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iHub By Jessica Colaço / April 6, 2010

iHub – A place for teamwork!


Meet Samuel Olembo and Angela Oduor, who are currently 3rd year students pursuing a degree in Business Information Technology at Strathmore University.

Sam and Angie are currently on their 3 month summer break and will be voluntarily  helping us out at iHub as they did during the launch.

The duo will be hacking the card maker and reader (sitting in the box) for the iHub membership cards. We will keep you posted on how to apply for membership towards the end of the month.

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

  • Zack at 13:32:03PM Tuesday, April 6, 2010

    What card technology are you using? I can chip in on the development of the system, i work with Mifare Contact less cards.

  • Oliver at 05:07:13AM Friday, April 9, 2010

    Now that’s what I call, walking the talk. One of the reasons our Tech scene is not moving fast enough is because we do not have a lot of ‘open source’ and passionate folks. What I mean is that, if you look at all the great open source technologies that are just God sent and we depend on, they were developed and improved buy guys who just want to make the world a better place , have fun and Hack things out, here it always ‘whats in it for me’.

    So hey Samuel and Angela, if you ever have one of those late night Hack-thons Coffee and pizza is one me :-)

  • Angela at 13:06:08PM Sunday, April 11, 2010

    @Zack…Thanx :),we’ll definitely look for you for help :).
    @Oliver, i think we might just take you up on that offer :).

  • tuomas santakallio at 15:29:41PM Sunday, April 11, 2010

    I’ll definitely apply for the membership card.

    I’ll probably require also a stamp on the card for the Linux User Group.

    Do you also send the cards if i can’t drop by myself to pick it up?

    Do you also borrow the card maker? I’m looking for a card maker for a number of projects. Mainly club cards.


  • Nick at 11:44:29AM Tuesday, April 13, 2010

    Good for you guys, at summer break? hehehehehe

  • James Sudi at 10:21:49AM Thursday, August 12, 2010

    This sounds great. Can’t wait to be part of the team.


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