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

βœ… - Please do these behaviours!

❌ - These may result in bans

πŸ‘Ž - 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

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

βœ… 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.

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

Adding Friends

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

πŸ‘Ž Asking on main to add your friend. Ping admins directly.

General Conversation

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

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

βœ… Act in good faith and with integrity. When in doubt ask

βœ… 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

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

πŸ‘Ž Sensationalism and exaggerations.

πŸ‘Ž 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?

βœ… Have someone else share it on the group

❌ Promote your own product/blog/event

πŸ“š Resources

Event announcements

Hiring Announcements:

Please share them here:

Looking for jobs?

Join here:

Hackathon and Jury Recommendations

Finances & Expenses

All our budget and expenses are public. You can see them here:Β 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

Community Moderators

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

AI for Creatives

Women in AI

Agents and Tool Usage

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:

  1. Computational Mama, Creative Extraordinaire
  2. Dr. Pratik Desai - CEO, KissanAI
  3. Divya Tak - Co-founder || Product and Game Design
  4. Shubhi Saxena - Product at Quizizz
  5. Ravi Theja - Open Source Contributor, Llama Index
  6. Pratyush Choudhury, AI SaaS & Infrastructure Investor @ Together Fund
  7. Ojasvi Yadav, AI Lead, WriteSonic
  8. Dev Aggarwal, Technical Founder at Gooey.AI
  9. Kaushik Bokka, Stealth Founder, ex-LightningAI, Fynd
  10. Sudharshan Chandra Babu, Co-founder, FrontierAI
  11. Sumod Mohan - CEO, AutoInfer
  12. Rahul Bhatnagar - Founder, Kidovo
  13. Kumar Shivendu - Systems Engineer, Qdrant
  14. Aditya Agrawal - Co-founder, SuperU, ex-Tesla
  15. Abhishek Mishra - Technical Lead, Intel – Resident LLM Finetuning Expert
  16. Sandesh Anand - Co-founder, Seezo, ex-Razorpay
  17. Aryaman Behera - Co-founder, Repello AI
  18. Anshuman Pandey - CEO,
  19. Pratiksha Dake - Founder, Graphia
  20. Navita Pareek - Founder, InstaPhotoAI
  21. Sachin Dharashivkar - Founder, AthenaAgent
  22. Vignesh Baskaran - Co-founder, HexoAI
  23. Dhruv Anand - Search Consultant, VectorDB & LLM
  24. Soumyadeep Mukherjee - Co-founder and Engineer, Dashtoon
  25. Digvijay - ex-Hyperverge, Stealth Founder

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.