ThimphuTech was the first technology blog in Bhutan. We started writing it in 2009, just as broadband and mobile internet started to take off. (Although internet in Bhutan was launched in 1999, it was either super-slow or super-expensive, and was only used by a selected few).

In the blog, we wrote about technology and food, but also about plenty of other stuff. The blog became popular and influential in Bhutan. A companion bi-weekly column -- Ask Boaz -- was published for many years in the Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper. (The complete Kuensel columns are available as an ebook, Blogging with Dragons).

We stopped updating the blog when we left Bhutan in 2014, but the information within the posts can still prove useful, and thus we decided to keep it online.

We thank all our readers.
Tashi Delek,
Boaz & Galit.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

TEDxThimphu on "What Matters" scheduled for November 14th

TED is an bi-annual conference devoted to "Ideas Worth Spreading". Over the years, the world's most innovative doers and thinkers have been invited to give 18-minute presentations in an attempt to change the world. All of these talks are available on They have become extremely popular and for a good reason. Topics range from science and technology to design, business, and education. Click on the "Most viewed" button to see the most popular lectures.

TEDx are local, independently-organized events which are similar to TED. They are approved - but not organized - by TED, and must adhere to a given format and other criteria. There are hundreds of TEDx events around the world every year. TEDxThimphu, under the theme of "What Matters", is scheduled to happen on November 14th in the Terma Linca Resort. More information about TEDxThimphu, as well as attendance information, is available here.

The TEDx event is organized as part of a movie that will be made about a 4-strong American team that is planning to cross Bhutan on foot and mountain bikes. Their 42-day, 484-mile trek is planned to start on November 4. Read more about the expedition here.

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