hasgeek’s community. The experience has helped me … more
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  • 15 Dec 2020
Srikanth Lakshmanan

Srikanth Lakshmanan

My journey with Hasgeek in Community Building and Clicktivism

I have known Hasgeek from its early days, but never really attended the events physically until 50p, 2017, but have watched many hours quality content on youtube. I admired the quality of content and the community curated proposal screening online with talkfunnel as against organiser driven programming. more
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  • 15 Dec 2020
Jitendra Vyas

Jitendra Vyas

For design geeks

When I had landed in Bangalore in 2011, I didn’t know how to meet local developer with similar interest. more
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  • 15 Dec 2020
Vinayak Hegde

Vinayak Hegde

Technology with community at the core

I have known Zainab and Jace for the better part of nearly two decades that I have been part of the Bangalore tech ecosystem through events, meetups and conferences. The association goes back to the early days of the Linux user groups with a set of self selecting geeks who were interested in then-niche Linux operating system and the surrounding free software/opensource ecosystem. Hasgeek was star… more
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  • 15 Dec 2020
praveen sinha

praveen sinha

Building Community , Finding Space, Getting Vocal

Hasgeek helped us put together our first digital open workshop on speculative design this year. From then on, a4achaar has matured to its present form, all thanks to Hasgeek and its team of volunteers who were pivotal in building a community and a space for futures discussion. It was a relief to have all the tech part figured out during our sessions with customized formats of webinar. The communi… more
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  • 15 Dec 2020

Pradeep Banavara

My gateway into startups in Bangalore

I had just gotten back from the US around 2010 and was fundamentally clueless about what to do in life ( to some extent I still am). StartupWeekend organized their first ever event in Bangalore and that was my foray into the world of startups and Android. Bumped into Kiran sometime around 2011-12 and got introduced to Hasgeek. I must have been one of the first attendees of DroidCon and possibly a… more
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  • 15 Dec 2020

Hana Mohan

Congrats!

Hey Zainab, Kiran and the rest of the team! Congratulations on the milestone. I remember the early days and the excellent conference. I have learnt a lot, delivered some talks and even sponored once. Good time. Here is to the next 10! more
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  • 15 Dec 2020

Rasagy Sharma

My many *first* experiences with Hasgeek

From volunteering to speaking, mentoring & sketchnoting — Hasgeek helped me shape my identity beyond my day job. more
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  • 16 Dec 2020

Anand Chitipothu

PyCon India may not have survived without the support of Hasgeek

Happy Birthday, Hasgeek! I can’t believe ten long years have passed by. The memories of PHP in the Cloud are still fresh in my mind. more
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  • 16 Dec 2020

saurabh hirani

Happy Birthday HasGeek!

HasGeek has influenced and shaped up my career in many ways. It has given me and many others a platform to start out public speaking in the easiest and friendliest way possible. I still remember having second thoughts about submitting my first talk for Rootconf thinking it will be a black box selection process. But it turned out to be more of an engaging discussion and iterative approach to honin… more
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  • 16 Dec 2020

Shrayas Rajagopal

Many thanks, best wishes and cheers on 10, HasGeek!

If there is one organization that comes to my mind whenever anyone talks about building, enabling and engaging with a community, it is HasGeek. more
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  • 16 Dec 2020

Frolic- Amalthea

Amazing Organization- 360 degrees

Hasgeek is an amazing org who ensures that their clients, vendors and support team are able to deliver the best through their outstanding team work. more
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  • 16 Dec 2020

Akshay Bhalotia

My experience with HasGeek community

When I moved to Bangalore a few years ago, I had a lot of cravings about community engagement. I wanted to engage with more people, listen to a lot more, differing and even opposing ideas, form my own values. This would not have been possible without letting knowledge, compassion and warmth flow freely. These were the core beliefs imbibed by the members of HasGeek and also the amazing community t… more
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  • 16 Dec 2020

Aravind Ravi Sulekha

Happy 10th, Hasgeek!

My first experience of Hasgeek was at the 2011 JSFoo when I spoke at a conference for the very first time. In fact this was also my first in-person experience of a technology community. more
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  • 17 Dec 2020
Praseetha KR

Praseetha KR

Congrats on the 10th year! 🎉

Can’t believe it has been 10 years! When I joined Hasgeek it was 2 years old. It was my first job out of college. I was so lucky to end up being here. Kiran & Zainab are amazing people who had a great influence in my life. Working at Hasgeek was a unique experience. more
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  • 17 Dec 2020

Gaurav Chaturvedi

De facto choice for having conversations in India

Personally Hasgeek has played an importaint part in my professional career. I have met and had many interesting discussions and made a lot of interesting friends whom I met only at Hasgeek events. Hence I have always looked forward to attending Hasgeek events. I have known the team from before the genesis of Hasgeek. The entire team has been passsonate about technology. They would not have surviv… more
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  • 18 Dec 2020

Dhaval Trivedi

Happy birthday Hasgeek!

