Our Co – Organizer, Angela Wanjohi will be at this month’s Hacks/Hackers Nairobi
#HHNBO to help make Kenya’s traffic laws easily accessible to citizens.
Journalists sometimes call themselves “hacks,” a tongue-in-cheek term for someone who can churn out words in any situation. Hackers use the digital equivalent of duct tape to whip out code.
Hacks/Hackers tries to bridge those two worlds. It’s for hackers exploring technologies to filter, visualize and distribute information in a narrative way, and for hacks who use technology to find and tell stories.
Hacks/Hackers is a digital community of people who seek to inspire each other, share information (and code) and collaborate to invent the future of media and journalism.
Hacks/Hackers Africa seeks to bring all these people together — in order to be more effective in making sense of our world. They aim to help members find inspiration and think in new directions, bringing together potential collaborators for projects and new ventures.
Code for Africa initiative is driven and co-funded by grassroots citizen organizations and the mass media and is focused primarily on building civic technology capacity within civil society and the watchdog media.
Code for Africa operates as a federation of autonomous country-based digital innovation organisations that support ‘citizen labs’ in nine countries and major projects in a further 15 countries, including in Kenya. There are Code for Africa affiliate labs in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Code for Kenya is working to revolutionise the way journalists & activists use open data, by embedding data fellows into Kenyan newsrooms & civic organisations.
Please RSVP here.