Generative AI Community: General Guide


Our community is a vibrant nexus connecting over 2,000 AI enthusiasts, predominantly in Bangalore and San Francisco. It’s a congregation of high-impact professionals including CTOs, senior ML engineers, and open-source hackers from influential projects and startups like Guardrails, Ragas, Llama Index, Qdrant, FastEmbed, KissanAI, Sarvam, Portkey, and more.

Each month, our community engages over 200 active members. We discuss topics ranging from compute cost improvements via vLLM to latency and evaluations.

As a team, we have done monthly events since February, which include talks, demo days, hackathons, and a 24-hour hackathon. Our speakers have included industry luminaries like Amod Malviya (Flipkart/Udaan) and Prof. Pratyush (AI4Bharat/Sarvam), offering invaluable insights into the latest AI advancements.

Our community’s impact is evident in the success stories it has nurtured. Ragas has evolved into a business and recently got into YCombinator. Previous speaker Ravi Theja found a significant roles at Llama Index, while collaborator Shivendu Kumar joined Qdrant. Notably, FastEmbed itself was born out of the community’s articulated needs, exemplifying our commitment to fostering real-world AI solutions.

In essence, our community is not just a forum for discussion but a melting pot for AI Engineering innovation and collaboration. You can join us on WhatsApp here.

WhatsApp Community Rules

✅ - Please do these behaviours!

❌ - These may result in bans

👎 - we discourage these behaviours, but context matters

These guides are good rules of thumbs for behaviour, but admins reserve all rights to remove or ban members or conversations.

Content Sharing

✅ Things that you find interesting, curious or noteworthy around AI research, philosophy, implementation and future. Also new tools or how you’re using them.

✅ Give context when sharing if possible, or ask questions, especially if you are looking for a specific kind of help

❌ Self promotion of your products, your company or your events. Group should not be used as your marketing channel.

👎 Sharing paid/paywalled content. You can describe if something is relevant to the discussion but sharing this content is discouraged

Adding Friends

✅ Share the group link with your friends and ask them to apply:

👎 Asking on main to add your friend. Ping admins directly.

General Conversation

✅ Ask questions, especially follow ups if a conversation or topic intrigues you

✅ Share knowledge that you have with the community members, we can only grow the AI community in India if we help each other out

✅ Act in good faith and with integrity. When in doubt ask

✅ Disclose any conflicts of interests in a particular conversation

❌ Conversations about topics with proven harm technologies like deep fakes, surveillance, or discrimination promoting tech

❌ Harassment or abuse, targeted towards a group or an individual

❌ Inactive members. If you are inactive for more than 60 days, you will be removed from the group

👎 Off topic discussions. Avoid spamming others’ inboxes with messages irrelevant to the group. Take those discussions to DMs

👎 Sensationalism and exaggerations.

👎 Don’t ask to just ask. Add context e.g. what you’ve tried, what can folks help with

How can I promote my product/blog/event on group?

✅ Have someone else share it on the group

❌ Promote your own product/blog/event

📚 Resources

Past Discussion Summaries

Past discussion summaries

Event announcements

Hiring and Jobs

Hiring Announcements:

Please fill out this form. We will compile these and share them weekly with the group

Looking for jobs?

See open roles here

Hackathon and Jury Recommendations

Finances & Expenses

All our budget and expenses are public. You can see them here: Generative AI Finances

Code of Conduct

We enforce the Hasgeek Code of Conduct – and by being part of our communications e.g. WhatsApp group or attending any of ever events, you agree to adhere to the same. In case of violations, please report to coc {at} nirantk (dot) com

⚠️ Data Usage: Messages in the group may be made public or used for training a bot. We cannot prevent members from downloading chat history.

GenerativeAI Startup Ecosystem for Founders and Investors

Description: This Gen AI group is strictly for founder + Investors only, if you are not one of these you can be removed by admins anytime without prior acknowledgment. When you join please drop 3-4 line introduction about you and/or your product along with LinkedIn link for other members to connect with you.

Read these Startup Group rules first

For adding new members, please reach out to Nisha from SuperU on WhatsApp

For promoting any upcoming event, please reach out to Aditya on WhatsApp

LLMs in Production Group


  1. Don’t promote your product
  2. Be nice, be respectful: Don’t shit on other people’s work
  3. Intro about your product when you join
  4. If you’re not sure about something being posted, just message one of us.
  5. No messages around funding

Community Moderators

The community is run with sincere and ongoing efforts from the following people:

AI for Creatives

Expertise and Advisory Board aka Moderators:

These are the folks who pitch in ideas, help with moderation, lend their expertise and time to the community. This is a voluntary role and I’m deeply grateful for their time and effort:

Founding Members:

These are the co-conspirators which provide the emotional, mental fuel to keep this community going. They are the ones who helped me get this off the ground. I’m deeply grateful for their support:

On behalf of the community, I’d like to thank all of the above for their time and effort.