Friday, July 23, 2010

Ethan Zuckerman Visits Ghana

Are you a blogger or a social media activist living or visiting Ghana, especially Accra and want to meet-up with follow bloggers/geeks this weekend? This is your chance!

Ghana Blogging; (a network of bloggers who have passion for Ghana and write about this great and peaceful country) is proud to host Ethan Zuckerman, author of …My Heart’s In Accra blog on Sunday; 25th July, 2010 from 3:00pm till 6:00pm at Smoothies Pub on the Osu-Oxford Street. [Two blocks away from Papaye Fast Food Restaurant heading toward the Shell Filling Station.]
Ethan Zuckerman at TEDGlobal 2010.
Ethan Zuckerman is the co-founder of Global Voices Online; [a global citizen media network] in collaboration with Rebecca MacKinnon. He’s also the co-founder of; a web-hosting enterprise.

Ethan also founded Geekcorps, a non-profit technology volunteer corps. Geekcorps pairs skilled volunteers from US and European high tech companies with businesses in emerging nations for one to four month volunteer tours. Volunteers have served in 14 nations, including Ghana, Senegal, Mali, Rwanda, Armenia and Jordan, completing over a hundred projects

He’s currently a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University where he researches into global media attention.

He recently gave a very impactful and inspiring talk at the TED Global 2010 Conference which took place in Oxford, UK on the theme; “A Wider world, a wider web.

This is a free meet-up; therefore you can come with a friend. In case you want more info about this meet-up; you can contact me via twitter; MacJordaN
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Maker Faire Africa 2010 T-Shirt Design Competition

Maker Faire Africa is only a month away and African Digital Art is extremely excited about this event. Maker Faire Africa – a celebration of African ingenuity, innovation and invention and will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 27th - 28th, Aug 2010. 

A summary report from last year's Maker Faire Africa in Accra, Ghana can be found here;  Report on MakerFaireAfrica '09

The 2-day event will see Makers/Innovators/Inventors from all over the world especially, Nigeria, Tanzania, Malawi, South Africa, Liberia, Pakistan, Uganda, Madagascar, India, Ivory Coast, Ghana and the USA coming to display their latest inventions and products, and also socializing and dialoging on the challenges facing the current generation and suggest ways to improve upon the lives of people through the inventions and ideas.

In celebrating African creativity; Maker Faire Africa 2010 and African Digital Art network are partnering up to encourage designers throughout Africa to showcase their talent through a T-Shirt Design Competition.

Photo Credit: African Digital Art.

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