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”
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.
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:
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.