A Celebration Of Black Folks Who Make Things
Emeka is Making Makers! He’s one of the main forces behind Maker Faire Africa. Emeka has the same name as a famous professional basketball player, but they are not to be confused!
I met him at A Better World By Design, a student run conference in Providence, RI. Here’s what Emeka’s bio says:
Emeka Okafor is an entrepreneur and venture catalyst who lives in New York City.He is the curator of Maker Faire Africa.He was the director for TED Global 2007 that took place in Arusha,Tanzania.In addition he is a member of the TED fellowship team.His interests include sustainable technologies in the developing world and paradigm breaking technologies in general. His blog, Timbuktu Chronicles seeks to spur dialogue in areas of entrepreneurship, technology and the scientific method as it impacts Africa. “Timbuktu is a city unsullied by the worship of idols…a refuge of scholarly and righteous folk, a haunt of saints and ascetics, and a meeting place of caravans and boats” -Al-Sa’Di