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BarCamp HK and Twestival HK both on September 12, 2009

Extracted from my CNET Community Blog under the same title, link here.

Mark your calendar, BarCamp Hong Kong and Testival Hong Kong 2009 is back.

For this year’s BarCamp, the date is set for September 12, 2009, at Turner International Asia Pacific, 30/F, Oxford House, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, from 9.30am to 5pm. Better yet, there will be a after-event drink function at East End Brewery, 23-27 Tong Chong Street, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.

According to the organizers, it is expecting over 300 people at the full-day event, hosted at Oxford House in Taikoo Place, on the conference floor of Turner International Asia Pacific, owner of Cartoon Networks and CNN News. The venue features five large conference rooms, two lounge areas, a coffee room and a bar. Food, drinks and free Wi-Fi will be provided.

Presentations can be on any topic you like as long as it is about the Internet and people are willing to listen. You are free to speak in Cantonese, Putonghua or English. Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to join.

For more information, check out the BarCamp Hong Kong 2009’s homepage at http://barcamp.hk/ or join its FaceBook group at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=6146785447&ref=ts.

On the same night, the No. 1 Twitterer In Hong Kong, Jay Oatway, will be organizing the second Twestival.

On September 12, the Twitter community worldwide is again going to work for charities, this time focusing on their own home towns.

In February, Hong Kong participated with 180+ cities worldwide for the first-ever Global Twitter Fundraiser. They had 67 people turn up that night, and they raised enough money worldwide to give clean water to more than 16,000 desperate people. It is bigger the second time around!

Tweet your friends and family now @twestivalHK.


For ticketing information, go to http://www.amiando.com/TwestivalHK.html

Source: BarCamp Hong Kong, Twestival

September 10, 2009 Posted by | Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong | , , , | Leave a comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – Apple iTunes Finally Let You Sync Music Between Computers – yay or nay?


My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “Apple iTunes Finally Let You Sync Music Between Computers – yay or nay?”. Click here for the full read.

September 10, 2009 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Blogroll, CNET, iTunes | , , , | Leave a comment