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Overview of NTW 2018

Nairobi Tech Week is back and bigger than ever before! This year, we bring you developer workshops from industry leaders, a Microsoft, Facebook and Visa hackathon powered by AngelHack and a full day of industry chats for you to get you inspired.

We will be giving out free tickets (only if accepted in the application process) because of our generous sponsors. We will be sending out an attendee application form, and choosing those who show the most excitement and intentionality to learn, grow and contribute at Nairobi Tech Week.

About Nairobi Tech Week

Nairobi Tech Week is Sub Saharan Africa’s largest tech event, powered by Moringa School, Africa’s #1 coding school, and focused on developers. In partnership with Microsoft and other sponsors, we’re excited to bolster the growing tech sector and culminate this support in one week. We look forward to seeing you soon.

As a recap of Nairobi Tech Week 2017, the event lasted four days – from a tech talk day representing various industries to a full-day of developer workshops, which culminated into a 2-day hackathon and industry-wide tech panels on the last day. We had over 350+ selected attendees, 76 speakers and 13 workshops. Our speakers and attendees included some of the most esteemed and influential people in Sub Saharan Africa.





2018 Speakers

Meet some of our incredible speakers

Jerome Ochieng'

Principal Secretary for ICT and Innovation

    Dr. Bitange Ndemo

    ICT Champion, Academician & Newspaper Columnist

      Lutz Ziob

      Dean 4Afrika Academy @Microsoft

        Keziah Wangari

        Head of Angel Interactions @ViKtoria Ventures

          CHRIS ORWA

          Data Scientist @Safaricom LTD

            Gavriel Ng'ang'a

            Co-Founder @AfricaHackOn and Foresight Tech Group Ltd.

              SAMUEL GIKANDI

              Co-Founder and CEO @Africa's Talking

                JIMMY WAYANS

                Director @ Secure Sec Inc.

                  JUANITA OMANGA

                  Director Risk Services @Visa

                    ALISSA ORLANDO

                    Venture Capitalist @Zephyr Acorn

                      SOMET KIPCHILAT

                      Technical Evangelist @ Microsoft 4Afrika

                        MNIKELO QUBU

                        Head of Brand, Audience and Digital @Well Told Story

                          IAN MWAURA

                          Head of Marketing @MYDAWA

                            DR. JOSEPH SEVILLA

                            Director @ iLabAfrica

                              DANIEL YU

                              Founder & CEO @Sokowatch

                                LAWRENCE MUTHOGA

                                ISV Lead East Africa @ Microsoft 4Afrika

                                  KENNETH KIMANI

                                  Software Architect @ JUMO

                                    Amira Dhalla

                                    Lead for Global Participation@ Mozilla Foundation

                                      Kamal Budhabhatti

                                      CEO @Craft Silicon

                                        Sam Kitonyi

                                        Director of Engineering @JUMO

                                          Lorna Mutegi

                                          Industry Relationship Manager @iLabAfrica

                                            Malaika Judd

                                            Co-Founder and COO @Sendy

                                              Dr. Bright Gameli

                                              Head of Cyber Security @Internet Solutions

                                                Irene Hu

                                                Principal @Open Capital Advisors

                                                  Stacey Ondimu Kimani

                                                  Director of Operations @Moringa School

                                                    Jonas Tesfu

                                                    CEO @Pangea Accelerator

                                                      Robert Yawe

                                                      ICT Expert @Synaptech Solutions Limited

                                                        June Okal

                                                        Technology, Media and Telecommunications Lawyer @KO Associates

                                                          Douglas Ogeto

                                                          Founder and Managing Partner @Fuse Catalysts

                                                            Wesley Kirinya

                                                            Software Engineer @Leti Arts

                                                              Maurice Otieno

                                                              General Manager @Metta Nairobi

                                                                Stephen Kihiu

                                                                Data Analyst @KPMG

                                                                  Faith Mwema

                                                                  Software Engineer and Data Analyst @PwC

                                                                    Samuel Mwai

                                                                    Head, Risk and Advisory@Isolutions Associates

                                                                      Yacob Berhane

                                                                      Head of Growth and Investment @M-Survey

                                                                        Florence Kimata

                                                                        SME's Advisor, @Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives

                                                                          Amrote Abdella

                                                                          Regional Director @Microsoft 4Afrika

                                                                            Anthony Nandaa

                                                                            Technical Team Lead Engineering @Andela

                                                                              Elsis Sitati

                                                                              Data Engineer @Viacom

                                                                                Carol Kariuki

                                                                                Software Engineer @VituMob

                                                                                  Tony Wagura

                                                                                  Senior React Native Developer @Yzar Intl.

