We didn’t write a lot about the free-for-all hackathons that took place at Maker Faire Africa last week, but what was interesting was that they were sponsored by big corporate names like Intel and Standard Bank. Not the kinds of firms you might normally associate with small scale grassroots electronic experimentation.
At last week’s Maker Faire Africa, Brett snagged some face time with two higher-ups at Intel South Africa who are working to promote the firm’s Galileo development board as the hacker’s choice of connected microcontroller. Mohammed Fareed and Hitendra Naik explain why the maker community is increasingly important to businesses like theirs and so many are rushing to tap into the innovative minds of grassroots inventors.
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