Two days have already passed at Maker Faire in Accra Ghana. I’ve had the chance to speak to a few people there and I also did some short inrtos to give you an impression of what is going on here.
The idea of MAker FAire began when Emeka Okafor (see interview) mused aloud at ned.com, “While the ICT space has developed a head of steam in some parts of Africa… a ‘Maker Philosophy’ is yet to occur. I would be interested in getting a sense of everyone’s thoughts on a Maker type Faire within the continent… an event where Afrigadget type innovations,inventions and initiatives can be brought to life, supported,amplified,propagated etc.”
So this was it happening right now in Accra.