Central Asia BarCamp 2011 was a resounding success, reports neweurasia’s Schwartz. Also, upcoming CyberChaikhana events: Zh. Bekturova Library in Karaganda (today), National Press Center @ Astana (Wednesday), AUCA @ Bishkek (Saturday). Click “Read More” for details.
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.
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
Тел. /7172/ 910-842, 910-845
Астана, ул. Бейбитшилик, 25
Деловой Центр “Оркен”
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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!Share
Schwartz is NewEurasia's Editor in Chief. In 2004, he co-founded our predecessor site, Thinking East (http://www.thinking-east.net), with Ben Paarmann and Oliver Dams. He was also the editor of the book, "CyberChaikhana: Digital Conversations from Central Asia", and has published academically on Central Asia's mediascape. Check out his personal blog @ http://schwartztronica.wordpress.com.