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
#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
#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
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
#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
#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?
11:30-12:50 Interactive Training Stations
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
16:05-16:20 Closing Remarks: Kristie Kenney, Ambassador, US Embassy Bangkok
16:20 TechCamp Bangkok Photo