The ETHSafari event will bridge the gap between the global and African ethereum ecosystems
ETHSafari is an event (18th to 24th September) that will be held in Kenya to bring together an auspicious group of 1,000 people from Africa and around the world to learn, hack, discuss, and celebrate the ethereum ecosystem, our decentralized future, the use cases that are transforming Africa, and the people that are building them in the continent.
Safari means ‘journey’ in Swahili. We are all on this journey of decentralization together. The question is: Safari Wapi? Journey Where?
The event will host learning, hacking, speakers, discussions, and celebrations to showcase innovation around the region and bridge the gap between the global ethereum ecosystem and the African ecosystem. The event will feature five main tracks: DAOs, DeFi, Gaming, NFTs, and Impact.
For those that want to get up to speed before the hackathon, ETHSafari host a two-day bootcamp on September 18th to 19th with both live and online content. The hackathon will start on September 1st and run through September 22nd. It will pair teams with local and international mentors to take on critical challenges and will generally follow the five event tracks but any teams can enter.
ETHSafari core contributor Sunny Satva said “Great events leave space for others to bring their creativity and energy. We’ve purposely left lots of gaps in the Nairobi schedule so our local frens can host events and meetups.” On the 22nd, ETHSafari will board the “Blocktrain” aka the Madaraka Express from Nairobi to the coast through the Kenyan savannah and Tsavo National Park with views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Hacker teams will hack aboard the train while others will attend talks and meetups in other train cars.
We’ll arrive at the venue, Beneath the Baobabs, in Kilifi to welcome drinks in the afternoon and a fireside chat in the evening. We will host a two-day conference to bring together global and local players as we strengthen the bonds between ecosystems. We will close with an epic celebration of our decentralized future on the 24th.
Ethereum Foundation Africa Fellow and an instigator of ETHSafari Benson Njuguna said: “We’ve already had more than 300 signups for the event with nothing more than some dates and a logo announced to date. It shows that there’s huge interest in the space and we’re excited to fill a gap in hosting the very first ethereum ecosystem event in the region, and setting the stage for many future ETHSafari events around the continent.”
Also launching at ETHSafari will be artSTORM.nft is a sister project of ETHSafari to transform brown spaces around Kenya into Green Art Spaces together with our partners and the communities.
ETHSafari is a DAO, established to raise the profile of African web 3 projects and bridge the gap with the larger Ethereum ecosystem around the world through conferences, hackathons, and other projects across the continent.
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