Durban Digital Day, KZN Premier Digital Event

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An invite to Durban Digital Day was sent out to the Geekulcha Crew by Jonathan Darker. We accepted the invite and in typical Geekulcha fashion we started spreading the world about Durban Digital Day on our social media platforms. The cool thing about this is that Durban Digital Day recognized us on their website as one of the organizations that support the event. Unfortunately the rest of the crew couldn’t make it to Durban so I had to go represent and I think I represented well since

Durban Digital Day 101

It’s an event that focuses on ALL things digital from online marketing, development, social-media, developing content and branding. So there was plenty of learning going on because of the diverse topics The brains behind this event are Glen Bo, Fred Felton, Cade Lamalette and Jonathan Darker. A very interesting and ambitious team.

Geekulcha meets DeathByDeigital
Geekulcha meets DeathByDigital

@cade_L – “Facebook is your building, Twitter is your call centre & Pinterest is your portfolio” #dbndday

The Venue

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The Factory café was the venue for Durban Digital Day and a very great venue. I checked the pictures of The Factory Café on their Instagram account and it looked inviting. Being at the actual venue was even better. It has that Factory look, feel and setup with a few old equipment to enhance that Factory feel. They also serve some really really REALLY good cappuccino, latte, coffee made with some extra tough of creativity and an ounce of love

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The Speakers

There was an interesting blend of speakers with the likes of Fred Felton ,Brett StClair from Google, Sim Lewis from Travel Concept Solutions, Mike Saunders from Digital Lab, Kirsty Bisset, Cath Jenkins and Barry Tuck,”The guy who does  stuff”

Audience

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I was expecting around 150 to show up mainly because I underestimated the size of the venue. To my surprise the venue was super packed, so packed that some people were standing. The good guys from Durban Digital wouldn’t have any of that so they went to fetch more chairs although more people kept flooding in. They got their monies worth considering the line-up of speakers and the different topics on offer. As expected the audience were busy on their phones tweeting all through the event which made @dbndigital and #dbndDay  trend nationally. It was a nice feeling knowing that Geekulcha was involved in another event that trended in South Africa.

Somewhere in the crowd, mingling with the audience was Brett St Clair from Google in his sleek sneakers. He gave away a Samsung device to one of the attendees for a tweet competition that ran during the event

There is so much I can say about the successful Durban Digital Day but will rather share with you an extract from Lauren Kate Rawlins, a journalist at The Mercury who sums up everything very well in her Storify post. Enjoy the fresh read here sfy.co/eTTQ 

Looking forward to Durban Digital Day 2014….

Credit to Lauren Rawlins for her Storify post.

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