Indonesia has a vibrant blogging scene with a strong emphasis on community. The annual Blogger Festival (Pestablogger) Indonesia attracted bloggers and tech lovers from all over the vast island nation.
Packed venue for Indonesia Blogger Festival
Scenes from the bloggers festival.
This was the third time the annual event was being held and it is nice to see the number of participants increase every year.
Indonesian bloggers tend to be a varied bunch, not just in geography but also in terms of age and profession.
A breakout session on blogging ethics
A breakout session on citizen journalism
A citizen journalist shares his experience with bloggers
A breakout session on bridging the divide within Indonesia via blogging. The participants also discussed the ways in which blogs can be used to connect Indonesia with the outside world.
Tristam(representing a sponsoring organisation), Chip (tech enthusist from Vietnam) and Retty (Indonesian blogger) in a discussion. Indonesian event do not see the level of outside participation that Cambodian or Thai events do. Still, curious people are trickling in and we hope to have more people from the wider South East Asian region the next time.
A batik artist making the blogger fest t-shirt.
Blogger take a break from their discussions to enjoy some music.