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Innovation for Market Research – WorkshopRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Wednesday 7th September 2011
  • Starts: 10:00am Ends: 12:00pm

Market research is about efficiently and reliably gathering data and turning it into meaningful information. The information helps people and organizations to make better decisions. Businesses, NGO’s, governments and other organizations all conduct market research. Mobile and information technology are currently transforming the industry and there is plenty of room for innovation.

 

In an interactive workshop, we will outline some of the key challenges for the industry and for those, who would greatly profit from market research, but cannot afford it (look around you). If your work has any affinity with gathering scattered data or turning data into information, then we would like you to join us. Output of the workshop will be promising ideas, the best of which we would like you to turn into reality quickly. Your client is waiting for you.

The workshop will be led by Dr. Jasper Grosskurth, the Director Research and Strategy at more

Google Student Ambassador ConferenceRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Tuesday 6th September 2011
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 12:00pm

Google Student Ambassador Conference

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Google Student Ambassador ConferenceRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Monday 5th September 2011
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 12:00pm

Google Student Ambassador Conference

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NaiPay ForumRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 1st September 2011
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 7:00pm

Naipay Forum

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Mobile MondayRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Monday 29th August 2011
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 7:30pm

Join us this Monday the 29th of August at the iHub for our next MOMO meet up. We have a special focus on Mobile Advertising and are pretty excited to have InMobi as our keynote speakers.

InMobi is the world’s largest independent mobile advertising network. With offices on four continents we provide advertisers, publishers and developers with a uniquely global solution for advertising. Ournetwork is growing and now delivers the unprecedented ability to reach 314 million consumers, in over 165 countries, through more than 36 billion mobile ad impressions monthly. InMobi was recently selected as the 2011 AlwaysOn Top 100 Mobile Companies in Silicon Valley.

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Ushahidi HackathonRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Saturday 27th August 2011
  • Starts: 12:00pm Ends: 6:00pm

Ushahidi Hackathon

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Mentorship ProgramRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Saturday 27th August 2011
  • Starts: 9:00am Ends: 12:00pm

Mentorship Program

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Digital Futures and African Local Agricultural Content TalkRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Friday 26th August 2011
  • Starts: 2:00pm Ends: 6:00pm

How can digital technology support story telling and other forms of African local agricultural content?

This question wil be discussed next week on Friday the 26th of August,2011 in Nairobi at the iHub by a small group of people, mainly from Eastern and Southern Africa, who work with rural communities encouraging the capture and dissemination of Local Content, that is relevant to rural livelihoods, are meeting along with the iHub tech community to reflect and plan.

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Ushahidi .ke Evaluation LaunchRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 25th August 2011
  • Starts: 10:00am Ends: 4:00pm

On the 25th of August,2011, iHub will host the Ushahidi .Ke Evaluation Launch. The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Ushahidi are collaborating to build educational tools to help community users. Three toolboxes have been built by and for the community. The Assessment, Implementation, and Output toolboxes are interactive and will allow people to self-assess and evaluate the different stages in using Ushahidi or Crowdmap for their projects.

The Ushahidi .ke Evaluation Launch has two goals:

  • introduce you to some of the research findings and
  • give you a chance to interact and shape the content.

Help is needed to test Ushahidi toolboxes. Your feedback will help Ushahidi users in Kenya and around the world.

To attend this event follow this link: http://www.meetup.com/Ushahidi-Community/?a=shareimg

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Intel Capital TalkRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Wednesday 24th August 2011
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 7:00pm

Intel Capital Talk

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Mary McDowell Fireside ChatRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Tuesday 23rd August 2011
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 7:00pm

Mary McDowell is executive vice president in charge of Mobile Phones, responsible for the business and product development of Nokia's global mobile phone operations. She has been a member of the Nokia Leadership Team since 2004, and was appointed to her current position in July 2010. Mary reports to the CEO.

 

Mary joined Nokia in 2004 as executive vice president and general manager of Enterprise Solutions, responsible for the development and marketing of Nokia's range of business-oriented devices and solutions. These included Nokia Eseries devices, mobility software and security and mobile connectivity solutions. Mary served as executive vice president and chief development officer, leading the Corporate Development unit, from 2008 until assuming her current role.

 

She serves as a board member of Autodesk, a world leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.

 

Before joining Nokia, Mary served 17

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Law Month- Isaac TalkRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 18th August 2011
  • Starts: 3:00pm Ends: 5:00pm

On the 17th of August, 2011, Dr. Mutai, Executive Director of the Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) and Dr. Isaac Rutenberg, patent agent will be at the iHub giving an in-depth talk on patents and trademarks.

