Open Collaboration for African Techies
Google I/O – an annual developer-focused conference – has been organized by Google for every year since 2008 in San Francisco gathering over 5,000 participants. This year, ActivSpaces and GDG Douala are bringing it to Cameroon with Google I/O Extended at AppsTech from May 15th – 17th. That’s the good news. The great news is [...]
After a thrilling weekend at #subCMR in Douala, we decided for a little comic relief at ActivSpaces Buea with a “Techie Thursday”. Sebastian Prengel, an über-geek member of ActivSpaces, thought it would be cool for us to initiate the newbies at the lab with a little hacking ritual. So today we’re having a little fun by [...]
“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” -Anne Frank When I first came to Buea to join ActivSpaces, a night walk through the suburban residential areas revealed one outstanding insight: the paths stretched out into total darkness. It was only a matter of time before I heard the accounts [...]
When Richard Anderson (our most recent visiting fellow) introduced the kids at “Silicon Mountain” to Scratch, we knew we had a calling. For a long time we had focused our activities on a more mature age group, but Scratch reminds us that we need to get ICT4D leaders in the proper mindset from a tender [...]
A program called Signals hosted by Hackerspaces posted this audio interview about the African hacker and IT scene. The participants talk with the host about how African technical ingenuity is used to create solutions to challenges that are local or regional in origin but have potential to be applied globally. The interview contains two talks, [...]
This blog is a resource for news, project updates, member profiles and community events at ActivSpaces, an open collaboration space, innovation hub and startup incubator for African techies. Based in Buea, Cameroon.