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1st Annual Innovation & Technology Festival in Cambodia 2016

Are you interested in something that is innovative or technology related, and you want to make a change in society using technology? If you say 'yes', here is a chance where you can learn from Inno-Tech Festival Cambodia 2016.

What is Inno-Tech Festival?
Inno-Tech Festival Cambodia 2016 is the 1st annual event to celebrate and showcase social innovations and technology made in Cambodia.

This festival is open for all and will be held over two days from March 18 to 19, 2016 at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia. There will be 50 exhibition booths from  organizations showcase recent and ongoing innovative solutions from Cambodian NGOs, businesses, and government agencies representing the best of innovations for Cambodia.

What the Event Benefits You?
#1 Watch people building innovation: Young professionals, students, and experts participate in INNO TECH-a-THON, collaborating in teams to develop practical solutions for real problems in Cambodia.

#2 Learn about issues, challenges and cutting edge innovations: Open workshop & roundtable discussions on a wide range of topics including lessons learned, reports from innovations tried in the field, using open data, internet security, the technology uses on specific topics, etc.

#3 Meet new people: Connection Cafe is a space for meeting people from different backgrounds and interests, but with the same passion for change and innovations.

You Need to Know the Programs (in Brief)?

Day 1: Friday, 18th March 2016
#Opening Ceremony (8:30 AM  - 9:30 AM @ITC Conference Room) remarks by:

  • Official Opening Speech by H.E Minister Prak Sokhonn Minister of Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Mr. SOEUNG Saroeun, Executive Director, CCC-Cooperation Committee for Cambodia
  • Mr. Laszlo Barta, Chief Commercial Officer, CellCard
  • Mr. Pring Sina, Representative of Managing Director of ONLINE
  • Mr. Sok Puthyvuth, Chairman of ICT Federation
  • Ms. Julie Chung, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. at the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh

SEE ALSO: Startup Weekend Phnom Penh 2016

#Keynotes (9:25 am – 12:05 pm):

  • “The iLab: Users and Technology Tools in Action” by Ms. Channe Suy Lan, Regional Lead for InSTEDD iLab Southeast Asia
  • “Social Innovation in Cambodia” by Mr. Alberto Cremonesi, Founder of ImpactHub Phnom Penh and Social Enterprise Cambodia
  • “UNICEF Innovation” by Mr. Nelson Rodrigues, Consultant at UNICEF Cambodia
  • A short Skype conversation with Ms. Kounila Keo, a leading Cambodian citizen journalist and blogger, in Singapore
  • “Mekong Business Initiative for Innovation and Entrepreneurship” by Mr. Sak Sambath, Cambodia Country Manager of Mekong Business Initiative (MBI) Funded by Asian Development Bank and Government of Australia
  • “Digital Content and Media Trend in Cambodia” by Mr. Chy Sila, CEO, Sabay Digital Corporation
  • “E-Business in Cambodia to Empower Young Entrepreneurs” by Mr. Valentin Vermesch, Country Director of Kaymu and French Tech Ambassador
  • “Crowdfunding in Cambodia” by Mr. Cedric Jancloes, TosFund

#Exhibition (8:00AM – 5:00PM)
#Open Workshop (12:00PM - 4:15PM)
#INNO TECH-a-THON:

  • 9:45 AM – 10:00 AM: Competition Opening, going over the rules & judging criteria
  • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Teams start discussing ideas and work on the solutions to create prototypes.
  • 1:30 PM: Updates from the teams.

Day 2: Saturday, 19th March 2016
#Exhibition (8:00AM – 5:00PM)
#Open Workshop (9:00AM - 3:15PM)
#INNO TECH-a-THON

  • 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Teams Working on their prototypes
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Coaches help teams one-on-one
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Final presentation
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Judging and Awards, Closing Remark by Judge

For more information about this event, please check out the Facebook page and website of InnoTech Festival Cambodia.

The First Annual Innovation & Technology Festival [Cambodia]

According to a 2015 research study by the Open Institute and the Asia Foundation collected in September 2015 shows that Cambodia’s phone market is already saturated, with over 94% of Cambodians claiming to own their own phone, and more than 99% being reachable through some sort of phone. The proportion of citizens using more than one phone was only 13.1% while one Cambodian in four uses more than one operator. These numbers are similar to those reported in previous years.

The results show that 63.3% of Cambodians own phones with Khmer script capability. The use of such phones is more common among men (67.6%) than women (49%) and more common in urban areas (67%) than rural (61.7%).

Some 39.5% of users were found to have at least one smartphone. The ability of phones to display Khmer is more common in smartphones (78%) than in dumb phones (56.3%). The capability of smartphones users’ ability to display Khmer improved with the education level of their owner.


It was found that almost a third of Cambodians have access to the Internet and Facebook and that most of the people in this group have their own Facebook accounts. Smartphones are by far the most common means of accessing Facebook; only 3% of users access the social media site solely through computers while 80% access it exclusively through phones.

Internet/Facebook use has risen to become in 2015 the second most important channel for Cambodians to access information—trailing the only TV (30% vs 24%)—having surpassed radio (20%) and continuing to gain market share yearly.

