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Space Apps Challenge 2017

Since its inception in 2012, the International Space Apps Challenge, a part of NASA’s Open Innovation Program, has become the biggest global hackathon in the world, engaging thousands of citizens each year across the globe to work with NASA in designing innovative solutions to global challenges using open source data. At Space Apps events, teams of technologists, scientists, designers and entrepreneurs work together to develop answers to some of the most pressing challenges on earth and space using publicly available NASA data.

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Space Apps Hackathon taking place this weekend! We were skeptical about continuing with the original date due to the public holidays however it would not be the same experience if we chose to do it independently of the global community.

mLab SA is proud to present The NASA International Space Apps Challenge 2017 this weekend (29th – 30th April) at the Cape Town lab starting promptly at 9:00AM.

Since its inception in 2012, the International Space Apps Challenge has become the world’s largest global hackathon, engaging thousands of citizens across the globe to work together with NASA to build innovative solutions to complex challenges using open source data. Space Apps inspires local innovation communities to convene, ideate and create. Teams of technologists, scientists, thinkers, designers and entrepreneurs work together in a 48-hour sprint to develop solutions to some of the most pressing challenges on Earth and in space.

Is the event limited to just software developers?

Absolutely not, Space Apps projects don’t have to be apps. We need people with all types of skills to participate! Teams need project managers, designers, artists, educators, writers – anyone who can help advance the cause. You can contribute! Participants in the event will collaborate to build software, open hardware, data visualization, and citizen science platform solutions that contribute to solving global challenges that focus on improving life on earth. In fact, most teams will benefit from having non-programmers working with them.
Teams:

A major focus of Space Apps is collaboration. As a participant at Space Apps Cape Town you will work as part of a team of 3-5 people to build a project in response to one of the challenges.

It is not necessary to form a team prior to registering to participate in the Space Apps event. Local organizers will help facilitate team formation for those who do not already have one.

Registration:

To participate in this event, please ensure you register on our website at https://2017.spaceappschallenge.org/locations/cape-town/ the program for the event can also be found there.

Laptops:

BYOD – Bring Your Own Device. We will not be supplying any devices, so keep vigilant with yours.

Social Media:

Join us in engaging with the global community using the official hashtags #spaceapps #spaceappsCT and @spaceapps @mlabSA

Transport:

We will arrange transport for those those who need it on Saturday night at 20h30 only. Help us make the arrangements smoother by getting in touch with us should you need to make use of this service.

We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday!

DEMOLA South Africa coming July 2016

DEMOLA South Africa coming July 2016

mLab Southern Africa joins the International DEMOLA Network with the first DEMOLA planned in Cape Town.

mLab Southern Africa and the Demola Network announce a partnership to launch Demola in South Africa.

Cape Town, South Africa, May 24, 2016 – mLab Southern Africa today announced a new partnership with the international DEMOLA Network….

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Intel Developer Zone Launch: Joburg & Cape Town

Intel Developer Zone Launch: Joburg & Cape Town

UNLEASH YOUR POWER WITH INTEL

Intel has made some more seats available to the unveiling of the Intel Developer Zone in South Africa.

“Launching for the first time in South Africa, the program is designed to provide software developers and businesses a single point of access to a variety of tools,…

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Mobile job opportunities in Cape Town

Mobile job opportunities in Cape Town

If you are passionate about and experienced in Mobile development, architecture and design and looking for an opportunity of a lifetime then we have good news for you!

A Fortune 500 Tech company is looking to hire a talented team of Mobile Gurus in Cape Town. The positions are listed below and are open to candidates with relevant skills and experience and living in or willing to relocate to Cape Town….

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INVENTORS’ GARAGE COMPETITION

INVENTORS’ GARAGE COMPETITION

The 7th South African Innovation Summit is taking place on 16 – 18 September in Cape Town and to celebrate open innovation the SA Innovation Summit, in partnership with the East London Industrial Development Zone, are again inviting innovators to enter the Inventor’s Garage Competition. Entries are open until 20 August 2014.

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GovHackSA

GovHackSA

GovHackSA  #WDC241 Press Release – May 2014

The #GovHackSA ran as part of an official World Design Capital Event in May 2014 at the offices of 22seven in Cape Town. It was a free, day-long coding marathon for novice and experienced developers and coders to create new and novel solutions to problems posed to #GovHackSA by the City of Cape Town….

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NokiaX port Weekly coming to your City!

NokiaX port Weekly coming to your City!

The Nokia X family provides users access to the world of Android applications, with exclusive Nokia experiences and the most popular Microsoft services. The Fastlane UI makes the experience faster and smoother, while the Nokia X smartphones are wrapped in standout Nokia design.

Nokia & mLab will be hosting some fun Nokia X and porting events around South Africa over the months of May and June with the aim of introducing the South African Android talent pool to the exciting new Nokia X and its developer opportunities….

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International Space Apps Challenge 2014

International Space Apps Challenge 2014

mLab Southern Africa and Vodacom are proud to be the hosts of the International Space Apps Challenge again this year at mLab Pretoria and in partnership with The Barn at mLab Cape Town available for the Hackathon.

The International Space Apps Challenge is an international mass collaboration focused on space exploration that takes place over 48-hours in cities around the world….

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the Urban App Challenge: grants from R230,000 to R810,000 up for grabs

the Urban App Challenge: grants from R230,000 to R810,000 up for grabs

In 2014 Cape Town will become the World Design Capital, taking over the reins from Helsinki.

“With more than half the world’s population now living in urban areas, design has become an increasingly fundamental tool to make cities more competitive, attractive, liveable and efficient.

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DEMO Africa Investor Roundtable coming to Cape Town

DEMO Africa Investor Roundtable coming to Cape Town

After two very successful DEMO Africa Startup Pitch days hosted in South Africa the DEMO Africa team has decided to return to host an Investor Roundtable event in Cape Town on 4 October 2012.

DEMO Africa, in partnership with USAID has organized 2 Investor Roundtable events in Nairobi and Lagos already and is now heading to our shores….

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