TechCamp: Bangkok Agenda

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Agenda for TechCamp: Bangkok- Day 1 – March 20

CAPACITY BUILDING IN THE LOWER MEKONG DELTA REGION

9:00-9:30       Registration, networking, coffee and tea


9:30-9:35       Welcome & Logistics Info:James Dejsuphong, TEDx Bangkok & Noel Dickover, Department of State


9:35-9:40       Welcome to TechCamp Bangkok: Judith Beth Cefkin, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Bangkok


9:40-9:45       What is a TechCamp and Why Do I Care?: Katie Dowd, State Department Office of Innovation


9:45-9:50       Video Introduction by Secretary Clinton


9:50-10:30     Interactive Plenary: Exploring Perspectives: James Dejsuphong, TEDx Bangkok & Noel Dickover, Department of State




10:30-11:30     Fast-paced Project Presentations

Topic Presenter
#1: Social Media for Online Organizing Dwight Turner, Social Media Strategist
#2: Mapping Election Results Data Nathaniel Manning, Ushahidi
#3: Investigative Journalists Working in Difficult Environments Dan Meredith, Radio Free Asia
#4: Mapping Data Klaikong Vaidhyakarn, ChangeFusion
#5: Wipe the Tide: Bangkok's Digital Flood response Michael Biedassek, BangkokVanguards
#6: ESRI Thailand Flood Map Story Tanawat Chamnongkijphanich, ESRI
#7: Citizen Journalism: Use of Live Video as a Voice to the World Ruby Tugade, Ustream
#8: Story about Open Government Ian Schuler, State Department
#9: Surviver’s Connect: Using SMS for partipatory education and

intervention for trafficking in persons problems

Ryan Jones, FrontlineSMS
#10: Rapid Response: Creating a stripped down site for

Partners in Health during the Haiti Crisis

Matt Ipcar, Blue State Digital
#11: Nokia Data Collection Story Jenny Lim, Nokia
#12: NGO Cloud Story Supahrat Juramongkol, Microsoft
#13: Education Outside the Classrom: mLearning Trail Shawnz Neo, Codesporter & Jun Magata, Reload
#14: TOR Project Story Aaron Gibson, The TOR Project


11:30-11:40       Plenary Session


11:40-12:30       Small Group Topical Breakout Discussions

Topic Facilitator
#1: Understanding current mobile use civic engagement Ryan Jones, FrontlineSMS, Nokia
#2: Discussing Digital Safety issues Dan Meredith, Radio Free Asia
#3: Current Citizen Journalism Efforts Ruby Tugade, Ustream
#4: Current methods for communicating securely online Aaron Gibson, The TOR Project
#5: Current methods for on-the-ground organizing Matt Ipcar, Blue State Digital
#6: Current approaches for digital storytelling Gordon Candelin, Creative Director at Faculty
#7: Current use of mapping data for civic engagement Klaikong Vaidhyakarn, ChangeFusion
#8: Current thinking on Social Media Strategy Dwight Turner, Social Media Strategist
#9: Current use of gathering and displaying data from the crowd Nathaniel Manning, Ushahidi
#10: Current use Mapping Tanawat Chamnongkijphanich, ESRI
#11: Current Digital Divide issues Supahrat Juramongkol, Microsoft
#12: Current Use of Transparency and Open Government Ian Schuler, State Department



12:30-13:45       Lunch


13:45-13:55       Plenary Session


13:55-15:15       Interactive Training Stations

Topic Number Presenter
#1 Social Media Engagement Dwight Turner, Social Media Strategist
#2 Digital Safety Training Dan Meredith, Radio Free Asia
#3 Citizen Journalism: Using Ustream to Revolutionize Journalism Efforts Ruby Tugade, Ustream
#4 Using GeoChat for Visualizing Data Klaikong Vaidhyakarn, ChangeFusion
#5 Rapid Response for Messaging Matt Ipcar, Blue State Digital
#6 Digital Storytelling for Outreach Gordon Candelin, Creative Director at Faculty
#7 How to use Crowdsourcing and Event Mapping Nathaniel Manning, Ushahidi
#8 Use of Mobile for Citizen Engagement Ryan Jones, FrontlineSMS
#9 Communicating securely Aaron Gibson, The TOR Project
#10 Mapping with ArcGIS Tanawat Chamnongkijphanich & Anand Upadhya, ESRI
#11 Using the Nokia Data Gathering app to collect essential data for your NGO Jenny Lim, Nokia
#12: Transparency and Open Government Ian Schuler, State Department




