This episode features Abena, a Shefi educator, and ETH Bogota finalist. She is also the co-founder of ETHAccra and has spoken at various ETH events around the world, leaving a lasting impression on the crypto and blockchain community with her insights and passion.
Abena's journey into blockchain and computer science is enthralling. She has a passion for teaching and has participated in many hackathons. She is also a strong advocate for collaboration and inclusivity within the blockchain ecosystem. Abena believes that African developers can play a significant role in addressing the unique challenges faced by the continent. She is excited about the upcoming ETHAccra event.
ETHAccra is a 3-day hackathon that will take place from September 7th to September 9th, 2023 at the University of Ghana, Legon. It aims to bring the Ethereum community to the most crypto-friendly city in the heart of West Africa. The goal is to learn, hack, discuss, and celebrate the future of decentralization. The use cases developed at ETHAccra should have the goal of transforming Africa. This means that the use cases should be designed to address some of the most pressing challenges facing the continent. Additionally, the use cases should be designed to empower and uplift the people of Africa, giving them the tools they need to build a better future for themselves and their communities
Motto: “Beyond blockchain: building the new infrastructure frontier in Africa”
The event is open to anyone who has a passion for decentralization, from Ethereum, crypto to web3. You don’t need to have any prior experience or knowledge to participate in this hackathon. All you need is a laptop, an internet connection, and a willingness to learn and have fun. You can join as an individual or as a team
African Developers: Central to crafting solutions tailored for Africa.
Value of Hackathons: A vital nexus for learning, collaboration, and crafting prototypes.
ETHAccra: Envisioned as a cornerstone event, nurturing the Ethereum builder community in West Africa.
Three Cs of Ecosystem Building: The foundation of a lasting and influential ecosystem is built on collaboration, contribution, and consistency.
Blockchain Community Goals: It's imperative to foster inclusivity and confront the prohibitive transaction fees which exclude many.
"The essence is in creating an atmosphere conducive to learning, especially when navigating complex terrains"
"Hackathons are a reservoir of networking opportunities, learning, and enriching experiences"
"Africa must take the initiative to create its own solutions"
"Our quest is to enrich the Ethereum builder community, heralding a new era of developers in West Africa"
"Our vision aligns with co-creating a space that resonates with our true essence"
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