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Kipokezi Apps Challenge - HackathonAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Friday 4th May 2012 :For 2 days
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 4:00pm

The Apps Challenge Hackathon will be held in iHUB Nairobi over the weekend of the 4th/5th/6th May 2012. Winning teams/individuals can refine their ideas whilst working with mentors of ForgetMeNot Africa, Safaricom and iHUB. On Sunday 6th May the final ideas, code and business case from each App will be presented to the judging panel and the winner will be then be announced.

We are pleased to announce the Kipokezi Apps Challenge Hackathon shortlist (in no particular order) :

  1. David Lemayian
    1. Kenya Premier League
  2. Elvis Bando
    1. Zahanati
  3. Anthony Musyoki
    1. Exchange
    2. SMS Saver
  4. Mwema Jacob
    1. M-Kazi
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Microsoft Imagine Cup – Regional FinalsAnyone

  • Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Upper Hill, Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 3rd May 2012
  • Starts: 9:00am Ends: 5:00pm

Microsoft Imagine Cup – Regional Finals

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edTech Meetup GroupAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Wednesday 2nd May 2012
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 7:30pm

Meetup group for those seeking to explore the intersections of education and technology

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Dot Net User Group MeetupAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Saturday 28th April 2012
  • Starts: 2:00pm Ends: 4:00pm

Dot Net User Group Meetup

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Linux User Group MeetupAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Friday 27th April 2012
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 7:30pm

Linux User Group Meetup

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Ubuntu HourAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 26th April 2012
  • Starts: 5:00pm Ends: 6:00pm

Ubuntu Hour is a non-formal gathering of Ubuntu enthusiasts in Kenya.

For more on the team please visit the wiki on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KenyanTeam

 

Join the mailing list for the latest news and events on our local community https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-ke

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Wirless WednesdayAnyone

  • Venue: m:lab EastAfrica 3rd Floor, Bishop Magua Centre Ge, Nairobi
  • Date: Wednesday 25th April 2012
  • Starts: 12:00pm Ends: 2:00pm

Wireless Wednesday: Using Technology to overcome Post Harvest Challenges.

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International Space Apps ChallengeRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Saturday 21st April 2012 :For 2 days
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 8:00pm

Participants such as concerned citizens, discipline experts, engineers, scientists, and software developers attend events hosted in cities around the world. At these events, individuals collaborate with others by forming teams focused on solving a particular challenge. The teams compete with other teams around the world to utilize publicly available data to design innovative “solutions” to a pre-determined series of global “challenges.” The challenges are collected prior to the event from supporting organizations.
How it Works
The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing solutions to global challenges.
The International Space Apps Challenge is an international codeathon-style event that will take place over a 48 hour period in cities on all seven continents – and in space – on the weekend of 21-22 April 2012. The iHub will host this event in Nairobi.

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Mini-MBA Training and Start-Up Capital for Early Stage Businesses in KenyaRSVP

  • Venue: Biblica Africa conference room, Dennis Pritt Road, Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 19th April 2012
  • Starts: 7:00pm Ends: 9:00pm

In Kenya, entrepreneurs with big ideas in the start-up or early stage of growing their businesses continue to find increasing opportunities to access capital and training needed to succeed. One of the opportunities is through the Sinapis 2012 Entrepreneur Fellowship Program. Sinapis is an NGO in Nairobi providing advanced business training, investment capital and mentorship for the most innovative, scalable and sustainable start-ups in Kenya.

Sinapis partners with Acton Business School, an accredited and highly ranked MBA school in the US. Accepted entrepreneurs receive six months of intensive, advanced business training that is customized for early stage businesses. The highest performers that graduate from the Sinapis Entrepreneur Fellowship Program get to compete in front of investors from the US for investment capital of between $10-$100,000. Those that graduate from the program also receive a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from Acton Business School giving them more cr

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Ruby User GroupAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 19th April 2012
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 7:30pm

Ruby User Group for Rubyists in Nairobi.

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Technology and Social Enterprise Design and Solution-Based Research workshopRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 19th April 2012
  • Starts: 10:00am Ends: 4:30pm

Adam White (from www.groupshot.org) will be leading an open research and design workshop for members of the iHub community in partnership with Kiva (www.kiva.org) the online micro-lending portal. Participants in the workshop will be introduced to context-oriented research and design methods through the real challenges Kiva is looking to overcome. They will challenged to explore how context and research can lead to innovation and more useful platforms and tools. The group will interact with different stakeholders in the Kiva process to understand the challenge as a system and identify possible designs.

