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Geekulcha Maker Library activities from March 2016 to March 2017. The Maker Library Network is a global project by the British Council.



Library

A collection of books ranging from design to tinkering forms part of the Maker Library Network structure and open to all for reading.

Makespace

Enabling a space for makers to make and ecourage co-creativity at Hackathons, the main space, skate parks and in pop-up events.

Gallery

The Maker Library Network celebrates human achievement and showcases the creative work of various makers in the maker ecosystem.

Campus Reach

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Soweto Ekasi Lab Tour
19 April 2016
Soweto Ekasi Lab Tour

UK, Nigeria, ZA makers toured Soweto for the start of the Geekulcha Maker Library Network in Gauteng.

Intel Training: VUT
19 April 2016
Intel Training: VUT

Makers hosted Intel training based on the Intel RealSense at the Vaal University of Technology.

Intel Training: UP
19 April 2016
Intel Training: UP

Makers hosted Intel training based on the Intel RealSense at the University of Pretoria

VUT Open Day
19 April 2016
VUT Open Day

Campus reachout and making at the Vaal University of Technology.

STEM

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International Girls in ICT
23 April 2016
International Girls in ICT

Empowering young girls into ICT in Ga-Rankuwa

Africa Code Week - Kimberley
22 - 23 October 2016
Africa Code Week - Kimberley

DrawBots to empower young makers in Kimberley through the contintal week of coding in Africa.

National Science Week 2016
08 August 2016
National Science Week 2016

A week long of Science festivities around the country. The team went down to Kimberley (Limpopo), Sebokeng(Gauteng), Rustenburg(North West) and Free State bulding science interest onto young people.

SkateHacks tours: Soweto
16 June 2016
SkateHacks tours: Soweto

Makers meet Skaters - putting Tech onto skateboards and attracting more young people into Science and Technology.

gkVacWork 2016: Pretoria
29 March 2016
gkVacWork 2016: Pretoria

Geekulcha Vacation Work (gkVacWork) programme - youngsters from different townships in Tshwane spent holidays with the Geeks builing ICT-based projects.

gkVacWork 2016: City Deep
19 April 2016
gkVacWork 2016: City Deep

Championed by the FOE Foundation, young creatives and makers built projects for a smarter city.

gkVacWork 2016: Soweto
19 April 2016
gkVacWork 2016: Soweto

Young Makers in Soweto used recycled materials to build projects that matters for their communities.

gkVacWork 2016: Nababeep
08 July 2016
gkVacWork 2016: Nababeep

Down in the Northern Cape, youngsters define a Digital Narattive for their province mentored by the makers to build ICT-based projects.

Fakugesi

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Fakugesi 2016: Robotics
02 September 2016
Fakugesi 2016: Robotics

Robots out of recycled and junk materials - makers got hands and build cool robots.

Open Dataquest
19 April 2016
Open Dataquest

Challenging thinkers and data fans to come up with cool data visualizations on culture and urban life.

Market Hack
19 April 2016
Market Hack

Makers gonna make - a day of maaking various things at the Fakugesi Market Hack.

African Emojis Workshop
19 April 2016
African Emojis Workshop

The Layyers team led the 3D design of African Emojis workshop.

Hackathons

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IoTHack 2016
23 June 2016
IoTHack 2016

Hosted at the Innovation Live Conference (Crowd Sourcing Week Africa) at the Telkom Business Connexion, young makers built various IoT-enabled solutions.

RHoK Pretoria 2016
July 2016
RHoK Pretoria 2016

Challenging thinkers and data fans to come up with cool data visualizations on culture and urban life.

GKHack16 - Makerspace
24 - 26 June 2016
GKHack16 - Makerspace

Biggest hackathon in the country with over 220 Geeks, the Maker Library Network had maker room for IoT projects.

SAB KickStart Makerthon
30 - 31 July 2016
SAB KickStart Makerthon

Maker librarians mentored the finalists of the SAB KickStart ignnite makerthon challenge.

