The Spanish company Geeksphone, dedicated to the design and manufacturing of next smartphones generation, collaborates with AfricaHackTrip, a project started by developers and designers from Europe who will travel through East Africa to meet their local counterparts in a series of events. Africa Hack Trip aims at better understanding the technological development in the continent, sharing knowledge and establishing networks. The trip will be documented on the web and in a movie.
The company donates some of their latest Keon devices to facilitate the development of this technological event. These smartphones with operating system Firefox OS, Developer Preview, of Mozilla Foundation, are based on the Web and bet on freedom for the mobile world.
Furthermore, Javier Aguera, COO of the company, will address the meetings via video conference to talk about his personal experience as a technology entrepreneur and his expertise in telecommunications and geek culture.
The aim of the AfricaHackTrip initiative is to connect European and African hacker cultures and to launch a continuous exchange of knowledge in new technologies. The trip consists of several stages and will begin on September 24 in Kenya, followed by events in Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania, ending at DEMO conference in Nairobi on October 24-25.
Javier Agüera explains: “We are very pleased to participate in this event, because Africa is a continent which is still unknown in the technology sector and has many things to offer. So we think that initiatives like this are very positive to begin establishing links between the two continents”.
Africa Hack Trip Event Schedule in a brief:
Nairobi, Kenya, 24-25th September 2013
Kampala, Uganda, 2-8th October 2013
Kigali, Rwanda, 9-15th October 2013
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 16-23rd October 2013
If you are a tech enthusiast and, want to share your opinion and really want to learn something, contact Africa Hack Trip guys now.
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