During this talk, They will be focusing on how to obtain patents in Kenya, East Africa and Europe. Here’s what will be covered:

  1. Introduction to IP and review of previous seminar.
  2. Utility Patents - What they cover, how to get them, when and why one should get them - Requirements for a patent - Overlapping patents, infringemen - How patents can help entrepreneurs - What patents can NOT do.
  3. Obtaining patents in Kenya, East Africa, Europe, the US.
  4. Other types of patents – design, plant.
  5. Special topics in patents – computer software, hardware, and mobile technology.
  6. Paten

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Kentaro Toyama TalkRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 18th August 2011
  • Starts: 11:00am Ends: 12:00pm

Kentaro Toyama is a visiting scholar in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. He is working on a book that argues that increasing wisdom should be the primary focus of global development. In 2004, Toyama co-founded Microsoft Research India, where he started an interdisciplinary research group to understand how electronic technology could support the socio-economic development of the world’s impoverished communities. The group’s award-winning projects – including Digital Green, MultiPoint, and Text-Free UI – have been seminal in ICT-for-development research. Since 2009, he has been active as a vocal critic of the hype that pervades technology projects in international development. Prior to his time in India, Toyama did computer vision and multimedia research at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA, USA and Cambridge, UK, and taught mathematics at Ashesi University in Accra, Ghana. He received a PhD in Computer Science at Yale and hi

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Wikimedia TalkRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Wednesday 17th August 2011
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 7:00pm

Wikimedia talk

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Wireless WednesdayRSVP

  • Venue: m:lab East Africa, Nairobi
  • Date: Wednesday 17th August 2011
  • Starts: 12:00pm Ends: 2:00pm

The m:lab will host Kentaro Toyama on Wednesday 17th August for a Wireless Wednesday event themed on “Mobiles for Development”. The past few years have seen incredible interest in applying mobile technologies for international development, an endeavour often abbreviated “M4D”. Can mobile phones be used to improve rural healthcare? How do you design user interfaces for an illiterate migrant worker? What questions might a farmer earning $1 a day want to ask over SMS?
M4D enterprises seek to answer these kinds of questions, but the excitement has also generated a lot of hype about the power of technology to address deep socio-economic challenges of the “mass market.”
The talking points for the event are as follows:

  1. Myths of M4D that persist despite evidence to the contrary
  2. Theory of “technology as amplifier” that explains the gap between rhetoric and actuality
  3. Recommendations for

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Python User Group MeetupRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Tuesday 16th August 2011
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 8:00pm

The Nairobi Python User Group will restart its meetups on the third Tuesday of every month at 6.00pm at the iHub, with the next meeting on the 16th of August 2011. It would be highly appreciated and encouraged if anyone would be willing to give a talk. Speakers are not limited to experts only, pleas for help or advice would make perfectly good presentations. Expertise would be welcome of course. Personal projects , interesting uses of python, new python-libraries or applications you may have recently come across or a learning experience you’ve had using python. All are welcome.

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Africa is finally talking eventRSVP

  • Venue: Strathmore University Auditorium, Nairobi
  • Date: Tuesday 16th August 2011
  • Starts: 2:00pm Ends: 5:00pm

Africa's Talking Ltd invites you to the launch of a revolutionary I.T. platform.
Contact:
info@smsvoices.com
+254 716 666 333 

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IPO48 Participants WorkshopsRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Tuesday 16th August 2011 :For 2 days
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 6:00pm

IPO48 Participants Workshops

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IPO 48RSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Friday 12th August 2011 :For 3 days
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 9:00pm

The cost of launching a web and mobile business or creating a new product is decreasing. That lowers the entry barrier for startups, which is great for entrepreneurship. On the flip side it increases competition for entrepreneurs, so building a product and getting it live doesn't guarantee automatic success. 90% of startups fail and it's not because of lack of technical capability, there just aren't costumers or market for it. The problem, they were solving turned out not to be a problem or it was too insignificant for people to pay for it.

This is what the IPO48 events address - we push entrepreneurs towards market reality to validate their ideas. This is done by exposing the entrepreneurs idea online to a crowd of business professionals, mentors and consumers who challenge them before the event kicks off.

During the event the entrepreneur needs to convince potential team members to join him to build a prototype, and experienced mentors will push his team to create

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GIS Workshop with ESRIAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 11th August 2011
  • Starts: 2:00pm Ends: 4:00pm

ArcGIS Online provides a free common platform to find, share, and organize geographic content and to build GIS applications. Through ArcGIS.com, the Web interface for ArcGIS Online, you can access maps, apps, and tools published by Esri and other GIS users, and share your own content with a broad community of users.

