Barcamp Nairobi ended up being quite an event, with 228 attendees and an overwhelming amount of good conversations. The list included bloggers, web and mobile developers, government officials and students. We had people from all over Kenya, as well as a couple who came in from Tanzania. It was truly eclectic and exactly what we were hoping it would be. Josiah Mugambi has the full run-down of topics covered in each room.
I’m working on uploading a couple videos from Barcamp Nairobi. There were some really good conversations started, not all of which I was able to get on video, or even be in the room for. Hopefully, we’ll get some blog posts and videos from others who were there as well.
- The guys from LightingupKenya.org showed up to talk about ICT and rural energy
- Stella, of Fahamu, encourages women bloggers to begin blogging
- Daudi and I show the room and discuss the attendee numbers
- Ken speaks about response to his blogging for cash talk
- Kahenya Kamunyu, of Virn.net, talks about how he finances young web companies in Kenya
- Permanent Secretary of Information, Dr. Ndemo, gives the closing talk
I’ll continue uploading additional videos throughout the week on YouTube.
Barcamp Nairobi Bloggers (let me know if I missed you):
O’Reilly Radar (Programming Languages Survey)
Al Kags (gov’t perspective)
The Deeper Meaning of Life (Liz)
Clement “Omesa” Ongera
69mb (poster) (post #2)
Louder than Swahili (post #2)
Notes from the Road (on Ndemo)
Tech Talk (NY Times columnist)
Girl in the Meadow
The Gitts Zone
Open Source Africa
Do Good Well
Business in Focus