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Tech4Africa is the largest tech innovation, startup and entrepreneur platform in Africa. 12 tracks, 4 event days including a Hackathon and a Startup Day, with over 55 excellent speakers and just 600 available seats.

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Wednesday, October 7 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Making the makers OR the tale of a serendipitous quest to build a quintessential makerspace

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On a bitter cold winter afternoon I strolled through the streets of Maboneng and stumbled upon a most fantastical location: a place where engineering meets the arts, where design sits next to electronic sensors, where the promise of roasted coffee and freshly baked bread contest for air space. Below, a forlorn boxing gym holds the greatest secret. Empty space, gray walls and a colourful mural. The reincarnation of a dream to build a space where engineers flourish and that designers relish. Now the space is mine and the makerspace will be yours. Help me envision what this space can be!

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Wiebke Toussaint

Chief Idea Generator, Injie LABS
I am a thrill-seeker. Risk, responsibility and complexity draw me to problems. Diversity keeps me interested. People are my motivation. After graduating with a Mechanical Engineering degree from UCT I started my career in engineering consulting, moved into e-commerce (fashion!) and will soon be a data scientist in energy research. | | My passion lies where technology meets people and engineering touches society. Since 2013 I have been leading... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
IoT/Makers/Leadership Track

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