While at the conference, I presented a talk that combined a number of my interests: robotics, education, low-cost, and Africa. The talk was titled: “Why Africa should have Locally Sourced Robotics Kits”.
The talk emphasized why given Africa’s coming population boom and the recent signing of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement/Area (AFCTA), a locally sourced robotics kit makes both educational sense and economic sense.
I also discussed African Robotics Network (AFRON)’s efforts with the “10 Dollars Robot Challenge” and the UltraAffordable Robot Challenge.
The presentation slides can be found here: Why Africa should have Locally Sourced Robotics Kit
Talking with fellow attendees at the Papers We Love Pre-Conference.
Source: Strange Loop
I also livetweeted a number of the talks at Strange Loop including the keynotes and I, in partnership with Sourcegraph, blogged two of the session talks. The blogs and tweets are shown below.
Keynote 1 Livetweet: How to teach programming (and other things)?
Session Livetweet: Uptime 15,364 days – The Computers of Voyager
Keynote 2 Livetweet: ASTRIAGraph: Monitoring Global Traffic in Space!
Keynote 3 Livetweet: How Computers Misunderstand the World
Session Livetweet: Tweet My Wedding Dress
Keynote 4 Livetweet: Closing Keynote by Imogen Heap