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Tech Nottingham May 2016 - Local People Solving Global Problems

  • Antenna Beck Street Nottingham, NG1 1EQ United Kingdom

This month we have two excellent talks from Tech Nottingham regulars doing extraordinary things, plus there's free food and drinks thanks to our sponsors.

No tickets required, just turn up - it's free!


Solar-Powered Wifi, A Solution for Africa

by Allan Okello

Allan Okello

Allan Okello

In 2014 Nottingham-based entrepreneur Allan Okello noticed how bad and massively expensive internet access was in Africa, so knowing nothing about telecoms he naturally decided to do something about it!

Using custom-built hardware, Allan's company Plexus Wifi (@plexuswifi) is now rolling out an entirely solar powered pay as you go internet service in Africa, overcoming challenges in frequent power cuts, fibre cuts, infrastructure issues and of course funding.

Allan will be taking us through his young company's journey so far and then we'll be pitching in and putting his company's new hardware through its paces.


How secure are your systems?

by Nick Prowse

Nick Prowse

Nick Prowse

Nick Prowse (@nickpconsulting), an Analyst with an interest in Computer and Network Security, presents a talk about Vulnerabilities, Port Scanning, and Security of your devices in your Home and Businesses. 

About Nick

Nick has a Maths Degree from Cardiff University. Now runs his own business, volunteers, and lives in Nottinghamshire. He has fingers in many pies from MS Access development, contributing to the OpenSSL project, helping people with sight loss via assistive technology & much more.


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