DigI:TZ-Hackathon Feb2020

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DigI:TZ-Hackathon Feb2020

Title DigI Hackathon in Dar es Salaam, Feb2020
Place MUHAS@DarEsSalaam
Date, Time 2020/02/27, -28Feb2020
Contact Person Catherine R. Kimambo, Felix Sukums
Participants Asanali Msangi, Joseph Bishi, Catherine R. Kimambo, Addisalem Genta Gemiya, Felix Sukums, Eden Wanyimba, Rashid Ally, Felix Sukums, Matogoro Jabera, Joseph Bishi, Christine Holst, Julius Peter
related to Project DigI
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This 1,5 day hackathon will be performed to

  • teach on how to "test and measure" prior to installing an information spot - Catherine
  • share information amongst the groups - each participant
  • perform a hackathon ("how to install") - an information spot - Addisalem

In addition, we plan a 2h meeting with operators and governmental representatives to address sustainability in school connectivity


The meeting will take place from Thursday 27 Feb 2020, 09:00h until Friday 28 Feb 2020 14:40h at MUHAS@DarEsSalaam in the MUHAS Video Conference Room at HD-CHPE Building, Ground Floor (right side).

Hotel: Cate Hotel, Dange, Dar es Salaam, http://www.catehotel.co.tz/, Asanali Msangi performs the booking


Registration is closed


  • MUHAS: Felix, Asanali
  • African Child/Basic Internet TZ: Catherine, Ben
  • UDESO: Eden Wanyimba
  • BOACSE: Rashid Ally
  • Ministry of Health/University of xxx: n.n. (Student of Elibariki)
  • Joseph Bishi (Zimbabwe)
  • Ethiopia: Addisalem (Univ Ambo)
  • Univ Dodoma: Matogoro Jabera and colleague(?)
  • University of Oslo/Basic Internet: Christine, Josef
  • Ministry of Education (Uganda): Julius Peter (tbc)
  • Kenya - AHERI: Barrack (tbc)
  • Rwanda: Benjamin Manirafasha

Sustainability in school connectivity

  • UCSAF, Ministry of Telecommunication, Ministry of Education
  • Operators: TIGO, Vodacom, Halotel, Airtel,...

Click to download: Invitation letter for DigI Hackathon (.pdf)


Thursday, 27Feb2020

09:00 Registration
09:30 Welcome (Felix Sukums)
09:45 Table Round
10:10 Reports/Experiences from installations and usage - 15 min (+5 min discussion)
presentation by each partner on challenges and best praxis in deployment
10:10 MUHAS (Felix/Asanali) on DigI connectivity
10:30 African Child (Catherine/Ben)
10:50 Break
11:05 BOACSE (Rashid)
11:25 UDESO (Even)
11:45 tzCNA (Matogoro)

':: 12:05 - 13:00 Lunch break

13:00 AHERI (Barrack)
13:20 Zimbabwe Community Networks (Joseph)
13:40 Comments by IGF (Peter)
13:50-14:20 Break (with ongoing discussions)
14:00 - 14:45 Digital transformation, Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 (public lecture)
15:00 Understanding the infrastructure (Josef) 20'+10'
Voucher platform
Internet Lite filtering, e.g. AMP protocol
Yeboo village server
15:40 Configuration of devices - Hands-on (Addisalem Genta)

:: Please bring your Laptop and install winbox.exe''

16:30 Error handling - what happens in the field
17:00 Preparation of Sustainability Workshop (Friday from 12:30 onwards)
17:30 End of day 1
19:00h Dinner at Brake Point Pub, Kinondoni Rd, Dar es Salaam (tbc)

Friday 28Feb2020

09:00 Summary/Open Issues from day 1
09:40 Ideas for school/education/digital health platform
open platform (open source)
National Knowledge Portal for Tanzania (Josef)
10:45-10:55 Break
10:55 How to engage communities
content creation
value for the society (a valuable Internet)
11:45 - 12:30 lunch

Sustainable School Connectivity Workshop, 1230-1430h

The meeting will take place on Friday 28 Feb 2020 at MUHAS@Dar es Salaam in the MUHAS Video Conference Room at HD-CHPE Building, Ground Floor (right side) and through gotomeet.me/BasicInternet.

12:30 Welcome (Felix)
12:40 Table Round
12:50 Knowledge uptake from Digital Content (Christine Holst) (10' + 5')
13:05 The "National Knowledge Portal" for Tanzania (3 min video)
13:10 Connecting Schools, Health Stations and Communities (participants)
reports from DigI projects in collaboration with communities
13:30 School connectivity pilot (Vodacom & UCSAF)
13:50 Affordability and Sustainability in School connectivity (Catherine R. Kimambo) (10' + 5')
14:05 Discussion on way ahead
14:35 Conclusions and Action Items (Catherine/Juliana)
14:40 End of meeting

Note: Departure to Airport 14:40h, arrival 15:15h, flight departure (Brenda, Christine, Josef) 17:55