From Africa to the world, with love

by oneafrikan on July 15, 2010

The landing of a series of undersea cables is going to solve an infrastructural problem that has long plagued Africa and will enable African technology developers to compete on a global stage. In order to properly realise the full potential of a global customer base, African technologists need to not only expose their work to the world, but to also expose themselves to the learnings and insights that the developed world has to offer.
– Written for TECH4AFRICA

Where we are with Tech4Africa

by oneafrikan on July 12, 2010

About 8 weeks ago I sat down to write a blog post entitled “Why do Tech4Africa?”, primarily dealing with the negative sentiment around the lack of “diversity” in the speakers and my frustrations with what I consider a limiting and naïve point of view. After re-reading it a few times, I decided not to post it, even after 4 hours of writing until 2am on a Sunday morning.

Since then, I’ve been overwhelmed both how much positive feedback there has been, by how positive our partner discussions have been, how willing people have been to help, and by how great the team is that we’ve assembled to make it all happen. Writing something that was in response to a small part of the overall discussion felt lame and defensive, so I didn’t.

SxSW Podcasts: Crowdfunding: How The SAfrican Community Financed Online Businesses

by oneafrikan on June 4, 2010

The story of how otherwise unconnected South African citizens pooled together their money and resources, and thus helped seed over a dozen online businesses in South Africa – when no other realistic options of finance existed. The presentation will cover lessons learned, and tips for replicating the model in other regions.

Clay Shirky to deliver keynote at Tech4Africa in August

by oneafrikan on April 12, 2010

Clay Shirky – one of the world’s leading thinkers and writers on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies – will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural Tech4Africa Conference in August this year. Shirky’s participation in the event (…)

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I am an African

by oneafrikan on April 9, 2010

Finally put this up onto YouTube:

Tech4Africa conference launches with world-class speaker line-up

by oneafrikan on April 8, 2010

A stellar line-up of international speakers will be joining leading African technologists to present at the inaugural Tech4Africa Conference in August this year. The conference gives South African businesses a rare opportunity to learn first hand from local and international (…)

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SiliconCape speakers announcement: Google, Invenfin, SA-US Chamber of Business

by admin on March 30, 2010

Check it out: A message to all members of The Silicon Cape Initiative Hello there exquisite people of the Silicon Cape. We are now only one day away from the Silicon Cape’s second Networking event which is taking place this (…)

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