To increase the rate of adoption, the development of better text-prediction and input methods for Khmer script in phones is recommended.

Mobile Phones and Internet in Cambodia 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Free Basics by Facebook Available in Cambodia
[Screenshot of FreeBasics in Khmer]

[Cambodia at A Glance] The total population in Cambodia was last recorded at 15.33 million people in 2014 reported by the World Bank. The internet subscriptions increased from 3.86 million in 2013 to over 6.2 million in 2015 (1). The below chart illustrates the growth figures:

Internet Subscriber in Cambodia 2015

And the number of mobile phone subscribers had over 21 million (21,692,144 subscribers) at the 2nd quarter of 2015 (2) - the increasing leads Cambodia became the first country in the world with more mobile phones than fixed-line phones (3). The below chart illustrates the figures:
Mobile Phone Subscribers in Cambodia 2015

With the use of smartphones and internet home use surging, Khmer youth are increasingly using social media. The most used social platform is by no doubt Facebook with 1.2 million users in 2014 (4). The below graph which is illustrated by StatCounter Global Stats about Top 7 Social Media Sites in Cambodia from Jan 2014 to Oct 2015 (All platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Tablet, Console), Facebook is really the most popular social media in the Kingdom of Cambodia.


By seeing that, in a post yesterday (in Khmer languge), Smart Axiata in cooperation with Facebook want all Cambodians to explore the magic of Internet which provides you access to basic Internet resources, FREE OF CHARGE.


Free Basics empowers you to discover and access lots of information out of diverse topics:
  • Study
  • Business
  • Health
  • Entertainment 
If you are new to the world of Internet, THIS is for you! To use, simply download the “Free Basics by Facebook” Android App or go to www.freebasics.com from your phone, exclusively for Smart subscribers.
Smart ចង់អោយប្រជាជនកម្ពុជាទាំងអស់បានស្វែងយល់ពី­ភាពអស្ចារ្យរបស់អុិនធឺណិត ហេតុនេះហើយទើប Smart បានសហការជាមួយ Facebook ដើម្ប...
Posted by Smart Axiata on Thursday, October 8, 2015



Free Basics is a new project of Facebook company, which recently uses in the world, and Cambodia is the 22nd country where Facebook launched this project. The purpose of project with the collaboration of Smart is to connect people more than 1 million people have access to basic Internet resources for free.
 All users who are using the Smart company's services are able to use some basic level which are useful both Khmer and English including the website of Facebook, Dictionary.com, Wikipedia, Ask, Bing, Messenger. The service will run from today onwards (5).

References:

Free Basics by Facebook Available in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Friday 2nd October 2015: Google announced it will host its first “Love Your Language Cambodia” translate-a-thon campaign this weekend (October 2-3) in a dedicated effort to reduce the language barrier for Khmer speakers on the web, at home and around the world, through crowd-sourced translations.

Love Your Language Cambodia Event
Google is inviting Cambodian translators, language experts and language lovers to help improve the quality of Khmer translations online. Google Asia Pacific's Amy Kunrojpanya, Head of Public Affairs & Communications for New Emerging Markets, explained, “We believe Google tools in the hands of our Cambodian users can help build a web that works for this country, its people and the Khmer language. We're introducing the Love Your Language campaign to open up the technology that powers Google Translate to communities passionate about their language in Cambodia. Working together we can improve the understanding and quality of Khmer translations, which in turn can help preserve and promote Cambodian culture and language online.”
Google Translate Community, a free crowdsourced translation tool, works with just few clicks or swipes on a mobile phone, tablet or laptop, and even just a few minutes can help millions of Cambodians around the world receive better translations. Google has also introduced Google Handwriting Input for Khmer, which gives internet users a simple way to input text on their smartphone or tablet by writing out Khmer characters with their finger or stylus pen. For those who find it difficult to use small keyboards in complex language scripts, or for older internet users who find typing to be a barrier, Google Handwriting can help them gain access to Khmer web content and the wider world.
Ms. Amy presenting about Google Translate

Google will hold a series of Love Your Language translation-a-thons in Phnom Penh from October 2-4, in partnership with the Royal University of Phnom Penh, the University of Puthisastra, Phnom Penh International University and local Google Developer Groups. Can’t make it to an event? You can still help contribute online at g.co/translate/community.


“If you’ve got accesses to the internet, no matter what device you have, you can help improve Khmer online. So why not take a few moments and let your feedback help millions?” added Ms. Kunrojpanya.

Chamnan joining Love Your Language Cambodia Event
During the launch, I was also participanting and one point I learnt from her sharing was "If you want to help your language more popular online, please use it much on the net (website posts, articles on Wikipedia, blog posts, social media posts ...). Personally, I am the one of translation contributors in Cambodia, and I take some minutes in helping translations on this community few times per week.  So, have you tried to help our, Khmer language, contribution yet?

