This month, Siem Reap will hold its first BarCamp Angkor at Build Bright University. In this two-day gathering, IT & business professionals, bloggers, social media specialists and university students can share and learn about new innovations in technology, business ideas and mindsets in the way people communicate and get connected.
When: Saturday to Sunday, 24th-25th March 2012
Where: Phum Viheachen, Svay Dangkum Commune, Siem Reap District, Siem Reap Province
For an indication of how developed a geek community, just ask if there is a HackerSpace around. That’s an observation made by Zane Kripe, a PhD student at Leiden University in the Netherlands, in an article for the International Institute for Asian Studies newsletter.
“HackerSpace requires substantial dedication and effort, and thus can be considered to indicate the existence of a more developed and substantial geek community,” she wrote, adding that Hackerspaces are gaining momentum in Southeast Asia. These spaces are distinct in that they are independent from the government and large corporations.
Within a year, four new establishments arose in Indonesia, and they are located in the cities of Bandung, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, and Medan. Jakarta is on track to have one too. Read more
In our special interview series before the magic 50th episode, we have Sean Bonner (@seanbonner) from Bode Media and Neoteny Labs on our studio. While he is here to conduct business clinics for Neoteny Labs and JFDI Asia, he will also be attending Echelon 2010. We interviewed him in Hackerspace SG and tapped his brain on the lessons learned from mentoring young entrepreneurs and thoughts on the micro-venture capital space. Sean also shares with us what he looks forward in the coming Echelon 2010. You can go directly to TWIA website or listen the podcast here in SGEntrepreneurs. Read more
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From the live show in Barcamp KL, our crew continues with our special guest Michael Smith from Yahoo! for the last segment of the event where we interview several interesting people across the technology and media space across Southeast Asia in an array of issues: (1) Colin Charles (@bytebot) from MariaDB on his recent trip on the MYSQL conference in Silicon Valley and the latest developments in IT databases, (2) Kugan (@scamboy) Malaysia Wireless blog – trends on smart phone users in across Southeast Asia and his thoughts on the upcoming 4G and Wimax networks into Asian markets, (3) Preetam Rai (@preetamrai), our Mr Barcamp Asia on all the barcamps happening across the region (Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and soon, Philippines & Indonesia), (4) Nazrul from Hackerspace KL & Code Android Malaysia and discussions on Flash vs HTML5 and how developers are caught in between. We thank Yahoo! for sponsoring the ice creams and Barcamp KL which made this live show happen. You can go directly to TWIA website or listen the podcast here in SGEntrepreneurs. Read more
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Barcamp Singapore 5 is happening this Saturday, 27 March 2010 in Singapore Polytechnic, Block T16 Level 03 starting from 9 am, and ending with a party in Hackerspace SG at 7 pm. We have already 298 participants and we are looking forward to more people coming. Here are more details for the event: Read more
Barcamp Singapore 5 is open to all developers/hardware hackers/designers/social media ppl/educators/startups/non-profits/social entrepreneurs/musicians/writers/painters/sculptors. Barcamp is a festival of doing, learning, sharing of doing and sharing of learning. Barcamp is also the place where many ideas are shared, discussed and brought into reality. The event will happen on 27 March 2010 (Saturday) in Singapore Polytechnic. Of course, it is now open for registration for those who want to contribute and those who want to come, share and interact with people who are working on really interesting stuff. Note that the twitter hashtag for the event is #barcampsg5 and you can register through this link here.
Our friends at Tech65 start their weekly podcast on the following issues that dominated the tech landscape last week with Mike Foong (theITChannel and TWIA) as the special guest in Barcamp Singapore 4 sponsored by IDA Singapore:  Google Maps finally fully featured in Singapore Correction: Transit information like MRT and Bus routes are also available in Singapore Google Map,  Google’s Chrome OS revealed and  Windows Mobile loses nearly a third of market share. Do click and check out their latest podcast here.
Barcamp Singapore 4 is open to all developers/hardware hackers/designers/social media ppl/educators/startups/non-profits/social entrepreneurs/musicians/writers/painters/sculptors. Barcamp is a festival of doing, learning, sharing of doing and sharing of learning. Barcamp is also the place where many ideas are shared, discussed and brought into reality. The event will happen on 21 Nov 2009 (Saturday) beginning from 9 am (morning) in Infocomm Development Authority, Singapore (Suntec Tower, 14th Floor, 8 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038988). We also thank IDA Singapore for their kind support and help to make this event happen.
Our friends at Tech65 start their weekly podcast on the following issues that dominated the tech landscape last week:  Creative Zii MediaBook,  Michael Arrington’s CrunchPad still not available, maybe never will be?  Motorola Droid,  BarCamp Singapore 4: 21 Nov 09, Suntec Tower 3, 14th Floor. Do click and check out their latest podcast here.
While Barcamp Singapore 4 will be happening in the coming week on 21 Nov 2009 (Sat), our friends across the causeway will be holding Barcamp Meleka this weekend from 14-15 Nov in Multimedia University (Melaka Campus), Malaysia. As a user organized conference bringing together, programmers, techies, geeks, entrepreneurs and other interesting people, the spirit of Barcamp has been ongoing all over Asia for the whole year. Do check out the event here.