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It’s Holiday time… and time to get into the incredible world of computer programming!

Our last bootcamp in December 2015 was filled with loads of fun and learning. We had students learning how to code with Arduino, resulting in students building a hardware project that involved setting up an alarm system for a house with sensors. A student demonstrates part of the Dec 2015 Arduino Bootcamp project [...]

Announcing our August High School Coding BootCamp

We’re hosting a coding camp for high school between August 17th, 2015 and August 21st, 2015. This bootcamp is tailored for young girls in high school, and will run from 9:00 a.m to 3:00p.m at the AkiraChix space, on the Ground Floor of Bishop Magua Center. The program cost is KES 2,000 per student. Lunch [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:02+00:00 August 5th, 2015|AkiraChix, Community, High School outreach, Technology|2 Comments

Are you ready for Geek Girl Festival 2015???

In less than three days, AkiraChix will be hosting its recently re-branded AkiraChix Geek Girl Festival, and we’re more than excited about it! Tickets sold out within the first week of our announcement, and we have since added a few extra tickets. Our keynote speaker for the event will be Wangechi Mwangi, co-founder and CEO [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:04+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|AkiraChix, Community, Events, High School outreach|0 Comments

Introducing the Geek Girl Festival, hosted by AkiraChix

For the last two years, AkiraChix has hosted the Girls in ICT Day event, reaching more than 400 high school girls and connecting them with industry experts. Girls in ICT Day, hosted by AkiraChix in 2013 Girls in ICT Day, hosted by AkiraChix in 2014   This year, we’ve rebranded the [...]

Join in on the hugest tech Celebration on March 7th 2015

The iHub has put together what is going to be the largest tech party in Kenya, on the 7th of March 2015,  at the Arboretum grounds. Here’s the basic agenda for the day. 2pm – 6pm – Tech Job Fair and Showcase 6pm – 8pm – Food, Drinks and Awards 8pm – onwards – Music and Party We, [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:06+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recapping the Gender and Technology Pop-Up Institute in Berlin

(Guest Post by Yvonne Oluoch, #IncYOUbateIT competition winner,  founder of Socially Keen Individuals Redefining the Tech Space (SKIRTS) and AkiraChix Volunteer) Gender and technology workshop hosted by Tactical Tech attendees. On 30th of November 2014, I left for Berlin to attend a Gender and Technology workshop hosted by Tactical Tech Collective courtesy of Akirachix [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:06+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

AkiraChix Design Bootcamp – August 2014 Recap

As always, it was a week filled with lots of creativity, fun and learning. A group of 20 girls walked into the AkiraChix space on 18th August, 2014 a little shy and green on graphic design concepts. Throughout the week, Nyandia Kamawe empowered these teenagers by teaching what it takes to be a designer, and [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:16+00:00 August 26th, 2014|AkiraChix, Events, High School outreach|0 Comments