Addis GTUG community

17 Nov 11 New talks coming to you

Hey everyone, the GTUG Addis crew has been a little busy the past few weeks and escaped few meetings. We are back with more plans and heart. First thing to announce is that GTUG will be focusing on lab-like sessions where people will have to participate in the discussions at hand. Topic agendas will be provided online so you can review and come with discussion points and questions. Second, we will have project to work on so people from different lines of experiences  can contribute to good products, we are thinking of mainly software products and mobile apps, but if you have other suggestions please throw them at us. Last but not least, we are working towards creating a lab environment where technology enthusiasts can hack there way. So keep looking at our pages for upcoming discussions notifications, and dont be shy to share your thoughts, after all this is your group :)

07 Sep 11 Joomla!Day Addis Coming soon

Hello Everyone,

We are trying to organize Joomla!Day in Addis Ababa (Joomla!Day Addis).

We need volunteers from GTUG Addis who can contribute towards making Joomla!Day Addis happen. has already sponsored our domain ( and hosting space. Please joing and help us with the mentor search.

Joomla!Day Addis Lets Go!!!

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02 Aug 11 Man In The Middle (MITM) Attack Live Demonstration over Wireless and Wired Networks


There will be a live demonstration on MITM attack over wireless and wired networks

  • How MITM works
  • Live demo:  Grabbing passwords of telnet, ftp, http, https authentication
  • How to protect yourself from such attacks
This Saturday : August 6th , 2011  2 PM.
Venue:   @iceaddis , Eiabc Lideta Campus AAU.

01 Jul 11 5th event postponed from July 2nd . We will post the exact date soon.

We are postponing our 5th event from July 2nd. We will post the exact date soon.

We are still waiting for ideas/contributions. Keep them coming till then .

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25 Jun 11 Gtug-Addis 5th Event on Saturday July 2nd . Do you have any ideas to share ?

Dear Gtuggers !

Our 5th event will be on Saturday ,July 2nd . We are expecting presentations , demos or any other activity contributions, recommendations and requests … What can we share this month ???

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04 Jun 11

The long awaited Android Hackathon recap article

May 21st and 22nd were the days we had great fun with great minds. A turn out that really assured us of the great many things that we Ethiopians can do in the IT world. Our expectations were already raised as we have sold out registration tickets within few hours of advertisement and many more requests were made after that. Different agencies and offices were also interested in the event for many reasons. This was the first of its kind hackathon where people that love hacking on technology were able to do so together for the two days duration.

May 14th

Provided kits as a preparation for the hackathon

Googles’ swaggers – Key chain, android bag, Android SDK and tutorial Videos

GTUG-Addis – provided eclipse with recent  ADT bundled and technical support  address and links, set-up labs for

those that will not be bringing their own machine

May 21st

Morning Activities



Divided the groups into two

Beginners to the Android platform

Introductory session

Intermediate and Advanced Developers on the Android platform

Start on creating the groups, formalizing their goals

Lunch, a great one

After lunch Activities

Hacking continued…

Groups had fun coming up with ideas and discussing many aspects of their project

Sr. Software Engineer Simon Solomon from the sponsoring company Apposit LLC came to help out with the different projects the Advanced and Intermediate team was working on.

May 22nd

Morning Activities

Hacking continued in the same building

Advanced programmers went around overviewing the starters’ projects, helping out

Advanced programmers went on with their hacking throughout the morning

Lunch, another great one


More hacking

Closing program

Introduction of everyone and the project they were working on and what they got and expressed their expectation in the future from this event


Many people and organizations to thank.

First and foremost you the participants, Thank You! Your enthusiasm and participation made the event a reality.

GTUG-Addis founders and members, Thank You! Your tireless hard work made the event a true success.

ICE, Thank You! You showed us that you truly support Innovation, Collaboration and E


Google – Thank You! For taking this endeavor seriously and providing support

Apposit LLC- Thank You! For seeing the future in these event, Thank You! For taking your time and investing it in helping us with almost all aspects of the event (participating, mentoring, funding). True hackers!

ICE – The space, the collaboration for the event and providing your relentless support for future GTUG-Addis events and plans


Those that are not in any of the above groups that helped us from the beginning, Thank You! Graphics design (Daniel Kebede), Catering (Mike), Moral Support (ICT Association of Ethiopia, Yilikal) and many more..