This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Reaching out to the inaccessible areas of Ethiopia and realizing the demand and the non-existing supply of Education Markos describes his passion about educating and leading through his techie environment.
Markos Lemma is a techie, activist, co-founder of iceaddis – a community oriented innovation hub in Ethiopia and co-founder of Glihub – a startup company working on primary education and literacy. He specialized in ICT consultancy and community management. He is also an advocate for startup movements, social and environmental innovations & blogging. Lemma is a coordinator on a research program on literacy; a project ran by MIT, OLPC & Tufts University. He organizes Barcamp Ethiopia once a year. Barcamp Ethiopia is the biggest tech community event in Ethiopia. He loves the active tech community and initiated different technology events. He is a collaborator and blogger (Author for GlobalVoices). He mainly blogs and speak about social media, mobile technology in Africa, green tech, and social affairs. His work is mentioned in different media such as The Economist, BBC, CCTV, Al jazeera, TechCrunch. He graduated in computer science from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).
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