On Saturday the 12th September 2015 SwahiliBox started a series of BootCamps aimed at creating enthusiatic communities around IoT.
It was exciting starting a new series of Bootcamps for IoT as we did (at SwahiliBox) in conjunction with CAMARA Kenya
. The aim and objective of the first BootCamp in this series (and we are also planning to hold a handful of these at SwahiliBox itself) is to build a bridge between IoT innovation and the young innovators and allow them to explore as a community possibilities for hardware and IoT driven innovation. Look at what we found from this brilliant 13 year old chap who came to the BootCamp:
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recently did an IoT Bootcamp
we started sparking in some participants the urge to innovate, and to develop custom hardware solutions. That is why SwahiliBox members Dennis Onkange and his team comprising of Steven Odhiambo and Johannes Kenga came up with the motivation to develop their own automated green house. SwahiliBox is proud to help accelerate their concept and help it develop as well as showcase their concept to the world, to demonstrate how truly, Africa can Innovate its own Hardware solutions. Dennis and his team are exploring automating a number of aspects in a green house. They have figured out ways that green houses may be administered by automated electronics devices that are highly sustainable to develop, and allowing the owners of these green houses to be minimally involved freeing them up for tasks outside green houses.
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This blog post is co-authored by Harris Mwashalo and Ahmed Maawy
This immersive two-day event will provide a platform for students to understand the world of Internet of Things(IoT). Within the 48 hours, it will not be presentations but real-world practicals to give interested persons an immersive experience. Come and make use of open source IoT platforms such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi.
Open Data is vital to the growth of IoT. This type of data has usage patterns, location and performance, information which needs to be open to help drive functionality that otherwise wouldn’t be possible. Think of it as “two worlds” of data, with one being sensitive and secure, and the other made open in an innovative manner.
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