Conferences/Seminars

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Speaking: MakerEdu Conference
07 May 2016
Speaking: MakerEdu Conference

Hosted in Sandton, Maker Librarian, Tiyani Nghonyama was amongst the speakers of the conference for teachers to adapt into makerspaces.

Arduino Day 2016
02 April 2016
Arduino Day 2016

Hosted at The Innovation Hub, over 80 makers gathered to make with Arduino tools and gotten inspired by various speakers and industry leaders.

UJ ACT Conference
12 March 2016
UJ ACT Conference

An interactive intersections conference at the University of Johannesburg, Mixo and Tiyani were amongst the speakers.

Decorex Johannesburg
06 August 2016
Decorex Johannesburg

Makers had set up station at the highly participated Decorex 2016 event in Johannesburg.

EWBSA Summit
23 February 2017
EWBSA Summit

Is Africa built for Innovation? Tiyani was amongst the panelists of the panelists of the leadersship summit hosted by the Engineers Without Boarders.

Standard Bank Youth EXPO
07 August 2016
Standard Bank Youth EXPO

Standard Bank youth EXPO - Tiyani was amongst the speakers to the youth.

SAMakers Workshop Pretoria
03 March 2017
SAMakers Workshop Pretoria

Tiyani and Sina spoke at the Makers workshop organized at Tshwane University of Technology with Open AIR researchers from across Africa.

Mozilla Festival (London)
30 October 2016
Mozilla Festival (London)

Mixo was invited and spoken at the Mozilla Festival in 2016. He shared how shared peoplea and makers are doing things in South Africa.

Innovation Live Conference
23 June 2016
Innovation Live Conference

Hosted in Midrand, Maker Librarian, Tiyani Nghonyama was amongst the speakers of the conference for delegates to adapt into makerspaces.

Innov8Makers
25 October 2016
Innov8Makers

Hosted at The Innovation Hub, Innov8Makers brought together thought-leaders to assess sustainable models in makerspace.

Maker Afternoon at CSIR
01 July 2016
Maker Afternoon at CSIR

A pop-up maker event hosted specially for the CSIR Data Science vacwork students from various universities in South Africa.

Responsive Cities Challenge
15 November 2016
Responsive Cities Challenge

An Open Data challenge for 4 South African cities collaborating with the Open Data Institute (ODI) London.

Exhibitions

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SA Innovation Summit
24 September 2016
SA Innovation Summit

Maker Librarians hosted a workshop and hosted at the South African Innovation Summit 2016 edition - Art meets Digital.

German Delegation
22 October 2016
German Delegation

A delegation of lawyers from Germany checked out the Geekulcha Maker Library Network and other programmes.

Mayor of Atlanta(USA)
30 March 2016
Mayor of Atlanta(USA)

The Mayor of Atlanta(USA), Mr Kasim Reed checked out the young makers at the gkVacWork programme hosted at The Innovation Hub.

IBM Research Lab Launch
25 August 2016
IBM Research Lab Launch

Maker Librarians occupied the IBM makerspace at the launch of the 2nd research lab in Africa.

Media

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SABC Expresso: Young Makers
24 September 2016
DRUM Magazine: Young Makers

Young makers mentored by the Geekulcha Maker Librarians won R15 000.00 at the Hack4Water challenge with their smart tap solution.

EDGE(TV): Arduino Day SA
02 April 2016
EDGE(TV): Arduino Day SA

EDGE celebrates international Arduino Day with the guys from Geekulcha... and a skatehack, of course :-)

Newspaper: SkateHacks
08 June 2016
Newspaper: SkateHacks Innovation

SkateHacks Maker initiative featured on The New Age newspaper after the youth month tours in 2016.

SABC(TV): MakerEdu
08 May 2016
SABC(TV): MakerEdu

MakerEdu Conference hosted in Sandton in 2016, Geekulcha mmakers featured on SABC Network talking about the projects.

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