We hope you had a fantastic week! This week, we’re going to talk about two great open projects – UNICEF Innovation Fund and Marocopédia to give you some insight about our last Summit in Singapore… and we have a surprise for you to celebrate this Valentine’s Day!
Saturday was a special day for Mozilla Tunisia, as the community had its first event of the year where they introduced the community and their goals to new members – “Mozilla Tunisia Kickstart”. Joining, are more than ten new motivated members who have a huge interest in Mozilla, its mission and technologies. The new strategy of Mozilla Tunisia is to make integration and contribution easier by setting up four contribution groups: Coding, Localizing, Teaching and Speaking. With these new human resources, the Tunisian community hopes to have a remarkable year despite some of the changes Mozilla is currently having.
Connected Devices at the Singapore Summit
Did you miss the Participation Summit in Singapore? Not to worry! Our great Brian King wrote a marvellous round-up explaining all that happened and the challenges for the following months. Indeed, one of them is to make Firefox OS Participation program evolving to fit the new direction into Connected Devices. Read the full article here.
UNICEF Innovation Fund
This week we also received great news from UNICEF who are investing in open source technologies for children! The Innovative Fund has raised $9 million so far and offers innovators in developing countries a pooled funding mechanism to help them take their tested projects to the next stage. Projects funded need to increase the ability of children to access information and to increase opportunity and choice. Want to take be a part of the project? Have a look at their website.
Marocopédia is live!
This week we have also seen the launch of Marocopédia, the first participative online encyclopaedia in Morocco! This new online platform offers multimedia content on Moroccan cultural heritage. With this free repertoire, they want to create links between cultural actors and contributors across the country.
What are the main African tech hubs?
According the Digital Dividend study, there are 117 tech hubs in Africa, that will undoubtedly change the continent. In Africa, tech hubs come mostly from private initiatives, but in some countries such as Angola, Mozambique or Mauritania, it’s the government who decide to develop them. But who are the champions? Discover them in this great article.
Valentine’s Day with Firefox
It’s just before the big day, but… we wish you a happy Valentine’s day!