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Let BarCamp Change Your Life

Let BarCamp Change Your Life



Presentation for Barcamp Battambang, 2013. 'CrowdSource' your life.

Presentation for Barcamp Battambang, 2013. 'CrowdSource' your life.

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    Let BarCamp Change Your Life Let BarCamp Change Your Life Presentation Transcript

    • Let BarCamp Change Your Lifeor…Jweeks.net
    • CrowdSource Your LifeMekongICT.org
    • Why BarCamp?• Why CrowdSource?• Why should I care?
    • Why Not?• Sometimes life can seem a little‘FUBAR’.• So get out of your ‘comfort zone’ andmeet people In Real Life –‘IRL’
    • The value of IRL:1stCambodia Blogger Meetup, 2005
    • IRL builds community‘IRL’ is physical networking.Watch out, you might actually make friends!Friends care about your work, your life, yourfeelings.Some ‘case studies’ of IRL:
    • ‘Case Studies’– Personal Information TechnologyWorkshop– BarCamp Bangkok Dating Seminar– Clogger Summit– Sexy Cambodian Bloggers– Queen of the Geeks– ‘Bopha Chiang Mai’
    • Personal Information TechnologyWorkshopwww.pitw.wordpress.com
    • After the workshop:• Hundreds of college / high school students trained &sharing• For the presenters and associated staff:– Chantra: BarCamp / Open Institute / private sector work– Viirak: BarCamp, Cloggers Corner, NGO & private sectorwork – now in Kenya!– Kalyan: scholarship overseas– Nearirath: scholarship overseas– Chak Sopheap: scholarship overseas, ‘Global Voices’ work– Cloggers Corner / Clogger Summit / BarCamps follow
    • Meanwhile, in Bangkok …Presentation from ‘31o5’
    • Outcomes:• ‘3105’ becomes ‘geek star’ ofASEAN BarCamps, coverage onsocial media, podcast, radio, TV• ‘Unconference’ format of ASEANBarCamp welcomes sharingcultural / social / humorous issue• “barcamp changed my life andcreated my daughter”
    • Clogger SummitBethKanter.org
    • Due to IRL trainings andmeetings:• EVERYONE wanted to attendCambodia’s first social media ‘CloggerSummit’• Cambodian and Cambodia basedbloggers met each other and also metenthused overseas bloggers.
    • Outcomes: Made a LOT of newfriends
    • Outcomes: Enthusiasm for more techmeetings like ‘Cloggers Corner’ and‘BarCamp’
    • Outcomes:• Beth Kanter raised over $4000 for her traveland the conference – she is now known as anexpert fundraiser and published author.BethKanter.org
    • Outcomes: Analysis of KhmerBlogging scene by Global Voices’Preetam Rai leading to…BethKanter.org
    • A TED talk
    • Don’t worry, I’ll include links to talks andvideos. :D
    • Why Are Cambodians ‘UnlikelyDiplomats’?• YOU are in demand for global meetingsand feedback.• Just don’t be afraid to apply.
    • Examples:Bloggers Nearirathand Chhardapresent at BarCampSaigon on ‘SexyCambodianBloggers’Nearirath Sreng
    • Heng Huy Eng: the only femaleSoutheast Asian Coder at OpenKnowledge Festival - FinlandCourtesy International Land Coalition
    • CrowdSource Your Life• No, it’s not about dating, sex …• or being from Cambodia / SoutheastAsia• Join BarCamps, Tech Meetings,Unconferences….• Share your ideas• Everywhere you go, you’ll find ‘likeminds’ and new ideas. For example:
    • I Talk About Comics!
    • And wherever I Go (Indonesia)
    • Malaysia
    • Singapore...
    • Thailand…
    • … you’ll find friends.
    • New Ideas:At Mekong ICT Camp 2010 I barely knewanyone. I started sketching people.
    • New IdeasBy the end of the conference I was a lot less shy.
    • New Ideas• During the Camp I learned about ‘Open Data’from expert Laurence Millar.• This changed my thinking, and gave me a jobfor two years creating ‘Open DevelopmentCambodia’• I returned in 2013 to share the results of ourhard-working team. I never expected this.• Now I’m thinking of MORE projects.– Open Data, Open Comics, Open Everything.
    • OpenDevCam.net
    • MekongICT.org
    • Conclusion• Attend BarCamps, UnConferences,Tech meetings. ‘IRL’ – In Real Life.• Present on what you like and know.(Even if you think no one will care.)• Don’t be shy. :D
    • Thank You!
    • Links:http://goo.gl/xsDWOMore adventures atJweeks.net