EVENT SPOTLIGHT: THE INAUGURAL SILICON MOUNTAIN CONFERENCE
Hello people…Here’s what the Techies are up to this weekend.
The Silicon Mountain Community announces the first Silicon Mountain Conference to be held at Eta Palace Hotel, Buea Cameroon on Saturday the 20th of June 2015, from 5pm to 8pm.
Silicon Mountain is heart of technology and innovation in Cameroon.. located in the Buea Limbe area of the south west region of Cameroon.
The attendees of the conference will mainly comprise the persons who directly influence the tech startup community. These are the startups and their employees, the Computer Engineering faculties in local universities and other Information Technology vocational training institutions (their staff and students), technology incubators and coworking spaces and key partners and customers that use and trust products built by local startups.
The goal of the conference is to get the whole community on the same page in our story, our present status and define the journey ahead. It will also be an opportunity to celebrate our success in 2014’s objective of building ‘A Community that Codes’; whose success was made evident with our jump from 3 successful candidates in 2014 to 10 in the 2015 Google Summer of Code. In general, Cameroon had 12 successful candidates, 10 of whom were from Buea, and from Africa, the next country close to Cameroon’s figures was Egypt with 5 successful candidates.
The theme of the conference is ‘Let’s Build Products’. This is taking s step further from improving code quality, to putting the codes together and produce high quality products. We believe that in our efforts to transform our community form a startup techosystem to a high quality startup techosystem, we have to set clear short term goals and experiment on them like we will do with our startups.
The conference will be divided into 3 main parts:
– Keynote speeches
– Presentation of projects in the community focused on improving product development skills
– A Question and Answer session, during which any member in the community can ask any other member or organization a question with the help of an app built by to Community hackathons on the 6th and 13th of June 2015.
The Buea area (Silicon Mountain) is the most attractive to tech startups in Cameroon. With conferences like this, we believe we can be the most attractive in Africa because in the Silicon Mountain, we do real things.
If you are in Buea, be sure to check out the Techies. They are part of Why I Love Buea.
For more on “Silicon Mountain” and its start ups and activities check www.madeinbuea.com
Reserve your place for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silicon-mountain-conference-tickets-17410383927
Looking forward to more from Silicon Mountain.