Workshop Goals:

The Goal of the workshop is to help improve the skills and perception of workshop participants. Participants will be asked to find creative, yet grounded, opportunities for technology through critical research in outlining a problem with complex stakeholder and human interactions. The workshop will focus on how context, such as geography and community, m

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Open Data Meetup GroupAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Wednesday 18th April 2012
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 7:30pm

Open Data meetup group - for people interested in Open Data

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JemRails Ruby TalkAnyone

  • Venue: Room LG01, Chiromo Campus, University of Nairobi, Nairobi
  • Date: Wednesday 18th April 2012
  • Starts: 2:00pm Ends: 4:00pm

JemRails invites you to attend a Ruby talk on 18th, April.
Go to event sections at JemRails website for more details.

When: Wednesday, 18th April 2012 at 2pm - 4pm
Where: Room LG01, Chiromo Campus, UoN

Register online or update your RSVP:

 

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Buni TV Press eventAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Wednesday 18th April 2012
  • Starts: 12:00pm Ends: 1:00pm

Buni Media, the production company behind The XYZ Show, will be announcing the launch of a new web and mobile Pan-African digital video platform called Buni TV, with a press event at the iHub on April 18.

Buni TV (www.buni.tv) aims to showcase the best, most innovative and visually arresting content being currently produced in or about Africa, and distribute it to new audiences on the continent and abroad. Buni TV will focus on high quality short and feature films, documentaries, animation, television and web series, and music videos.

Whereas others African video platforms seem to target only the diaspora market, Buni TV wants to bring its content in priority to the continent’s under-served audiences. Anticipating Africa’s upcoming mobile video boom, Buni TV developed a light, user-friendly

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Kipokezi Apps Challenge Shortlist DeadlineAnyone

  • Venue: Kenya, Nairobi
  • Date: Monday 16th April 2012 :For 5 days
  • Starts: 1:00pm Ends: 8:00pm

There's still over 4 days for Developers to submit their apps for the Kipokezi Apps Challenge Shortlist Deadline.

 

By 20th April, all you need to submit is your App idea, then you have another 7 days to which you can add code to it before the judging panel make a decision on the shortlist for the Hackathon final.

 

The Hackathon final is from the 4th-6th May at the iHUB where you can work with mentors to help complete and refine your app. Each final  idea, code and business case will be presented to the judging panel who will select 1 winning team/individual. Although there's only 1 winner, other approved apps can still be published so the taking part may be just as good as winning.

 

How to enter?

 

1. Become a WHITE member of iHUB

2. Register as a developer on the Kipokezi Platform (more

Kenya Film Makers MeetupAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Friday 13th April 2012
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 7:00pm

Kenya Film Makers Meetup

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Science Hack Day NairobiAnyone

  • Venue: Startup Garage, Nairobi
  • Date: Friday 13th April 2012 :For 3 days
  • Starts: 4:00pm Ends: 5:56pm

Date : 13th April 2012 @4:00PM to 15th April 2012 @5:00PM

Registration : Registration and attendance is free

 

The mission of Science Hack Day is to get excited and make things with science! A Hack Day is a 48-hour-all-night event that brings together designers, developers, scientists and other geeks in the same physical space for a brief but intense period of collaboration, hacking, and building 'cool stuff'

Don't forget to add Hack Ideas here

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Helvetica Documentary ScreeningAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Friday 13th April 2012
  • Starts: 1:00pm Ends: 1:30pm

About the Film

Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which celebrated its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type.

Helvetica encompasses the worlds of design, advertising, psychology, and communication, and invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day. The film was shot in high-definition on location in the United States, England, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France and Belgium.

