TechCamp launches us 2011 in Jakarta


TechCamp Jakarta 2011 (

which launches U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia, a workshop on technical issues "Techcamp Jakarta," called today on @ America, a high-tech cultural centre in a shopping mall in the Indonesian capital.

40 Social agencies on disaster risk reduction and climate change, as well as top tech companies such as Alcatel-Lucent, Novartis, Intel, Google, Microsoft, Cisco, Yahoo!, Telkomsel, Indosat are on stage.

The participants are involved in lectures and tech sharing sessions.

"TechCamp is launched by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, 2.0 initiatives part of civil society" said Philip Roskamp, US Embassy Jakarta Assistant of press attache, on Thursday.

Roskamp said, that the two day worshop aimed communities in facilitating the social groups at motivating tech worldwide through the promotion of skills, resources and helps to improve the capabilities of the organizations in digitisation.

Michael Jones, Google Chief Technology advocate, gave a presentation on Google's countless applications that can be during the disasters of benefit.

He said "Google Earth, for example can be used to find out about situations in certain areas affected by disasters".

Jones cites the tsunami disaster that hit Indonesia in 2004. Google updated stored materials such as aerial photographs and State of the ocean waves.

2008 Jones said, has made an extension of Google maps Google Map Maker available.

"In some countries it remains difficult to comprehensive maps of their territories." "But Google Map Maker local people with more accurate data more quickly fit to allow", he said.

TechCamp 2011 focuses on disaster risk reduction and climate change issues.

Menurut Walter North Mission Director United States Agency for international development (USAID), Indonesia Adalah Salah Satu Negara Dengan Populasi Terbesar di Dunia. "Selain ITU Dari data Terakhir, about 50 Juta Masyarakat Indonesia Sudah Menggunakan Ponsel Yang supported Internet," Ucapnya.

Walter North, United States Agency for Internationanal development (USAID) Mission Director, said Indonesians are actually updated by current tech development. "Recent data shows that 50 million connected Indonesians with mobile phones to support the Internet access," he said. "In fact, Indonesia is now Facebook's second largest market and largest Twitter users in Asia."

"During disasters all over the world is eager to help find the best solutions in the handling of the crisis..."Therefore TechCamp draws players in tech industries together and those specializing in social services, "he said."

TechCamp Jakarta is the second event, the the US State Department, according to the first one in Santiago de Chile, last year held.


TechCamp launches us 2011 in Jakarta