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Ethereum Meetup in Nairobi

By August 24, 2017 137 Comments

Introduction to Ethereum:

Linum Labs sponsored the latest Ethereum Meetup in Kenya. The event was inspiring as the response in Kenya was much bigger than anticipated. Due to the incredibly active blockchain community in Nairobi, we were greeted with warm enthusiasm.

We were joined by an incredible group of individuals that worked with us and also presented. Wayne Hennessey Barrett, John Karanja and Alakanani Itireleng took part in the event, while our very own Lead Architect, Andrew Tudhope and Head of Operations, Devon Krantz dialled into the Meetup. We were in absolute awe and extremely grateful to be part of such a talented group. Let us show you why.

Wayne Hennessey Barrett, the founder and CEO of 4G Capital, joined us and helped to initiate the Meetup. Wayne has led distribution systems in emerging markets around the world with extensive experience in corporate governance and risk management. He forms part of an intelligence-led consultancy that delivers strategic advice to a number of boards in both the commercial and public sectors. Presently, Wayne is working on an artificial intelligence project with the unbanked sector in Kenya.

On the other hand, John Karanja is the founder of BitHub.Africa that hosted the event. He provides consultancy and incubation services for individuals and firms interested in Bitcoin and blockchain Technology. John is also the Director at Space Kenya Networks Ltd which is a company that provides work space for businesses and startups operating in Nairobi.

Alakanani Itireleng is a wife, mother and blockchain entrepreneur. She is also the CEO and founder of the SatoshiCentre in Botswana. Alakanani recently partnered with BitHub.Africa to expand the network of cryptocurrency opportunities in Africa. She is an inspirational character, who aims to educate and build the blockchain community by being a tireless advocate for blockchain in developing nations.

Why we do what we do:

If you are ever wondering why we schedule these Meetups, stop right there because we have an answer. Linum Labs focuses on creating blockchain awareness. We arrange these events for like-minded people as well as those who are curious about blockchain and Ethereum. These events are a platform to build the community because without it the concept of blockchain just wouldn’t work.

Africa holds a wealth of hidden talent. There are many skilled individuals with great ideas, a willingness to learn and an enormous drive to succeed and make a difference in the world. Our Head of Operations said it best, ‘ I want to empower people by providing them with access to a community of similar interests. This community includes that of all levels of interest from beginners to experts that support one another. I want to help them with skills development and knowledge acquisition by providing access to an expert network, learning materials and resources’.

Ultimately, it is through presentations and knowledge distribution that individuals will have the opportunity to grow and further their skills. Attendees of these Meetups will also have the ability to network with others, ask questions and share ideas.

Stay connected:

Above all, our Meetups are just the right platform that we need to start conversations about topics that matter. Currently, our events are working incredibly well and have been met with a lot of enthusiasm and support. In fact, we have plenty of Meetups being scheduled in the near future in various locations. It is our hope to continue to bring together extraordinary individuals and to provide them with an opportunity that encourages personal growth.

To keep updated on the community in South Africa you can also follow the Ethereum South Africa Facebook group or drop us an email to find out more about Ethereum and Blockchain training in South Africa.

 

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