Open Cambodia ---------------
Mozilla/Aspiration Open Source Conference – “OPEN CAMBODIA”
– will be at the Sunway Hotel and will be two
days, Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2011.
of the workshop
The event is a specialized, exclusive
session for local Open Sourcers – bloggers, coders, and designers
who share the Open
Source ethic – to attend before Bar Camp. This session
is a unique opportunity to learn about the relationship between Open
Source and civil society issues, such as: protecting the Open Web
from Internet censorship, the benefits of continuing to develop
“indigenous” (Khmer) Open Source tools, and using web-based Open
Source security tactics to improve data collection for both the
public and private sector. This event is a special, exclusive
opportunity to spend two days with these American experts leading
into late October’s Barcamp meeting.
are participants going to gain?
positioning for jobs. Participants will receive a
certificate for participating in the workshop, highlighting their new
knowledge in Open Source Development, and awarded by
Mozilla/Aspiration. Their new knowledge of these tools, and the very
latest development, are useful in a competitive job market.
networking. Participants will be able to network with key
partners from Mozilla/Aspiration from Silicon Valley,
as well as from the Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA) in
Seattle – the two most important places in the
world for IT professionals. They will also be able to network with
each other, and with representatives from the local NGO and business
The Open Web, and the development of Open Source Tools, are changing
every day. This will be a “graduate school” for Open Source
experts. It is a rare opportunity to have a representative from
Mozilla partner Aspiration come to Cambodia to lead a “hackathon”
for two days. And participants will learn new skills necessary to get
jobs as IT professionals in NGOs and the IT private sector. They will
learn details of the next generations of Firefox and Thunderbird, as
well as security tools for encryption from Tactical Tech, etc.
civil society. Participants will have the opportunity to
discuss the local IT landscape’s strengths and needs regarding the
Open Web in a global context with international experts such as:
social networking (i.e. Facebook,
One), Transparency, Indigenization of Open Source programs,
implementation of Khmer Unicode, community initiative, (Barcamp,
and “NPTech” (non-profit tools). The dialogue aims to cultivate a
more vibrant Open Source Community in Cambodia.
Those who are selected to be Conference
Champions for the workshop will have special access to the
organizers, and will be able to participate in post-workshop design
sessions on the Open Source Tools brainstormed at the workshop. Those
sessions will involve follow-up meetings to work on community based
web tools like the new Open
Development Cambodia platform, Open
Street Map, and others.
Mozilla Open Source apps and projects:
Mozilla contributor countries in Asia:
This workshop has limited attendance.
your interest to Mr. SAM Sophal, Information System
Officer, EWMI via 012 789836 or email@example.com.
will arrange the invitations to you.
Popular Demand, confirmed dates to accommodate more participants are:
Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2011.
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