Barcamp, ShanghaiSolved

I’ve been especially busy with AllSet Learning lately. Lots of exciting developments there; pretty soon I’ll be starting up a news blog for that site. If you’re in Shanghai and interested, it’s a good time to get in touch.

Next Saturday I’ll be attending Shanghai Barcamp. I meant to do it these past two years, but never quite got around to it. Third time’s a charm, I guess? ChinesePod CEO Hank will be there, as well as Xindanwei CEO Liu Yan. I expect to see some other familiar faces, such as Micah and Kellen. Should be a thought-provoking, geeky day.

I noticed one of the sponsors of Barcamp this time is ShanghaiSolved. I’ve heard this idea before, and this implementation looks pretty good. Basically, some people ask questions about Shanghai, and other people answer them. Kinda like Ask Metafilter, or Yahoo Answers, or Aardvark, but just for Shanghai. I’m curious to see if this will take off. It’s got some questions up, about “must-see places” and rock climbing and VPNs, but there’s not a ton of activity yet. (Maybe it’s the picture of Haibao in the header that’s driving people away?)


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. Hey John, thanks for your note on ! Looks like your questions have been heard 🙂 Regarding the Haibao header, I have to admit that opinions on whether this is a good idea differ… it actually was just a fun and quick solution since we wanted to get the site started quickly and didn’t have time to design a real logo. However, we have something in mind and will kick out Haibao as soon as the real logo is ready 🙂

    Thanks for joining us, and get in touch anytime if you have further feedback! See you at BarCamp!


  2. Hi John,

    looking forward to meet you at the barcamp and yes it will be a “thought-provoking, geeky day” 🙂

    kind regards

  3. kastner Says: June 9, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Yeah, definitely the naked Haibao drives ppl away, and a parody of the slogan. 😀

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