We are so excited that YouthAssets and BarCampSwaziland were featured in the local Swazi Times newspaper this week – how cool is that! BarCampSwaziland will be the country’s first tech conference – an event expected to bring together roughly one hundred technology and media practitioners for a day of knowledge exchange, collaboration, and relationship building.
Many thanks go out to our wonderful supporters and sponsors who are helping to make this event possible, including House on Fire, Comparatio, and Swazis Rock. In addition, we’re especially looking forward to the privilege of using this event as a training ground to provide hands-on experience in blogging and video journalism for the youth we serve. Thanks to our partnership with Flip Video’s Spotlight Program, we’ll have some Flip video cameras on hand that will provide us an opportunity to teach youth how to tell their stories through video and publish video stories to the web, including to YouthAssets’ YouTube channel & blog, as well as to partner media outlets.
Check out the story on YouthAssets above that our friends at the Swazi Times featured this week. Also, be sure to keep posted on developments and updates on BarCampSwaziland here on our blog, as well as via Twitter: twitter.com/YouthAssets & twitter.com/BarCampSwaz.
See you at BarCampSwaziland on June 27th!