Thursday, November 7, 2013

Presentations from "How to Make a Good Website", 20th GBG Dhaka Meetup

HUGE THANKS to all our presenters and attendees at Sunday's meet up on "How to Make a Good Website", in partnership with BlueScheme.  The feedback from the event was overall very positive and we hope to have a similar event, but scaled up with a larger audience, in the near future. 

Please share your ideas, feedback, comments, pictures & more on our social media pages via Google+Facebook & Twitter.

We'll post pictures on social media soon. In the meanwhile, here's a copy of the presentation slides and a list of our presenters:



Welcome note

Building a Custom Site: How We Made Propertyinbd.com
Ashaque Ul-Haque, Co-Founder, PropertyinBD

Use of Natural Language in Web Development

Website Visitor’s Experience - Don’t Make Them Think!
Masrur Hannan, UX Consultant & Founder, Bonolota Designs

The Importance of User Interface Design and its Measurable Impact on the Bottom Line
Saddam Azad, Founder & CEO, DugDugi

Designing a Useful Site
Milon Nazimaudduala, Chief Product Officer, G&R Ad Network

People and Pixels: Managing Web Projects
Razin Mustafiz, Product Manager, NewsCred

A Word from BlueScheme (5 min)
Rameez Hoque, CEO, BlueScheme

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sign up for "Latest in E-Commerce"

Next up in our series of events to round out the year, we're organizing an event with BASIS to review and discuss the latest in Bangladesh's E-commerce scene.

See our Program Agenda and register below!

**UPDATE - Signs ups are closed. For last minute additions, please email wakil@gbgdhaka.org**

Sign up for "How to Make a Good Website"

GBG Dhaka is back with a series of exciting events! First up is "How to Make a Good Website" hosted by our friends at BlueScheme

See the program agenda and register below if you're interested.


Space is limited and this event is first come, first serve - sign up quick!

**UPDATE** - We have reached capacity and sign ups are now closed. We will email RSVP confirmations by Thursday, October 31

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sign up for Google for Entrepreneurs Week, Oct 4

Google for Entrepreneurs Week is coming up on Oct 4!

Sign up via form below
**SIGN UPS CLOSED**

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sign Up for Map Banani #2 - Saturday, Sep 14

In part #2 of GBG's efforts to support local small businesses in Dhaka, we are going to get more of Banani added to Google Maps. 

We'll send teams out on various roads to visit businesses and collect their maps listing information, such as address, phone number, website & more! We'll then add all this information to Google Maps so the business can easily be found by anyone searching the map.

Further details can be found on our Program Agenda

If interested, please sign up in the form below. Attendance is capped at 30 and we expect this to fill up quick!

Please note that if you signed up for last event and did not let us know you could no longer attend, we will not be accepting your registration this time. 

**UPDATE - Sign Ups are now closed**

Presentations from Map Banani #1 & Dhaka's Tech Communities

Thank you to everyone who attended either the Map Banani #1 or Dhaka's Tech Communities events. Pictures will be up on social media pages soon and in the meanwhile, here are the slides:

Map Banani #1



Dhaka's Tech Communities

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

RSVP for "Dhaka's Tech Communities" Meetup - Sunday, Sep 8

Dhaka’s technology scene is home to a variety of communities that meet regularly to share their technology interests. This event in partnership with BASIS will host a number of these communities in one session on Sunday, September 8 so we can all learn what the communities are doing.

See our Program Agenda for info on who's presenting and then Sign Up to attend below!

**UPDATE - Sign Ups are now closed**

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sign Up for Map Banani #1 - Saturday, Sep 7

As part of GBG's efforts to support local small businesses in Dhaka, we are starting a project to get all the business on Banani Road 11 added to Google Maps. 

We'll send teams out on to Road 11 to visit businesses and collect their maps listing information, such as address, phone number, website & more! We'll then add all this information to Google Maps so the business can easily be found by anyone searching the map.

Further details can be found on our Program Agenda

If interested, please sign up in the form below. 

Note that we'll be having a follow-up MapUp on Saturday, Sep 14 with the same program. Sign ups for that second MapUp will open Sunday ,Sep 8 -


**UPDATE - Sign Ups are now closed**
Please email salman@gbgdhaka.org to inquire about late registration or sign up for our Sep 14 event, for which registration will open on Sunday, Sep 8

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sign up for our next event "Student Leaders Workshop #2" on July 24

Our next live GBG Dhaka event on Wednesday, July 24 is "Student Leaders Workshop #2" from 5:00pm - 7.30pm in Banani.

