To catalyze the Kenyan tech community’s growth.

EVENTS

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Plugged Digital Expo 2012Anyone

  • Venue: Sarit Centre, Nairobi
  • Date: Friday 13th July 2012 :For 2 days
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 6:00pm

After opening its doors for the first time last year to a resounding success, Plugged Digital

Expo is back this year!

2011 saw the Plugged Digital Expo expose a number of innovations and Innovators to Government Agencies, corporate institutions, funding organisations and consumers.

On display in 2011 were different innovations from touch screens kiosks and home grown flight consoles to mobile apps that let you control the security of your house, innovative apps that gi

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Mobile BytesAnyone

  • Venue: Human IPO Start-up Garage, Ngong Rd., Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 12th July 2012
  • Starts: 8:30am Ends: 10:30am

The inaugural Mobile Bytes event in Nairobi, brought to you by InMobi will give you insight into the use of Mobile devices by consumers engaging the Retail and Telecommunications markets.

All CMO'

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Ushahidi Design JamAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Tuesday 10th July 2012
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 9:00pm

The event is a meet up for designers, a design jam.

Ushahidi is running one with folks in the United States (Seattle, Washington) concurrently with Nairobi @ *iHub_

Many of the most popular services on the web offer powerful content management and customization tools that remain intuitive to both experienced and first-time users.

 

The Jam:

How can we reduce the abstraction between administrative functions (for deployers) and publi

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Aitec: Broadcast, Film & Music AfricaAnyone

  • Venue: Oshwal Centre, Westlands, Nairobi
  • Date: Tuesday 10th July 2012 :For 2 days
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 6:00pm

Participate in the continent's leading business and technology event for digital media and creative content. This year's theme is 'Innovation, investment and partnerships for local content and service excellence'.

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Discussions with Michael Bell, Intel VP and GM of the Mobile Communications GroupAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Monday 9th July 2012
  • Starts: 5:00pm Ends: 6:00pm

We would like to invite you to attend an open discussion with Michael Bell, Intel VP and GM of the Mobile Communications Group, former Palm and Apple exec responsible for iPhone and Palm phone products and programs. This discussion will take place on Monday 9th July 2012 from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

He will be speaking on Intel’s plans for becoming a major player in the smartphone business and the role that applications and services will play in achieving that goal. I

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Creatives Meet-upAnyone

  • Venue: Go Down Arts Centre, Nairobi
  • Date: Sunday 8th July 2012
  • Starts: 2:00pm Ends: 5:00pm

For the first time ever – at the GoDown Arts Centre is the Creativez Meetup on “Connected Creatives” – a 2 part series boasting a panel of connected game-changers from various industries- all whose brand, exploits and social capital is due to their social connectivity (offline and online). You will hear how a small network-if harnessed can help grow your business and sustain it for years to come. You will learn how online connectivity is changing the shape and wa

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m:lab alumni get-togetherRSVP

  • Venue: m:lab East Africa 3rd Floor, Bishop Magua Building, Nairobi
  • Date: Saturday 7th July 2012
  • Starts: 10:00am Ends: 12:00pm

The m:lab Alumni Get-Together is an event to bring together all past m:lab East Africa Trainees to share experiences and build professional networks amongst themselves.

 

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Cloud Camp (CANCELLED)Anyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Saturday 7th July 2012
  • Starts: 9:00am Ends: 4:00pm

CloudCamp is an unconference where attendees can exchange ideas, knowledge and information in a creative and supporting environment, advancing the current state of cloud computing and related technologies.

 

This CloudCamp will focus on the diverse cloud services (i.e. SaaS, IaaS, PaaS ) as well as the notable deployment  models such as Private, Public and Hyb

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Talk by Marek Tuszynski of Tactical TechAnyone

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

Marek has been working to help advocates use technology since 1995. In the mid-nineties he co-founded the International Network of Contemporary Art Centres and worked with others to create a television programme about independent culture in Poland. He was director of the Stefan Batory Foundation’s Internet programme (Warsaw), sat on the board of Klon/Jawor

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Open Data Meet-upAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Wednesday 4th July 2012
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 7:00pm

Open data is the idea that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyrightmore

EdTech MeetupAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Wednesday 4th July 2012
  • Starts: 5:00pm Ends: 7:00pm

We're bringing together educators and tech enthusiasts to talk about the edtech space in Kenya, share resources and ideas, and talk about how we can disrupt the educational status quo through technology. Join us for an edtech get togethe

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Creatives in Business ForumRSVP

  • Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom Headquarters, Nairobi
  • Date: Tuesday 3rd July 2012
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 5:00pm

The Creative Community Network invites you to the Creatives in Business Forum to be held on Tuesday, 3rd July 2012, at the Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom Headquarters, from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

The Creatives in Business Forum is a platform for entrepreneurs in the creative industry to network, learn and share in order to exploit their full creative economic and social potential.

The Creative Community Network's mission is to create wealth by empowering businesses in the creati

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Google I/O 2012 Day 3 LiveAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Friday 29th June 2012
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 10:00pm

Streamed live at the iHub on projector screen. 

Google I/O 2012 is taking place at the Moscone Center, San Francisco.

Thousands of developers have gathered

for the conference focused on building the next generation of tech products (mobile, web).

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Global Voices 2012 SummitRSVP

  • Venue: Westlands, Nairobi
  • Date: Friday 29th June 2012 :For 5 days
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 8:00pm

Global Voices convenes a biennial Summit which brings together the members of the Global Voices project and its wider community with a diverse group of bloggers, technologists, journalists and other interested persons, to share information on developments in citizen media spearheaded by and of direct relevance to people outside North America and Western Europe.

