Thursday, June 26, 2008

Fun vs Work

I have been wondering when I will be able to turn my fun/part time projects into a full time income thing.

A friend of mine remarked recently that we need to figure out how to work out how part time software developers can get round to producing really innovative, disruptive and market changing products. Someone who develops fun or part time projects, would probably be able to do really good work, as a result of the passion.

Still figuring out this one.. but soon..

Monday, June 23, 2008

After Barcamp Nairobi - Saturday June 21 2008

Was extremely fatigued on Saturday after the barcamp. Spent 10 hrs standing more or less and another 3 hrs after that clearing up.

Was great though!

About 228 people in total.

3 rooms running 30 minute sessions in parallel.

Lots of help from various sponsors and volunteers.

Being only the 3rd Barcamp organised (the first one was only 15 months ago), the growth and interest has been phenomenal.

It was great to see that the Government is very much interested in developing ICT further. The next few months should be interesting...

More photos.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Barcamp Nairobi - Saturday June 21 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

June and August

There are two events that I am heavily involved in over the next 2 months.

June 21 - the first Barcamp of 2008 in Nairobi will be at the Jacaranda Hotel. Head over to the wiki and signup, especially if you want a free T-Shirt courtesy of Ushahidi.

August 8 - Mission Driven Ministry Presents Number 8. If you have ever attended the Poetry Nights every 2nd Tuesday of the month @ the Junction, you will have come across his poetry and spoken word.

More details about this on the blog and on facebook.

Monday, June 09, 2008

iPhone 3G

Kenya is on the map
Can't wait

Barcamp Nairobi - Saturday June 21 2008

0900 - 1700

A barcamp has nothing to do with Beer :)

Erik has a comprehensive writeup of the plan for the day.

Head over to the wiki and signup.

It's free so that everyone, especially students can attend, but we are still looking for sponsors to cover the costs of putting it together.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Fuel Tracking vs Euro/Dollar from Sept-April

I have been tracking my fuel consumption and came up with this chart (google docs + gadgets) that shows the trend from Sept last year to late April. I will update it with up to date data as soon as I can... Since I don't fuel daily (of course) the graph may appear spiked at some points.

Later, I am thinking of including the fuel stations I fuel at, and then mash this up with google maps to give a good idea of where to fuel in Nairobi (or not to fuel)..