Geekfest Cairo 1.0
I’m pleased to announce the first CC licensed event in Egypt, GeekFest Cairo. Geekfest Cairo will provide a platform for Egypt’s techies, creative professionals and entrepreneurs to speak to an energized group of thinkers.
Now GeekFest is intended to be an offline social for online people and should be interesting to anyone who’s involved in the online world and in using technology to create, educate, entertain, inform or just play around.
Geekfest is a social and is purposefully kept organic, free and easy. We truly hope that expanding GeekFest regionally will bring new ideas and events to the whole thing. However, one thing must be clear from the start. GeekFest must never actually matter to anyone. If you’re holding a GeekFest and five people turn up, you should be able to shrug your shoulders and have a chat with the five people rather than die a million deaths that your attendance was low. If people don’t come, they don’t want it and we’ll simply stop doing it. If that all makes sense!
We are very proud of the fact that GeekFest is, as far as is practical, UNorganised. There are no officials, gatekeepers or people telling attendees what to do. There are no rules beyond the ‘no corporate behavior, selling and stuff’ one. The only reason there is a start and finish time is that people insisted.
Have evolved as a series of four 15-minute presentations on areas/issues of interest to the audience.
The Technology Showcases give companies a chance to interact with the attendees at GeekFest in a dialogue – they’re not an invitation to scream slogans or brand the event, they’re a chance to show funky stuff and engage with an audience of highly influential online thought-leaders.
The art stuff at GeekFest has happened spontaneously but we’re now careful to include an element of art ‘happening’ at each event – wherever possible of a digital variety. This would be a graffiti artist, a digital artist, a photographic display, an installation or some such – the more the merrier – and accessible to everyone, too!
For further information, contact me!