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Africa: the New Cradle of Hacking

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Africa: the New Cradle of Hacking…

A hackerspace is a meeting place for hackers, those folk who make creative use of technology. They are virtually absent in Africa, with less than a dozen in the whole continent. By contrast they are blossoming in the rest of the world, in the West but also in South America and Asia.

But it’s a situation that could change soon, judging by the success of the most recent Maker Faire Africa which, along the lines of its western counterpart, gathered together hundreds of makers (those believers in the church of DIY, and a group with close ties to the hacker community) from across the continent in Cairo, Egypt. “There was enormous enthusiasm,” explains Emeka Okafor, one of the event’s organizers. “This (event) alone shows that there is an appetite for hackerspaces and makerspaces.”


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  1. I’m actually on a trip (I’m documenting and filming) in which we are talking about hackerspaces, and ran a three day hackerspace at Maker Faire Africa. It was awesome, men and women from all over were interested. Currently in Lebanon, trying to get some more funding since my camera got stolen, with Bilal running more workshops and meetups here.

    Mitch Altman took some fantastic pictures of the three day Cairo hackerspace, you can find them here (sorry, my pictures are not up on public sites yet).
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/maltman23/sets/72157627836193106/

    If you’ve got a facebook, some of mine are up here:
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150330208961395.345230.742866394&type=3

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