USIU-Africa IT Department hosts first edition of Celo Talks

By the USIU-Africa IT Department

Last week, the IT Department hosted the first edition of Celo Talks, an event that was facilitated by Celo and USIU-Africa. Celo is a mobile-first, open-source ecosystem of technologies, organizations and individuals that all share a common mission of building a financial system that creates the conditions for prosperity for everyone.

The session started with a talk by Martin Chege, the UI/UX designer at Kukuza DAO. His talk sought to demystify Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO), and how it empowered blockchain users. He spoke about how DAOs would be critical in the larger scheme of things as the world worked towards a more financially inclusive future.

This was followed by a session with the Celo Ecosystem Kenya Lead Daniel Kimotho, who shared with the students an overview of Celo ecosystem, and its key aspiration, which is to inspire developers to create apps that would reshape the financial services landscape in Kenya.

“With the launch of our education campaigns, Celo Talks hope to ignite an interest from the student community to better understand the opportunities available on the blockchain technology. We want to build a community of designers, developers and entrepreneurs,” he said.

“Celo also hopes to host technical workshops where we will drill down on the awareness and uses of blockchain technology. We want to ensure that students have the technical know-how to be able to build applications on Celo that may be submitted for grants, especially for projects with a strong social impact component,” he added.

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