The three day conference has two workshops each on the first two days (Thursday, April 4th and Friday, April 5th) and the main plenary on Saturday, April 6th.
Each workshop is limited to 20 participants and can be registered for individually, but there is a discounted combo ticket for a workshop and the main conference.
Thursday, April 4th 2019
Building IOT mesh networks
Craig Burden - Lead Engineer, Lumkani
10am – 12pm | Imisi 3D - Yaba, Lagos
Craig is the lead engineer at Lumkani, a company developing fire alarm systems for low-income neighbourhoods in Cape Town, South Africa. Each individual device is linked to a central mesh networks that is able to alert nearby agents in the event of a fire. This workshop will cover how to set up IOT networks and best practices for alarm systems.
Urethane Casting for Low Volume Production
Chuma Asuzu - Designer, wonda
1pm – 3pm | Imisi 3D - Yaba, Lagos
Urethane Casting is very useful for making high fidelity prototypes, but it is also suitable for final products at low volume when you need the part to be high quality and can not afford injection molding. Chuma fulfilled a successful Kickstarter campaign last summer using urethane casting and this session will cover tips and tricks for the process, as well as crowdfunding.
Friday, April 5th 2019
Mechanical Design and Managing a Makerspace
Brendah Livoi - Former Mechanical Lead, Gearbox
10am - 12pm | Imisi 3D - Yaba, Lagos
Gearbox is Africa’s leading makerspace in Nairobi, Kenya. Brendah brings her wealth of experience in leading the special projects and mechanical design projects within the makerspace. This session will be helpful for makers and entrepreneurs who plan to open makerspaces in the future.
Building off-grid solar power: A Masterclass
Olufemi Ogungbe - Lead Engineer (Design & Commissioning), Sunhive
1pm - 3pm | Imisi 3D - Yaba, Lagos
Solar systems are being deployed across Nigeria at a frantic pace to keep up with the lack of electrical power from the grid. Femi is the lead commissioning engineer at Sunhive, a solar company located in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. His workshop will be focused on setting up solar systems from A-Z.
Saturday, April 6th 2019
Zone Tech Park, Gbagada, Lagos
10am - 10.30am
10.30am - 11am
Developing Infrastructure for Future Technologies
Sesinam Dagadu - Founder, TinyDavid (makers of SnooCODE)
11am - 11.30am
Building Local Electronic Standards
Ahmad Sadiq - CEO, Microscale Embedded; Co-Founder, WattlinQ
11.30am - 12pm
Chinese Manufacturing: First Time Impressions
Desmond Koney - CEO, Cibus Technologies
12pm - 1pm
Lunch / Maker Expo
A showcase of some of the interesting products being designed locally by makers and entrepreneurs.
Check out the exhibiting products here.
1pm - 1.30pm
The State of Hardware Lagos
1.30pm - 2pm
Empowering SME Clusters with Microutilities
Kolawole Akinboye - VP, Projects, Rensource Energy
2pm - 3pm
Getting to Market
Chidimma Onyeokoro - Head, Marketing & Strategy, Concept Nova,
Babatunde Onilude - Product Portfolio Manager, SOLO Phone,
Ifeanyi Okonkwo - Co-Founder & COO, Tizeti
Interested in attending more than one workshop or a combination? Check out the options.