I was so excited to hear about this network this week and start reading what I can find online about getting started. I'm still trying to figure out what I would need and and whether I can invest that much right now.
In the meantime, I've been thinking I should start connecting people here with CodeBridge and vice versa. CodeBridge is an movement working to support civic tech - tech helping society in some way. It's partly a space to work on projects (it's office space under a bridge) and a bunch of people working in civic tech supporting related projects, sometimes incubating them, helping with funding etc. We are ramping up the events - each month we aim to run two accountability (as in state accountable to citizens) workshops defining problems and identifying possible tech solutions, two dataquests (like hackathons but the point is to tell an important story with data, app optional) and two community evenings where the point is to work on your tech projects, share them, perhaps have others join them or find people to collaborate with.
I know we're out of the way for most of you but I thought there's a cool overlap between CodeBridge's work and this community so I wanted to invite you in. We might be able to host some of your events - I think one can argue your events fall under our mission. Personally, I see the value in CTWUG as building up competence and providing access to a lot of services and knowledge to people who can't afford (much or any) internet access - also very much having a lot of fun with cool tech.
So I'm plugging our events calendar to you ( http://www.meetup.com/Code-for-South-Africa/ ) and we're looking into perhaps connecting up CodeBridge where curious people could perhaps come and explore the WUG.
Since you don't know me, I work for Code For South Africa as a software developer and made a node while I'm getting started ( https://wind.ctwug.za.net/index.php/nodes?node=15542 )