Posts Tagged ‘ASKotec’

My #ASKotec Experience – by Hellen Kimaru

The following post was originally published by team HyracTech at medium.com/@hyractech. I have this belief in skills if we are to make any economic impact and especially for my country where there are limited jobs despite the fact that young people are well schooled, the expectations and the standards set are that standard college or university…

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Our christmas wishes for #ASKotec

In our end-of-year 2018 sprint throughout December, we present to you 31 items that define #ASKotec. By donating to our crowdfunding campaign you support us in assembling more #ASKotec kits, develop targeted curricula, and deliver the basics of electronics and IT skills to young, highly motivated people in transition regions. The christmas packages are packed as…

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Georgia Nicolau on #ASKotec

Georgia Nicolau is the co-founder and co-director at the Procomum Institute. She is an activist and a researcher in the fields of culture, arts, politics and citizen innovation. Between 2013 and 2016 she was the Director of Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Brazilian National Ministry of Culture and undersecretary of Creative Economy and Cultural Policies. Graduated…

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#ASKotec in Nepal

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

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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Obasegun Ayodele on #ASKotec

Obasegun Ayodele is the Co-founder and Executive Director at Vilsquare.org. Vilsquare is the first Nigerian research company focused on data science to help businesses invest in the African market. Their vision is to globalize accessibility to Africa by creating easy and useful data driven insights about investment opportunities in African communities. Vilsquare helps organizations penetrate…

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Eva Yayi on #ASKotec

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

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

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

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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