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OpenIT4Africa Hackathon with Coders4Africa Kenya participation
Friday, June 15, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (GMT)
OpenIt4Africa announced the participation of Coders4Africa (hereafter C4A) in its next event scheduled for the 15th, 16th and 17th June in Montreal Canada. Three of C4A’s co-founders: Kwame Andah, Ali Kone and Vincent Muller will be on site for the event to present and discuss the development of new technologies in East and West Africa.
There will also be virtual participation from Amadou Daffe one of the other co-founders who will be joining remotely from the US, but also members of the Coders4Africa community located in Africa during the event.
With a 1000+ member strong network, C4A will be actively participating in the 48 hour hackathon with programmers from Kenya, Senegal, Ghana, United States, Canada and France. Each team will be working in seamless unison thanks to a live-stream and online interaction tools which will allow programmers and project managers to collaborate in real time.
C4A as part of the event, will work on an Open Data project, with the objective of launching websites offering open data for the cities of Dakar (Senegal), Nairobi (Kenya) and Accra (Ghana). A second project will be the development of a directory of IT Professionals in Africa, with users able to create and display his/her profile.
The C4A kenya chapter will be on the spolight. A local Kenyan team has alrady been working on the African Coder Locator project, and can use this hackathon event to get help from experts in the US and Canada . We will also need another team to work concurrently with the US/Canada team on the OpenDataNairobi project.
"This event will be a unique opportunity to connect Coders4Africa members, especially those based in Africa, with Montreal hackers who will be able to see real examples of new technology development and local needs", states Vincent Muller, co-founder of Coders4Africa.
"OpenIt4Africa is proud to partner with Coders4Africa, in assessing African talents and offering a launchpad for new projects in Africa", highlighted Heri Rakotomalala, co-founder of OpenIt4Africa.
The event scheduled for the 15th, 16th and 17th of June in Montreal, will begin with a series of keynotes and roundtables, with participants discussing opportunities for development of new technologies in Africa. The event will be followed by a hackathon, with the challenge of developing and launching a project for Africa in 48 hours. To learn more visit: http://openit4africa.org
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To create and support a Pan-African community of competent, internationally certified IT professionals focused on developing the IT tools for African Agriculture, Business, Education, Health Care, Government and general Social needs.
To leverage the rapid development and evolution of the wireless communications and Internet access platform in Africa to educate, certify and continue to support a 1000+ cadre of IT professionals.
- To educate and accredit 1000 Pan-African software developers utilizing mobile, web and database development platforms by 2016.
- To build capacity by introducing DevHubs across Africa, providing developers an open space to innovate and create solutions that solve problems their community faces.
- To create, via these solutions, economic development and growth across local communities, including the smallest farmers and businesses.
- To utilize the Pan-African community of IT professionals to create free Open Source solutions that respond to local African problems and demand.
- To stimulate growth of the African software industry by tapping into local talent and human resources.
- To assure the Pan-African community becomes a catalyst, playing a prominent role in providing technology-based tools in Agriculture, Business, Education, Health Care, Government and general Social needs.
Coders4Africa is an independent nonprofit organization that provides training, education and development infrastructure, logistics and intellectual support to IT professionals in Africa. In accordance with the Coders4Africa Charter, the Coders4Africa Board provides leadership, and makes program decisions. The organization's activities are enhanced by the active participation of its members. Coders4Africa membership consists of software developers and computer science students funded by the organization, and associates and partners with membership granted by the Coders4Africa principals.