Yesterday we had the first day of the Promoting Discoverability of African Scholarship workshop in Nariboi, Keyna, organised by the OpenUCT Initiative in collaboration with the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

It was a fantastic opportunity to meet colleagues from different countries (Kenya, Senegal, Ghana, South Africa, USA…) doing incredibly exciting research and scholarly communications work.

We used the #scholarAfrica hashtag and I live-tweeted a lot. One of my intentions was to put to test some of the principles we’ll be discussing in terms of the role of social media in helping us become visible amongst our own immediate networks and beyond.

Tweet Volume Over Time #scholarAfrica after the first day of the workshop on 10 March 2014 at 13.57.06 GMT (16.57.06 local Nairobi time)
Tweet Volume Over Time #scholarAfrica after the first day of the workshop on 10 March 2014 at 13.57.06 GMT (16.57.06 local Nairobi time)

It was very nice to see it –as Kaitlin Thaney put it– go “boom!” like a rocket!

Thank you to everyone who engaged with us on Twitter yesterday. (There will be more today!)

Even before the workshop had wrapped up for the day the online sharing had already taken place.

A good way of catching up with some of what happened yesterday check these links:

I will post more photos later on a follow-up post.

For today, Bruce Becker (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, UbuntuNet Alliance, CHAIN-REDS, South Africa and Italy)  has already shared his presentation: http://prezi.com/89bkbbre5vk1/.

The future is now