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Erik Hersman
Works at Ushahidi
Attended Rift Valley Academy
Lives in Nairobi, Kenya
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This is such great news.  My friend and author Daniel Suarez has a movie deal on his new book.  It's not in print yet, but I got an early edition in December and read through it, and it's amazing!
 
Influx Film Rights Acquired by 20th Century Fox in Major Preempt Deal

I'm very pleased to announce that the film rights to my upcoming sci-fi thriller, Influx, have been picked up by 20th Century Fox in a direct studio deal. Thanks to Jason Young and Chris Goldberg at Fox -- I'm excited to be working with you both. And thanks also to Josie Freedman, my agent at ICM Partners, for bringing everyone together.

And for my readers who are still waiting on a film or TV adaptation of Daemon & Freedom™ -- do not despair! This deal only increases the likelihood for a green light on that front, too. :)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/fox-acquires-tech-thriller-influx-668948

#INFLUX   #filmdeal   #scifi    #thriller   #movie      
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Thanks Erik.  I hear you'll by at SXSW  - see you then:)
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Virtual reality! #MoMoKla
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The bikes at Jungle Juntion are always nice.
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Kenyan techies, where did you go to school and when did you first start using a computer?  

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A very cool look at what's inside Google Glass.
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Riding at night in Nairobi.
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Overlander's a Jungle Junction, stopping point for those Cape to Cairo nomads.
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Tech in Africa
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  • Ushahidi
    Co-Founder, present
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Nairobi, Kenya
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African technology blogger, co-founder of Ushahidi and the iHub
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@WhiteAfrican (Twitter)

Co-founder, Ushahidi
Founder, iHub
Founder, AfriGadget
Blogger, WhiteAfrican
Organizer, Maker Faire Africa

Raised in Kenya and Sudan, I am a technologist and blogger who lives in Nairobi.  I'm a co-founder of Ushahidi, a free and open source platform for crowdsourcing information and visualizing data.  I started the group blog AfriGadget, a multi-author site that showcases stories of African inventions and ingenuity, and an African technology blogger at WhiteAfrican.com.   I currently manage Ushahidi's operations and strategy, and am in charge of the iHub, Nairobi’s Innovation Hub for the technology community, bringing together entrepreneurs, hackers, designers and the investment community. 

I'm also a TED Senior Fellow, a PopTech Senior Fellow and speaker and an organizer for Maker Faire Africa.  You can find him on Twitter at @WhiteAfrican

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  • Rift Valley Academy
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