Coders4Africa Egerton University Boot Camp December 2012

Kristen Houlton has worked with the Nairobi part of the Computer Aid team as Training Coordinator, facilitating workshops and working with organisations such as Coders4Africa to put on a series of boot camps for burgeoning programmers. Here’s her summary of the Egerton University Boot Camp which took place on the 12th of December in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Members of the Kenya Chapter of Coders4Africa (C4A), in conjunction with Computer Aid International, traveled to Egerton University, Njoro Town outside of Nakuru to deliver our first-ever Mobile and web Boot Camp to the students there. The training involved Egerton students, most involved in IT programs. This Mobile and web Boot Camp was funded through a cost-sharing arrangement between Coders4Africa USA (primary), Computer Aid and Egerton University

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Computer Aid Supports Training for Computer Coders in Kenya

On 14 July 2012, Computer Aid International in conjunction with our partners Coders4Africa conducted a one-day Boot Camp to teach Android and J2ME coding (computer programming) languages to university students in Voi, Taita Taveta District, Kenya.  Computer Aid’s Africa Regional Office acts as Program Manager for the Kenya Country Chapter of Coders4Africa.  Coders4Africa is an independent nonprofit organization that provides training, education and development infrastructure, logistics and intellectual support to IT professionals in Africa.

Most Computer Aid/Coders4Africa Kenya events are held in the Nairobi area.  This special Boot Camp came at the request of student government leaders in Taita Taveta who had been prevented by distance from participating in the Coders4Africa Kenya Chapter.  Computer Aid, with donor support, agreed to sponsor this traveling Boot Camp coupled with an Exchange Visit in order to broaden our geographic support for the coding community in Kenya.  Computer Aid’s Training Coordinator travelled with the Coders4Africa Technical Manager and eight university students active in the Chapter to carry out this event. Continue reading