Meet tech entreprenuers from Europe through the AfricaHackTrip

AfricaHackTrip, will in September this year bring top developers and designers from Europe, curious about the growing African tech scene.
Kicking off September 24 to October 1 in Nairobi Kenya, the developers and designers will meet, connect and share with local developers and designers in Africa, in a move that will connect the European and African hacking culture and stimulate a cultural exchange.

According to the team, “Since submarine fibre-optic cables connect East Africa to fast, reliable and affordable Internet, the region’s tech scene has been leapfrogging: from no net to mobile net in 4 years. We have been working with people from all over the world, but not yet with hackers from Africa. We want to change that. We believe that it takes personal contacts to establish lasting networks. So we decided to just go there.”

They added, “We will meet, connect and share with our peers, bring together European and African hacking culture, and kick off continuous exchange. We will document our road trip on the web and make a movie about it. We want to get everyone in the international tech scene as excited about African hackers as we are.”

After Nairobi, the trip will head to Kampala October 2 to October 8, then to Kigali Rwanda October 9 to October 15 and Dar es Salaam Tanzania October 16 to October 22.

AfricaHackTrip’s road trip will be documented on the web and made into a movie.

AfricaHackTrip chose a physical event and not an online hangout because it believes that it takes personal contacts to establish lasting connections. The participants are also curious not only about what African hackers work on, but also about who they are and how they live.

The event will be concluded at the DEMO Africa Conference, on 22 October- 28 October in Nairobi/Kenya. AfricaHackTrip is supported by Github and Geekphone.