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Upcoming African Startup Events, 07-19 August

When it comes to starting up a business, factors that include connecting to the right people in your industry need to be considered. And, where you can find such connections easily are in tech events and co-working spaces. Here are the upcoming technology events in Kenya and South Africa for the next two weeks.

- Kenya

Hack/Hackers Nairobi Launch

When: 07 August
Where: iHub, Nairobi

HacksHackers brings together everyone who is working to help ordinary citizens make sense of their world. It is for hackers exploring technologies to filter and visualise information, and for journalists who use technology to find and tell stories. The worlds of technologists and journalists are coming together, as reporting goes digital and Internet companies becomes media empires. Journalists call themselves “hacks”, someone who can churn out words in any situation. Hackers use the digital equivalent of duct tape to whip out code.Hacker-journalists try to bridge these two worlds.

Charges: Free
Registration ends: 07.08.2012

88mph Accelerator Program Application Deadline
When: 15 August
Where: 88mph Garage, 40 Piedmont Plaza, Ngong Road, Nairobi

The 88mph accelerator program is a funding program by Africa’s first accelerator program 88mph. In this year’s program, 88mph intend to inject $200, 000 in 15 startups. Up to $24k will be available per startup, that investment level will take a 6 -18% equity stake in the business. The deadline for applications is August 15 and teams will be notified if they have been accepted by September 5th.

Charges: Free
Registration ends: 15.08.2012

Nairobi Geek Girl Hackathon
When: 18 August
Where: iHub, Nairobi

The Nairobi geek girl hackathon is an event organized by Akirachix and Mobile Garage. The event brings together a group of Women who set out to build applications that are relevant to women in 48hrs. The applications that will be built will be targeted specifically towards women and their needs.

Charges: Free
Registration ends: 18.08.2012

- South Africa
JoomlaDay South Africa – Cape Town 2012
When: 17-18 August
Where: The Pavilion Conference Centre, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

JoomlaDay South Africa is a meet-up arranged to bring developers, site administrators, online content producers and end-users to discuss issues affecting the content management system.Joomla is one of the top used CMS (content management system) products worldwide. The software boasts of about 30 million downloads since it launched in September 2005.

Charges: R1,299
Registration ends: 17.08.2012

ISSA (Information Security South Africa) 2012
When: 15-17 August
Where: Protea Hotel Balalaika, 20 Maude Street, Sandton, Gauteng, 2196, South Africa

ISSA2012 is the annual conference for the information security community that continues on the successful recipe established in 2001.We are pleased to announce, however, that from 2010, ISSA is co-sponsored by the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (SMCS) Chapter, a chapter of the IEEE South Africa Section. The upcoming conference is held under the auspices of the University of Johannesburg Academy for Computer Science and Software Engineering, the University of South Africa School of Computing and the University of Pretoria School of Information Technology.

Charges: Free
Registration ends: 15.08.2012

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