a good memory of the 4th Mekong ICT Camp 2015

We’ve joy, we’ve fun, we’ve learned and we’ve a good memory of the 4th Mekong ICT Camp 2015

video credit: Benz Wiwat

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Why BIG Data Matters for Lower Mekong Countries?

Photo Credit: Trang Ta

While big data represents a new era of computing, what does it mean for civil society organizations in Southeast Asia? How can nations in the Lower Mekong  harvest the power of big data? These were the questions discussed during a five-day workshop, from 8-12 June, 2015, at College Of Innovation of Thammasat University Pattaya in Thailand.

New opportunities mean new challenges
Where data in any format may be explored and utilized, the Mekong ICT Camp featured a series of workshops and panel discussions to help more than 60 participants from the region to learn open source technologies, define, and design project challenges. With design thinking methodology, facilitated by Good Factory, participants
focused on prototyping those challenges for social impact projects.

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Klaikong Vaidhyakarn, a lead organizer, said “Big data is coming to our daily life since mobile phone penetration in the Mekong region saw double growth and this is an opportunity to use data in development works such as health, environment or even disaster risk reduction. Some development projects, including community health data human and animal to prevent disease outbreak, have already leveraged big data.”

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  Application Deadline extended to April 17, 2015

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The Bi-annual Workshop for Information, Communication, and Technology Capacity Development for Independent Media, Community Health Workers, and Civil Society Organizations in Mekong Sub-region.

Mekong ICT Camp is a biannual training workshop on information, communication, and technologies for citizen media, community health, and civil society development in Mekong sub-region.

Expected participants are Developer, journalists, and social workers. Participants are welcome from every countries and territories, although large of the allocation will goes to Mekong sub-region, which including Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand,  Vietnam and Yunnan, China.

Mekong ICT Camp 4 is to be held in June 8-12, 2015 at College of Innovation Thammasat University, Pattaya

The themes highlight on four major issues: Crowd-advocacy, Cloud connection, and open participation paradigm

For those from the Mekong-region: we will sponsor all your travel, accommodation and program costs, but we ask for a contribution of USD50 from each participant. This also includes people who are originally from elsewhere but currently working in projects that related to developments of Mekong.

*** Online application deadline is April 17, 2015. ***

 Click here for more detail and apply!

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a memory of the 3rd Mekong ICT Camp 2013

Ta Trung has create and shared this wonderful video about Mekong ICT Camp 2013. This show how we’ve a wonderful time together.

Thank you very much and hope to see all of you again very soon.


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