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iHub By Jessica Colaço / October 4, 2011

Office Hours with Bob Aman

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Would you like help from a Google engineer? Well, you’re in luck. Bob Aman, Program Manager for Developer Relations at Google with an engineering background will be based indefinitely at the iHub to support the local developer community both within Kenya and around Sub-Sarahan Africa. He is looking to help developers build successful applications and businesses, and in doing so, grow the web ecosystem in the region.

Office hours will offer developers an opportunity to sit down with the Google engineer and work out any difficult issues they’ve run into with their applications. Any developer will be able to sign up for a one hour time-slot and discuss whatever topic they most need assistance with, from getting an application working on App Engine to finding better ways to monetize a project.

Developers must make an appointment ahead of time via this calendar , and a description of the project to be discussed should be given when creating the appointment.

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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  • akwasi at 14:40:23PM Thursday, October 6, 2011

    Hi Bob,
    are you or anyone from iHub available for an interview for the BBC’s Focus on Africa programme? Focus Steve Jobs’s impact on Africa: inspirtaion for more developers on the continent? Is there support for potential developers? Does the continent patronise its innovators and their products? Are African developers meeting local demands enough to change lives the way Apple has?

    Please revert soon!
    Akwasi Sarpong
    Focus on Africa
    Bush House, London
    0044207 557 2355 or 1649 (office number)


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