With ArcGIS Online, you can:

  • Access free, high‐quality and ready‐to‐use basemaps for your GIS projects.
  • Create and join groups to contribute your content and collaborate on specific projects.
  • Develop Web applications quickly with ArcGIS Web Mapping APIs and ready‐to‐use ArcGIS Online content.
  • Save time and money because you don’t have to invest in additional infrastructure or staffing.

Esri will run a workshop at the iHub on GIS this Thursday the 11th starting 2pm. Below are some of the to

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Intellectual Property and Creativity SessionRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Wednesday 10th August 2011
  • Starts: 2:50pm Ends: 7:50pm

Our first talk will be lead by Marisella Ouma, the Executive Director of the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya who has thirteen years of well-rounded experience in law, specializing in Intellectual Property Law with a bias to copyright and related rights. She together with other few lawyers will be at the iHub that afternoon and will seek to engage with present member on one on one session.

On the same afternoon, our guests will also cover a special topic on Computer Software and Copyright. Dr. Isaac Rutenberg who will be our in-residence lawyer for the month of August will cover this topic. He is a Patent Agent for the intellectual property law firm of Bozicevic, Field & Francis, LLP. As a Patent Agent, he helps companies, universities, and research institutes worldwide obtain and maintain intellectual property (

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Kevin Gibbs TalkRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Tuesday 9th August 2011
  • Starts: 4:00pm Ends: 6:00pm

Kevin Gibbs is the tech lead at Google behind of Google App Engine and the creator of the suggest search feature. He will be giving a talk at the iHub about an MFI application he has built on the android platform and matters technical regarding App Engine and Auto Complete. More detail on Manta below:

Technical:

Manta: Simple, open-source JSON synchronization system for putting local SQL databases on Android phones.

Manta is a simple synchronization protocol, server, and client for Android that is designed to make getting a local, up-to-date database on your Android phone easy. Manta is composed of 3 parts:

  1. Upload: an upload agent, written in Python, that handles getting data out of your SQL server and into an internet-accessible, syncable store.
  2. Store: a simple JSON REST-based database service, that supports bulk uploads, synchronization, revisions, and merging.
  3. Sync for Android: a native ContentProvider fo

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Thomas C. Barry TalkRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Saturday 6th August 2011
  • Starts: 3:00pm Ends: 5:00pm

Mr. Barry received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1969 and an undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1966 where he majored in Latin American Studies.  He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Prior to founding Zephyr, Mr. Barry was President and CEO of Rockefeller & Co., the investment management arm of the Rockefeller family, from 1983 to 1993.  Previously, Mr. Barry was employed by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. from 1969 to 1982, where among other responsibilities he was President of T. Rowe Price New Horizons Fund and Director of Research.
In Africa, Zephyr Management has been a pioneer in private equity since 1994 when the firm sponsored the first offshore private equity fund in South Africa after the election of Nelson Mandela, South Africa Capital Grown Fund, with IFC as a lead investor.  The IFC was also a lead investor in Pan-African Investment Partners, 2003, $125 million in committed capital and Pan-African Investment Partners II, 20

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Akirachix GraduationRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Saturday 6th August 2011
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 1:00pm

In September 2010, AkiraChix embarked on a community training initiative that involved offering free mentorship and education to disadvantaged girls in the society by providing IT and life skills to help improve their living standards and achieve sustainable income. This is in line with the AkiraChix goal of enlightening and increasing the number of women in the tech field.

Areas taught in the training program include: Programming, Web design, Computer Literacy and Entrepreneurship.

For the students, the sunset will no doubt be better than the sunrise for they have gained a great deal and are now looking forward to their full integration into the ‘tech world’, and subsequently become its ambassadors. They are now in the final stages of their projects.

The program has been immensely supported by SODNET and Computer Aid International. Aside from the Akirachix, individuals who have contributed tremendously to the success of the program include Bernar

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Open Corner InitiativeAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Tuesday 2nd August 2011
  • Starts: 5:00pm Ends: 6:00pm

Young Kenyans are constantly looking for jobs and new skills, and at the same time the community around us seek innovative solutions to solve problems we face on each passing day. Smartphones are increasingly getting popular in Kenya and apps for these phones a big growth area. The mix of these elements present an opportunity for the tech community and other stake-holders to work together to try and solve problems using technology in the best and easiest way possible.

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