                                                                                    Isaac Markus

                                                                                    Research @IBM

                                                                                      Michael Kimani

                                                                                      Chairman @Blockchain Association of Kenya

                                                                                        Ariane Fisher

                                                                                        Country Director, Kenya @Shortlist

                                                                                          Kathleen Siminyu

                                                                                          Data Scientist @Africa's Talking

                                                                                            Ciira Maina

                                                                                            Senior Lecturer @Dedan Kimathi University

                                                                                              Rosemary Koech

                                                                                              Legal & Regulatory Specialist @Oxygene MCL

                                                                                                Brian Afande

                                                                                                Co-Founder & Head of Business Development @BlackRhino VR

                                                                                                  Allan Mukhwana

                                                                                                  Group CEO @Kenoobi Group Limited

                                                                                                    Mikul Shah

                                                                                                    CEO & Founder @EatOut, Yummy & Nomad Magazine and Nairobi Restaurant Week

                                                                                                      Naomi Konditi-Kivuvani

                                                                                                      Country Manager, Kenya @MallforAfrica

                                                                                                        Ben Roberts

                                                                                                        CTO @Liquid Telecom

                                                                                                          Ciku Muthoni Mugambi

                                                                                                          Investment Analyst @IFC

                                                                                                            Maureen Macharia

                                                                                                            Product designer & Founder @Spindle Design

                                                                                                              Dip Patel

                                                                                                              Country Manager @Uber Kenya

                                                                                                                Hillary Wangila

                                                                                                                Data Scientist @Safaricom

                                                                                                                  Laura Tich

                                                                                                                  Co-Founder @SheHacks KE

                                                                                                                    Kwasi Adi-Dako

                                                                                                                    Director of Learning @Moringa School

                                                                                                                      Isaac Gachungu

                                                                                                                      Senior Manager, M-PESA Product Development @Safaricom

                                                                                                                        Leonida Mutuku

                                                                                                                        Co-founder and CEO @Intelipro Limited

                                                                                                                          Kevin Guto

                                                                                                                          Head of Product Development @Cellulant Group

                                                                                                                              Kevin Mwasigwa

                                                                                                                              Strategic Partnerships @Safaricom


                                                                                                                                Don’t miss the incredible panels and workshops during Pre-NTW events and during NTW!
                                                                                                                                1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
                                                                                                                                Moringa School Women in Tech: "Everything on Demand Technology"

                                                                                                                                1:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Registration of Guests
                                                                                                                                2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Panel Discussion & Ideathon Presentations
                                                                                                                                4:00 PM - 4:15 PM: Closing Keynote by Audrey Cheng
                                                                                                                                4:15 PM - 5:30 PM: Cocktail & Networking

                                                                                                                                Moringa School & Facebook
                                                                                                                                9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
                                                                                                                                Infrastructure Security and Monolith app to Microservices

                                                                                                                                9:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Registration and Light Breakfast
                                                                                                                                10:00 AM - 10:10 AM: Introduction
                                                                                                                                10:10 AM - 11:30 AM: Creating, Joining and Scaling a Tech Team: Lessons Learnt
                                                                                                                                11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Break
                                                                                                                                12:00 PM - 12:45 PM:Transitioning from a Monolith Architecture to Microservices by Twiga Foods
                                                                                                                                12:45 PM - 1:30 PM: Infrastructure Security by Africa's Talking
                                                                                                                                1:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Lunch and Networking
                                                                                                                                Get your Tickets Here!

