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Where Africa and Technology Collide!

Upcoming Technology Events Throughout Africa

I’m starting to compile a list of interesting technology events happening around the continent. If this ends up being useful, I’ll create a page to keep it updated. Let me know if you like it, or if there is someone already keeping a calender of sorts.

African Technology Events 2008

Upcoming events to watch (chronological):

West & Central Africom – “The premier meeting place for communications decision-makers to discuss the key issues facing the market.”
Dates: June 18-19, 2008
Location: Abuja Int’l Conference Center in Abuja, Nigeria

Barcamp Nairobi ’08 – A local “unconference” for Kenyan techies, web designers and bloggers. (disclosure: I’m part of this)
Dates: June 21, 2008
Location: Jacaranda Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya

APPFRICA – a new technology conference and thinktank.
Dates: July 31, 2008
Location: Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda

WordCamp SA – For all bloggers in and around South Africa.
Dates: August 23, 2008
Location: TBD, in Cape Town, South Africa

Barcamp Kampala – Another unconference pops up for Uganda – looking forward to hearing about this one.
Dates: August 29, 2008
Location: TBD, Kampala, Uganda

MobileActive ’08 – A conference on mobile technology for social impact.
Dates: October 13-15, 2008
Location: TBD in Johannesburg, South Africa

[If you have a good tech conference coming up, let me know.]


  1. Dear Sir
    this is so pleasing and wonderful for the CBO’s which make very nice and developmental updates
    l welcome the ideas and views which can help the next coming generation
    this can be very developmental and helping

    For God and My country

  2. This is a wonderful idea.. You are doing a noble work and lots of people need you and your work is very beneficial.. I am doing similar things focused on wireless and ICT. keep it up

  3. This is very welcoming and love the way it is being done
    Wish l get most if the updates and share with my people in bunabumali uganda

  4. Its A pleasure
    We shall welcome the meeting in kampala
    let us know the procedures.

  5. Yes, please continue. I’m especially interested in knowing of these events a bit earlier so we can make travel plans. What is happening for the next 6 months?

  6. Thanks for the post. Here are others:

    1st National Conference on ICT & Youth in Kenya
    August 12th – Thursday, August 16th 2008
    Nairobi, Kenya

    8th International Conference on Human Choice and Computers (HCC8)
    25 to 27 September 2008
    University of Pretoria, South Africa

    SA: Free and Open Source Geospatial 2008
    Sept 29 – Oct 3, 2008
    Cape Town, South Africa

    World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-08)
    21-30 October, 2008
    Johannesburg, South Africa

    Second International Conference E-Medisys 2008
    29-31, October 2008

    More to come…

  7. FOSS4G (Free and Open-Source Software for Geospatial)
    September 29 – October 3, 2008
    Cape Town, South Africa

    Technology for Africa
    October 3-4, 2008
    Johannesburg, South Africa

  8. upcoming summit. the West African CIO Summit

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