iHub to host second edition of OpenCellular workshop

By Nekesa Were
  Published 24 Jul 2018
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The iHub is excited to host the second Telecom Infra Project(TIP) OpenCellular Workshop in Africa on the 11th and 12th of September 2018. The iHub hosted the first edition in June 2017. The event attracted over 200 participants.

OpenCellular is an open source hardware and software project designed and tested by Facebook that aims to bring a more affordable wireless access platform to remote areas through utilizing the benefits of open source on access technologies. Just like last year, the workshop will bring together the OpenCellular ecosystem, which includes the open-source developer community, mobile network operators, OEMs and regulators, business leaders, innovators, regulators and researchers for a discussion on connectivity.

The iHub has a long history of supporting several open source communities across Kenya through hosting developer meet-ups and conferences. We serve the tech community, by connecting organizations and people, building market-relevant solutions and being ahead of the curve of innovation.

At the OpenCellular Workshop, you will have the opportunity to join like-minded innovators in the OpenCellular community while learning about open access technologies. Hands-on demos of the latest hardware, keynote addresses, and practical panel sessions add to an exciting event.

Last year, the list of speakers included Victor Kyalo then with the Ministry of ICT in Kenya, Dr Shikoh Gitau then with Africa Development Bank, Steve Song from the Network Startup Resource Centre, John Garrity a senior connectivity advisor within USAID's Global Development Lab, Erik Hersman from BRCK, Jyoti Black director of emerging technology at Facebook and several others. We look forward to more amazing and diverse speakers in year two.

Apply here for an opportunity to attend the workshop for free and influence the conversation, policy, and technology to get more people online. Interested entrepreneurs, organizations, students, techies across Africa should apply by Sunday,19th August at 5pm EAT.


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