Something wrong in GoogleDevFestBkk
Disclaimer: I did not attend any sessions in GoogleDevFestBkk, Google DevFest Bangkok. I was just a part of press release. However, it was enough for me to sense something wrong on that day. Even though I was not there, I followed Twitter.
- Bad Wifi. I'm sure they can do better. 13 access points on 3 channels were nightmare.
- Too much OpenSocial. Many sessions duplicated each others. Most of them are OpenSocial and they just brief overview or probably quick demonstrations. Where is the code?
Please read below log taken from Twitter last night and this morning.
(23:52) sugree: tomorrow is google devfest vietnam. 700+ audiences (23:53) sugree: #googledevfestbkk is not that good. (23:54) phisite: @sugree Should we tell them that they can skip some sessions? (23:56) sugree: @phisite those are sponsors' sessions. (23:57) markpeak: @sugree honestly it sucks (23:58) markpeak: @sugree I & @lewcpe left very early (23:59) sugree: @markpeak lol. yeah. i feel something wrong since in press release. (23:59) sugree: @markpeak the real agenda is just opensocial. that's all. (23:59) sugree: @markpeak and the real point is that contest. (00:00) sugree: i want to join contest but i will develop opensocial container module for drupal instead (00:00) sugree: it seems the contest just for application. not container :( (00:06) markpeak: @sugree no, it's just Google to the Press: "we have this kind of seminar" (00:07) sugree: @markpeak it supposed to be hands-on (00:07) sugree: @markpeak and it supposed to be deep tech something (00:19) drewkam: @sugree any particular reason why not good apart from bad wifi? :P (06:40) sugree: @drewkam google pushed opensocial too much. we expected technical sessions (06:49) pamelafox: @sugree: did you like the first session on opensocial? (if not, how would we make it more appealing for you?) (06:54) sugree: @pamelafox it's ok for the first one but later are just dup. in fact, i want to implement container ;) (06:56) sugree: @pamelafox may i organize hackathon myself? (06:56) pamelafox: @sugree: yeah, actually, bruno makes becoming a container look so easy (easier than making an app?). thanks4feedback. (07:28) sugree: @pamelafox one note. many ppl don't understand why they must develop opensocial apps (07:30) sugree: @pamelafox that's why they fall sleep last week ;) (07:30) pamelafox: @sugree: hmm. main reason: bigger user base seeing your content/clicking your ads. is that not a good reason, or is that not clear? (07:37) sugree: @pamelafox yes, it's clear but not enough if those developer don't own origin sites :) (07:52) pamelafox: @sugree: good point, sent to @chanezon.
At this point now I understand more clear. Many of us told me below quote.
Content is King.
OpenSocial needs more than just a simple king. OpenSocial needs the queen, killer queen.
Service is Queen.
For OpenSocial, blog is not enough anymore. In contrast, Google just suggested us to link local sites in Thai to Hi5 as OpenSocial applications. Sadly, we do not own Kapook or Sanook or Tarad or Zickr or DuoCore. If we want to get all benefit of OpenSocial, we need our own services. Thanks @pamelafox who influenced me this morning. Now @pamelafox is my heroine.
Anyway, why don't we create more services? Any startup in Thailand?