#TechTalkCPT: Makers and Innovators

Wed 19 2015 @ 18:00 - 21:00
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  • Venue:   75 Harrington Street
  • Event Host:   KAT-O
  • Admission:   R150 (includes a food voucher)
  • Contact: Robyn Farah,

About the event:

“We are living in an age of open source, custom-fabricated, DIY product design.  All you need to conquer the world is a brilliant idea.” – Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief, Wired Magazine

The Maker Movement is a manifestation of the new age of innovation. People in garages, sheds and bedrooms all over the world are using do-it-yourself (DIY) and do-it-with-others (DIWO) techniques and processes to develop unique, sophisticated gadgets, such as printers, robotics and electronic devices.

Open-source technology allows good ideas to flourish, with online sharing and collaboration platforms. Crowd-funding mechanisms like Kickstarter make it possible to finance these ideas, leading to the start-up generation. Today, every garage is a potential micro-factory and every citizen is a potential micro-entrepreneur.

This month, #TechTalkCPT has asked Greg Aberdeen of BeePak ‒ Popular Mechanics inventor of the year 2014, and Omar-Pierre Soubra of Maker Faire and Sketchup to speak about their experiences as innovators, inventors and makers.

KAT-O‘s #TechTalkCPT happens once a month, when we take you to the edge of technology, science and innovation, presented by industry specialists. Food, drinks and networking are on offer too.


Location: 75 Harrington Street
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75 Harrington Street, Cape Town, Western Porvince, 8001, Gardens