Off to the 27 Dinner with some geeks tonight

We’re heading off to the 27 Dinner tonight like half of Joburg geekdom. I’m looking forward to it partly because we are going to hear from Justin Spratt and Google’s new country manager, Stephen Newton (please no Google PR speak??!). I’ll probably be posting to FriendFeed as we go (look for the comments to this…… Continue reading Off to the 27 Dinner with some geeks tonight

Alt.conference – more social than media

About 45 people came together in two locations for the inaugural alt.conference events held simultaneously in Cape Town and Johannesburg on 4 July. I came up with the idea for alt.conference a couple months ago during a conversation with Hunter of Genius, Max Kaizen. It was an experiment in a few ways. On one hand…… Continue reading Alt.conference – more social than media

More of what you can expect at alt.conference

I gave you a preview of what you can expect at alt.conference about a week ago. I have managed to finalise the program for the two events. Well, pretty much. I can’t really decide which event is likely to be more interesting. There is a terrific bunch of speakers lined-up for both the Cape Town…… Continue reading More of what you can expect at alt.conference

Go go alt.conference – a preview of what to expect

Update: I can’t figure out how to add the html code for a banner but you can use this version of the logo if you would like to create your own banner!Alt.conference is around the corner and there are already over 80 people who have joined the Alt.conference site. So what is this all about?…… Continue reading Go go alt.conference – a preview of what to expect

Thoughts about the Seacom cable: what it isn't and what it can be

In a way our trip to Mtunzini to visit the Seacom landing station on 28 May 2009 was a great analogy for the Seacom cable’s impact on South Africa’s degree of connectivity to the Internet. It took us about 2 hours to fly from Johannesburg to Durban and back again and about double that amount…… Continue reading Thoughts about the Seacom cable: what it isn't and what it can be