Adventures in creative technology

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MISSION

We bring together African and Finnish innovators in tech and education to organise creative coding workshops for youth in ten African countries in February–May 2017. Through the project, we hope to inspire youth to discover and make use of technology in their lives, and empower especially girls to explore technology’s possibilities for their future. The project is led by Aalto University.

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24 March 2017

Aleksi’s Pre-Trip Thoughts
Hi! I’m Aleksi, and tomorrow, I will be landing in Dar es Salaam, which is Tanzania’s and, in fact, the entire Eastern Africa’s most populous city. On the scale of the whole project, my trip is just the short leg of a long journey, but it sure feels huge to me. I have never been to... Read more »

01 February 2017

A Successful Press Day in Helsinki
With our kick-off right around the corner, the travel preparations are in full swing on Helsinki’s side. An important part of prepping has been sharing our story with the public, and yesterday we had the pleasure of doing so for the first time with Finnish media. Last morning, intrigued journalists from the main national publications arrived... Read more »

28 November 2016

Training Day Thrills
While they had dipped their feet in before, our fantastic Aalto University coding instructors – or our Band of Nerds, as we lovingly call them – truly took the plunge into the world of Sonic Pi at an intensive training camp held by mehackit last week. With the guidance of mehackit’s Tommi Toivonen and Mikko... Read more »



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