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iHub By Jessica Colaço / February 11, 2011

Bit Magic


Bit Magic is a forum for techies to celebrate Techiness!

As techies we know that it’s the technical tinkering that keeps us ticking.  It’s the no-business-sense inventions of today that build tomorrow’s businesses. We all have private hacks, personal engines, hand-crafted libraries and code generators, those secrets that save us time, cheat the processor (and the boss), are fun and keep us sane. When not tinkering, we take time to understand the behind-the-scenes technologies of our world.

Bit Magic hopes to unveil and celebrate these.

This is going to be the first such forum hosted at the iHub. It will be a 2.5 hour event on the Saturday, 19th February starting at 2pm. We plan to have four 30 minute presentations. Presenters and their topics will be announced on the 16th.

We are inviting techies who may want to present at the forum:

  1. The presentation may cover any area of software, networks, hardware or in-between. We would like to get a 4th suggestion from you.
  2. The topic should be presented as follows:
    • Provide technical insight that leaves the audience with a spark in their minds.
    • Explain the subject like you are doing it to 3 year olds.
    • Introduction to the topic should indicate it’s technical value

If you would like to participate as a speaker or if you have a 4th suggestion of an area to cover, kindly send you email to Wesley Kirinya <> copied to Bernard Owuor <> and Linda Kamau <>

Remember to R.S.V.P if you would like to attend this event

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:

  • Wesley Kirinya at 07:23:48AM Saturday, February 12, 2011

    A 4th talk topic that has been suggested is Mobile

  • nancy at 08:22:28AM Tuesday, February 15, 2011

    Interesting, i will attend with friends,where is the venue


  • Bit Magic: An Event by Techies for Techies | Afrinnovator at 08:43:58AM Tuesday, February 15, 2011

    [...] that form the innovations we hail. It is for these awesome people that the Bit Magic event is being held over at the iHub in Nairobi: As techies we know that it’s the technical tinkering that keeps us ticking.  It’s [...]


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