We are excited to invite you to the ILF Developer Meetup and Rafiki v1 Alpha launch on 23 March 2023 at Innovation City Cape Town.
- 6.00 PM - 7.00 PM: Welcome drinks and food
- 7.00 PM - 8.00 PM: Panel discussion: The Global Creative Economy + African Diaspora Youth
- 8.00 PM - 8.30 PM: Rafiki v1 Alpha Launch
- 8.30 PM - 9.30 PM: Socials
About Interledger Foundation:
The Interledger Foundation is a non-profit, independent, grant-making foundation. We believe financial inclusion is a right, not a privilege, and financial systems should work for everyone everywhere. We are neutral stewards of the Interledger Protocol (ILP), an open protocol suite that enables payment systems to be interoperable. This creates a world where borders are not barriers to making or receiving payments, and it doesn’t cost more to pay less. We work with a global community of entrepreneurs, developers, creators, innovators, and artists with a shared purpose to make financial systems fairer.
Briana Marbury, President & CEO, Interledger Foundation: Briana Marbury is the CEO of the Interledger Foundation (ILF), a nonprofit organization committed to expanding digital financial inclusion to vulnerable populations. ILF invests in organizations, communities, and entrepreneurs working towards the shared goal of enabling interoperable and frictionless payments around the globe.
Sabine Schaller, Rafiki: Sabine has always been interested in Data Ownership and the Internet of Value. She works on specifying and implementing open standards like the Interledger Protocol (ILP), Open Payments, and Web Monetization to allow for a Web where content can be paid for with hard currency instead of data.
Adrian Hope-Baille, Founder, Fynbos: Adrian is a co-inventor of the Interledger Protocol (ILP) stack and the Open Payments standards and payment pointers. He co-founded Fynbos, building the first account to issue payment pointers and support Open Payments.
Karl Carter, founder, and CEO, Snake Nation: Karl Carter is the founder and CEO of Snake Nation, an Atlanta and Cape Town-based mission-driven culture, content, and technology company. Snake Nation enables young Multicultural Millennial (M2) creators and coders to enter the global creative economy on their terms. Karl has won awards for his work with truth®, P&G, Current TV, Verizon, Nissan, Smirnoff, and Guinness, and he was the first Ad Color Innovator award recipient. He is passionate about using media and technology to help create an impact for young people and social causes.
Senisha Moonsamy, Head of Department, TIA (Technology Innovation Agency): Senisha Moonsamy is an expert in learnerships and high-impact accelerator programs, with public and private training and education background. She is the Head of Innovation Skills Development, Enterprise Development Support, and the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme in South Africa at the Technology Innovation Agency. Senisha's work promotes innovation skills, particularly for youth, women, and marginalized communities, and she has raised over 100 million in funding over the past seven years. Recently, she secured 2 million dollars in funding for GCIP 2.0, with a focus on climate mitigation.
Tawanda Brandon, CTO, Snake Nation: Tawanda Brandon is the CTO at Snake Nation, based between Cape Town & Harare. Tawanda leads the technology efforts at Snake Nation, from the social platform to the payments infrastructure. He is a coder of 13 years, a college dropout, and a startup founder. As a full-stack developer, he’s experience spans AI and ML, IOT, Distributed ledgers, and Web & Mobile development. Tawanda has done work for various corporations across the African continent, mostly in banking, and has worked on projects that serve over 2 Million MAUs today. At the moment, he is leading Inteledger efforts at Snake Nation, and he’s also building a safety tech moonshot.
We look forward to welcoming and meeting you at the ILF Developer Meetup!