Uganda Bloggers Happy Hour



"I'm sorry, I have amnesia. Do I come here often?" If you didn't get your fair share of chessy pick up lines last night at a New Year's celebration, you have something to look forward to. I'm happy to announce the 1st Ugandan Blogger Happy Hour. This event will be a wonderful oppurtunity for the Ugandan blogging community to get to know one another in real life, tell some good tales, and think about the future of blogging in this country. Its been really fun seeing the Ugandan blogger community develop citizen journalism as well as its fair share of mirth. The development of blogging communities has a tradition in East Africa, with the Kenyan Blog Webring and the Tanzanian Blogger's Virtual Conference. I think the Ugandan blogosphere has huge potential for 2007, so this informal gathering is the start of a conversation about where we are headed as a community.

Thanks to Jackfruity for helping to put together this event, here is the invitation...

The first Uganda Bloggers Happy Hour will take place on Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 6:30 PM at Mateo's (above Nando's on Kampala Road, K'la). Bring your wit, your feistiness, your eloquence and your humor and meet up with the myriad of voices, minds and opinions that make up the Ugandan blogosphere.

Friends, readers and the blog-curious are welcome, as is anyone willing to debate the faults and merits of Aga Khan or Jay-Z. We hope this happy hour will serve as a springboard from which the Uganda blogging community can trade ideas, stories and opinions and continue to grow. We look forward to seeing you there!

(Out of the Uganda blogger loop? Check out the Global Voices Uganda page or the links to the right.)

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4 Comments:

  • Joshua, this is great news. I am glad that you guys are pushing "this thing" forward.

    By Anonymous ndesanjo, at 6:24 AM  

  • good luck with you meet

    By Blogger bankelele, at 8:33 AM  

  • Dang. And I just left Kla before I read this. Would have postponed my trip. Ok, I lie. Dagnamit anyway.

    By Anonymous Julio, at 12:51 PM  

  • Is that Ndesanjo from Saints?

    By Anonymous Julio, at 12:52 PM  

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