Solomon King-Twitterview

Sadik Gilani- Q-Moja
Aug 1, 2012
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Aug 24, 2012

Solomon King-Twitterview

Solomon King is an Entrepreneur, 2D and 3D digital artist, accidental citizen journalist, blogger & experimental fiction writer,amateur robotics enthusiast and robotics education advocate and all-out digital adventurer… among other things.

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Intro Discussion(Off The Record):

King @solomonking

@zyee1qn @Zyeeldyaz Standing by.

David Musoke @mdavidz2000

@solomonking off the record…naruto vs ichogo?..my money is on ichigo @zyee1qn #1qn

King @solomonking

@mdavidz2000 I’m an Ichigo guy all the way. And even then, I’d put my money more on Kenpachi (if he can achieve bankai) @zyee1qn

 

THE REAL INTERVIEW:

one question @zyee1qn

@solomonking nice , so who is Solomon king? #1qn

King @solomonking

@zyee1qn Rogue. King. Geek. Artist. Entreprenuer. Digital Artist. Wannabe Writer and Amateur Roboticist.#1qn

one question @zyee1qn

@solomonking hahaaa…okay ,”wannabe writer”,so what inspired you to come up with the name Assylum?#1qn

King @solomonking

@zyee1qn Asylum. Single “S”. Complex qn. This post outlines the rationale behind the choice of name.rogueking.com/life/the-asylu… #1qn

s-kam zac @s_kamzac

@solomonking ooops, my bad… #1qn

 

HISTORY OF FUNDIBOTS AND THE ROBOTICS PROFESSION:

King @solomonking

@Lyk_ANavalanche I started making machines at an early age, &combined with childhood cartoons, the obsession grew. @zyee1qn #1qn

King @solomonking

@Lyk_ANavalanche Eventually, I needed to make those machines intelligent, so the foray into robotics [email protected] #1qn

King @solomonking

@Lyk_ANavalanche This gives a better insight into the robotics story fundibots.com/blog/104/the-s…@zyee1qn#1qn

Mwesigwa Daniel @Lyk_ANavalanche

@solomonking wat makes you special and wat have you achieved? #twoQnsInOne #1qn cc. @zyee1qn

@Lyk_ANavalanche Nothing makes me special. I just know how to Google really well, I guess :-)@zyee1qn#1qn

King @solomonking

@Lyk_ANavalanche Also, I don’t feel I have achieved much… still hustling each day. Ask me again in 25 years :-) @zyee1qn #1qn

one question @zyee1qn

@solomonking Thats cool,am also proud to say that am part of the “Googler Academy”.. #1qn

Mwesigwa Daniel @Lyk_ANavalanche2m

@solomonking Kudos for the robotics story,why don’t you try out the [email protected] project for help #1qn@zyee1qn

King @solomonking1m

@Lyk_ANavalanche We’re actually trying to get a collaboration [email protected] and Makerere. We’ll update when it succeeds. @zyee1qn #1qn

King @solomonking18s

@zyee1qn I’m using @FundiBots to work with high school students and setup robotics clubs in the schools. details here fundibots.com/what-we-do/

SOURCE OF INSPIRATION

s-kam zac @s_kamzac

@solomonking so any where in your past,did the cartoon transformers inspire you? @zyee1qn #1qn

King @solomonking

@s_kamzac Oh yeah! I’m still a silly cartoon loving child inside. Dream of building a real transforming robot someday. @zyee1qn #1qn

s-kam zac @s_kamzac

@solomonking Now thats what am talking about…Passion.so wat drives you? #1qn

King @solomonking

@s_kamzac What drives me? A perpetual quest for excellence (be better than you were yesterday) and an unrelenting quest for knowledge. #1qn

 

THE 2D AND 3D PROFESSIONAL SIDE OF SOLOMON.

