Celebrate Arduino Day with other fans, industry leaders, our leaders and the future leaders.
02 April 2015, The Innovation Hub.
It's an event open to everyone. Meet like minded minds in the industry engage in knowldge transfer
The City of Tshwane are empowering 30 learners through technological skills, help out a kid, its for our future.
Arduino Day is a worldwide celebration of Arduino's birthday. It's a 24 hours-long event organized directly by the community, or by the Arduino team - where people interested in Arduino
get together, share their experiences and learn more.
All Arduino user groups, makerspaces, hackerspaces, fablabs, associations, teachers, pros and newbies are welcome to participate.
Arduino Day SA is brought to you by the Maker Library Network through Geekulcha in collaboration with The Innovation Hub
Get motivated and learn from industry leaders.
Build systems of with the Arduino board.
Meet new people, from the industry and get in touch with exhibitors.
Be informed and stay in line with industry standards with Arduino.
These are the individuals who will be sharing knowledge at the Arduino Day 2016 conference.
Tiyani will be the host for Arduino Day. His background in electronics has made him gain much interest and has built a number of systems with the Arduino Microcontroller.
Masters degree Informatics at University of Pretoria
-Infrastructure Specialist(IT) at EMC, more than 8 years experience - worked for Accenture, SASOL, British American Tobacco, ArcelorMittal
-Founder and director at Mohlotlo Thuto Foundation(NPO)
-United Nations(UN) Online Volunteer – Urunji Child Care (Malawi)
Vukosi is interested in insights that we can learn from data. Vukosi has a BSc, MSc in Electrical Engineering from Wits University and a PhD in Computer Science from Rutgers University. He is interested in Machine Learning in general, but has moved over to tackling challenges using a wide array of skills, Data Science. Vukosi has a passion for how we can use technology and education to empower young people. He enjoys working in teams and assisting in enabling the teams to reach their full potential.
Keitumetsi Tsotetsi has been a part of the Geekulcha team since 2013. The organisation is a hub for students to collaborate in developing IT solutions that provide efficiency in the business environment. Keitumetsi is responsible for blogging, content management and providing IT awareness to students.
Previously, while employed at a consulting firm, where she was exposed to an Independent Programme Assurance (IPA) engagement that provided services to a global fast moving consumer goods organisation.
Keitumetsi's client exposure includes SAB Miller, Transnet Engineering, CCMA and Botswana Telecommunications Corporations Limited.
She studied BCom IT Management at the University of Johannesburg and graduated in 2013.
Currently at The Innovation Hub in Tshwane where he leads projects on open innovation, innovation strategy, open government, social/community innovation, ICT & IP policy and tech transfer for the Gauteng province. In this role he consults with industry, SOCs and government departments on sourcing and procuring emerging technologies, and supports local tech startups and universities with getting their ideas to market.
Before joining The Innovation Hub he was a researcher in ICT policy with the Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics (COSI) at Monash University where he explored regional, urban and community information systems. This followed 5 years as a consultant and engineer in the telecoms industry with Accenture and SAAB Grintek..
Paul Ssali is a final year Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Pretoria. He has been a member of EWB-UP since 2014 and has overseen the successful completion of 8 projects with EWB-UP. He served as the Chairperson and Projects Coordinator of EWB-UP in 2015.
He was elected at the 2016 Student Representative on the Engineers Without Borders SA board of directors and now serves EWB-UP as a Projects Coordinator for the year 2016.
Vincent is a lead developer at Geekulcha specialising in Android and iOS apps. He has a passion for all things smart and making Africa competitive on the global scale.
Palesa Antony - Software/Android Developer Palesa Antony is a graduate from university of Johannesburg, Currently a Junior Software and Android Developer for Geekulcha. As a Junior Software and Android engineer she is responsible for the development and management of software products produced by the company.
Young Scientist in Energy Measurement and Verification System in Mining Sector, and work as an Engineering Workplace Coach at Glencore. He is the founder of the MEMT Group Projects and ScienceTECH TV & Radio Educational Programme at Ikwekwezi FM and other community radio stations. Studied Electrical and Power Electronic Engineering at TUT.
The Arduino Day seminar will have the following activities to make your attendance worth while
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Exhibition space is free, email firstname.lastname@example.org to exhibit.
Note: The programme is subject to change.Contact Us
Exciting opportunities for Innovators
Think you can make a skateboard smart and cooler? Enter the Hack-a-Skate Challenge and win!
Win a trip to Skateboarding World Championships in Kimberley
* Come up with a cool and smart idea for skateboards
* Build MVP at Arduino Day
* Solution will be evaluated
* Develop it further at GKHack16
* Exhibit at the Skateboarding World Championships
Enter The Challenge Now!
For any questions, do contact us and we'll help you out.
Conference Venues, The Innovation Hub, Persequor, Pretoria 0087
+27 012 844 0240
+27 079 068 0922