Hello! How have you been? Have you been keeping safe online? Yes? Not been saving your passwords on public computers, not encouraging conversations from faceless people, and especially not making financial commitments you cannot trace?
There are so many little rules we can observe to protect ourselves online, matter of fact I should rush a post about that.
Today though, I want to do a quick message about some of the things I’ve been up to since the year began, a couple of events (past, happening, and future) I think you should be interested in and should plan to attend!
1. National Youth Climate Coalition ‘Twinterview’ – This already held, on the 5th of February. I was the guest on their weekly discussion programme, and we talked about ‘Communicating climate change to the grassroots’. My blog post for Future Challenges on that event hasn’t been published yet, but you’re welcome to the ‘storified’ conversation here.
2. Social Media Week Hamburg.
So I attended Social Media Week London in September last year, moderated a panel of people who discussed ‘E-Africa: How Social is driving entertainment in Africa’. Was an interesting line up of people including Obi Askia, Deejay Abass, Alexander Amosu, Ike Onuorah, Ropo Akin, and Digger Elias, heavyweights all of them! Video is here
This year though, I’ll be speaking (and moderating) another super panel at Social Media Week Hamburg on the 20th of February. The theme is ‘Political campaigning and reporting: Quick click, no engagement’ and there’s Julius Van de Laar, Ole Wintermann, Eike Christian Leonhardt and Farhan Janjua as speakers too, and the venue is Kultwerk West e.V.Kleine Freiheit 42, Hamburg, Hamburg 22767. Come through if you can, otherwise there’s the livestream so you don’t miss out! Details are here.
What else is on the cards?
3. Well, this is not in January or February, but there’s Mobile Web West Africa which holds in Lagos on the 14th and 15th of May. I’ve been invited to speak, and we’ll be working out the structure for that session in a bit. I’m excited about this too, there’s an erudite crop of speakers including Tomi Davies, Abang Mercy, so excited! Everything about the event, including details for registration is here.
Next up? Your event! I could be speaking at your event next! Get in touch today and let’s talk about adding professionalism without the gimmicks to your event. Use the ‘Contact Me’ page, or tweet me @ChiomaChuka. Let’s do this!