See our agenda for program details and fill out the form below if you're interested in attending


RSVP here.

Please note that attendance is capped at 20 for this event because of venue constraints and that this event is FOR STUDENTS ONLY. 


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

GBG Dhaka Turns 1 !!

We're celebrating our 1 year birthday today (July 9) at 6pm. The event will be held at the EMK Center, 9th floor of Midas Center at House-5, Road-27 Dhanmondi and sponsored by Magnito Digital, VC Street & Just Desserts. 

We are planning to review our last one year journey, have a panel discussion featuring expert tech leaders and entrepreneurs from our community, discuss our future events and network among ourselves! See our agenda here

This networking event doesn't require any pre-registration. Please feel free to drop by and join this special community celebration

Presentations from Student Leaders Workshop

Thank you to all the students who came to our Student Leaders Workshop. We hope it inspired you to run events at your own schools that advocate web tools.

A copy of our presentation is below

Friday, June 28, 2013

Sign up for our next event "Student Leaders Workshop" on June 30

Our next live GBG Dhaka event on Sunday, June 30 is "Student Leaders Workshop" from 6:30pm - 8pm in Banani.

See our agenda for program details and fill out the form below if you're interested in attending


Please note that attendance is capped at 15 for this event because of venue constraints and that this event is FOR STUDENTS ONLY. 

*SIGN UPS CLOSED*

Monday, June 3, 2013

Presentations from "Women Entrepreneurs on the Web Workshop #1", our 12th GBG Dhaka Meet Up

HUGE THANKS to all our presenters and attendees at Saturday's meet up on "Women Entrepreneurs on the Web".  We hope that this is just the beginning of a stronger women's community in GBG Dhaka. 

Please share your ideas, feedback, comments, pictures & more on our social media pages via Google+Facebook & Twitter.

We'll post pictures on social media soon. In the meanwhile, here's a copy of the presentation slides and a list of our presenters:



GBG Intro (5 min)
GBG Managers - Nash Islam & Salman Hossain

G+ Hangout: Intro to Google and WeOW  (15 min)
Jana Levene, Emerging Markets Development, Google Inc., Singapore
Yolyn Yang, Strategic Partner Development Manager, Google Inc., Singapore

Video Viewing  (5 min)

Presentations by Local Women Leaders (50 min)
Eeshita Azad, Head of Communication, The Asia Foundation
Shahzabeen Alam, Founder, Just Desserts
Dr. Naomi Mirza, Medical Consultant, Maya.com.bd
Samira Zuberi Himika, Founder & Managing Director, Team Engine
Shabnaz Rashid Diya , Founder, 1 Degree Initiative
Sayeda Jhumur , Media Head, Melonades
Taslima Miji, CEO, TechMania
Maria May, Program Manager, Social Innovation Lab, BRAC
Sadequa Hassan Sejuti, Managing Director, Future Solutions for Business & Amar Desh Amar Gram
Nabila Khurshed, Country Manager Bangladesh, Freelancer.com.bd

Women Entrepreneurs on the Web: Bangladesh (10 min)
Kazi Monirul Kabir, Bangladesh Country Consultant, Google Inc.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sign up for our next event "Women Entrepreneurs on the Web Workshop" on Saturday, June 1

Our 12th GBG Dhaka event on Saturday, June 1 is "Women Entrepreneurs on the Web workshop" from 4pm - 6pm in Gulshan 2.

See our agenda for program details and fill out the form below if you're interested in attending


Please note that attendance is capped at 25 for this event because of venue constraints and that this event is FOR WOMEN ONLY. 

Sign up quickly via the form below!

**UPDATE** Sign Ups are now closed. Check email for RSVP confirmation or denial. Make sure to check your Spam folder too as our emails sometimes get caught there!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Presentations from "Project Management in the Internet Era", our 11th GBG Dhaka Meet Up


HUGE THANKS to all our presenters and attendees at today's meet up on "Project Management in the Internet Era".  We hope everyone at today's event is now inspired to empower their projects with web tools. 

Please share your ideas, feedback, comments, pictures & more on our social media pages via Google+Facebook & Twitter.

