obscure_word (obscure_word) wrote,

National Bloggers Conference 2009 Karachi - Pakistan

Just went back home from the bloggers conference which was held in this city for the first time. Not sure about the enthusiasm of the host who made a point that this is the first bloggers conference in South Asia? But overall the effort made was worth appreciating and keeping in view the current atmosphere in the country , it needs to be appreciated.

Overall the bloggers who made their presentation were very well versed and their hard work was evident from their presentation and arguments which were very professionally made and most importantly they were to the point. The only big disapointment was the pro-mqm host who act stupid most of the time and i was barely able to understand what he was buzzing all the time. The lady host was great however!

As per our Pakistani culture the conference started late that is after more then one hour. The chief guest was IT minister of Sindh who seemed more enthusiastic in presenting the laptop gift to young girl then the overall conference. The girl was deserving though as she had made a mark by completing several courses at only 11 years of age, but again i was unable to link that aspect with the blogging conference.

Anyway, Mr. Cowasjee was there as well, he woke up late and forgot to change his night suit and shorts. The man was there to make a point, not sure what that was though :)

Mr. Farooq Sattar , the chief guest arrived at around 6:30pm, mind you the conference time was 4:00pm

Coming back to the conference, the topics were widely  organized with categories of speaker who covered topics such as introduction to blogging, free speech and technology blog. Similarly the photo blog covered by Mr. Raja Islam was the most entertaining part of the conference which gave the hall some time to cheer and he got his share of applause for his work.

Similarly the comments made by PASHA chief were more personal then engaging. But again some points made were very positive.

The Urdu blog presentation by the last speaker was not allowed to have his share of time, he got the same treatment our national language got in this country, he was the last one to come in, made good points in his brief presentation, however much more was expected to be heard from him but the poor man had to cut back his time as Mr. Sattar was in a hurry....

This is a short commentary but i again feel that this is the right step in the right direction, if you eliminate some politics which was discussed by some politicians in the conference, i believe overall this was a great effort!
Tags: 2009, blog, conference, karachi, national blogger conference 2009, pakistan

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