24 Hour Comics Drawing Day – OurBooksCambodia.org
• Everyone has something to share.
• Sharing interests gets you out of your
‘comfort zone’ to explore cool new things
In Real Life –
The value of IRL:
Cambodia Blogger Meetup, 2005
– Personal Information Technology
– BarCamp Bangkok Viral Presentation
– Clogger Summit
– “Sexy Cambodian Bloggers”
– The Only Cambodian In The Room
– ‘Bopha Chiang Mai’
Personal Information Technology
After the workshop:
• Hundreds of college / high school students trained &
• For the presenters and associated staff:
– Chantra: BarCamp / Open Institute / private sector work
– Viirak: BarCamp, Cloggers Corner, NGO & private sector
work – now in Kenya!
– Kalyan: scholarship overseas
– Nearirath: scholarship overseas
– Chak Sopheap: scholarship overseas, ‘Global Voices’ work
– Cloggers Corner / Clogger Summit / BarCamps followed
Meanwhile, in Bangkok …
Presentation from ‘31o5’
• ‘3105’ becomes ‘geek star’ of
ASEAN BarCamps, coverage on
social media, podcast, radio, TV
• ‘Unconference’ format of ASEAN
BarCamp welcomes sharing
cultural / social / humorous issue
• “barcamp changed my life and
created my daughter”
Due to IRL trainings and
• EVERYONE wanted to attend
Cambodia’s first social media ‘Clogger
• Cambodian and Cambodia based
bloggers met each other and also met
enthused overseas bloggers.
• Outcomes: Made a LOT of new friends
Outcomes: Enthusiasm for more tech
meetings like ‘Cloggers Corner’ and
• Beth Kanter raised over $4000 for her travel
and the conference – she is now known as an
expert fundraiser and published author.
Outcomes: Analysis of Khmer
Blogging scene by Global Voices’
Preetam Rai leading to…
Don’t Be Shy:
At Mekong ICT Camp 2010 I barely knew
anyone. So I started sketching people.
By the end of the conference I was a lot less shy.
• During the Camp I learned about ‘Open Data’
from expert Laurence Millar.
• This changed my thinking, and eventually got
me a job creating Open Development
Cambodia. I’m now on the board, and doing
• I returned in 2013 to share the results of our
hard-working team. I never expected this.
• Get ideas from the crowd, share your success
with the crowd.
you might make
Friends care about your work, your life, your
The bigger your network is, the more time you
spend on it. Don’t overdo it.
Take from the crowd, also share with the