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iHub By James Ndiga / January 23, 2014

*iHub Outreach @ Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology


*iHub in collaboration with Intel was in Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology for a 2 day outreach. 263 students and 6 lecturers turned up for the outreach with the Dean Faculty of Science Prof. Thomas Sakwa gracing the event.This outreach comprised of training on Intel® XDK to build an HTML5 web app or a hybrid app for all of the major app stores. The training, facilitated by Fredrick Odhiambo and Frank Tamre  saw a total of 19 apps developed.

The winner of the mini competition was awarded with an Acer Iconia W5 series courtesy of Intel. There were a lot of give a ways and the students were really excited about this initiative.


 Some of the students who participated

Day 2 started with presentations by James Ndiga who talked about the*iHub, its initiatives and opportunities for the students in the space. He also talked about Akirachix which is a revolution for African women in technology and whose aim is to inspire and develop a successful force of women in technology that will change Africa’s future. Finally he emphasized on the need of students being active on Mzalendo which is a non-partisan project started in 2005 whose mission is to keep an eye on the Kenyan parliament. He encouraged students to be active in politics by providing relevant information about their legislators.

Paul Bomett talked about m:lab East Africa and called for applications for the upcoming Pivot East competition mid this year, which is an East African premier mobile startups pitching competition and conference held annually.

Moses  Kioko, business development manager and a developer at Mobidev solutions Kenya – a start up incubated at m: lab noted that ICT entrepreneurship is not an easy journey, there a lot of challenges, failures, opportunities and disappointments but what keeps one going is the passion, dedication, discipline and committed team since you can’t do it alone. Moreover he emphasized on the need of developing problem solving apps and are income generating.

Finally, m:lab graduates Joseph Murgor and Eric Mungai facilitated training on Android and windows phone app studio. With an energized crowd with a lot of potential it wasn’t an easy job.Students and 2 lecturers were taught basic developing skills on both platforms and how to publish apps.  At the end of the session the students and the administration were really excited about this outreach initiative.


The organizing committee with the *iHub and m:lab team

The administration is now keen to collaborate with *iHub and m:lab to assist them in setting up a facility where more similar events will be held. They are also looking forward to organize more trainings and regional hackthons to ensure that students are up to date with emerging technologies in ICT and there aredeveloping problem solving apps other than award winning.

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  • AnnieMartha kegode at 14:21:03PM Thursday, January 23, 2014

    Indeed it was a good experience worth moving any keen person miles away in this field of technology.
    thank you so much for the interesting and very successful session not forgetting the reality and inspirational talks u gave us. Am grateful.

  • Mary Obare at 14:35:34PM Thursday, January 23, 2014

    The outreach was such an eye-opener, how wish this could be done so often. It is such a pity that for some of us it is coming when we are leaving.
    Please saidia the 1st and 2nd years so that by the time they clear campus, wako sawa kabisa

  • Shami Mataga at 14:44:51PM Thursday, January 23, 2014

    It was a very useful session, looking forward to attending more of similar ones.

  • Carolyne Mutua at 14:49:37PM Thursday, January 23, 2014

    It was such a nice experience.

  • kayere brian at 14:51:08PM Thursday, January 23, 2014

    This was a once in a lifetime experience!

  • Douglas at 14:52:32PM Thursday, January 23, 2014

    I like your training….it was nice!!

  • Triumph at 14:54:09PM Thursday, January 23, 2014

    Gained a lot from the training it was awesome….keep it up!!!

  • John Peter at 14:56:34PM Thursday, January 23, 2014

    Thats was kul staff! Wow! I wish you guyz could come more often with new staff and more resources. Thats was awesum. You guyz inspired me. We welcome you for more staff and tutz. Cheerz

  • Danny Kararia at 14:59:32PM Thursday, January 23, 2014

    Wow!! That was just super. Please let the outreach be so often.
    All i can say is asante sana iHub

  • Ruth mwikali at 15:01:14PM Thursday, January 23, 2014

    it was the best experience

  • Ann maina at 15:03:09PM Thursday, January 23, 2014

    it was a wonderful training.

  • brian at 15:04:10PM Thursday, January 23, 2014

    it was a lovely training and enjoyed it too

  • adeline mukanda at 15:05:14PM Thursday, January 23, 2014

    i learnt so much from this experience.thank you

  • KEPHAS MANWA at 15:14:59PM Thursday, January 23, 2014

    such a wonderful experience ……..i learnt alot

  • kenneth lovembe at 15:22:03PM Thursday, January 23, 2014

    it was a captivating experience and i gained a lot.thank you so much

  • Koech Raymond at 19:25:14PM Friday, January 24, 2014

    It was event of its own kind. Though time was a limiting factor, but we gained a lot. Thanks indeed.

  • OB Brian at 18:54:11PM Tuesday, January 28, 2014

    thumbs up to you guys..Jose Murgor you inspured me..thanks -:)

  • AMIMO STEPHEN at 14:31:38PM Wednesday, January 29, 2014

    That was a superb training we gained alot and we live to remember the experience it throughout our career life ..Thanx alot iHub,m:lab and intel.


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