15:15-15:35       Afternoon break


15:35-15:40       Plenary Session


15:40-16:40       Small Group Work on Brainstorming Problems

Topic Facilitator
#1 Using Mobile technology to overcome communication barriers Ryan Jones, FrontlineSMS
#2 Social Media Engagement, Online Communications Options Dwight Turner, Social Media Strategist
#3 Live Video Citizen Journalism Options Ruby Tugade, Ustream
#4 Addressing Problems for Enabling Secure Communication Aaron Gibson, The TOR Project
#5 Mapping Options Tanawat Chamnongkijphanich, ESRI
#6 Digital Storytelling Options Gordon Candelin, Creative Director at Faculty
#7 Crowdsourcing Options Nathaniel Manning, Ushahidi
#8 Crisis Response problems Klaikong Vaidhyakarn, ChangeFusion
#9 Digital Safety Problems Dan Meredith, Radio Free Asia
#10 Journalism Problems Jason Flippen, State Department
#11 Trafficking in Persons problems Ian Schuler, State Department
#12 Civic activism problems Matt Ipcar, Blue State Digital




16:40-16:45       Plenary Session


16:45-17:15       Presenting the Results of the Brainstorming Session


18:00-20:00       Dinner & Networking Reception



Agenda for TechCamp: Bangkok- Day 2 – March 21


9:00-9:30           Networking, coffee & tea (Solution Sign-up Time)


9:30-9:35          Civil Society 2.0: Alec Ross, Secretary Clinton's Senior Advisor for Innovation State Department


9:35-10:00         Opening Plenary: James Dejsuphong, TedX Bangkok & Noel Dickover, State Department


10:30-11:20       Small Group Work on Identifying Solutions


Topic
#1: How can relief programs map the location of each house in a refugee camp and link it with individuals that live there?
#2: How do we improve the privacy and security of our communications with our contacts and colleagues?
#3: How can we create a platform and engage citizens to report on tourists scams in a city?
#4: How can we increase the transparency of the electoral process by mapping incidents of electoral misconduct
#5: How do we localize a counter-surveillance tools guide to share best practices?
#6: How can we increase awareness and mobilize the local community to show the erosion of cultural heritage in Bangkok? “Using the New to save the Old.”
#7: How can we raise awareness with the government and public in relation to air pollution without creating a confrontational movement?
#8: How can we help the Burmese diaspora share their experiences (politics, leadership) with people back home in an environment with limited access?
#9: How do we encourage people to report trafficking crimes online in a way that they feel safe, and then show them progress when it occurs?
#10: How can we make secure, charitable donations easier in Thailand, and also have the ability to quickly create a cause page using a simple template?
#11: How can we create a reporting outlet and strategy for engaging for youth voices, in order to make these groups feel like they are being heard,

literally through voice, video and blogs?

#12: How can we educate people to be safe when using social media?
#13: How can we quickly, effectively and cheaply collect data in remote communities?
#14: How can we manage information from difference sources of information during a crisis scenario?
#15: How do we quickly and accurately check citizen journalism during a crisis (ie, Bangkok flood)?
#16: How can we make it possible for NGOs to be able to verify the source of mobile communications received?


11:20-11:30       Break


11:30-12:50       Interactive Training Stations


12:50-13:50       Lunch


13:50-14:00       Plenary and Announcements


14:00-15:00       Small Group Problem Definition Refinement and Action Planning

15:00-15:20       Afternoon Break


15:20-16:00       Final Presentations


16:00-16:05       Acknowledgements


16:05-16:20       Closing Remarks: Kristie Kenney, Ambassador, US Embassy Bangkok


16:20               TechCamp Bangkok Photo