Firefox OS Round-Up #17

Hello Firefox OS Community,

It’s a tradition now: it’s time for our weekly round-up! This week we have some great news from Egypt, Women in Tech in Africa launched the Kenyan chapter and we wanted to share the interview with one of our Mozillians in Madagascar!

If you’d like to be part of our ‘round up’ crew, tweet us with your highlights to @FirefoxOSAfrica and use #FirefoxOSFive – or drop us an email!

Mansoura offline training is rocking!
 As we told you a few days ago, our Mozillians in Egypt have just launched an app challenge to introduce Firefox OS to developers and help them build their own apps and upload them on the Marketplace. During the first activity, our Mozillians discussed about “Why Mozilla built OS for smartphone?” and “What makes you want to develop apps for Firefox OS?”, they helped the participants to install the tools and to run their first demo app on the simulator. Find out more here.

Challenge Egypt

Women in Tech Africa – Kenyan chapter
We are happy to announce that Women in Tech Africa has finally launched in Kenya! The event took place in Nairobi with over 150 women and men attending. Great speakers, interesting talks and discussions and motivated attendees made of this event a great success!

Women on the Frontline
More great news from Egypt: Zoomaal, in partnership with Hivos, is launching ‘Women on The Frontline’ Challenge with $20,000 available to support projects founded or co-founded by women. It aims to encourage female leadership, have a positive impact on the position of  women in the society, and inspire other women to innovate initiatives in  their communities. To qualify for the challenge, projects can be creative, artistic or social. Learn more about the challenge and apply here.

Egypt news 2

Interview: Mariot Tsitoara – Mozilla Madagascar
A few days ago our great Mozillian, Mariot, was interviewed by Firefox OS!
But who is Mariot? He is one of the pillars the Mozilla Madagascar community, always smiling and motivated. In this exclusive interview, Mariot tells about his job during the KLIF launch and shares his opinion about the Open Web. An interview not to miss…

Gathering with Axelle Lemaire in Ivory Coast
Our great WoMoz, Manuala Kouadio, had the chance to be part of the young Ivorians who met the French State Secretary responsible for digital, Axelle Lemaire. The State Secretary is currently travelling across Ivory Coast to meet key actors of the tech scene and to boost the ‘French African Tech’!


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