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Tech4Africa 2007 - Mobilise the troops!

Saw this pop up yesterday on the blogosphere. I could be out of date - but seems like a good idea anyway. They say on the site:

Hello, thanks for stopping by!

We're trying to figure out whether there is demand for a web and technology conference in Southern Africa, and we'd really appreciate your help if you can spare a few minutes.

Sounds like a great idea. Will have to compete with things like Internetix - which started to touch Social Media issues in 2006 - but there's nothing like a conference to promote a growing industry.

My 2c would be a serious networking component. Not the after-conference drinks, but some form of show-tell for participating companies. In fact, might be able to use live collaboration tools / cute little Web 2.0 gadgets to facilitate this? Now THAT would be cool.

We've stuck in our vote, and virally spammed our mates about the conference. You should too. Visit them HERE.


  1. Hi there Andy

    Thanks for blogging about our idea – really appreciate it!

    You are definitely not “out of date” here, because we have just launched this site. As you have correctly stated, we are trying to figure out whether there is demand for a web and technology conference in Southern Africa

    So far, we have got a small amount of positive feedback, which is encouraging. But in order to get key note speakers we have to have proof that the African web community would support an event like this. I would therefore like to urge you to give us feedback, so that we can attract cool speakers and perhaps some sort of sponsorship!

    Come on! Lets show the rest of the world that Africans also know how to do cool things on the web :)


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