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ICT4Ag National Selection event

Hive Colab and Outbox would like to invite you to nominate a team (or even your own team) to participate in the upcoming ICT4Ag National selection event to take place at Outbox on the 30th September star

Africa Hack Trip Barcamp

On Friday 4 October, 10.00-18.00: AfricaHackTrip-Barcamp/Unconference.AfricaHackTrip is a group of developers and designers from Europe visiting East Africa in September/October 2013. We have been coworking with people from all over the world, but not yet with creatives from the growing African tech scene. We want to meet, connect and share with our peers in East Africa.

NTV Ideas Lab info-session; What transpired

The NTV Ideas Lab took place last weekend at Outbox, bringing together close to 60 individuals interested in participating in the initiative. The event had NTV Uganda, Outbox, African media initiative and UGO Uganda well represented.Aggie Konde, the Managing Director at NTV Uganda was available to give the opening keynote, which briefly highlighted why NTV Uganda decided to be part of this initiative. NTV Uganda is looking at this initiative enabling it achieve it's vision to be "The most viewed and most trusted television channel for Uganda".

Uganda .NET Usergroup Sept Meetup

On the September 20th at the .NET user group meeting we will see how we can use Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) to manage projects and teams to produce quality software on time. We all know that in software development teams, developers do not want to focus on the noise of tasks, bugs, methodologies but code. The project managers want information on when the project will be completed, when will tasks be completed, bugs fixed, who is available and how is the product progressing to delivery.

NTV Ideas Lab initiative

NTV Uganda, the trading name of Africa Broadcasting (U) Ltd in partnership with Outbox and the African Media Initiative have launched the NTV Ideas Lab initiative.The ideas lab is an initiative that seeks discruptive innovative digital ideas that improve the way; news is collected and disseminated, media engages with the audience and push for new production and revenue models in media.We seek to engage with individuals/organisations that have ideas that improve delivery platforms, amplify the relevance or usefulness, deepen

Matatu-Thon launch a Success

The KOLA studios on friday 16th August 2013 at Outbox, officially launched the game MATATU;  The launch event was graced by the Airtel UG Managing director V.G Somasekhar.


Matatu, the most popular, award winning, mind blasting, feel good, nail biting, finger twitching, blow your socks off, mobile game in Uganda, is having the first ever exclusive 'live' game night experience for free but only for the 1st 150 guests to confirm attendance.The EventMatatu; a card game played by generations, a nostalgic home-grown social game now on Mobile!The Matatu-thon is a competition of Matatu players battling it out and taking local gaming to a whole new level.

The ACIA Awards

Last Friday, Uganda Comunications Commision recognised ICT Innovation in Uganda throught the ACIA Awards. Many applications were submitted to the comptition and six (6) of those that submitted their innovations were awarded handsomely. The competition featured five categories, each having a single winner. the winners of the awards are detailed below.



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