Google Invites Cambodia to Love Your Language Online

Google Translate Available in Khmer writing

After Google Translate team gave Cambodian users a gift during Khmer New Year 2013 in putting Khmer language as its 66th supported language, the team [both Cambodian & head office engineers] work hard to improve the quality of translations and other new features available for us to use for free - according to the official blog post in January 2015, Google released another feature on Instant translation with Word Lens, and Khmer handwriting feature  to be included with as well.
The Translate app already lets you use camera mode to snap a photo of text and get a translation for it in 36 languages. Now, we’re taking it to the next level and letting you instantly translate text using your camera—so it’s way easier to navigate street signs in the Italian countryside or decide what to order off a Barcelona menu. While using the Translate app, just point your camera at a sign or text and you’ll see the translated text overlaid on your screen—even if you don't have an Internet or data connection.
This instant translation currently works for translation from English to and from French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, and we’re working to expand to more languages.
[Related: Khmer Language Now Available on Google Translate]

In Word Lens feature, you can translate into Khmer language too.

Google Translate Traffic Usage in Cambodia
According to Google Transparency Report - browse real-time traffic to Google products and services, it shows that Google Translate service in Cambodia is increasing year by year since the product launched in Khmer language. So, it is our great opportunity to get more updates and other investments from Google soon.

Let get your app updated now and  transform your mobile device into an even more powerful translation tool!

Do you have any idea on this new feature, and what upcoming features will you expect to get from? Personally, I am waiting to get another feature of Voice recognition in Khmer. How about yours?Please express below.

Khmer Handwriting Available in Google Translate

Phnom Penh, Saturday November 29-30th, 2014: Hundreds of IT experts, business person, and students working and studying in the field of information technology come together today at ZAMAN University in the event of gDay & DevFest Cambodia 2014

Organized by local Google Developer and Google Business Groups, gDay (Google Day) is the first event to be held in Cambodia. However, in 2013 there was an event DevFest which was focused only on developer and IT Experts. 

In 2014, it is a bit difference since the two big events will be joined together in two days. gDay is leaded by Google Business Group Phnom Penh which will be focused on how to use Google technologies to maximize business while DevFest will be focused on training developers to new technology so that they can improve their skill to produce more applications.

The interesting thing is that according to Mr. Pich Viras, Community Manager of Google Business Group Phnom Penh, said “This time GBG will present how business can get more benefit and improve business online from Google technologies as well as how to make profit from it.”

Whereas, Google Developers Group will focus on a more participative event not just giving presentations and tech talks. “We will introduce the real first Hackhathon to this 2014 event” said Mr. Kong Somvannda, Community Co-manager. Added by Mr. Lonh Samdy, “Beside, Hackhathon, we will also have a CodeLab where participants need to complete a small program during 2-3 hours session.”


Based on Mr. Kong Somvannda and Mr. Lonh Samdy, both are Community Manager of Google Developer Group Phnom Penh, stressed that “We want Cambodia developers to be more practical by involving in coding session rather than sit still and listen to tech talks or presentations.”

So, What is really a hackathon?
Perwikipedia, “A hackathon (also known as a hack day,hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects.”

Mr. Kong Somvannda who are responsible for PR and Communication for this event added that this year, we have big sponsors from Google, ZAMAN University, USAID’s Development Innovation, gGear - Official LG distributor, Online ISP, and MyTEB. LG will introduce SmartWatch and New Selfi Technology, and MyTEB will demonstrate affordable SmartPhone and Tablet.

gDay and DevFest Cambodia 2014 is a serious of world-wide community-lead events around the world that has technical and business sessions centered around Google Technologies and Platforms. It focuses on bringing together all passionate local developers, business persons, and students to share and to learn new technologies of code and network.

For further information, you can find on the event website: www.gdaycambodia.org.

Please manage your weekend time to attend this great event in Phnom Penh. See you all there! 

The First Google Day Begins in Phnom Penh

Recently Google is improving faster in its products and services especially in next wave emerging market like Cambodia as my previous post about How Many Google Services Available in Khmer Language? which told you all Khmer languages list in Google - it's counted as an evidence of improvement.
The new Captions Feature in video, Youtube had released it since 2008.
Captions can help people who would not otherwise understand the audio track to follow along, especially those who speak other languages or who are deaf and hard of hearing.
 But the Translate Captions is still in a beta, that allows us to watch all videos where the owners has added them translating into a list of available languages (as above photo showing selection in Khmer).
So how to watch the video with Captions in Khmer language? I will guide you as the following:

  1. You are sure that Captions are only available on videos
  2. If a video has captions, you can turn them on by clicking the captions icon at the bottom of the video. Depending on your location, the captions icon will look like one of the following:  or 
  3. Click on "ON/OFF - must be ON", next click on default language list box "English (United State)" then go to "Translate Captions" at the top
  4. Then the popup of "Translate Captions BET" appears, next please scroll down to select language "Khmer -- ខ្មែរ", last you have to click "OK" to apply. You got it done right?
If so, please try to set auto-translate the video of Explore a Google data center with Street View into Khmer language as below:



How the meaning of Captions translated into Khmer correctly - it's based on how we can contribute our correction in Google Translate project.

Watch Youtube Video with Captions in Khmer Language

 
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