August 20, 2008

EVENTS: Central Asia in a "barcamp" format

Central Asia in a "barcamp" format

11.08.2008, By Yelena Jetpyspayeva, exclusively for

Central Asia in a 11 months to go, and such popular in the US format of un-conference as "barcamp," seized almost the whole territory of the former USSR, finally is getting to the Central Asia.

At the beginning of August Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) welcomed the first BarCamp Central Asia participants, and it's worthy of mentioning - the barcamp succeeded!

Almost 300 bloggers, web-delevopers, programmers and journalists from the Central Asia, CIS, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia gathered together on August 1-3 in the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, to discuss the current and new tendencies in the sphere of New Media on the first international un-conference - the BarCamp Central Asia 2008.

The official opening at the American University in Central Asia was joined by the representatives of the US Embassy to Kyrgyzstan, Opera Software and the Open Society Institute.

"I support the bloggers conference where everyone is proud to belong to the community," - says Marc Cameron, the US Ambassador adviser on education, culture and mass media. He thinks the every blogger's voice is here to improve our world gives everyone else a chance to understand we could do this. "As one says, blog is unedited voice of a human being. Blog gives a chance to those who has no chance to say something in a real life to be heard, and this improves the future", - Marc Cameron summed up.

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