Event:Maker Faire Africa

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When: August 14-16, 2009 (note: l10n work week takes place Aug 3 - 7 in Berlin)

Description: "Maker Faire Africa (MFA), a celebration of African ingenuity, innovation and invention, will take place August 14-16 at the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT in Ghana's capital, Accra. This event is free to the general public."

Facility: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana-India_Kofi_Annan_Centre_for_Excellence_in_ICT


  • Educate and instruct on how to leverage Mozilla platform and web platform
  • Create localization opportunities
  • Have Mozilla be a visible supporter of this new non-profit, all open-source conference


  • Sent involvement ideas to organizers, waiting for feedback on what kind of audience will be attending.

Confirmed Activities

Outstanding Needs/To-Dos

  • Determine who is able to attend
  • Connect with local contributors
  • Determine activities
    • Booth/table?
    • Hacking event?
    • Localization training -- Mozilla can show quite easily how to build a language pack add-on and then upload it to AMO for people to use. The session can be done most likely in 1 hour, but could be extended to a longer session if necessary.
  • What technical resources will be available at the event? (connectivity, power, etc)

Promoting event:

Mozilla Attendees


  • Mark Grimes, event organizer/sponsor, Ned.com (via Dietrich)
  • Raymond Etornam Agbeame, incoming QA intern from Ghana, might know local mozilla contributors interested in participating?
  • Taku Joey, contributor in Harare, contacted to see if interested in attending (via Alix)
  • Jay said he'd contact our campus reps in Ghana ( Kwamena Appiah-Kubi )
  • Kasahorow