This event was also in partnership with the BRAC Social Innovation Lab. Particular thanks to Maria May, Tasmia Rahman & Asif Saleh for providing support from BRAC. 

We'll post pictures on social media soon. In the meanwhile, here's a copy of the presentation slides and a list of our presenters:



What is GBG & How We Manage It with Web Tools

Mobile Software Strategies for Improving Clinical Diagnosis in Low Resource Settings

Ryan Chowdhury, Whitaker International Fellow, Harvard Medical School, ICCDDR Bangladesh

Design Thinking
Kazi Monirul Kabir, Bangladesh Country Consultant, Google

How We Managed to Make Dhaka’s First Bus Maps

Making Maps for your Project, Quickly & Easily
Avijit Roy Kabyo, Regional Expert Reviewer, Google Map Maker - Bangladesh Mapping Community


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What happened to the 10th event?

For those of you reviewing our blog and wondering what happened to the 10th event, it was an Expert MapMaker's Meetup on May 10, 2013. See pics & more info on the MapUp event site

The event was targeted to experienced mappers so we did not promote it widely other than one social media post.

Look forward to more mapping events later this year from GBG Dhaka and Bangladesh MapMakers community!

Sign up for our next event "Project Management in the Internet Era" on Tues, May 21

Our 11th GBG Dhaka event on Tuesday, May 21 is "Project Management in the Internet Era" and is done in partnership with the BRAC Social Innovation Lab.

See our agenda for program details and fill out the form below if you're interested in attending


Please note that attendance is capped at 20 for this event because of venue constraints. Sign up quickly!

**UPDATE** Registration & waitlist are now closed. RSVP confirmations will be sent in the morning of May 20

Presentation from our 9th GBG meetup - GBG @ PMO Innovation Adda

Our 9th GBG meetup was a bit different from our past GBG meetups because this time GBG community members invited the GBG managers to present at their event.

For many months now, the Bangladesh Prime Minister's Office and their Access 2 Information project have been attending our GBG events. They invited us to join their Monthly Innovation Adda (Dialogue) to present about what GBG is, the events that we're holding, a special review of our very popular Mapping Bangladesh event, and ideas on how we can partner with PMO on more initiatives.

BIG thank you to Manik Mahmud and Rafiqul Islam Sujon from the Prime Minister's Office for inviting us and helping to organize the event.

See slides below and live blogging pictures on our G+ page

Friday, March 29, 2013

Presentations from "Mapping Bangladesh", our 8th GBG Dhaka Meet Up

A BIG BIG THANKS to all our presenters and attendees at today's meet up on "Mapping Bangladesh". 

The initial response & feedback after the event have been great and we hope many of you are inspired to take part in the mapping initiatives along with creating some of your own!

Please share your ideas, feedback, comments, pictures & more on our social media pages via Google+, Facebook & Twitter.

Thank you to our sponsors OScom & Fortuna Fried Chicken for helping us put on the event. This event was also in partnership with Radio Foorti & BD Tech Social.

We'll post pictures on social media soon. In the meanwhile, here's a copy of the presentation slides and a list of our presenters:





Welcome from GBG & Thoughts on Digital Mapping
GBG Managers

Hello Bangladesh :)
Kazi Monirul Kabir, Bangladesh Country Consultant, Google

Partner Talk - BDTech Social & FFC
Fayaz Taher, Founder, BD Tech Social & CEO, Fortuna Group

How We’ve Mapped Bangladesh
Avijit Roy Kabyo, Regional Expert Reviewer, Google MapMakers - Bangladesh Mapping Community

Making Dhaka’s First Bus Maps
Muntasir Mamun, Coordinator, Urban Launchpad


Sponsor Talk - Onestop.com.bd
Shifatur Rahman, CEO,  OScom

What is Streetview and How Does It Work?
Azizul Arif, Operations Lead, Google Streetview Bangladesh Project

Friday, March 22, 2013

Sign up for our next event "Mapping Bangladesh" on Fri, March 29


Our 8th GBG Dhaka event on Friday, March 29 is "Mapping Bangladesh" sponsored by Fortuna Fried ChickenOneStop.com.bd

Special thanks to event partners BD Tech Social & Radio Foorti for helping promote this event.

