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iHub By Jessica Colaço / June 27, 2011

Women in Tech Cocktail at the iHub


Women @Google Africa together with AkiraChix will be hosting a Women in Tech Cocktail at the iHub on 28th June 17:00- 19:00. Apart from the food, the event will include a Heart to Heart talk on what it means to be a woman engineer and how to stay on top of the game. The event will be graced by :-
The very first woman engineer for the Google Africa team

  • Margaret Lisowiec, Before Google she worked in USA, mostly in startups, several of them. she has an expertise in a real time programming, telco signaling and networking, GPS based navigation systems and distributed architectures in general. At Google she learned Python, Java and large scale programming.
  • Google freshly minted Country Manager Kenya Olga Arara (she is actually an engineer with business acumen)
  • Susan Wyche is acomputing Innovation Fellow(CI Fellow) at Virginia Tech’s center for Human Intereaction. Her research focuses on human-computer interaction, design and cultural studies of technology. In her dissertation, Wyche used religion as a lens to understand how alternative worldviews can inform design. She has explored how Muslims in Atlanta, Charismatic Pentecostals in São Paulo, and Protestant Christians in Nairobi, use mobile phones, computers, and the Internet to support their religious practices. Each study has resulted in a publication at top-tier conference in her field, multiple design concepts, and in one case, a mobile phone application available for download at Apple Inc.’s “App Store.” Among Others.

The event will be held at the ihub 4th floor of the Bishop Magua Centre on Ngong Rd., directly opposite the Uchumi Hyper.

on 28th June 17:00- 19:00

To attend the event register  here

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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