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Uncategorized By Jessica Colaço / July 11, 2011

WordPress User Group Meetup

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WordPress is an open source blog tool and publishing platform powered by PHP and MySQL. It’s often customized into a Content Management System (CMS). It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is used by over 14% of the 1,000,000 biggest websites. It was first

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iHub By Jessica Colaço / July 7, 2011

PesaPi hackathon 16th July 2011 6pm.


On the 16th July the iHub is hosting a hackathon for developers involved in the PesaPi project. The hackathon is expected to continue until early sunday morning. The overall goal of the hackathon is to get the various developers aligned, and to give the project a significant push towards production

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Uncategorized By Jessica Colaço / July 3, 2011

Promoting transparency through open data


The Government of Kenya will launch a new Government Open Data Portal on July 8 that will for the first time make several large government datasets available to the general public in an easy to search and view format. The web portal will allow citizens to search and display national

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iHub By Jessica Colaço / July 3, 2011

Mentorship – Where we have reached so far…


Guest post by Phares Kariuki who spends his days working in Product Development for VMware, moderator of Skunkworks and organizing tech events. SkunkworksKE started the mentorship program with the Nairobi iHub in March, with a call for applications. We received roughly 100 applications for mentoring, and had to filter these

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iHub By Angela Okune / July 1, 2011

“Organizing the world’s information for our users”: A Fireside Chat with Google’s Marissa Mayer


Despite short notice, over a hundred members of the iHub community turned out to hear the Vice President of Location and Local Services at Google, Marissa Mayer’s fireside talk at iHub on Thursday, June 30, 2011. In a company that today employs over 26,000 employees, Mayer was one of Google’s

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