Myanmar has the least number of internet accessibility together with less phones per capita in any other nation. On the occasion where techies met at Myanmar Info-Tech complex in Yangon, it was considered to be the next frontline for investment. The barcamp is consists of people from the business sector, bloggers and the country’s own IT who planned the meeting.
According to Reuters report, the overall structure of the meeting was patterned by California techies who are used in closed door meetings but the manner in which the meeting was conducted was not restricted. Not only Myanmar was surprised but it shocked the whole of Asia. Emily Jacobi, the first barcamp founder has initiated to build up the importance and significance of internet computers.
Thaung Su Nyein, secretary of the association and managing director of IT and media company Inforithm-Maze made a lot of effort in persuading his co members and founders regarding this idea. In the year 2012 a number of barCamp Yangon member was estimated to be about 3,000 individuals, the report said.
The meeting became so famous and it means one thing. People are aware that technology plays a significant role in communication and given the opportunity it can even provide jobs for the people and become more aware of the recent development around the world.
For the first barcamp conference Thar Htet, a Singapore-based IT consultant Thar Htet, a Singapore-based IT consultant who was the speaker obviously observed that the people who attended doesn’t know and understand fully the subject matter. But the next meeting proved a little better. The best thing he can impart now is to explain it the simplest way. Their technological know-how is limited because of lack of knowledge, no formal training and lack of skills and even expertise, Reuters’ report said.
The barcamp goal and objective is to deal with both local IT and future investors on the many ways to make it and communication in Myanmar a success.