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iHub By Jessica Colaço / June 30, 2011

Fireside Chat with Google’s Marissa Mayer

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The *iHub and the Google Kenya are pleased to announce that Marissa Mayer, the Vice President of Location and Local Services at Google, will come to the *iHub_ Nairobi to meet and chat with young techies, entrepreneurs and tech creatives in one of our exciting Fireside Chats.

In an open discussion, Marissa Mayer is expected share the wisdom gathered in her many years as a technology leader and her experience working at google. Among the issues that she may cover during this evening are – her experience working at Google and as Google’s first female engineer, the values that have driven her and possible future plans in the different programs they have and are still rolling out.

Erik Hersman, the founder of the iHub, co-founder of Ushahidi and founder of AfriGadget will be moderating this exciting Fireside chat that will take place at the iHub tonight, Thursday June the 30th starting 6:30pm. We will only accept registrations of up-to 70 techies, entrepreneurs and tech creatives so kindly RSVP to attend.

About Marissa Mayer
Marissa Mayer is the Vice President of Location and Local Services at Google. Previously she was Vice President of Search Product and User Experience. Mayer joined Google in 1999 as Google’s first female engineer, where she led the user interface and web server teams at that time. Her efforts have included designing and developing Google’s search interface, internationalizing the site to more than 100 languages, defining Google NewsGmail, and Orkut, and launching more than 100 features and products on

Prior to joining Google, Mayer worked at the UBS research lab (Ubilab) in Zurich, Switzerland, and at SRI International in Menlo Park, California.

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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  • Morey Bean at 17:13:29PM Thursday, June 30, 2011

    Will the chat be live-cast?


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