AfricaHackTrip Kampala Hackathon

A session at AfricaHackTrip 2013 – Uganda

Saturday 5th October, 2013

10:00am to 6:00pm (LMT)

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We want to meet you and get to know you! To get in touch with the developer & designer community of Kampala, we organize two events, the second one being a hackathon at Hive Collab. We want to talk code together and work on interesting projects. We’re hackers and like to create solutions for real problems, making the world a better place. Our main interests and skills are UX design, web technology, open source community and mobile devices, so we chose these as umbrella topics. We are also fans of Firefox OS, which is why we will present it and bring phones.

Usually at a hackathon you start from scratch to build something small in a short amount of time. But we think the results could be more sustainable if we work on existing, real-world projects. That’s why we encourage everyone to present projects they're working on and look for others to join their efforts. We will bring ours. Starting from scratch is of course also fine, maybe developing a Firefox OS app?

We would also love to hear about projects and ideas upfront so get in touch!

Before or during the hackathon we can also have short talks or workshops to learn together. Would be great to follow-up on the first event the day before:

Friday 4 October at Outbox: AfricaHackTrip - Barcamp / Unconference

The events will have free catering sponsored by GitHub so we can focus on our topics. The Firefox OS devices are generously donated by Geeksphone. They can be used for testing and developing apps. We intend on giving them to the local community after the events.

We are super happy to have Hive Collab on board as host of this event and hope to meet many great people!

About the speakers

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Martin Stadler

I build web apps and user interfaces. bio from Twitter

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Râu Cao

Developer, hacker, entrepreneur, nomad, caveman, cosmopolite, cinephile, reader, pirate. Proud wearer of freckles. Rebel Coder-in-Chief at @5apps.

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Currently exploring East-African tech communities with @AfricaHackTrip! Usually dreaming code @noBackend. Making it real @hoodieHQ. Because of @minutes_io. bio from Twitter

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Michael Bumann

programmer, hacker, bitcoin, cryptocurrency, @africahacktrip bio from Twitter

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Tobias Kräntzer

Freelancing mobile and backend developer with a focus on iOS, Django and ejabberd. bio from Twitter

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Founder of companies, programmer, runs a coworking space in Berlin and a software called Cobot. Shoots videos, sails across oceans. bio from Twitter

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Time 10:00am6:00pm LMT

Date Sat 5th October 2013


Hive Colab

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