If you’re in, or near, Nairobi you need to get involved with BarCamp Kenya on March 31. Last week I wrote about it, but now things are starting to coalesce. Riyaz Bachani, along with David Kariuki, Eric Magutu and Josiah Mugambi, are getting things put together and there’s a call for speakers and volunteers.
BarCamps are open conferences that are free to attend and that are open for anyone to talk at. I’ve been to a couple and I can tell you that they blow regular conferences out of the water in the amount of networking and ideas discussed.
Things you can do:
- Attend – go sign up here
- Sign up for the mailing list
- Design a (better) logo – above is my try, but I know there are better logo designers out there. For goodness sakes, after all of the replies I got on this post, you should be jumping at this chance for visibility
- Bloggers – this is a GREAT chance to network. BarCamp is not just for tech-heads.
Developers – I can tell you that there is a world of opportunity waiting – just in Kenya itself, much less the rest of Africa and the world. I hope to hear big ideas on what you can do to change Kenya coming out of this event.
Bloggers – This is your chance to mix with each other and also network with those tech guys that can help you out on your own projects. Some of you should be speaking at this event, Riyaz has expressly told me to ask you to do that. Yani, I’m going to be pissed off if I don’t see some blog coverage and a video cast of this event. 🙂
Designers – If you’re not at this event, shame on you. Both bloggers and programmers need your help more than you realize. This is a chance to share ideas and rub shoulders with them.