WhereCampAfrica and BarCamp Nairobi
I’m a bit late on giving my final thoughts to the WhereCampAfrica event that happened in the middle of June. Anyone who has ever put on an event like this knows what a thankless job it can be, but it was simply amazing to see over 600 people getting together to talk about technology and mapping in Africa. I was working triple duty updating the barcampnairobi web site, running the twitter feed and resolving last minute issues.
Over the two days I met dozens of great local developers ,several potential business connections, watched two World Cup games, drank plenty of Tusker and had a great time. I would encourage everyone to visit the Barcamp Nairobi web site which has an updated list of bloggers and pictures.
I’m already looking forward to 2011 in Nairobi. We are thinking about ways to get more managers and decision makers out to BarCamp. Maybe a Friday night social might draw out folks who normally would not come out over the weekend. Please comment and add suggestions either here or at the event web site. Looking forward to seeing everyone next year.