                                                                                                                                Twiga Foods & Africa's Talking
                                                                                                                                6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
                                                                                                                                How Developers Can Take Advantage of VISA APIs

                                                                                                                                6:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Registration
                                                                                                                                7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Visa Everywhere Initiative
                                                                                                                                8:00 PM - 8:30 PM: Networking

                                                                                                                                10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
                                                                                                                                Introduction to the Rust Programming Language Workshop

                                                                                                                                Rust is a programming language designed to improve the experience of systems programming and thereby empower a broader range of people to write systems-level code. The workshop is focused on getting people with a background in another programming language to learn Rust and join the community. The first session will focus on Rust language syntax and semantics. Extra effort is made to relate Rust concepts to programming concepts in other languages, particularly popular scripting languages such as JavaScript or Ruby. This part consists of an interactive presentation followed by guided and self-directed practice. The second session leads students in a hands-on project: building a small website in Rust. Depending on your comfort and sense of adventure you can work more or less independently during this part- either heading off on your own, or pairing with a partner (or three!).

                                                                                                                                Rust Nairobi, JUMO & Africa's Talking
                                                                                                                                11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
                                                                                                                                Artificial Intelligence

                                                                                                                                Security and Identity management in a cloud world How do you secure yourself, your organization and your data in the cloud? Join us to find out how you can use simple tools to ensure the security of your technical ecosystem The PAAS Principles of Azure: What is Platform As A Service really about? What are the underpinnings of PAAS? What should you expect? What do you stand to gain? And most importantly, why is this important to you?

                                                                                                                                From 7:45 AM

                                                                                                                                Attendees selected to attend the conference will be asked to check in at the registration desk and collect their passes at this time at the registration area near the entrance of the building.

                                                                                                                                Tech Ecosystems Round Up From:
                                                                                                                                1. Florence Kimata, SME Advisor, Ministry of Industry Trade and Cooperatives
                                                                                                                                2. Samuel Gikandi, CEO & Co-Founder, Africa's Talking
                                                                                                                                Keynote From:
                                                                                                                                1. Amrote Abdella, Regional Director, Microsoft 4Afrika
                                                                                                                                Master of Ceremony:
                                                                                                                                Francis Mugane, General Manager, InterSwitch

                                                                                                                                9AM - Overnight

                                                                                                                                Microsoft Challenge: "Cortana Intelligence Suite"
                                                                                                                                VISA Challenge: "Visa Everywhere"
                                                                                                                                Facebook Challenge: "Solutions for Urban City Problems Using Facebook Technologies"

                                                                                                                                From 7:45 AM

                                                                                                                                Attendees selected to attend the conference will be asked to check in at the registration desk and collect their passes at this time at the registration area near the entrance of the building.

                                                                                                                                1. Isaac Markus, IBM
                                                                                                                                2. Lorna Mutegi, Strathmore University
                                                                                                                                3. Chris Orwa, Safaricom
                                                                                                                                4. Steve Kihiu, KPMG
                                                                                                                                5. Faith Mwema, PwC

                                                                                                                                Lunch will be served in the Students Center Building on the 4th Floor.

                                                                                                                                1. Michael Kimani, Blockchain Association of Kenya
                                                                                                                                2. Eugene Mutai, Andela
                                                                                                                                3. June Okal, KO Associates
                                                                                                                                4. Rosemary Koech Oxygene Marketing Communications Ltd.
                                                                                                                                5. Kenneth Kimani, JUMO
                                                                                                                                6. Dr. Joseph Sevilla, Strathmore University

                                                                                                                                by Eugene Mutai, Andela

                                                                                                                                1. Ariane Fisher, Shortlist
                                                                                                                                2. Elsis Sitati, Facebook

                                                                                                                                - Developing the future of tech talent and promoting diversity/inclusiveness - Untapped areas for Tech Careers - Creative solutions for tech talent gaps - Next generation talent acquisition

                                                                                                                                9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
                                                                                                                                Cyber Security & Policy; "Privacy and Safety in the Digital Age"

                                                                                                                                1. Bright Gameli, Internet Solutions
                                                                                                                                2. Gavriel Ng'ang'a AfricaHackOn
                                                                                                                                3. Samuel Mwai, Isolutions Associates Ltd
                                                                                                                                4. Juanita Omanga, VISA
                                                                                                                                5. Somet Kipchilat, Microsoft
                                                                                                                                6. Laura Tich,

                                                                                                                                Lunch will be served in the Students Center Building on the 4th Floor.

