10 - 14 July 2017
09:00 - 16:00 Everyday
Mier, Northern Cape
Some of the previous activities
Africa Code Week
National Science Week
SkateHacksThere have been many catalysts used to get kids interested in science, technology, engineering, art and maths (STEAM) fields ranging from LEGO to toys to videogames.
Now we have SkateHacks, a group that wants to use skateboarding as their catalyst to turn young people onto both STEAM and sports.
As a collaboration between Northern Cape DEDaT Knowledge Economy & Innovation programme as well as Geekulcha, SkateHacks has already taken part in Skateboarding For Hope and the Kimberley Diamond Cup (KDC).
At the KDC SkateHacks hosted maker and science workshops as well as exhibitions and analytics on big data and sports.
If you’re interested in making, hacking or skating, there will be several events this year to tie into them all. Keep checking back to makers.htxt and the new SkateHacks website for more information closer to the time.
Africa Code WeekAfrica as a developing continent needs to secure all the right skills as possible - coding is one of those skills. One of the initiatives behind this is the Africa Code Week supported by Google.
Coding is the literacy of the digital age indeed: a whole new language for children to speak fluently and express themselves in the 21st century. This is what brought SAP, the Cape Town Science Centre and the Galway Education Centre to join forces and give birth to Africa Code Week.
Through the popular #gkVacWork programme, Geekulcha drove the Africa Code Week by grooming Future Geeks by a spending a week coding and building products/services.
Furthermore, the coding train continued to the Northern Cape, Kimberley - powered by the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDaT). Coding sessions were conducted at Vuyolethu High School, where youngsters coded robots and hacked a skateboard.
National Science WeekAnother National Science Week stop, the Geekulcha Student Society (GKSS) at Sol Plaatje University will be flying the flag at for the first NSW2016 at SPU.
Date: 10 - 13 August Venue: Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley
All these events/activities are free. Do join or share information with those you know.
VacWork NababeepOne of the most exciting school programmes in the land, the Geekulcha VacWork programme powered by the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDaT) finally goes to the Northern Cape.
This is one of the initiatives for youth skills development in the Northern Cape.
Aimed for school learners, the programme is championed by the Nama eSkills Center, Mr James Jonas. About 60 youngsters will be taught about ICT and Entrepreneurship skills that they can use to accelerate Digital Transformation in the province.
The Theme: Innovation of Speed
This edition is centered around the Bloodhound SSC themed “Innovation and Technology of Speed” which will challenge youngsters to think and get hands on providing ICT based solutions.
The youth being the leaders of the future, it’s up to them to dream and build the future that they want to see tomorrow.
At the end of the programme, the participants must see more value of the the Bloodhound SSC programme and come up with tech solutions that will bring about change in the province.
Throughout the programme, the participants will build mobile apps, web applications, electronic/robotic systems, graphic solutions and business cases.
BLOODHOUND SSC is a unique, high-technology project to design and build a car that will break the 1,000mph barrier and set a new world land speed record. Designed and constructed in the UK, BLOODHOUND SSC includes components and sponsorship from international companies and will make its record attempt in South Africa.