With a number of developments in the Astar ecosystem such as wallet integrations on the Astar Portal (Metamask and Clover) and tremendous achievements such as winning the Polkadot 3rd auction and its eventual January 17th, historical launch plus Huobi, Kraken, Kucoin, OKX and Gate listings, it is important to keep the community everywhere engaged about such a project.
Given the above background, I move to propose an Astar meetup with the IT college leadership of Makerere University(College of Computing and Information Sciences) in the university’s preparation for the 100 years celebrations.
Makerere university as an oldest institution of higher learning in East Africa strives to achieve high level innovation. This has been proved more by the covid-19 shift in the mode of teaching. That is to say, shifting from physical to online/virtual learning and even holding university elections online.
This has however come with a number of challenges…custodial election system, data stuffing and students defaulting tuition dues to mention but a few.
This has created a ripe platform for such an institution to embrace blockchain.
This comes at a time when Shiden Network has launches the Builders Program. As an Alumnus of the same institution and an Astar great enthusiast, it is my role to introduce Astar Network to such a community.
Therefore, I will hold an event with this group in the College of Computing and Information Sciences Mandela Hub early Fed to actualize the above explained rationale.
I hope to reach out to at least 4o undergraduate students with coding knowledge and about 10 postgraduates of the same caliber.
My event success will be measured through a report on this very forum as well as with the local media coverage of the event. This rests in my prior engagements with such communities in my previous Astar Meetups.
I have held Astar monthly Meetups since September, arguably the very first Astar Meetup among the Polkadot ecosystem in Africa Aster Meetup - Google Drive
and more successive meetups, here being my previous and most recent one Astar December - Google Drive
Venue Rent 200$
Snacks and Drinks 608 =480$
Swag 1012 =120$
Covid-19 SOP Kid 2*5 =10$
Total estimated Budget 810$
Note; I will highly welcome any one from team to join this meetup via Meet, you can let me know if you can spare some time early next month so I can schedule the meetup to favor your time zone