The most difficult aspect of blogging is the 'getting started' part. I'm yet to see a good 'first post', so let me just dive right in.
I run the Chennai .NET Student User Group which is one of the largest in India with over 1100 members. I have a techie blog which I update frequently.
For the past 2-3 weeks, we (the Tamil Nadu student champs) have been in the midst of a 'Student Champ Recruitment Drive'. The goal was to go out and get as many new student champs as possible from colleges where we don't have any student champs yet. This drive has proved a resounding success - our numbers have almost doubled.
Yesterday, I was at the Chennai Student Champ meeting with all the new champs and the conference room,usually half empty, could barely contain all the people in it. The air-conditioner definitely couldn't handle it. Instead of freezing as usual, all of us were fanning ourselves. I guess we all have to make a few sacrifices with the new additions to the family.
If you're from a college in Tamil Nadu and your college doesn't have a student champ yet, you should consider being a student champ. All you need is passion. Being a geek helps too.:-)
We launched the Imagine Cup drive yesterday with the objective and going out and getting people to sign up for the Imagine Cup. We already have over a 1000 registrations from India but the goal is to make that number closer to 10,000. If you're a student who loves technology, head on over to http://imagine.thespoke.net and press the big red button.
The next month or so should be quite exciting as we have a lot of activities lined up in Tamil Nadu. In particular, I'm very excited about travelling to Coimbatore in the first week of February for a big event there.