The Nairobi 140 Character Conference: #140conf
Yesterday the I attended the second Nairobi 140 Character Conference (#140conf) at the Nailab. I almost missed the event since the publicity was fairly limited around and I only found out about via a mailing list. Nevertheless, I was also invited by Soud Hyder who was part of the organizing team that put the event together (Thanks Soud!). It started off somewhat late but eventually was on a roll as the Nailab filled up with many of Kenya’s leading “Twitterati” (including yours truly!).
Going into more detail, The #140conf events provide a platform for the worldwide twitter community to: listen, connect, share and engage with each other, while collectively exploring the effects of the emerging real-time internet on business. The event yesterday was focused on exploring social causes on the web within a Kenyan context. Presentations we’re made by an interesting and diverse range of presenters including Marvin Tumbo, Juliana Rotich, and Paula Kahumbu.
Here is a link to photos that I took throughout the Nairobi #140conf HERE>