JKUAT IT Department Strengthens Industry-Academia Linkages

JKUAT IT Department Strengthens Industry-Academia Linkages

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture through her Department of Information Technology partnered with Pearl Touch International (PTI) Consulting and Archangel Interactive in a bid to encourage Industry-Academic linkages. For the past four years, the partnership has been tackling Enterprise Transformation through Enterprise Architecture. This has helped the students to understand how best to position themselves in the market place armed with technical and soft skills. In a bid to develop young talent and give them practical marketplace experience, JKUAT in collaboration with PTI Consulting and Archangel Interactive launched the Junior Architecture Excellence Challenge. The challenge… Continue reading →

ICEOD OpenData Hackathon Event on 12th November @ JKUAT

ICEOD OpenData Hackathon Event on 12th November @ JKUAT

Hello, There will be an open data hackathon organized by ICT Center of Excellence and Open Data (ICEOD) and will take place on 12th November 2016. Kindly find the attached poster. hackathon-poster-iceod-jkuat Theme:Developing Innovative Mobile Applications based on Open research data in Agricuture, Energy          and public Health. Awards: Certificates will be presented to all participants and prizes will be awarded for the top 3 prototype applications. Venue: Jkuat IBM lab ,Technology house 4th floor Eastern wing. Free Registration: Groups of 4s with at least one member of the opposite gender deadline in 4th Novermber, 2016 … Continue reading →

PTI Consulting and JKUAT IT Department collaborate to launch Junior Architecture Excellence Awards

PTI Consulting and JKUAT IT Department collaborate to launch Junior Architecture Excellence Awards

PTI Consulting and JKUAT IT Department has considered the need to launch a Junior Architecture Excellence Awards. This is in a bid to develop young talent as future transformation practitioners. Besides sharing industry knowledge, the challenge would pose architecture questions (divided in 4 categories) to the contestants and subject them to a thought process that produces an array of solutions. The outstanding solutions in each category will be recognized and awards given to the respective winning teams. To potential employers, this will be an opportunity to explore a pool of outstanding young talent in the… Continue reading →

JKUAT IT Host EMC Academic Alliance Program Representatives

JKUAT IT Host EMC Academic Alliance Program Representatives

  On 4th October 2016, IT Dept had the pleasure to host: 1. Marwa Zaghow, Regional Manager for Dell EMC Academic Alliance 2. James Karanja Dell corporation In attendance were : 1. Director SCIT Dr. Kimani 2. COD IT Mr. Oyier 3. Cloud Computing Lecturer ITD Mr. Langat 4. Database Lecturer ITD. Mrs. Mukoya The students had presentations form the visiting EMC team. The EMC Academic Alliance program collaborates with colleges and universities worldwide to help prepare students for successful careers in a transforming IT industry. The program offers unique ‘open’ curriculum-based education on technology… Continue reading →

Kenya gets support for wireless internet expansion

Kenya gets support for wireless internet expansion

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, has announced commitment and first disbursement to Mawingu Networks, a provider of solar-powered wireless Internet across rural Kenya. OPIC committed to financing a $4.1 million loan.   Mawingu Networks was able to establish their current operating model using an initial grant in 2013 from Microsoft’s 4Afrika initiative, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). They received equity funding from Angel Investor Jim Forster, Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc., and Microsoft Corporation two years after their first phase of support. Using a network… Continue reading →

JKUAT IT students travel to Germany on a students exchange programme

JKUAT IT students travel to Germany on a students exchange programme

JKUAT IT students on Sunday 18th September 2016 traveled to Germany on a students exchange programme. A new group of students is selected every year to study at Germany Flensburg University. The exchange allows students to learn more from other universities and explore how what they learn applies to real world situations. Inter-university collaborations have brought unique interactions among  Germans and Kenyans. Such contacts of cultures are also crucial in fostering understanding among nations.

JKUAT IT Former Student Designs Kenya’s BraceScript, a new programming language for kids

JKUAT IT Former Student Designs Kenya’s BraceScript, a new programming language for kids

Kennedy Kanyi, a former JKUAT student currently running Oneplace Technologies has launched BraceScript, a second level programming language targeted at kids to help them learn programming.   According to Kanyi, “BraceScript approaches programming concepts from a simple and fun to do point. The kids get to learn the importance of syntax as they enjoy creating things and drawing images and animations through code.” Kanyi says that being a second level programming language, BraceScript rides on first level language frameworks like Python and Javascript and is basically simple syntax emulating complex syntax of first level languages simplified… Continue reading →