Barcamp Central Asia 2009

The first Barcamp Central Asia was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.  I have a reporter friend back in Bishkek who attended this Barcamp.  It was a success, roughly 300 people attended.  They are now planning a second Barcamp Central Asia to be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, next April, 2009.  I am considering attending this Barcamp though it would mean reviewing my Kazakh and Russian.  It seems that the entire event was in Russian, the lingua franca of the region.

Below is the logo for Barcamp Central Asia 2009 and a brief presentation of the upcomThe first Barcamp Central Asia was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. I have a reporter friend back in Bishkek who attended this Barcamp. It was a success, roughly 300 people attended. They are now planning a second Barcamp Central Asia to be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, next April, 2009. I am considering attending this Barcamp though it would mean reviewing my Kazakh and Russian. It seems that the entire event was in Russian, the lingua franca of the region.

Below is the logo for Barcamp Central Asia 2009. Really nice. Almaty is the ‘City of Apples’.

Barcamp Central Asia 2009 - Almaty, Kazakhstan

  • I attended the BarCamp in Bishkek, and I also thought it was very well run and a good event. It was in Russian (and a bit in English with people translating for those like me who didn’t speak Russian). It had a pretty good attendance not only from Central Asia, but from a number of other countries.

    So I am hoping to go to Almaty…

  • @chaals: It was very well reported too. I found out about it from a reporter in Bishkek. It would have been nice to attend it. Are the Barcampers in Central Asia very well networked with each other?

  • Yes, Kevin, mainly CA bloggers networked with each other very well. There is a CA countries blog neweurasia dot net in all 5 stan countries language+English

  • I missed the Barcamp this year. Hopefully I can attend one in the next year or two. It would be nice if the SEA countries can do the same.

  • Two weeks ago in KL was a BarCamp KL

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