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SMS registration for Maker Faire Africa

Attendees of next month’s Maker Faire Africa will be able to register their attendance by text message, thanks to a clever hack by  Henry Barnor and Henry Addo, two Ghanaian developers.

Maker Faire AfricaIn the true spirit of Maker Faire, the two Henry’s have built the system using a phone with a Zain SIM card connected to a laptop running FrontlineSMS. When the software receives an SMS it sends the data via HTTP to a python web application running on Google’s App Engine infrastructure, where it’s processed and a registration code sent out to the originating handset. It’s another great use of the software and kudos goes out to the guys behind it. You can read their full post here.

Maker Faire Africa (MFA), a celebration of African ingenuity, innovation and invention, will take place between August 14th and 16th at the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT in Ghana’s capital, Accra. Wish I could be there.  :(

32 comments

1 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

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2 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

Check out this cool SMS attendee registration system for Maker Faire Africa. Kudos to @eyedol and @disterics http://is.gd/1FiyT

3 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

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4 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

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5 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

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6 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

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7 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

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8 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

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9 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

Check out this cool SMS attendee registration system for Maker Faire Africa. Kudos to @eyedol and @disterics http://is.gd/1FiyT

10 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

Check out this cool SMS attendee registration system for Maker Faire Africa. Kudos to @eyedol and @disterics http://is.gd/1FiyT

11 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

Check out this cool SMS attendee registration system for Maker Faire Africa. Kudos to @eyedol and @disterics http://is.gd/1FiyT

12 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

Check out this cool SMS attendee registration system for Maker Faire Africa. Kudos to @eyedol and @disterics http://is.gd/1FiyT

13 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

Check out this cool SMS attendee registration system for Maker Faire Africa. Kudos to @eyedol and @disterics http://is.gd/1FiyT

14 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

Check out this cool SMS attendee registration system for Maker Faire Africa. Kudos to @eyedol and @disterics http://is.gd/1FiyT

15 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

Check out this cool SMS attendee registration system for Maker Faire Africa. Kudos to @eyedol and @disterics http://is.gd/1FiyT

16 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

Check out this cool SMS attendee registration system for Maker Faire Africa. Kudos to @eyedol and @disterics http://is.gd/1FiyT

17 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

Check out this cool SMS attendee registration system for Maker Faire Africa. Kudos to @eyedol and @disterics http://is.gd/1FiyT

18 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

Check out this cool SMS attendee registration system for Maker Faire Africa. Kudos to @eyedol and @disterics http://is.gd/1FiyT

19 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

Check out this cool SMS attendee registration system for Maker Faire Africa. Kudos to @eyedol and @disterics http://is.gd/1FiyT

20 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

Check out this cool SMS attendee registration system for Maker Faire Africa. Kudos to @eyedol and @disterics http://is.gd/1FiyT

21 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

Check out this cool SMS attendee registration system for Maker Faire Africa. Kudos to @eyedol and @disterics http://is.gd/1FiyT

22 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

Check out this cool SMS attendee registration system for Maker Faire Africa. Kudos to @eyedol and @disterics http://is.gd/1FiyT

23 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

Check out this cool SMS attendee registration system for Maker Faire Africa. Kudos to @eyedol and @disterics http://is.gd/1FiyT

24 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

Check out this cool SMS attendee registration system for Maker Faire Africa. Kudos to @eyedol and @disterics http://is.gd/1FiyT

25 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

Check out this cool SMS attendee registration system for Maker Faire Africa. Kudos to @eyedol and @disterics http://is.gd/1FiyT

26 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

Check out this cool SMS attendee registration system for Maker Faire Africa. Kudos to @eyedol and @disterics http://is.gd/1FiyT

27 FrontlineSMS o/ { 07.20.09 at 2:12 pm }

Check out this cool SMS attendee registration system for Maker Faire Africa. Kudos to @eyedol and @disterics http://is.gd/1FiyT

28 changefeed { 07.20.09 at 2:23 pm }

->@kiwanja: SMS registration for Maker Faire Africa http://bit.ly/K9PFz

29 socialedge { 07.20.09 at 6:39 pm }

RT @kiwanja Check out this cool SMS attendee registration system for Maker Faire Africa. Kudos to @eyedol and @disterics http://is.gd/1FiyT

30 hayford bempong { 07.22.09 at 10:26 am }

form a-poly national society of black engineers. i wish to participate on the programme been held at kofi annan india center with my soceity chater. by exhibiting what we have come out as a project to explore the technology in africa

31 Oluniyi David Ajao { 08.12.09 at 6:48 am }

Will you be there Kenny? I will :)

32 kiwanja { 08.12.09 at 7:24 am }

@David – Sorry, I won’t. I’d love to have been able to make it, but couldn’t quite. Hope you enjoy it though, and make sure you say hello to people from me! :)

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