After a great effort by the Betavine Team we reached the launch of the Betavine Social Exchange at 19:44 (RSA time) on the 14th October 2009.  This was a soft launch a day before the formal launch in order to get some content uploaded.  Thanks to Marlon and Nicky for helping out.  It is a “beta” so we are expecting the odd bug to be reported … and quickly fixed.

The launch event was held at the end of day 1 of the Sangonet Annual Conference in Johannesburg.

Turbine Hall, Johannesburg - location of #Sango09

Turbine Hall, Johannesburg - location of #Sango09

The launch of BSX was supported by Vodacom and their VEMCI team.  I presented a few slides on VEMCI and a few on BSX and then showed the website live … which worked!  I got some very good questions .. one of which I could not answer: “if there are thousands of challenges on the site how do I keep mine in focus and ensure that it is not forgotten?”  Well, the team will have to work on that one.

Launch Presentation #sango09

Launch Presentation #sango09

More at day 2 of #sango09 tomorrow and then off to Cape Town to meet some more NGOs.

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