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iHub By Jessica Colaço / October 18, 2010

Session on “creative-city-berlin.de”

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Reinhard Knobelspies from Berlin who is a startup coach and consultant at KfW Gründungsberater and Founder and Manager
of studio 38 pure communication GmbH in Berlin, Germany will be facilitating a session on “creative-city-berlin”, on Tuesday the 19th of October 2010 from 6 – 7pm at the iHub.

Creative-City-Berlin.de was founded by the governmental departments for economy and culture of Berlin in conjunction with the efforts of Berlin becoming UNESCO awarded City of Design.  A few facts below:

  • Concept, design and programming by studio 38
  • Programming based on the much acclaimed python web framework: http://www.djangoproject.com/
  • Modular functionality based on the MTV-principle (Model-Template-View)
  • First phase 2007: mainly informational site with FAQ´s on creative sectors and guidance for creative entrepreneurs
  • Second phase 2008: community enhancements (users can set up profiles and add own content)
  • 2008: Logo competition in cooperation with jovoto.com
  • Third phase 2009: adding jobboard, integrating external information through XML-feeds and API´s
  • Fourth phase 2010 (current work-in-progress): interface redesign, integration of facebook connect, extending profile and portfolio functionality

Designers and Developers come and learn more about this project and platform and how we can possibly create: “Creative-City-Nairobi!”

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at: www.jessicacolaco.wordpress.com


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