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Crowdsource Your Life


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Presentation at BarCamp Phnom Penh 2014

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Crowdsource Your Life

  1. 1. Crowdsource Your Life
  2. 2. Why Crowdsource? • Why ‘Network’? • Why should I care? • Why should I share?
  3. 3. Mekong ICT Camp -
  4. 4. 24 Hour Comics Drawing Day –
  5. 5. Why Not? • Everyone has something to share. • Sharing interests gets you out of your ‘comfort zone’ to explore cool new things In Real Life – ‘IRL’
  6. 6. The value of IRL: 1st Cambodia Blogger Meetup, 2005
  7. 7. ‘Case Studies’ – Personal Information Technology Workshop – BarCamp Bangkok Viral Presentation – Clogger Summit – “Sexy Cambodian Bloggers” – The Only Cambodian In The Room – ‘Bopha Chiang Mai’
  8. 8. Personal Information Technology Workshop
  9. 9. 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 sector work – now in Kenya! – Kalyan: scholarship overseas – Nearirath: scholarship overseas – Chak Sopheap: scholarship overseas, ‘Global Voices’ work – Cloggers Corner / Clogger Summit / BarCamps followed
  10. 10. Meanwhile, in Bangkok … Presentation from ‘31o5’
  11. 11. Outcomes: • ‘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”
  12. 12. Clogger Summit
  13. 13. Due to IRL trainings and meetings: • EVERYONE wanted to attend Cambodia’s first social media ‘Clogger Summit’ • Cambodian and Cambodia based bloggers met each other and also met enthused overseas bloggers. • Outcomes: Made a LOT of new friends
  14. 14. Outcomes: Enthusiasm for more tech meetings like ‘Cloggers Corner’ and ‘BarCamp’
  15. 15. Outcomes: • Beth Kanter raised over $4000 for her travel and the conference – she is now known as an expert fundraiser and published author.
  16. 16. Outcomes: Analysis of Khmer Blogging scene by Global Voices’ Preetam Rai leading to…
  17. 17. A TED talk
  18. 18. Don’t worry, I’ll include links to talks and videos. :D
  19. 19. Why Are Cambodians ‘Unlikely Diplomats’? • YOU are in demand for global meetings and feedback. • Just don’t be afraid to share your knowledge with the crowd. Give it a try.
  20. 20. Examples: Bloggers Nearirath and Chharda present at BarCamp Saigon on ‘Sexy Cambodian Bloggers’ Nearirath Sreng
  21. 21. Heng Huy Eng: the only female Southeast Asian Coder at Open Knowledge Festival - Finland Courtesy International Land Coalition
  22. 22. So… CrowdSource Your Life? • Share your ideas • Join BarCamps, Tech Meetings, Unconferences…. • Everywhere you go, you’ll find ‘like minds’ and new ideas. For example:
  23. 23. I Talk About Comics!
  24. 24. Courtesy Patrick Samnang Mey
  25. 25. And wherever I Go (Indonesia)
  26. 26. Malaysia
  27. 27. Singapore...
  28. 28. Thailand…
  29. 29. … you’ll find friends.
  30. 30. Don’t Be Shy: At Mekong ICT Camp 2010 I barely knew anyone. So I started sketching people.
  31. 31. By the end of the conference I was a lot less shy.
  32. 32. New Ideas • 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 ‘Open Comics’.  • 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.
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  34. 34. Be careful… you might make friends! Friends care about your work, your life, your feelings. The bigger your network is, the more time you spend on it. Don’t overdo it. Take from the crowd, also share with the crowd.
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  37. 37. Conclusion • Join The Crowd. Attend BarCamps, UnConferences, Tech meetings. ‘IRL’ – In Real Life. • Share what you like and know. (Even if you think no one will care.) • Don’t be shy. :D
  38. 38. Thank You!
  39. 39. Links: More adventures at