When I first started doing research on the web to get contact details for Southern African businesses & individuals involved with the web and information technology, I wasn’t convinced that there would be massive interest in another technology conference in South Africa.
However, with responses from over 150 people I am pleased to say that I now know that there is a definite ineterest for a conference like “Technolgy for Africa”. We have had some great responses and feedback from interested people and here are some of the suggested topics which will probably be discussed at the conference:
- Emerging technologies & trends
- Web 2.0
- New Marketing
- The role of Open Source Software
- Blogging & social/community software
- Future of the web
- Telecommunications in Africa – VOIP, mobile/cellular technology
- Web standards
The “power of the blogosphere” has been a great help in getting the word out there. So far there have been at least 6 posts from different bloggers, all of whom have written very supportive articles. It’s a great help to have your guys support, thanks goes out to:
During the next few weeks, our main aims are to find a suitable date, add some new features to the website(technologyforafrica.org.) , talk to the key note speakers – and get as much buy in as possible from the Africa web & technology community…
Watch this space, we are going to make this happen!