ColaLife – the story so far – 25/4/09

Here’s the presentation I gave yesterday at the Africa Gathering event at Birkbeck College, London. The audio was added retrospectively. The ‘Live’ version was a lot more fun! But all the facts are here. The videos and audio mentioned in the presentation are here:

Big thanks are due to Ed Scotcher and friends for organising a great day and for inviting ColaLife.

An hour or so after this presentation, Coca-Cola confirmed their commitment to trials on the BBC’s iPM programme on Radio 4. You can listen again here.

The latest timeline (progress report) is always here.

ADDENDUM: 30/6/09
Here is a video of the African Gathering presentation. After a bit of a flaky start with the technology it’s OK! Thanks to Mark Simpkins for uploading this.

Simon Berry at Africa Gathering, London 2009 from Mark Simpkins on Vimeo.


  1. ColaLife presentation to Africa Gathering now available here with audio! – Thks for a great day #africagathering

  2. Sorry wrong link! Video of Africa Gathering colalife presentation added – – thanks to @marksimpkins


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