The Manjano Nairobi Visual Arts Exhibition is being hosted at the Village Market Nairobi and will run for a number of days. If you are around the area, get time and go check out the great art work by various artists.
Feel free to contact the organisers here;
254 (0)20 555770 or 555227
Mobile: +254 726 992 200
Asilia is proud to have successfully held its first training session: Project Web - A one-day course in executing successful website projects.
In attendance were:
- Adaka Lineker from Catapult
- Ras Mwilitsa from Asilia
- Adam Nelson (facilitator)
- JS Kitololo of Africlub (facilitator)
- Mark Kaigwa of African Digital Art & Afrinnovator
- Naazneen Parker from Chase Bank
- Andrew Mugoya from Asilia (facilitator)
A big thank you to all the organisers, facilitators, promoters and participants.
Register here to be updated on Asilia's future training sessions.
The mission of Science Hack Day is to get excited and make things with science! It is a 48-hour-all-night event that brings together designers, developers, scientists and other geeks in the same physical space for a brief but intense period of collaboration, hacking, and building 'cool stuff'
(image from http://www.sciencehackday.or.ke)
- Mother Teresa
m:lab East Africa will be holding its third Pivot East on 25th - 26th June 2013 in Kampala Uganda. Pivot East is one of East Africa’s mobile start-ups pitching competition and conference - it has been held annually since 2011.
A key objective for Pivot East 2013 is “to facilitate discovery of the next wave of high potential mobile start-ups”. The main difference between the 2013 competition and the previous years’ is its focus on start-ups becoming sustainable enterprises as opposed to merely showcasing mobile applications and their mobile developers. This is also in line with another key objective of Pivot East 2013 “To consolidate recent gains of the regional mobile ecosystem and help direct the thinking from mobile applications development to mobile entrepreneurship”.
- Nairobi, Kenya (Sign-up!) – 23rd March 2013
- Kampala, Uganda (Sign-up!) – 27th March 2013
- Deadline for startups entering the competition – 15th April 2013
- Training, coaching and mentorship for finalists – 13th May – 16th June 2013
- Finalists Pitching Conference in Kampala – 25th and 26th June 2013
Asilia is very happy to announce the first session in our training series. In the past couple of years or so, we've come across many people who have had frustrating experiences getting websites made – whether they are the designers and developers themselves or project/account managers and clients. In response to this, and from our own learning over 10 years in the industry, we've put together 'Project Web', a one-day course in executing successful website projects. Learn about best practice for communication and collaboration between designers, developers and clients, throughout the website project cycle.
What will you get out of it?
- An understanding of how to effectively manage website projects
- An overview of the different components involved in website creation, from pre-project to planning and specifications; from design to development; from data entry and testing to deployment and maintenance
- Learning on how to manage enterprise-level projects across several teams and/or organisations
- An introduction of how to coordinate and work with international clients and/or teams
- An opportunity to learn from an international agency and professionals who have worked in the industry for over 10 years
- A take-home course pack containing material covered on the day and additional resources that you can reference when working on your website projects
Who is it for?
The course is suitable for all who are involved in website projects including:
- Project and account managers (e.g. from communications or creative agencies)
How will the course be conducted?
The course will be discussion-based, with facilitators introducing modules and leading dynamic dialogue around the topics.
Learning will be drawn from the Asilia's experience working on over 40 sites in under 3 years, including sites for Adele Dejak, Afriapps, the African Union, Buni TV, Chase Bank Kenya, DAN Somaliland, Film Africa (a project of the Royal African Society and SOAS, University of London), Media Legal Defence Initiative, OakPark Properties, Raiser Resource Group, Rift Valley Institute and more.
When and where will it take place?
The course will take place on Wednesday 10 April, from 9:30am - 5:30pm. We'll be holding it at our offices in The GreenHouse on Ngong Road. Apologies to our international readers – this first course will be taking place in Nairobi, Kenya! To stay updated of our upcoming online offerings, sign up here.
The lead facilitator will be Asilia's Founder and Technical Director, Andrew Mugoya, who is passionate about technology and the web in particular. Andrew holds a First Class Honours degree in Computer Engineering from Warwick University (UK) and a Masters in Computer Science from Oxford University (UK). He has extensive experience as a web developer and project manager having worked in technology for more than 7 years in the banking sector (Barclays, Goldman Sachs and, JPMorgan Chase), prior to founding Asilia.
Adam has been the CTO or Head of Technology at 3 startups in New York over the past decade. At Yipit, he built a team of 14 developers who developed a robust site that processes 100k+ deals and generates over 20M unique emails per month. At Performline, Adam's team created one of the first large-scale database systems to be deployed in production. At Forsalebyowner.com, he built a team of 8 developers who helped create one of the largest real estate sites on the Internet.
How to register
To create an intimate learning environment and to ensure that participants get the most out the day, there are only 8 places available. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Charges are KES 30,000 for professionals and KES 20,000 for students. Payment can be made via any of the following channels: M-Pesa, cash and banker's cheque. Price includes tuition, materials, light snacks and refreshments.
You can register your interest by entering your details here. A member of the Asilia team will then contact you to arrange payment. Your place on the course is confirmed when payment has been received.
Please drop us an email with any further queries.