OPEN TECHNOLOGY

Within all our projects we apply Open Technology to develop open source software, open standards, and open hardware.

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Timm Wille

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Open Hardware Guide

Following up on the 2016 “Let’s Go jHUB” programme, the OPEN HARDWARE GUIDE or #OHG is an outcome of the Open Tech and Repair Skills workshop led by Timm Wille and hosted by the Hive Colab innovation hub in Kampala. As a follow-up to the Open Learning Guide (#OLG) the Open Hardware Guide gives examples of hands-on skills possibilities and projects applying open hardware methodologies.…

ASKotec

#ASKotec = Access to Skills and Knowledge open tech emergency kit The #ASKotec is a kit designed to work as a mobile trainer‘s set to tackle basic field challenges when it comes to Open Tech and Open Source Hardware innovation, education and repairing wherever needed. Providing »Access to Skills and Knowledge« as an multi-functional »Open…

ojoVoz

Geomapping in South Sudan ojoVoz consists of an Android mobile app and a web application that allow a group of people to collaboratively create a dynamic, audiovisual documentation about their common interests and concerns. By using the ojoVoz app, messages consisting of an image, a sound recording, tags and geographic information can be composed and…

Solar.mini

A simple home-made 5V solar power charger suitable for any mobile phone.   Made by a small group of students in Berlin who are also part of the international ‘open source ecology’ network the r0g_solar.mini is a fast and powerful pocketbook size charger that also simultaneously charges 4 x AA ni-cad batteries. Although there are…

OPEN TECH events and initiatives

#ASKotec in Nepal

September 22, 2018

Our friend, colleague and #ASKotec pro Me’rlyk Erderms Aebdyul is now in Nepal prepping for his demo and talk at Kathmandu Mini Maker Faire (#KMMF) on Sunday! Learn all about the event at kathmandu.makerfaire.com Also in the kit is Hyrac Tech‘s #HyracBox >> Check it out at hyracbox.com     HyracBox is one of the components of the #ASKotec and the HyracTech team published…

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Rob van Krakenburg on #ASKotec

September 19, 2018

Rob van Kranenburg is the founder of the Council – the largest #IoT thinktank. He works as Ecosystem Manager for the EU projects Tagitsmart and Next Generation Internet; chairs AC04 – IoT Hyper-connected Society of the IERC, The European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things; is in the SmartCitiesWorld Advisory Board; and is involved in building the ecosystem for the Next Generation Internet. Furthermore,…

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Eva Yayi on #ASKotec

September 5, 2018

Eva Yayi is is the Co-founder of GoGirls-ICT Initiative, a Technology Organization that mentors women and girls in South Sudan. Currently, Eva is a Masters Candidate at the Kobe Institute of Computing, Japan holding a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the Uganda Christian University. She also works as a Teaching Assistant at the…

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Anna Lowe on #ASKotec

August 29, 2018

Anna Sera Lowe is a co-founder of Kumasi Hive, the makerspace in Ghana that supports innovators to build businesses out of their ideas; and the MakerNet Alliance of individuals and organisations working on different aspects of local manufacturing around the world. Her background includes running a factory, a stint as managing director of a tech…

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Elvis Chi Nwosu on #ASKotec

August 11, 2018

Humans of South Sudan aims to promote and bring awareness by showing ordinary people and places. Their main goal is: Realizing The Advantages of Diversity. African Cultural Awareness in Norway in partnership with YWCA South Sudan >> migrasjon.com     “The #ASKotec skill training initiative has been a much needed resilience and peacebuilding tool for the youths of  South Sudan after the new conflict. It…

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Victoria Wenzelmann on #ASKotec

August 6, 2018

Victoria Wenzelmann is one of the Co-founders and Directors of GIG, the Global Innovation Gathering, and founder of the big blue Labmobile. In 2013, she co-organized AfricaHackTrip, a journey of nine European web developers and designers to East Africa to connect local tech ecosystems. She holds M.A. degrees in Cultural Anthropology and African Studies and…

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Andrew Quitmeyer on #ASKotec

August 2, 2018

Meet one of #ASKotec‘s supporters, Andrew Quitmeyer. Andrew studies the intersections between wild animals and computational devices. He’s a professor at the National University of Singapore researching how to blend biological fieldwork and DIY digital crafting. Andrew also leads “Hiking Hacks” around the world where participants build technology entirely in the wild for interacting with nature…

