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 →