We are a group of
developers & designers
from Europe, curious
about the emerging
African tech hubs.
…so we decided to
just f*** go there!
Weeks
Countries
Hackers
5
9
4
Alex
Runs a web dev company
Runs co.up (coworking
space, host of countless
community activities)
Active in the Ruby
commun...
Martin
JavaScript apps freelancer
BerlinJS community
Organizer and coach at
OpenTechSchool
Berlin
Vicy
Knows a serious lot
about Africa and
people
Organisational
designer
Blogs for eufrika.org
Is not a hacker
Berlin
Jan
Open-source designer
Data privacy activist
Creator of JavaScript user
groups
Munich
Basti
Co-founder of 5apps (HTML5 app deployment)
Open-source,
web platform,
bitcoin enthusiast
Ruby community
nomad
Tobi
Software developer
Backend, mobile,
languages…
iOS/Mac dev community
Berlin
Emi
UX and graphic designer
Co-founder of web dev
company
#WomenInTech
@WebMuses
Krakow
Bumi
Runs web dev company
Runs coworking space
Ruby and coworking
community
Cologne
Gregor
Not a designer, not a
developer, JavaScript and
web enthusiast
Creates… #hoodie,
#aht13, #nobackend…
Zurich
not a business trip
not a support action
not a holiday
All to meet, connect and share with
tech community, bring together hacking culture,
and kick off continuous exchange.
exchange, get to know each other, to learn from
each other
connect communities
share our experiences with the the world
…t...
there are no like-minded hackers
to be misunderstood
(as people that want to help)
(as tourists)
(as people with business ...
What did we do?
Ok, and what did we _really_ do?
> Two full-day events in each city
• Barcamp to get to know each other
• Hack-a-thon to h...
How did we do that, we are just a bunch of hackers?
“YOU CAN” JFDI
Connection needs physical meeting
Do not rush!
Come with an open mind – and when you leave,
FOLLOW UP!
Lear...
..and then what?!
SPREAD
THE
WORD
!!!
Hack-X-Change
Code Schools
#AHT15?
africahacktrip.org
@africahacktrip #aht13
AfricaHackTrip
groups/africahacktrip
africahacktrip.tumblr.com
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AfricaHackTrip. Tales from the Road.
9 hackers, 5 weeks, 4 countries - a true roadtrip story of how to hack across Africa.
After reading an article about the African tech-hub boom, a group of European designers and developers decided it’s about time to connect our communities beyond the continents and start a continuous exchange as we know it with most of the other parts of the world. We ended up to spend 5 weeks in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania, meeting hundreds of local creatives, 8 hubs, doing 8 events, making a lot of friends and kicking off a handful of projects that we know keep working on. In this session, we want to share our impressions, future plans and also introduce one of the projects came to live after our visit: eurohacktrip.org.

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  1. 1. We are a group of developers & designers from Europe, curious about the emerging African tech hubs.
  2. 2. …so we decided to just f*** go there!
  3. 3. Weeks Countries Hackers 5 9 4
  4. 4. Alex Runs a web dev company Runs co.up (coworking space, host of countless community activities) Active in the Ruby community Berlin
  5. 5. Martin JavaScript apps freelancer BerlinJS community Organizer and coach at OpenTechSchool Berlin
  6. 6. Vicy Knows a serious lot about Africa and people Organisational designer Blogs for eufrika.org Is not a hacker Berlin
  7. 7. Jan Open-source designer Data privacy activist Creator of JavaScript user groups Munich
  8. 8. Basti Co-founder of 5apps (HTML5 app deployment) Open-source, web platform, bitcoin enthusiast Ruby community nomad
  9. 9. Tobi Software developer Backend, mobile, languages… iOS/Mac dev community Berlin
  10. 10. Emi UX and graphic designer Co-founder of web dev company #WomenInTech @WebMuses Krakow
  11. 11. Bumi Runs web dev company Runs coworking space Ruby and coworking community Cologne
  12. 12. Gregor Not a designer, not a developer, JavaScript and web enthusiast Creates… #hoodie, #aht13, #nobackend… Zurich
  13. 13. not a business trip not a support action not a holiday
  14. 14. All to meet, connect and share with tech community, bring together hacking culture, and kick off continuous exchange.
  15. 15. exchange, get to know each other, to learn from each other connect communities share our experiences with the the world …to travel, to learn, to have fun… GOALS
  16. 16. there are no like-minded hackers to be misunderstood (as people that want to help) (as tourists) (as people with business interest) (Malaria) Fears
  17. 17. What did we do?
  18. 18. Ok, and what did we _really_ do? > Two full-day events in each city • Barcamp to get to know each other • Hack-a-thon to hack with each other • About 50 participants each event > Visit hubs, labs, spaces > Interview people > Party Machen! #webapps #ux #mobile #html5 #opensource #design #communities #firefoxos #openhardware
  19. 19. How did we do that, we are just a bunch of hackers?
  20. 20. “YOU CAN” JFDI Connection needs physical meeting Do not rush! Come with an open mind – and when you leave, FOLLOW UP! Learnings
  21. 21. ..and then what?!
  22. 22. SPREAD THE WORD !!!
  23. 23. Hack-X-Change
  24. 24. Code Schools
  25. 25. #AHT15?
  26. 26. africahacktrip.org @africahacktrip #aht13 AfricaHackTrip groups/africahacktrip africahacktrip.tumblr.com

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