As the Co-Innovation Week program is shaping up to its final form, and specific details and registration information are posted separately for each event, you can use this program as an overview:
Monday May 20th
Tuesday May 21st
Wednesday May 22nd
- 09:00-13:00 Intro to Windows Phone Coding @ Innovation Space (fully booked)
- 14:00-17:00 Mapping and visualizing road accident data @ Innovation Space
- Interested in continuing in the theme of the TCRA Road Safety Hackathon? DTBi & Mark Iliffe have organized a practical workshop on mapping and visualizing road accident data.
- 15:00-17:00 Pitch Training by Mr Clark Arrington @ Mara Foundation (register now)
Thursday May 23rd
- 09:00-12:30 Growth Clinic by Mr Aape Pohjavirta @ KINU (fully booked)
- 14:00-16:00 Building Communities of Women in ICT @ Innovation Space by Rails Girls and Super Sisters (everyone welcome – no registration)
- Hear the story of Rails Girls and Super Sisters – how and why did they start, what have they learned, and what they think can be done to encourage women to engage with technology. Intended audience for example students and other young people (men and women), university faculties, incubators, politicians, women entrepreneurs and societies, and other local relevant groups of interest.
- 16:00-17:00 ”What will our world look tomorrow and what it means for your future business”, presentation by Mr Aape Pohjavirta @ COSTECH Conference Hall (everyone welcome – no registration)
- 17:00-18:30 Visit of the Finnish Delegation to COSTECH (invited guests only)
There are still some updates coming up, and events waiting for confirmation, so please check back to this schedule for additions and changes.
Ever have difficult questions like
- Am i on the right path?
- What should i do next?
- What job should i get?
- What skills do i need to possess to be successful?
- and all such questions on yourself and your career
Then Lightway Solutions Tanzania, is going to host a career path self discovery session at the Innovation Space on the 3rd and 4th of June 2013
Day 1 ( 3rd June)
Join Awali Ambonisye, on self discovery, where we will have Self Discovery Exercises, presentations, personality quizes for Career development and exploration
Day 2 ( 4th june )
Join Catherinerose Barretto (Pamoja Initiatives Ltd & Kinu) for a workshop on CV writing and skills to be successful on interviews.
Who should attend? Preference for the workshop is given to students who are still in universities or college who want to know more on their careers and the path they are undertaking, but everyone is welcome.
Registering for the event
The event is free, but space are limited, so please register on the form below
On Monday May 20th, two young women from Finland, Charlotta and Meri, gave a Rails Girls workshop at KINU here in Dar es Salaam. Rails Girls is a world wide network, or ecosystem if you will, of young women and girls encouraging each other to get excited about coding.
As one of the members of the same Finnish delegation as Meri and Charlotta, I had the pleasure of participating in the workshop as well. For me, as for some of the other participants, this was the first time we had an opportunity to learn the basics in HTML. It was exciting and I’m sure we all learned a lot, and not only about HTML, but also about each other. That is the beauty of networks like Rails Girls, uniting girls from all over the world through a common interest.
Participants are filling their Bentobox; structure of their website – click to see all photos from the event gallery
For it is true like Charlotta said, coding is the new literacy and we do need to get more women involved in it unless we want to repeat the gender structures of traditional, old societal structures.
All in all, it was a pleasure and we are now looking forward to see what this workshop has sparked in the women who participated and to see where they will take it from here.
- Erika Halonen / Super Sisters
We have barely got some sleep after the TCRA Road Safety hackathon, and next competition is soon coming up!
2Seeds (a local NGO) is organizing the Masoko Challenge for create new business solutions addressing transparency in the Tanzanian food supply chain. They have built an API with up-to-date market prices from Kariakoo and some other markets, and a big part of the Challenge is to find smart ways of using this price information and API.
Join the Kickoff & Registration session on Friday, June 7th at 16:00hrs at the Innovation Space to find out more!
Download Masoko Challenge Flyer (pdf)
The Tanzanian Chef’s Association (TCA) is an organization that represents chefs, cooks and caterers at all levels within Tanzania. The core purpose of our association is to set and maintain the highest level of culinary excellence, food standards and professionalism. The Tanzanian Chef’s Association (TCA) is hosting a competition that gives all Tanzanian’s an opportunity to imagine and develop a logo that they think represents the Tanzanian Chef’s Association.
For your logo to qualify for this competition the below instructions need to be followed.
* FILE TYPE: AI OR EPS – VECTOR
* Word Document: Short description (no more than 50 words) on what inspired you to develop the logo and how you think your logo represents TCA
Please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submission: June 12, 2013
TCA Board Members will select the winning logo. The winner will be contacted and will attend a TCA meeting where s/he will further explain the reason for his/her logo and will be given his/her prize for the wonderful work done.
The winner will receive: Dinner for two and one night stay at the luxurious Southern Sun Hotel, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
See what our visiting Startup Sauna Coach, Mr Aape Pohjavirta, said last time around
Would you like to have an intensive coaching session with Mr Aape Pohjavirta (Coach Startup Sauna, DTBi Vice Chairman) for your business idea / team / company?
As part of the International Co-Innovation Week, Aape will work with a maximum of 6 teams, entrepreneurs and/or companies to go through in a practical and interactive way the phase and challenges of each company and how to grow it. If you would like to take part in this, you need to be prepared, work hard during the Clinic and be willing to share with the rest of the participants (and Aape) where you’re really at.
The session will take place on Thursday (May 23rd) morning, 9:00-12:30 at the KINU Hub.
Apply to participate via the following registration form by noon on Monday (May 20th). Successful applicants will be notified personally to attend.
[Application form closed, Clinic full]
UPDATE 20.5.2013 08:28: Application form closed, Clinic full. All successful applicants have been notified.