In this session four different spaces will present themselves and their role in the local ecosystem:
Egypt: Fantastic Unintentions of Coworking Spaces
Whereas Europe enjoys certain freedoms that are now taking for granted, Egypt currently has regressed where people are now technically unable to congregate under draconian laws reminiscent of the old regime under the auspices of security. The coworking spaces and innovation spaces that have emerged address all of the above issues in a way that does not intimidate neither the suspicious government nor the conservatives, creating space for digital savvy millennials to focus on technology, art, and engineering among other disciplines.
Palestine: Hacking behind a wall of separation
Vecbox is the first Palestinian Hackerspace in Ramallah, where Palestinian students/ young professionals and artists of all ages gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network and build. The main focus of Vecbox is creating growth opportunities among the makers community in Palestine. Indonesia: Open Source and Hacker Culture in Indonesia
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This session is part of the GIG programme.