                                                                                                                                1. Alissa Orlando, Dynamo Advisors
                                                                                                                                2. Irene Hu, Open Capital
                                                                                                                                3. Yacob Berhane, M-Survey
                                                                                                                                4. Robert Yawe, Synaptech Solutions Ltd
                                                                                                                                5. Keziah Wangari, ViKtoria Venture
                                                                                                                                6. Jonas Tesfu, Pangea Accelerator

                                                                                                                                1. Hillary Wangila, Safaricom
                                                                                                                                2. Kathleen Simiyu, Africa's Talking
                                                                                                                                3. Ciira Maina , Dedan Kimanthi University
                                                                                                                                4. Aisha Walcott, IBM

                                                                                                                                1. Brian Afande, Black Rhino VR
                                                                                                                                2. Douglas Ogeto, Fuse Catalysts
                                                                                                                                3. Allan Mukhwana, Momentum Core
                                                                                                                                4. Wesley Kirinya, Leti Arts
                                                                                                                                5. Mnikelo Qubu, Well Told Stories

                                                                                                                                4th Floor, Students Center Building

                                                                                                                                1. Ian Mwaura, My Dawa
                                                                                                                                2. Amira Dhalla, Mozilla Foundation
                                                                                                                                3. Jonas Tesfu, Pangea Acelerator
                                                                                                                                4. Stacey Ondimu, Moringa School
                                                                                                                                5. Sunny Walia VISA
                                                                                                                                6. Naomi Konditi-Kivuvani

                                                                                                                                1. Yacob Berhane, M-Survey
                                                                                                                                2. Mark Karake, Impact Africa
                                                                                                                                3. Ciku Muthoni, IFC
                                                                                                                                4. Maurice Otieno, Metta Nairobi

                                                                                                                                1. Leonida Mutuku, Intelipro Limited
                                                                                                                                2. Maryanne Mwaniki , Simple Alliance
                                                                                                                                3. John Kinyangi, Stanbic Bank
                                                                                                                                4. Maureen Macharia,
                                                                                                                                5.Sam Kitonyi, JUMO
                                                                                                                                6. Topyster Muga, VISA

                                                                                                                                1. Malaika Judd, Sendy
                                                                                                                                2. Dip Patel, Uber
                                                                                                                                3. Kamal, Little Cab
                                                                                                                                4. Ian, My Dawa
                                                                                                                                5. Daniel Yu, Sokowatch
                                                                                                                                6. Mikul Shah, Eat Out Kenya

                                                                                                                                4th Floor Terrace, Students Center Building

                                                                                                                                1. Lawrence Muthoga, Microsoft
                                                                                                                                2. Ben Roberts, Liquid Telecom
                                                                                                                                3 .Amira Dhalla, Mozilla Foundation
                                                                                                                                4. Carol Kariuki, Facebook
                                                                                                                                5. Kevin Mwasigwa, Safaricom


                                                                                                                                what people say

                                                                                                                                “NTW was just Super! We had an engaging and heated EdTech panel with attending government officials, and we found our amazing bot developer, Lando. Not missing this one for the world.”
                                                                                                                                Kago KagichiriCo-Founder and CEO @ Eneza Educaation
                                                                                                                                “NTW was one of the biggest gathering of driven developers looking to share and build on their knowledge Nairobi has ever seen!”
                                                                                                                                AARON FUManaging Director @ Metta

                                                                                                                                Buy Your Tickets Here

                                                                                                                                Buy your ticket today to secure your spot at this year’s Nairobi Tech Week Conference.

                                                                                                                                Board of Advisers

                                                                                                                                Somet Kipchilat

                                                                                                                                Technical Evangelist at Microsoft 4Afrika

                                                                                                                                  Stacey Ondimu-Kimani

                                                                                                                                  Director of Operations at Moringa School

                                                                                                                                    Graham Muhanga

                                                                                                                                    Developer Outreach at Africa's Talking

                                                                                                                                      Maurice Otieno

                                                                                                                                      General Manager at Metta

                                                                                                                                        Caine Wanjau

                                                                                                                                        CTO at Twiga Foods

                                                                                                                                          Sandra Mukidza

                                                                                                                                          Events and Outreach, Moringa School

                                                                                                                                            Tech Week Awards 2018 Nominations

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