OpenIt4Africa announced the participation of Coders4Africa (hereafter C4A) in its next event scheduled for the 15th, 16th and 17th June in Montreal Canada. Three of C4A’s co-founders: Kwame Andah, Ali Kone and Vincent Muller will be on site for the event to present and discuss the development of new technologies in East and West Africa.
There will also be virtual participation from Amadou Daffe one of the other co-founders who will be joining remotely from the US, but also members of the Coders4Africa community located in Africa during the event.
With a 1000+ member strong network, C4A will be actively participating in the 48 hour hackathon with programmers from Kenya, Senegal, Ghana, United States, Canada and France. Each team will be working in seamless unison thanks to a live-stream and online interaction tools which will allow programmers and project managers to collaborate in real time.
C4A as part of the event, will work on an Open Data project, with the objective of launching websites offering open data for the cities of Dakar (Senegal), Nairobi (Kenya) and Accra (Ghana). A second project will be the development of a directory of IT Professionals in Africa, with users able to create and display his/her profile.
"This event will be a unique opportunity to connect Coders4Africa members, especially those based in Africa, with Montreal hackers who will be able to see real examples of new technology development and local needs", states Vincent Muller, co-founder of Coders4Africa.
The event scheduled for the 15th, 16th and 17th of June in Montreal, will begin with a series of keynotes and roundtables, with participants discussing opportunities for development of new technologies in Africa. The event will be followed by a hackathon, with the challenge of developing and launching a project for Africa in 48 hours. To learn more visit: http://openit4africa.org