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Join us in building 5 more #ASKotec kits with skilled trainers

July 19, 2018

Providing Access to Skills and Knowledge in the form of a multi-functional Open Tech Emergency Case gives rural and urban innovators a new point of entrance for understanding the basics in a range of vocational skills from soldering, building simple devices to the handling of important yet often specialised tools that in these regions are…

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#ASKotec at FabLab Siegen

July 10, 2018

The Come_IN Digital Project Week of the Chair of Business Informatics and New Media at the University of Siegen brought together families, senior citizens, refugees and students for a week-long series of activities, building and developing together. The project Come_IN has been building computer clubs in various cities in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) for more than ten years, always following…

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#ASKotec at #Tech4Dev2018

June 29, 2018

The 5th International Conference on Technologies for Development (Tech4Dev 2018) took place from 27-29 June 2018 at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Conference in a Nutshell The Tech4Dev Conference is the biennial flagship event of the UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development hosted by CODEV at EPFL. The Conference focuses on the potential of technology solutions to…

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South Sudanese colleagues visiting Berlin

May 7, 2018

With a range of exciting events happening these days in Berlin we are very happy to welcome three of our colleagues from South Sudan. The founders of the #Go Girls ICT Initiative Yine Yenki and Eva Yayi as well as Bior Jaden attended the annual Global Innovation Gathering, presented at this year’s 12th edition of…

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IoT Day 2018

April 9, 2018

For #IotDay, a group of jHUB pioneers, along with local peers and colleagues came together with other refugees at the Rhino Camp settlement in Northern Uganda to introduce the concepts of IoT (Internet of things), inspire young people through the design and building of open technology-based ‘things’ such as DIY solar chargers, and LED lights.   …

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ThingsCon Nairobi

December 8, 2017

The #ASKotec team participated in ThingsCon Nairobi. An event organised by our friends and colleagues at ThingsCon, who are telessly working “toward a human-centered and responsible Internet of Things“. The following is from Simon’s event report at medium.com/@jimmiehu/diversity-relevance-globalism-in-the-iot-cced43be412a “[…] A particular take on those specific and highly relevant problems was provided by the team around Jaiksana…

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Open Hardware Guide published

October 9, 2017

Following up on the 2016 “Let’s Go jHUB” programme, the OPEN HARDWARE GUIDE is an outcome of the Open Tech and Repair Skills workshop which was led by Timm Wille and hosted by the Hive Colab innovation hub in Kampala.   As a follow-up to the first Open Learning Guide (#OLG) the Open Hardware Guide gives…

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Workshop: Using ojoVoz to #defyhatenow in South Sudan

November 8, 2016

#defyhatenow Workshop in Berlin, Germany     For more information on ojoVoz visit https://r0g.zeitpunkt-agentur.org/outcomes/ojovoz/

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Tech4Life in Karachi

March 11, 2016

‘Creative Application of Open Source Technology Using Arduino’        

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Wiki Sprint at #PeaceHackCamp

December 2, 2015

The #PeaceHackCamp was held in Juba from 30 November to 2 December 2015 with an amazing line-up of South Sudanese and international peace builders. One of the programme activities during the #PeaceHackCamp was the South Sudan Wikipedia Peace Agents Workshop. The workshop aims to introduce Wikipedia, the world’s biggest free and open knowledge resource, to South Sudanese.…

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[proto:type]Y2014

June 10, 2014

In the run-up and development towards a first global ‘Summit of Critical Making’ to be held in Yogyakarta Indonesia in 2015, the newly formed Culture Arts Technology Collective CATEC in collaboration with r0g_agency and the HONF Foundation are hosting a [proto:type] event: The Yogyakarta Meeting on Open Culture and Critical Making. [proto:type]Y2014 highlights the unique and innovative forms of open culture practiced in Indonesia fusing…

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#OSMaLibre

December 12, 2013

    #OSMaLibre_Open_Systems_Proposal from Stephen Kovats

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Open Source in Post-Conflict Development

June 14, 2012

Twitter: #OSJUBA How do we help Juba to become the world’s first Open Source City? #OSJUBA is a conference and workshop held in Berlin on 21-22 June 2012 that brought together tech enthusiasts, hacktivists, developers and others to discuss methods, platforms and Open Source projects that are being used in post-conflict areas like South Sudan.…

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