Who’s Your Data’s Daddy?

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Nairobi’s premier technology event is back for 2014! The 8th Barcamp Nairobi will be held on Saturday, 30th August, 2014. Barcamp is produced by Skunkworks Kenya – a disruptive collective of Kenya’s best looking and best skilled techies – and will be jointly hosted for the 2nd year by iHub, Nailab and m:Lab East Africa at Bishop Magua Centre, Ngong Road.

Barcamp is an unconference – participants run it. Anyone and everyone can attend. Please join us by registering here. Attendees set the agenda for what’s discussed, lead the sessions and workshops that fill the schedule, and create an environment of innovation and productive discussion.

Who should attend: the curious, the unconventional, the brilliant, the resilient, thinkers, hackers, crackers, builders, coders, techies, writers, artists, ninjas, everyone.

Come prepared to: share ideas, challenge ideas, engage with others

Bring: gadgets, code, designs, community attitude, friends, deodorant

Don’t bring: wordy powerpoint presentations, hubris, suits and ties

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The theme for Barcamp Nairobi 2014 is:
WHO’S YOUR DATA’S DADDY?
Is privacy and security online possible in Kenya?

We entrust our most sensitive, private, and important information to private technology companies. At the same time the increasing usage of technology has attracted the attention of authorities eager to provide caveats on the openness of the Internet and the range of freedoms, which we enjoy online.

At Barcamp Nairobi 2014 we are eager to talk about privacy and surveillance, we will explore if there are any strategies and solutions that Kenyan citizens, corporations and governments are using to protect their privacy and security online.

Have time? Volunteer for Barcamp Nairobi 2014 here.

Have money? Sponsor Barcamp Nairobi 2014. Email info@barcamp.co.ke for more information.

Want to attend? Register for Barcamp Nairobi 2014 here.

Want to speak? List your topic here.

Barcamp Nairobi 2014 is free to attend. Stay tuned to barcamp.co.ke for more details.

BarCamp Nairobi 2013 is Here!

barcamp logoBarCamp is an international network of user-generated unconferences primarily focused around technology and the Web. By definition, an unconference is a participant-driven meeting that tries to avoid one or more aspects of a conventional conference, such as high fees, sponsored presentations, and top-down organization.

BarCamps are open, participatory workshop-events, the content of which is provided by participants. The first BarCamps focused on early-stage web applications, and were related to open source technologies, social software, and open data formats.

BarCamp Nairobi 2013 will be held on the 24th of August 2013 between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm collectively at the iHub, NaiLab and mLab located at the Bishop Magua Centre off Ngong Road, Opposite Uchucmi Hyper. The theme for BarCamp Nairobi 2013 is ‘The Next 50’. We aim to get the conversation going on where tech in Kenya will be in the next 50 years.

As Kenya celebrates 50 years of independence this year, we have the unique and enviable opportunity to dream and contemplate what the next 50 years should look like and what role technology will play. As thinkers, technologists in various sectors, and citizens of Kenya we can begin the process of visualizing the future and shaping it.

Challenges such as access to healthcare, quality and equitable education, food security have their answers in technology and the possibilities are endless. There will come a time in the next 50 years when these issues will be non-issues so to speak. What will that future look like? What technologies will be pervasive? How will people interact and how will lives be affected and improved?

BarCamp Nairobi 2013 is 100% free to attend provided you register in good time either via our web site at www.barcamp.co.ke or on EventBrite at https://barcampnbo2013.eventbrite.com/