The Mombasa Tech Community will this year host the Barcamp 2014 scheduled to take place Saturday, 29 March 2014 at the Pride Inn Hotel.
Set to take place from 8am – 4pm, BarCamp is an intense event packed with intellectual discussions on technology and other fun, random interesting topics. BarCamp Mombasa has been sponsored by Intel , iHub and new cloud firm Angani.
The informal event is open to all and has no agenda. The attendees decide how the event is run, and vote on which topics and speakers get to present and is open to techies, bloggers, entrepreneurs, tech firm representatives, industry stakeholders among others.
Last year’s BarCamp Nairobi 2013 was jointly at the iHub, NaiLab and mLab on Nairobi’s Bishop Magua Centre off Ngong Road and discussed what would happen in the next 50 years in line with the country’s 50th anniversary independence celebrations.
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. 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.
The Mombasa Tech Community is set to grow and become as vibrant as the Nairobi, and by hosting such events, will see great minds from Nairobi head down to share their experiences with their counterparts at the coast.