See our agenda for program details and fill out the form below if you're interested in attending

**UPDATE** Sign ups are closed for event. See you there!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Presentations from 7th GBG Dhaka Meetup "Education & Collaboration Online"


A HUGE thanks to all our presenters and attendees at Saturday's GBG Dhaka meetup on "Education & Collaboration Online". 

The response & feedback after the event has been phenomenal. Please share your feedback and pictures on Google+Facebook & Twitter

Also thanks to our venue partner EMK Center and our event sponsor Rokomari.com

We'll post pictures on our social media soon. In the meanwhile, here's a copy of the presentation slides and list of all our presenters:



A Digital Day in Student Life
Muntasir N. Chowdhury, University Student, IBA

Search Trends for Students
Riyad Husain & Salman Hossain, GBG Managers

TransEd’s Math Solution Project
Shah Yasser Aziz, A Level Student

Useful Collaboration Tools for Students
Nash Islam, GBG Manager

GBG Spotlight: Student Ideas on how internet can improve education (15 min)
Various GBG members

Grameenphone’s Alo Ashbei (15 min)
Sayma Rahman, Grameenphone

WhereAreMyBooks.com (10 min)
Tahin Rahman, Co-Founder

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sign up for our next event "Education & Collaboration Online"


Our 7th GBG Dhaka event is "Education & Collaboration Online" sponsored by Rokomari.com. Special thanks to EMK Center for hosting this event.

See our agenda for program details and fill out the form below if you're interested in attending

Since this event is focused on education, we are targeting an audience of 70% students.

*UPDATE* - Sign ups are now closed and we will send RSVP confirmations have been sent. Please email salman@gbgdhaka.org if you did not receive a confirmation or to inquire about any last minute registrations.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Presentations from "Building Brands with Digital"

This Saturday's GBG Dhaka & Bangladesh Brand Forum event was a huge success. A big thanks to our event partner Grameenphone for hosting at GP House and supporting this event. Also thank you to our event sponsors G&R and Root Marketing for helping to arrange and fund the event.

Pictures from the event will be posted shortly and presentations are copied below.

Event slides:



Slides presented by Anand Tilak, Google Southeast Asia (download here):

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sign up for our next event "Building Brands with Digital"

Our 6th GBG Dhaka event is in partnership with Bangladesh Brand Forum and we're presenting a talk by a Googler from Singapore on "Building Brands with Digital". Special thanks to our venue partner Grameenphone for hosting this event.

See our agenda for program details and fill out the form below if you're interested in attending

*UPDATE* - Sign ups are now closed and we will send RSVP confirmations on Thurs, Jan 30 morning. Please email salman@gbgdhaka.org to inquire about any last minute registrations.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Presentations from the GBG E-Commerce Hour & Startup Weekend Mini Bootcamp

A BIG thank you to all our presenters and attendees at today's GBG & Startup Weekend event. We hope everyone enjoyed it! Please share your feedback and pictures on Google+, Facebook & Twitter

Also thanks to our event sponsor Root Marketing Services and our event partners E-Commerce Week, BASIS & Bangladesh Bank

We'll post pictures on our social media soon. In the meanwhile, here's a copy of the presentation slides and list of all our presenters:




GBG E-Commerce Hour

What is E-Commerce Week?  (5 min)
BASIS E-Commerce Week Organizing Committee

Harnessing the Power of Search for Bangladesh (10 min)
Kazi Monirul Kabir, Bangladesh Country Consultant, Google

Rokomari.com (10 min)
Mahmudul Hasan Sohag, Chairman & CEO at Onnorokom Group

Amar Desh Amar Gram (10 min)
Sadequa Rahman Shejuti, Managing Director, Amar Desh Amar Gram

Conversions in the Digital Age (10 min)
Lutfi Chowdhury, Senior Business Development Manager, G&R

GBG Community Updates (5 min)
Nash Islam & Salman Hossain, GBG Managers

Sponsor Talk: Zakat Connect (5 min)
Riyad Husain, CEO, Root Marketing Services



Startup Weekend Mini Bootcamp

Intro to Startup Weekend (10 min)
Sahbanaz Rashid Diya, Founder, 1di.org

Lean Product Concepts (15 min)
Syed Gousul Alam Shaon, Managing Director, GREY Dhaka

Team Building & Management (15 min)
Shifatur Rahman, CEO, OScom

Business Pitch Best Practices (15 min)
Saadat Qadri, Organizer, Startup Weekend Dhaka