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Reflections: my first year running the iHub, tech community

My first year full time at the iHub has literally flown by. Indeed when doing something that you enjoy, time does tend to pass by very fast. It was one thing to be somewhat on the periphery of the going ons at the iHub (as an advisor and trustee), but an entirely different thing being here […]

ICANN at the iHub

Founded in 1998, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a non-for profit organisation registered in Marina Del Rey California whose name belies its powerful role on the Internet. Most of you will interact with ICANN one way or another without even knowing it. Here is why; at the helm of ICANN […]

Meet a Maker with Gearbox: CladLight

Following our last post, Why the Maker Movement, we figured it’d be great to develop a blog media series that goes towards defining the ‘state of the union’ as it were. Our Meet the Maker Series will be periodic posts dedicated to promising, up and coming local hardware developers; Jua Kali 1.1 This series will  be […]

Sms and USSD VS Native Applications

By Kelvin Mbugua Is going for sms based solutions opposed to using native apps offering half backed “convenient solutions” good for us? How sustainable is it? Should we continue with things the way they are or try our hand in disruptive innovation as the tech community in Kenya. We have had fun with sms and […]

How We Hire

How does an organisation decide whether or not to hire more personnel? On one hand, you want to limit hiring to what is absolutely necessary. But on the other hand, you do not want your current team to be short handed and consequently get overworked. The iHub team has grown tremendously over the past couple […]

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