One of the speakers was from Kabissa, an organization based in DC that helps nonprofits in Africa with technology. Here is some of the information that was shared:
- The founder of Kabissa went to Africa to help organizations have access to e-mail. He found that that these organizations also were interested in having a website. He realized that once he left, there would be no one to help these organizations with technology.
- The organization first started out as hosting websites for organizations in Africa.
- 60% of the organizations they work with in Africa work out of computer centers or cybercafes.
- They work with over 1,000 organizations in Africa.
- Organizations found out that posting pdf files of books on the web reaches more people.
- Web 2.0 was defined as the user is the center of the experience.
- With Web 2.0, Kabissa has helped their members with blogs and have started using a wiki for their training.