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Going to Nokia WOMWorld Workshop in Helsinki September 10-14

Submitted by Roland on Tue, 2008-08-19 23:00

Details have yet to be finalized, but it looks like I'll be going to a Nokia Mobile workshop (paid for by Nokia, including carbon offsets!) September 10-14,2008 being organzied by Nokia's WOMWorld folks. Sounds like fun. Maybe I can lead a session on Mobile Muse and SIFTTool.

Here's a portion of their invite:


It's taking place in September between the 11th and 14th, and will be the first of its kind hosted by Nokia. We're contacting everyone from creative's, designers, video producers to open source software bloggers and mobile tech pioneers. There will be a number of workshops that'll see discussion with participants, and with Nokia guys, about the future of different online arenas and mobile technology. Workshops that we hope you'd like to join in with and make yourself heard.


In the meantime, time to start my travel research. If anybody has been to Helsinki, love to have the following questions answered by a Helsinki person:

  1. Where can I get a pay as you go SIM Card with several gigs (2GB or higher) of data so I can blog, flickr, youtube, et with my Nokia N95-1 while at the workshop?
  2. Can somebody recommend the best place to rent a bicycle in Helsinki? I am a "born again" bicyclist who's been commuting to work for 16 months 5 days a week and who has taken thousands of photos from an N95 and uploaded to Qik while bicycling. So I'd want to do the same in Helsinki.


Walk into any Elisa shop and ask for a "Kolumbus" prepaid sim card. You can get unlimited 3G for a week for only 6,90 euro.

No clue about the bikes.

love to meet you too, will you be in Helsinki at that time? Beers on me!

Best bet is probably here:


This article here points to the City bikes, but these can be hard to find (missing sadles etc), or might even have been put back in storage by September.


Check the links in the article, most have some limited information in English ;)


sounds like a fun city! look forward to bicycling there!

mobile bloggers of filipino heritage unite :-) ! see you in helsinki!

I have no useful information for you but wanted to say have fun! Looking forward to all the information you gather in Helsinki! 

Hey Roland,

Glad to see that you have made a wiki of the people that are going..

Just some minor correction on my info..

Erick Macapagal from Elmhurst, NY

Already excited about this event... I just got the Event Iteinary and its looking good so far.

To see some more people headed to this event.. 

Check em out here..



sorry pareng Erick! I fixed the spelling of your name, please email roland AT with your email address and i'll give you full admin access to the wiki

Been completely snowed under at work lately and am only getting round to catching up with all the other folk who are heading out to Helsinki next week...


Really looking forward to meeting you dude!