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m:lab East Africa Trainees GraduationRSVP

  • Venue: iHub
  • Date: Monday 16th July 2012
  • Starts: 8:00am
  • Ends: 2:00pm

The Trainee’s class (4 month course) is graduating. The 1st and 2nd wave of trainees will be graduating. The Lab’s training on mobile applications development and related technologies is delivered through a short course program. The training program is designed to offer individuals who already have a software development background an opportunity to hone their skills on mobile applications technologies. The program is targeted at the thousands of graduates of ICT related degree programs from East African universities. 

The training was undertaken at m:lab East Africa’s new facilities located at Bishop Magua Centre on Ngong road - one floor beneath iHub. The training facility has capacity for 25 students equipped with computers and high speed Internet connections. The Lab’s testing facility equipped with a wide range of mobile devices from various manufacturers is also accessible to the students. 

Technologies covered in the training include USSD, android, J2me, php, mysql, LWUIT, Mobile Web , IVR, User Experience Design, SMS, Systems Design. Students also get to cover training on business for mobile. This is meant to improve their entrepreneurial skills and is complemented by short business incubation period before they graduate.

The program was a full time daily course from Monday to Friday. The students got to interact with other developers and domain experts from different development sectors through events organized by m:lab East Africa and the iHub community.