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BarCamp quick review + Upcoming CyberChaikhana events

Photograph by neweurasia's Tolkun

Photograph by neweurasia's Tolkun

Hi everyone, I’m writing just to give a quick review of this year’s BarCamp and to announce upcoming CyberChaikhana events. Regarding the first, it was a fantastic affair. The presentations this year were much more business-oriented than previous years, which I think was a good experience for a lot of the young students who were in attendance, as it gave them a taste of the professional world. As for the reception of neweurasia and CyberChaikhana, the response from the BarCampers was simply incredible. My hand was sore from the sheer number of autographs I was jotting down. One of the best moments came on Sunday, right after our presentation: a young girl came up to me and said that she had read the whole book in a single night! Myself and other members of the neweurasia team were interviewed by several news agencies in attendance, including Internews, Tengrinews and Global Voices Online.

neweurasia's two managing editors, Chris and Yelena, at the opening party. Photograph by neweurasia's Tolkun.

neweurasia's two managing editors, Chris and Yelena, at the opening party. Photograph by neweurasia's Tolkun.

Last night we presented at the iD Center in Almaty. Today we shall be presenting at the Zh. Bekturova Library in Karaganda and then tomorrow at the National Press Center in Astana, both at 19h:


Карагандинская областная юношеская библиотека им. Ж. Бектурова
г. Караганды, ул. Ержанова 8А тел 8 7212 430650, 430704


Международный медиа-центр
Тел. /7172/ 910-842, 910-845
Астана, ул. Бейбитшилик, 25
Деловой Центр “Оркен”
4 этаж, каб. 406, 404

Finally, on Saturday we shall be presenting at the American University of Central Asia, Room 321 of the main building. We invite anyone in the area to come!

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