Mwesigwa Daniel @Lyk_ANavalanche

@solomonking your avi is a manga,tell me abt ur xperience with 2D n 3D #1qn@zyee1qn

King @solomonking

@Lyk_ANavalanche I started 2D & 3D animation in 2003. Playing around with Flash and Maya. Really exciting [email protected] #1qn

King @solomonking

@Lyk_ANavalanche Avi is actually is Prince of Persia: Two thrones, an awesome video game. But 2D & 3D coming up @zyee1qn #1qn

King @solomonking

@Lyk_ANavalanche I know do it as a business through my other company, Elemental Edge@elementaledge@zyee1qn #1qn

 

 

SOLOMON’S FREE TIME:

one question @zyee1qn

@solomonking speaking of playing,what do u in your freetime? @zyee1qn #1qn

King @solomonking

@zyee1qn “Free time” is a bit of a myth in my world, sadly. But when I can: I read, play games, watch stuff, and just started biking. #1qn

one question @zyee1qn

@solomonking so your 80% a work-o-hollic? @zyee1qn #1qn

King @solomonking

@s_kamzac 150% workaholic, if that’s possible. I REALLY love my work. #1qn

 

UGANDA’S ICT FUTURE:

Mwesigwa Daniel @Lyk_ANavalanche

@solomonking why has uganda failed to attract venture capitalists for most #ICT4Dprojects yet kenya [email protected] #1qn

King @solomonking

@Lyk_ANavalanche Kenya is a much bigger economy than ours, their IT growth is a a couple of years ahead of ours. BUT [cont ] @zyee1qn #1qn

King @solomonking

@Lyk_ANavalanche [cont] But we’re seeing huge growth in the venture capital space in UG. Lots of money coming in for #ICT4D @zyee1qn #1qn

s-kam zac @s_kamzac

@solomonking @Lyk_ANavalanche Additional to that there is no way the VCs will come to invest if they dont knw wat we have [cont].#1qn

s-kam zac @s_kamzac

@solomonking @Lyk_ANavalanche [Cont] so the more awareness we giv of what we can do they will show interest. #1qn

King @solomonking

@s_kamzac Exactly, which is why there is an explosion of hackathons and labs and expos to showcase what UG is doing. @Lyk_ANavalanche #1qn

King @solomonking

@zyee1qn So we’re on the right path, we just need to accelerate funding and ideas and take those ideas to [email protected]_ANavalanche #1qn

Mwesigwa Daniel @Lyk_ANavalanche

@solomonking yes,the incubators r budding,bt i have to speculate tht its a panic button pressed to reciprocate wat ke. z doing @zyee1qn #1qn

King @solomonking

@Lyk_ANavalanche I disagree. I think it’s the natural progression of tech growth in any country. It’s happening all over the world. #ICT4D @zyee1qn #1qn

 

ABOUT SOLOMON’S WRITING:

@solomonking #newQn wat do u write abt?its quite intriguing #1qn @zyee1qn

King ‏@solomonking

@Lyk_ANavalanche I have 2 blogs. http://rogueking.com where I write normal stuff &http://jeremiahkenzi.com where I write fiction @zyee1qn #1qn

 

 

LIFE OUTSIDE WORK:

one question @zyee1qn

@solomonking your 150% workohollic,Doesnt “any 1 special in yo life complain”? @zyee1qn #1qn

King @solomonking

@zyee1qn Haha. I can neither confirm nor [email protected]_ANavalanche #1qn

MUSIC SOLOMON LOVES:

one question @zyee1qn

@solomonking Slow music Vs Techno? #1qn(Off the record)

King @solomonking

@zyee1qn Both. They have their moments. Music is too eloquent to limit to genres. But right now, less techno, more house David Guetta #1qn

Mwesigwa Daniel @Lyk_ANavalanche

@solomonking calvin harris V david guetta @zyee1qn #1qn

King @solomonking

@Lyk_ANavalanche Guetta hands down for me. His “Nothing but the Beat” album is at the top of my list this year @zyee1qn #1qn

FINAL REMARKS:

King ‏@solomonking

@Lyk_ANavalanche Get papers, but your education does not start or end in school. It’s in the real world. Go out there and learn. #1qn

 

THE LATE COMERS:

Beyz Gilbert Kyama™@Kyama_Chama

@solomonking @Lyk_ANavalanche@s_kamzac Gosh am late :( @zyee1qn#1qn

 

Participants:David Musoke @mdavidz2000Mwesigwa Daniel @Lyk_ANavalanche,s-kam zac@s_kamzac,one question @zyee1qn

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