Meet School of Data and Code for Africa at BUNI Hub.

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A Data Expedition in Dar es Salaam coming up

School of Data and Code for Africa are stopping by Dar es Salaam in Tanzania this week. To celebrate this, they will host a  Data Expedition on Data from the Water Ministry and other public data they can surface in Tanzania on:

Friday June 6th from 9:30 to 16:00 at BUNI Hub Join the team and register for free here.

David from Code for Africa and Ketty and Michael from School of Data are in Tanzania this week, mainly to assist the Ministry of Water and the National Bureau of Statistics. To round off the week they will guide a Data Expedition using some of the Data they have worked with. Data Expeditions are an experimental training concept developed by the School of Data to help you start working with data. You will explore different aspects of the data in a small team and learn from each other as well as our trainers in how to best deal with it.

Join the team at:

BUNI Hub
Sayansi-building
Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road, Kijitonyama
P.O. Box 4302
Dar es Salaam

Food and drinks will be provided for. The event is generously hosted by BUNI hub under the TANZICT Project, the World Bank and the Partnership for Open Data. The event will start out at 10am and work until around 4pm – A snack will be provided for lunch.

Opportunity to be exposed on the future of digital journalism

Are you aware that data journalism is the future of journalism? and that online journalism is pertinent with data journalism? and that the Internet revolution plus Tanzania’s decision to join Open Government Partnership present a unique opportunity for flourishing of data driven journalism? Fascinating, right? Now read on below:

UntitledThe European Center for Journalism and Data Driven Journalism are co-organizing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Data Driven Journalism (DDJ). The course started day before yesterday (19th May) and will end up on 31 July 2014. Registration is free and ongoing! What you need is Internet connection to access course materials/tutorials. For registration and other details click here.

On top of that, the Dar es Salaam Open Knowledge Community, Buni Hub and Media & ICT Forum will be co-organizing local learning group meeting ups once per week at Buni Hub. The purpose of these meet ups is to bring learners together to share their learning experiences and think ahead on future collaborative projects on data journalism etc.

With this note, the Dar es Salaam Open Knowledge Community, Buni Hub and Tanzania Media Forum, invite all interested individuals in this course to attend the first meet up to be held on Saturday 24th May 2014 at Buni Hub from 11.00am. to 13.00pm. The meet up aims to orient learners on data journalism and set a data journalism learning network/group.  You are all kindly invited!

Innovation Fund call open!

TANZICT Innovation Fund call has now been opened. All applications must be submitted via the electronic form which you will find from TANZICT website Innovation Fund page. Deadline for applications is May 30th, after which the application form will be taken down.

Please read the criteria and instructions from the Innovation Fund page well. Especially important is that you have an organization behind you to support and mentor you through your funding period. This could be an incubator, technology hub, or in some cases an university. You will need to have an identified mentor from the organisation who will sign the funding contract with you if your application is successful and who will be jointly responsible that the money has been used as planned.

We expect to have the interviews early June, make decisions by end of June, funding contracts and other paperwork during July and disburse money in August.

Good luck!

DEMO AFRICA INNOVATION TOUR 22ND MAY 2014

DEMO Africa in Collaboration with COSTECH and Dar Teknohama Business Incubator (DTBi) is organizing an innovation tour in Tanzania. The occasion will include entrepreneurs from KINU, BUNI DTBi and other ICT entrepreneurs. The occasion will take place at BUNI Hub. The participants are innovators, Start-ups, Tech bloggers/tech media and other people with related field. DEMO Africa provides a platform for and allows organization to get regional visibility allows start-ups from all over Africa to meet VCs, investors, tech acquisition specialists, IT buyers and media from across the region and around the globe.

On the same day there will be presentation and later one-one mentoring and coaching will be conducted to the participants and this will be informal.

VENUE: BUNI LARGE SPACE
START TIME: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

For more information/clarification and registration please contact:
Dar Teknohama Business Incubator/BUNI
COSTECH Building, Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road, Box 4302, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel: +255766368387,
Email: bdo@teknohama.or.tz; jumanne@tanzict.or.tz

Buni community meetup

              Buni Community Meet-up

To all community members, Buni is organizing community meet-up for all users of the hub. We expect all regular users of the hub to attend the meet-up. During the meet-up we will discuss different things that will help us to improve how we do things at the hub. We will share statistics and records of the hub and plan together for the way forward.

The Agenda of the meet-up;

  • The new registration system and the necessity of identity cards to all members
  • Getting introduced to the Buni Mentoring Programme (BMP)
  • Getting introduced to the Buni Interns Programme (BIP)
  • Getting introduced to Buni Communities
    • Buni Ladies Community
    • Buni mentored college communities
    • Maker Community
    • Open-data community
  • Getting exposed to the opportunities and upcoming events and activities at the hub.
  • We will also discuss about the challenges that the hub is facing in dealing with individuals who fails to comprehend the rules and regulations of the hub.

Please make sure you attend the meet-up session and give your feedback to improve the way we work together at our hub. The session will be on Thursday 22nd May 2014 in the afternoon from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Please share the information with others. We will appreciate if you all attend this session. For more details you can email to brian@tanzict.or.tz or jumanne@tanzict.or.tz.