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C4A In Action Kenya #4 At Strathmore University
Friday, April 13, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EAT)
This event will take place on April 13th from 2PM to 5PM at@ilab Africa in Strathmore University Nairobi, Kenya.
Venue : @ilab Africa, Strathmore University
4th Floor, Student's Center
Coders4Africa Kenya Chapter March Meeting
Schedule of Events.
2:00 - 2:10pm Registration and Opening Remarks 2:10 - 2:40pm Windows Phone Foundation Presentation(Selom ) 2:40 - 3:00pm Jiamulie (Robert Gitata) 3:00 - 3:20pm Semacraft 3:20 - 3:50pm Code Ignitor(Anne Mukundi) 3:50 - 4:20pm C# series 2(Amadou Daffe) 4:20 - 4:50pm Java Series 2(Ahmed) 4:50 - 5:00pm Questions and Answers
Jiamulie is a mobile and web interactive application, that seeks out to:
- Increase awareness
- Reduce corruption
- Solve most Kenya traffic problems
Jiamulie contains four modules these are:
- Crime search- this module contains City Council, NEMA and Traffic crimes based on motorists, pedestrians and drivers. It enables the user to search and get a description of the crime, the penalty of the crime and a brief piece of advice based on the crime searched.
- Hotlines- this module contains numbers and contacts for both private and public companies involved with traffic. It contains numbers for Breakdown services, Fire stations, Insurance firms, Law firms, Paramedics and Police stations and their locations as well as email addresses.
- MyBarabara- this is the web version of Jiamulie that allows users to make updates based on road conditions, road accidents and traffic jams. This will involve user input based on a certain landmarks and major road channels. The users submit a report and can also view other updates that relate to their roads of interest.
- Black spots- this module contains a list of specific black spots you can search based on roads or
your destination. This module also integrates road safety tips to guide you to where you as the user.
Jiamulie has already been implemented in:
- Mobile Web
C# Series Session
Tri-lingual (English, French, Wolof). Currently resides in the United States in south New Jersey. He is a Software Engineer/Architect with over 9+ year in software engineering and enterprise application development. He holds a BS in Computer Science and a MS in Management Information Systems.
He has extensive experience in various industries: Financial, Retail, Software and Legal. Technology he mostly used: Microsoft .NET, JAVA, ORM, NHibernate, OOP, SOA, N-tier Architecture, Open source technologies.
Amadou is one of the CEO/co-founders of Coders4Africa and currently holds a position as an Enterprise Application Architect at one of the largest Legal firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
PHP Series Session
Anne is a great php developer. She has vast experience on php mysql, joomla and worpress web programming. She makes end to end systems that are fully intergrated. She is a member of the team that is developing www.popkenya.com a system that targets election voters for a better kenya.
Ahmed Mohamed Maawy
Ahmed Maawy is a software development guru, developing on desktop, mobile and web platforms. His experience ranges from enterprise systems development to online marketing and mobile data collection. He has worked with companies such as Kenya Airways and the Romanian Tarom Airlines. In the past, he has also served in technical management positions. He has a Degree in Business Information Technology from the Malaysian Limkokwing University of Creative Technology.
He is also currently consulting for Innovations for Poverty Action.
My portfolio can be found at http://ahmedmaawy.com/?page_id=2
When & Where
To create and support a Pan-African community of competent, internationally certified IT professionals focused on developing the IT tools for African Agriculture, Business, Education, Health Care, Government and general Social needs.
To leverage the rapid development and evolution of the wireless communications and Internet access platform in Africa to educate, certify and continue to support a 1000+ cadre of IT professionals.
- To educate and accredit 1000 Pan-African software developers utilizing mobile, web and database development platforms by 2016.
- To build capacity by introducing DevHubs across Africa, providing developers an open space to innovate and create solutions that solve problems their community faces.
- To create, via these solutions, economic development and growth across local communities, including the smallest farmers and businesses.
- To utilize the Pan-African community of IT professionals to create free Open Source solutions that respond to local African problems and demand.
- To stimulate growth of the African software industry by tapping into local talent and human resources.
- To assure the Pan-African community becomes a catalyst, playing a prominent role in providing technology-based tools in Agriculture, Business, Education, Health Care, Government and general Social needs.
Coders4Africa is an independent nonprofit organization that provides training, education and development infrastructure, logistics and intellectual support to IT professionals in Africa. In accordance with the Coders4Africa Charter, the Coders4Africa Board provides leadership, and makes program decisions. The organization's activities are enhanced by the active participation of its members. Coders4Africa membership consists of software developers and computer science students funded by the organization, and associates and partners with membership granted by the Coders4Africa principals.