Do you enjoy coding? Are you a good team player? Wanna meet people from a vibrant and colorful culture, learn about their context and daily challenges?
Put your programming skills to good use on 27, 28 and 29 November 2015.
The ICT4G Unit at Fondazione Bruno Kessler hosts the first edition of “Hacking for Southern Africa”. In the last months, a team from Trento led an enthusiastic group of developers in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa in developing software solutions to local problems. For our
event, we will have visitors from South Africa, Angola and Mozambique presenting their ideas for innovative and challenging projects. Individually or in groups we will develop computer programs to turn some of these ideas into reality.
Three out of four people in Southern Africa have mobile phones and millions of little screens light up what used to be the Dark Continent. The enormous social challenges and infrastructure constraints make it a uniquely challenging context for the development of smart and original ICT
solutions to ageold problems. Some of the most innovative apps and services of the past decade (e.g. MPesa, Ushahidi etc) were born in Africa. Now it is time for the next groundbreaking idea!
Venue: Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Via Sommarive 18, Povo.
Date and time: Friday 27 (only evening), Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November (full days)
What to bring: yourself, your laptop, your enthusiasm and your coding skills
What is there: wifi, food and drinks and a group of likeminded young people
When & Where
Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Over 350 researchers, 220 between thesis-writing students, doctorate and post-doctorate students and visiting professors, 8 international Research Centres, 7 laboratories, including a Microtechnologies laboratory (MT-Lab), fully equipped for the design and series production of silicon devices, 11 between spin-offs and start-ups combined, an extensive network of local and international alliances and strategic partnerships, a library specialised in historical and philosophical-theological sciences, with over 250,000 books.
These are the numbers of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) which carries out research activities mainly in the fields of InformationTechnologies, Materials and Microsystems, Nuclear Physics, Mathematics, Italian-German Historical Studies, and Religious Sciences.
By means of an extensive network of alliances and partnerships, FBK also works in the fields of International Relations, European Economic Institutions, Conflicts resolution, Communication and Public Policies.