BarCamp Cambodia (Phnom Penh)
When i left manila for Ho Chi Minh last year, i thought that id have to wait for another 3-4 years (or a lucky vacation) before I – again join an offline gathering of online network such as Manila’s Blog Parteeh, Blog Awards, Taste Asia, Blog Summits, etc.
LUCKILY & surprisingly – such events exists in a heritage rich country such as Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Tomorrow – September 20, 2008, hundreds of enthusiasts from all walks of life with different culture will meet in one huge event dubbed BarCamp Phnom Penh.
BarCamp, an innovative “impromptu” gathering that began in 2005 in Palo Alto, California, helps “open source” enthusiasts share information about technology in an informal setting. The idea quickly spread from California to the rest of the world, arriving in Bangkok in January 2008 and now in Phnom Penh. It’s an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants.
Jayson, Udom and I will attend the said event. At some point, to represent our company – Mag-Alliance, Publisher of Cambodia’s Funkiest Magazine G21.
Till then, see you guys tomorrow!
Excess: You’d be surprise that its only now, as of my blogging, that ive learned that we had our own BarCamp in Manila last August 21 🙂