Posts Tagged “South Africa”
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
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.
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 (…)