Posts Tagged ‘OpenTech’

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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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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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…

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

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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IoT Day 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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Open Hardware Guide published

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 examples…

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