Here’s to the DoctypeHTML5 days :) I see that the original schedule is still up at https://doctypehtml5.in/ :) more
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  • 18 Dec 2020

Jamna Vyas

Happy Birthday hasgeek !

I had attended one of the Hasgeek’s meetup with my husband in 2011, just because he didn’t want to leave me alone at home. later I met Zainab and Kiran and they asked me if I can work with them and help them in whatever capacity I can. I found my interest in helping hasgeek in managing their event operational’s tasks. Everyone at hasgeek Kiran, Haris, Krace and Radha welcomed me and It became an … more
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  • 18 Dec 2020

Shreyas Narayanan

Happy 10th Birthday, geeks! 🎂

Wow! 10 years! I remember visiting the HasGeek house during one of the birthdays to meet the team, interact with fellow geeks and most importantly, to have cake. Just walking in, I was really excited to meet all these new people. I hadn’t met or interacted with a lot of them at that point, and yet, they were all super friendly and welcoming. Over the years, building the HasGeek community, to bein… more
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  • 18 Dec 2020
William K. Moses Jr.

William K. Moses Jr.

Happy birthday Hasgeek, the place where I did my first internship!

Long ago in December 2011 I joined Hasgeek (back when it was still HasGeek) as an intern. I saw what Kiran and Zainab and everyone else were doing by building these communities to help tech-oriented people come together and I wanted to be a part of it! I had a lot of fun helping with the conferences, meeting wonderful people, and editing videos. I must say that though the time I spent at Hasgeek … more
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  • 21 Dec 2020

Akash Mahajan

A platform to learn from developers and builders

HasGeek events allowed me to interact with developers and builders. To most, it may seem odd as this may be something they do day in and out. But I come from a community of security professionals null community, and it is rare to find many developers there. more
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  • 22 Dec 2020

Devi A S L

A decade of building and nurturing communities

I’ve witnessed the journey of Hasgeek through this decade, as a participant, volunteer and a speaker in many of their conferences. more
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  • 22 Dec 2020

Raison Emmanuel Dsouza

Hasgeek - my experiences from 2011

My journey with Hasgeek since 2011. more
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  • 23 Dec 2020
Prateek Rungta

Prateek Rungta

Tech, Web, Mountains & Community. Moar Please!

I’m Prateek Rungta, co-founder of Miranj — a web design studio in New Delhi. I’m so happy that Hasgeek has finished 10 years, can’t believe it’s been that long! The first time I came across them was in 2010 when they were running the DocType HTML5 series. It’s quite fitting that we crossed paths in an event about HTML5 because thanks to Hasgeek, we went on to build quite a few exciting websites f… more
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  • 23 Dec 2020

ravi srinivasan

Technical quizzes at early Hasgeek events

During the first year of Hasgeek, I ran technical quizzes at Hasgeek events. That was a lot of fun! more
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  • 23 Dec 2020

Shashikiran Rao

Happy 10

Time flies, and we grow up! more
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  • 23 Dec 2020

Aravind Krishnaswamy

Completing a decade - Happy 10!

It’s been an incredible decade of building the technical community. more
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  • 23 Dec 2020

Shivam Shankar Singh

Speaking at The Fifth Elephant 2018 - and from there onwards

I spoke at The Fifth Elephant 2018, and met lots of interesting people and made lots of connections. more
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  • 23 Dec 2020
Prem Nawaz Khan

Prem Nawaz Khan

Participating in the tech community

I participated in speaking about accessibility on Meta Refresh. more
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  • 23 Dec 2020
Karthik Balakrishnan

Karthik Balakrishnan

Happy 10th anniversary to the best decision of my career <3

Where to begin. As a final year student back in 2014, I’m super grateful to Zainab and Kiran to taking a chance on me. Like most people’s stories with Hasgeek, it was entirely serendepitous that I met Kiran at PyCon 2014 and asked him for an internship. A 1 month internship turned into a 6 month internship which turned into my job for the next 3 years. more
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  • 28 Dec 2020

Sayan Chowdhury

Make it a Ton, Hasgeek!

Happy 10th Birthday, Hasgeek! The first conference I attended was PyCon India 2012, and that is also where I met Zainab, Kiran and the Hasgeek team. An year later, I was at CIS helping with PyCon India 2013 as a volunteer, handling the Hasgeek inventory. Those were some amazing hacking nights we spent bringing up the contact points. more
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  • 30 Dec 2020
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