The Summit also provides an opportunity for contributors to the Global Voice

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Ruby User Group Meet-upAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 28th June 2012
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 7:30pm

We are a group of Ruby enthusiasts, meeting monthly to present and talk all things Ruby – a dynamic open source Programming Language with a focus on simplicity and productivity. The meet-ups are an opportunity to meet fellow Rubyists, share ideas and of course do some hacking. The community is open to anyone, whether you are looking to add Ruby/Rails to your toolbox or you just want to Try Ruby.

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Google I/O 2012 Day 2 LiveAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 28th June 2012
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 10:00pm

Streamed live at the iHub on projector screen. 

Google I/O 2012 is taking place at the Moscone Center, San Francisco.

Thousands of developers have gathered

for the conference focused on building the next generation of tech products (mobile, web).

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Open Data for Development Camp 2012RSVP

  • Venue: Strathmore University, Nairobi
  • Date: Wednesday 27th June 2012 :For 2 days
  • Starts: 10:00am Ends: 6:00pm

The Open Data for Development Camp is part of The Kenya Open Data Pre-Incubator Program. This is a six-month experiment to help accelerate the ability for the public to make sense of data and to galvanize engagement around critical public issues.

It promises a combination of Keynote Speakers, Workshops, Best Practices, Speed Geeking, Hack Space, Networking, Exchange of knowledge and needs, Sharing Data Sets, Co-Creation, Open Data Visualizations, and Inspiration.

The Ope

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Wireless WednesdayAnyone

  • Venue: m:Lab East Africa, Bishop Magua Centre 3rd Floor(O, Nairobi
  • Date: Wednesday 27th June 2012
  • Starts: 10:00am Ends: 3:00pm

The third Wireless Wednesday meetup on mobile innovations in agriculture is slated for 27th June 2012. The meetup for mobile application developers, entrepreneurs, farmers, NGOs, Government representatives, and other stakeholders is supported by USAID through DAI.

The theme of the June event is “Reviewing mobile apps targeting agricultural productivity”.

At the two hour focus group discussion session, participants will discuss the features and

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CREATIVE WEB WORKSHOPAnyone

  • Venue: SILVER SPRINGS HOTEL, NAIROBI
  • Date: Wednesday 27th June 2012 :For 3 days
  • Starts: 8:30am Ends: 4:30pm

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN CREATIVE WEB WORKSHOP:


The Creative Web Workshop, Software Dynamics in partnership with Google East Africa will be hosting an exciting, on-site and active web, internet marketing and Social Media management workshop, to be held at the Silver Springs Hotel in June 13th to 15

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NexGen/iHub Lan PartyAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Saturday 23rd June 2012
  • Starts: 5:00pm Ends: 8:00am

NexGen and iHub Nairobi are hosting an overnight LAN party at the iHub on the 23rd-24th June starting at 5pm. Space available for up to 50 gamers, both PC and Console. Register before Friday by sending an email to "info@nexgen.co.ke" with the subject "iHub Nairobi". Members of the WCG Kenya and Game Over groups will get priority in booking for space.

Damage: Free.
Games: TBD

Regards,

NexGen Team

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Mozilla Kenya Hackjam (Hack Jam)Anyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Saturday 23rd June 2012
  • Starts: 12:00pm Ends: 5:00pm

Summer Code Campaign aims to bring together individuals who are good at coding or have some skills with any coding language or skill i.e HTML, html5, php... you name them... and people who have no idea what coding is all about or even if they do, then probably they want to learn a new skill or add to what they have, now that's what COOL is, if you ask me! We aim to build the next generation of webmakers!

So here's the plan, the Summer Code Party launches on the 23rd of June. Mozi

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Nokia HackathonAnyone

  • Venue: Human IPO Ngong Road, 88MPH Start-up Garage Piedmo, Nairobi
  • Date: Saturday 23rd June 2012 :For 2 days
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 5:00pm

Nokia is calling on all Qt developers for the biggest hack-fest this side of the Limpopo. 100 developers will be put in a room for 48 hrs. to come up with the best Qt apps this nation has ever seen. The best app will win Kshs 1 Million at the end of the Hackathon.

This event is on invite only and registration close on the 14th of June.
The Nokia Hack will be held at the 8

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Robotics BootCamp 2nd EditionAnyone

  • Venue: FabLab(University of Nairobi Science and Technolog, Nairobi
  • Date: Saturday 23rd June 2012
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 5:00pm

This Boot Camp is a follow-up event after the successfully inaugural Robotics Boot Camp that was held on 21st April at iHub as part of the NASA International SpaceApps Challenge.

The iHub Robotics Programme aims to come up with innovations and solutions in robotics and embedded system design as well as in vision and sensory control. The objective of the programme is  to design and develop robotics components as well as individual components for these systems.The long term t

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Creative Commons visits KenyaRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Friday 22nd June 2012
  • Starts: 2:00pm Ends: 4:00pm

Can you feel the excitement? Yes, it's true. iHub is about to welcome an official from Creative Commons -- Jessica Coates, Affiliate Network Coordinator -- to the country. Jessica will be at the iHub on June 22, 2012 from 2-4pm to talk about Creative Commons and what it can do for you.

 

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ANIC (African News Innovation Challenge)Anyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Friday 22nd June 2012
  • Starts: 9:00am Ends: 12:00pm

Your ideas could help win you a share of the $1m in seed grants that the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC) is offering for digital projects that have the potential to improve the way that journalists collect, process, and disseminate news. ANIC is also looking for ideas for disruptive business models, that will help wean the media off advertising by diversifying media's revenue streams.
ANIC classifies digital as tools or strategies that use the Internet, mobile pla

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