CHENNAI: The U.S. Consulate General, Chennai in partnership with Global India Fund and Samhita Social Ventures, will organize a one-day technology conference – TechCamp, Bengaluru – on February 28, 2014. Over 80 technology experts and participants from Indian non-governmental organizations (NGOs), journalists and university students from Bengaluru, Mysore and other areas in Karnataka will meet in India’s IT hub. The last date for registration for participation in the free TechCamp is January 25, 2014. For more information visit: http://www.techcampbengaluru.org
TechCamp Bengaluru will empower participants with new and emerging technology resources to help them solve real world challenges and build digital capacity. The theme for TechCamp Bengaluru is using online technology and platforms to enhance technical skills and help increase organizational effectiveness in developing their communities and creating positive change.
TechCamp Bengaluru will also help journalists and university students understand and utilize the power and potential of social media and online technology in their respective fields.
TechCamp Bengaluru is part of the Global TechCamp program under the U.S. State Department’s Civil Society (CS) 2.0 initiative that connects civil society organizations (CSOs) across the globe with new and emerging technology resources to solve real world challenges and build digital capacity.
TechCamps bring together technologists from CSOs in a particular country or region to brainstorm about challenges they currently face in their communities. These groups work together to develop real time solutions to address these challenges. After a TechCamp event is over and problems have been identified, CSOs are connected to global networks of technologists, sponsors and digital volunteers interested in helping implement solutions.