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9:30am

Street-Level Genius: An African Maker Safari
    Monday March 12, 2012 9:30am - 10:30am @ Driskill Hotel (Maximilian) (604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701)

    From bicycle-powered mobile phone chargers to a helicopter built from an old Honda Civic and the remains of a crashed 747, Africa has been producing a unique strain of innovators long before the maker movement started trending in the US. With projects ranging from the practical (DIY biofuel systems), to the whimsical (home-made robots), street-level makers in the most resource-poor communities show time and again that the only essential materials for innovation are ingenuity and ambition. This example-filled panel discussion will be fun, eye-opening and inspirational. Come and see what lessons constraint-based innovation holds for us all.

    Speakers
    Partner | PETPROJECT.MOBI | I'm a South African living in Austin...

    Board Member | The African Leadership Bridge | John Kidenda was...

    Exed Dir | Ushahidi | Juliana Rotich is originally from Kenya...

    Editor-in-Chief | Makeshift Magazine | Steve Daniels is the Editor-in-Chief...


    Type Interactive, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #makeafrica
    Theme Culture, Science and Play
    Level Beginner
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP12620

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