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iHub By Jessica Colaço / November 2, 2010


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Thanks to a grant recently awarded by UnLtd and Nominet Trust and to the collaboration of the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía (UNIA), will redesign its site interface and introduce some new features.

In order to select the professional/s who will develop and implement these redesign, they are launching a competition that will allow designers and programmers to submit bids to work on these changes. They are looking for proposals that will provide us with an approximate image of the final product. Such graphic “prototypes” must be based on the use of the MediaWiki content management system, on which the current version of WikiChains is based. Feel free to suggest improvements with regard to any aspect of In addition to the innovative character, visual attractive and compliance with the current MediaWiki template standards, the jury will also value positively proposals including solutions for:

  • access to the site by means of mobile devices,
  • connections with UPC codes and bar codes,
  • integration of other external services that may be useful for the aims of the project,
  • facilitating visualization of commodity chains (for example through use of maps).

Submissions will be judged by an international panel and the selected proposal will be awarded a prize of 3000 € . Full details of the competition and submission process are available at The deadline for receipt of submissions is January 31, 2011. Wikichains is a charity registered by the OSCR (charity number SC04155)

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:

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