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3 Habits of a Great Designer by Jaanus Sakkis

For about a month now, I have been working in Kampala, mentoring many designers and teams of various backgrounds. I cannot say, that the design field in Uganda differs dramatically from Europe, as one could have expected. So far, I can confidently underline the fact, that though the technical skills are quite strong, the main concern I see here, is the clear deliverance of a message – the lacking in communication.

Desgners' Hangout with Jaanus

Outbox is organising a Designers' Hangout scheduled for for Tuesday 25th November, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Outbox located on Soliz House Plot 23, Lumumba Avenue.

Register now to be part of this event.

The Intel AppThwack Challenge - Test and Win goodies

Intel is giving an opportunity to developers to test their Apps on hundreds of devices in the cloud for free, with lots of prizes to give away.

Are you a software developer?

The Women Passion program (WOPA): designing with agriculturalists

Two weeks ago, the ladies in our Women Passion program (WOPA) spent a whole weekend visiting low-income farmers in the central region of Uganda.

Using User Interface/User experience (UI/UX) design in your startup

Jaanus will be available to offer office hours to startups that have challenges with User Interface and User Experience design. This will start from 3rd November 2014.

Garage48 Kampala 2014 weekend - Who participated and what they did

Garage48 is an event that brings together individuals from various disciplines to work together by building ideas into prototypes over the weekend.

Lessons from Startup Grind Kampala

Startup Grind took place on October 20th at the Sheraton Kampala hotel. It brought together up-to 100 participants for a morning of learning how to split equity fairly between co-founders in a startup from the author of Slicling Pie, Mike Moyer.

Garage48 Kampala 2014 Reporting - Top Apps

During the weekend of 24th to 26th October 2014, close to 70 innovators assembled in 10 teams comprising of developers, designers, marketers and entrepreneurs who worked tirelessly over the weekend to launch their products (prototypes) on Sunday evening.

In a record 48 hours; a flurry of code was typed away, ideas pivoted, bezier curves bent in Photoshop, contingency plans drawn, strategies made and equal amounts of networks built. In a simpler speak, a lot of colaboration and training was done and awesome products (prototypes) were born.

Four Reasons to Join Garage48 - Jaanus Sakkis

The Garage48 hackaton is coming up!
It is a great occasion for connecting with people interested in the IT field and an entertaining  event where you can spend some productive and fun time with awesome people.


It’s the perfect event for finding new friends and potential business partners.

Garage48 Kampala 2014 - Press Release

Garage48 startup hackathon returns to Kampala, Uganda

To boost the local startup ecosystem the world renowned hackathon series Garage48 will return to Kampala on the weekend of October 24-26th.

Garage48 is an open 48 hour boot-camp event to develop and launch new web and mobile services and startups over a weekend.


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