I’m the third member of the bloc contingent, travelling to Kenya for Maker Faire Africa (with Paul and Peter). Like Paul, this will be my first time in Africa. I’m an artist and a designer based in Wales, working across a variety of media, sometimes (but not always) involving technology.
My plan for Maker Faire has been to do one or more workshops on creating simple websites for free, so a bit of html (just to show how easy it is) then looking at free tools (mainly WordPress). The idea being to enable makers to market their wares/skills more widely. This is dependent on a Workshop type setting being possible at Maker Faire, whether the topic is appropriate for attendees, availability of internet access and so on. Otherwise I’ll need to come up with an alternative strategy, and would love to hear from people with local knowledge or MFA attendees whether the idea is appropriate and acheivable or not.
There’s bits about my art practice at stefhancaddick.co.uk, older stuff on an Axis Open Frequency and design practice at papergecko.co.uk, where most of the websites are built using a standalone WordPress installation.
I’ll keep track of progress as it develops.