13 July - Bangalore
15 July - Chennai
16 July - Hyderabad
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Internet.org's mission is to provide affordable internet access to the two thirds of the world’s population that is currently unconnected. We know addressing this challenge requires not only an investment in infrastructure, but also in local organizations who can develop content and services that are contextually relevant and can contribute to social progress.
We are excited to support these local organizations through our first series of Internet.org Developer Garages - co hosted with StartupWave - in Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Chennai this July. Please join us in one of these locations to learn about Internet.org and developing mobile websites for basic phones and building Android applications for low bandwidth conditions. You'll also learn about FbStart for Social Good - a program that provides startups with an exclusive community, worldwide events, mentorship from Facebook, and up to $80,000 in free tools and services.
Engineers from Facebook will attend to share best in class tips and tricks. We will also have experts from the Praekelt Foundation and Start Up Wave leading interactive workshops.
StartupWave is a virtual incubation platform for idea and early stage startups in India. It aims to democratize incubation by providing a blend of virtual and in-person support to take start-up enterprises from idea to investment. This platform is designed in consultation with and is being used by incubators, corporates, funds and startups. StartupWave launched in April 2014 and is currently supporting 370+ entrepreneurs in collaboration with 30 incubators and 25 expert mentors.
Who Should Participate
* Developers creating solutions in education, health, economic empowerment and critical information
* Coders interested in hacking for social change
* Social change organizations - non-profits or social enterprises - even if you do not currently have a technology solution - come if you are interested in mobile solutions for development!
And remember, if you have a great mobile website or application that you would like included in Internet.org's free basic services in India, you can submit it to www.internet.org/platform. Your site will be included as long as it meets the technical guidelines. We are particularly interested in working with organizations focused on education, health, economic empowerment and critical information and can support them through our Social Good opportunties through FbStart.
Let your friends know and help us spread the word! We look forward to see you there!
Venue, Date, and Timings
Bangalore - 13th July
1pm to 7pm
Church Street Social - /1, Cobalt Building, 46, Church St, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Chennai - 15th July
10am to 2pm
The Works - 180, Old Mahabalipuram Rd, Nehru Nagar, Perungudi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600096
Hyderabad - 16th July
10am to 3pm
Facebook Office - Level 12, Building 20, Mindspace Cyberabad, Survey No. 64(Part), APIIC, Hyderabad