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!
Samir Abdelkrim spends 8 months a year exploring start-up ecosystems all over Africa. He connects the most promising entrepreneurs with investors and corporations while relaying their respective stories in renowned newspapers such as Les Echos, The Huffington Post or Le Monde. Samir also writes a weekly Tech column in the latter, dedicated to African start-ups. From Senegal and Togo all the way to Botswana, Mauritania, Ivory Coast and Kenya, Samir has met over 100 start-ups so far as part of his #TECHAfrique (www.techafrique.co), a business entrepreneur road trip starring the men and woman at the beating heart of Africa 2.0. More recently, he was invited to Austin Texas by the international South By SouthWest festival to exchange on his rich African experience. Samir also founded StartupBRICS.com, the first French-speaking media to focus on innovation in emerging countries.
Obum has been with Google since 2007, where he co-founded the Google Educator Groups community program, helping educators around the world bring education technology solutions to the classroom. Obum also launched skills development initiatives in universities across Africa, Latin America, India, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, empowering millions of students with digital marketing and software development skills. Obum is passionate about leveraging the power of technology to help people live, work and unveil their greatest potential.