Ambassadors are your local anchors for Africa Code Week event orchestration, questions and support. Feel free to reach out to them to get started on hosting your own coding workshops or simply get introduced to other interested schools / organizations. They are here to help you engage as many children and youth as possible in your community!
Fleur-Eve is the founder and Managing Director of Maker Mind, an innovation catalyst launched in 2014 and renowned for its ‘Cod Cod Codet’ initiative that introduces young children to innovation through coding. After visiting more than 50 countries and managing innovation for multinational corporations for the past 15 years - from San Francisco all the way to Paris, Tokyo and Singapore - Fleur-Eve is now based in Casablanca, Morocco, where she hosts playful coding workshops to help children (aged 4 to 14) THINK, CREATE and CODE. Her ambition: to leverage coding to turn the African continent into the digital revolution’s next center of gravity. Fleur-Eve is also a member of the TEDxCasablanca team, which features among the most influential conferences in Northern Africa. She is also actively engaged in large-scale initiatives such as Hour of Code and EU Code Week, in addition to being a frequent speaker at conferences (i.e.: Scratch2015 in Amsterdam). Passionate about innovation, Fleur-Eve holds a Masters degree in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from the Singapore Management University, as well as respective degrees from IPAG, Sciences Po Paris and the European Schoolnet Academy.
Dimonekene has been working in the IT and Codification industry since 1978, learning more than 20 programming languages and honing education and training skills along the way. He has been a consultant at the National Commission of Information Technologies (Comissão Naciional de Tecnologias de Informação - CNTI) since 2002, where he acted as Executive Coordinator from 2002 to 2006. He has performed various consulting activities, leading different initiatives of ICT massification and dissemination, including:
- Internet massification projects through the delivery of computers, routers and VSAT to schools and provincial governments;
- SchoolNet Angola in cooperation with SchoolNet Africa for the creation of a local center;
- Cooperation with Multichoice (DSTV), encouraging high school teachers to leverage TV to support the educational process;
- Cooperation with ComputerAid, recycling computers to be delivered to various public and private organizations (churches, public utility nonprofits).
Throughout his career, Dimonekene has also supported startups and participated in several movements to support entrepreneurship. At ECOSYSTEO, he developed activities to leverage Raspberry PI (python & Scratch) as a powerful and playful way to spark the interest of children in ICT. In 2012, he went to the Silicon Valley to collect best-practices from the various Innovation and Entrepreneurship programs there. Dimonekene graduated in Information Technology and holds a M.Sc in Strategic Management and Innovation.