Interviewees in Helvetica include some of the most illustrious and innovat

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Pamoja: Transmissions of TogethernessAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 12th April 2012
  • Starts: 5:00pm Ends: 8:00pm

“Pamoja: Transmissions of Togetherness” 

Thursday, 12 April 2012
6:00 PM
Attend in-person or view webcast online:   https://mtech.smusic.nyu.edu/~live/
‘Pamoja’ is Swahili for ‘Together’. A telematic concert for peace featuring professional musicians in Nairobi, Kenya and the NYU Global Telematic Music Ensemble.
This is the first known telematic music concert with an African country. Telematic music is live performance via the Internet by musicians in different geographic locations.
Program:
“Invocation for Pamoja” by Sarah Weaver
“As a Plant Grows” by Nic Handahl
“Wakenya Pamoja” a song for peace after 2007-8 post-election viole

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Browser and Social Media Wars – Russell Southwood TalkRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Wednesday 11th April 2012
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 7:00pm

Africa’s mobile market used to be talk, talk, talk and with the exception of SMS, data was almost invisible. With the arrival of new handsets and the upsurge in the use of new browsers and social network platforms, data is now highly visible and the challenge for developers is how to develop software and applications that will allow those who own mobile phones to do more things. Russell Southwood, CEO, Balancing Act, a consultancy and research company focused on telecoms, Internet and broadcast in Africa, will look at:

  • The pattern in service and application development in other emerging markets.
  • The battle for attention between local and international browser and social media software and what makes for successful applications.
  • The structure of the market (smart phones, feature phones and basic phones) and what this means for those developing for it.
  • Social behaviour and mobile software use.
  • Gaps

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Telecom & Technology Business Ideas Training in EnterprenuershipAnyone

  • Venue: KICC, Nairobi
  • Date: Wednesday 4th April 2012 :For 2 days
  • Starts: 10:00am Ends: 10:00am

Sme Resource Center will be having Enterprenuership training in telecom & technology by discussion. Over 20 business ideas in technology get to know how to successful start your own tech Enterprenuership business.

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Virtual FIFA Championship 2012Anyone

  • Venue: K1, Klubhouse, Parklands, Nairobi
  • Date: Saturday 31st March 2012
  • Starts: 12:00pm Ends: 5:30pm

We are doing it again on the 31st of March. Come down to the "Soccer City Stadium" at, K1 Parklands to witness the best FIFA 2012 players go head to head in what will be a monthly series of point based matches culminating in the crowning of this years best FIFA 2012 player. 

You won't want to miss this!

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Kenya Film Commission Film & Animation EXPO, 2012Anyone

  • Venue: PRESTIGE PALM, 3RD FLOOR PRESTIGE PLAZA, NAIROBI, KENYA
  • Date: Friday 30th March 2012 :For 2 days
  • Starts: 4:30pm Ends: 5:00pm

The 3rd Animation Expo held in March 2011 was a great success with over 500 people attending and 19 exhibitors showcasing their work. 


The Film & Animation Expo 2012 will provide an excellent opportunity to trade, network and to showcase local productions. 


Please be informed that the Film & Animation Expo 2012 has been postponed to 31st March 2012, and will now be held at the Prestige Palm, 3rd Floor Prestige Plaza on Ngong’ Road.



Further information including exhibitor registration details EMAIL irene@filmingkenya.com and cc info@filmingkenya.com

 

To attend the Expo you may regist

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Culture [Shift] HackathonRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 29th March 2012 :For 3 days
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 8:00pm

What do you get when you put leading digital innovators, creative practitioners and a whole lot of entrepreneurial energy in a room together for 48 hours in four cities across Africa? We don’t yet know… but we predict some incredible ideas, lasting relationships, and seriously investable solutions for challenges faced by creative communities on the rise in Cairo, Lagos, Johannesburg and Nairobi.

The British Council’s Creative and Cultural Economy work shows that creative and cultural sectors globally are well placed to embrace technological innovation and find new ways for emerging creatives to benefit from the digital shift. Through its pilot programme Culture Shift– partnering with CcHub Nigeria, iHub Ken

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Anzisha Prize TourAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Wednesday 28th March 2012
  • Starts: 4:00pm Ends: 7:00pm

The Anzisha Prize Tour is on a continent-wide search for Africa’s rising young innovators. African Leadership Academy Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership will be hosting interactive information sessions across the African continent. Centre director Jamila Payne and Anzisha Prize program manager Chi Achebe will be conducting information sessions throughout March and April. To register, send your name, age, gender, email address, and session time of interest via online form on www.anzishaprize.org or email prize@anzishaprize.org. Register now, attendance is free but space is limited.

 

Upcoming dates:
Saturday March 17th 10am and 1pm – Lagos Nigeria, Wennovation Hub – Obasa Road off Oba-Akran Avenue, Ikeja
Monday March 26th 12pm – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Commission for Science & Technology – Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road<

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