Help Hackerspaces Happen in Cairo and Elsewhere in Africa

maltman23 | Posted 2011.09.27 at 3:18 pm | Perma

3-Day Egyptian Maker Space
Maker Faire Africa is coming up next month, in Cairo, Egypt. It promises to be a three-day mashup of Africa’s most imaginative makers. And, at least two Americans will be joining them.

Bilal Ghalib (co-founder of All Hands Active hackerspace in Ann Arbor, MI, and hackerspace documentarian) and Mitch Altman (co-founder of Noisebridge hackerspace in San Francisco, CA, inventor of TV-B-Gone remote controls, and recent recipient of the first-ever Maker Hero Award) are going to Maker Faire Africa to create a three-day hackerspace there. This will help the founders of the Cairo Hackerspace establish their forming space into a physical reality which, in turn, will help get other hackerspaces going throughout Africa. We have recently seen how important hackerspaces are in helping people in Africa live more fulfilling lives. Let’s see how much more we all can do with so little!

Bilal and Mitch received seed funding from Maker Faire Africa, and at posting time, 147 backers have raised $6,822 over the past two weeks on their Kickstarter campaign!  They need to raise $200 more in the next several hours (and any amount over their goal will directly help hackerspaces in Africa!). If you can give a $1, please do! If you can give more, please do! Any amount is great! (And they are offering some pretty cool premiums too.)

3 Day Egyptian Maker Space – Expanding the Maker Movement

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  1. [...] s’est ainsi rendu en Egypte cet automne à l’occasion de Maker Faire Africa, lançant un appel au développement des hackerspaces en Afrique. La valise pleine de fers à souder bien sûr, qui ont chauffé sec. Et rebelote en avril, [...]

  2. [...] doing rather than saying, he traveled to Egypt last autumn on the occasion of Maker Faire Africa, and called for the further development of hackerspaces in Africa. In April he’ll head to China. [...]

  3. [...] dire, il s’est ainsi rendu en Egypte cet automne à l’occasion de Maker Faire Africa, lançant un appel au développement des hackerspaces en Afrique. La valise pleine de fers à souder bien sûr, qui ont chauffé sec. Et rebelote en avril, [...]

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