Dev Skwäd November 2016

This past week, we hosted teens  between the ages of 12 and 18 for Dev Skwäd. They worked in groups, creating engaging robotics projects. This camp was focussed on combining mechanical, electrical and software engineering to design, assemble, and program a robot using Arduino. Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:56+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|AkiraChix, Community, Events, High School outreach, Technology|0 Comments

Genius Skwäd November 2016

Genius Skwäd is a space where kids 6 to 11 years old get to explore science, technology, engineering and math with fun, hands-on activities. This past week provided an environment where kids used their own natural curiosity to make discoveries about the world around them. The kids learned how to create, and code a game using [...]

By | 2016-11-22T19:48:38+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|AkiraChix, Community, Creative, Design, Events, Kids Programme, Technology|0 Comments

August 2016 Holiday Kids Tech Camp & High School Bootcamp

Game development session during the Kids Arts & Camp We have seen time and time again that play is a wonderful basis for learning. Our innovative approach provides fun, and affordable way to introduce children to technology. Just ask the families who visit us regularly – the kids enjoy themselves so much, they [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:57+00:00 September 6th, 2016|AkiraChix, Community, Events, High School outreach, Kids Programme|0 Comments

Kids Camp & High School Boot Camp

AkiraChix is hosting a one week coding bootcamp tailored for Kids and high school girls. The Kids camp will teach Game development and arts, while the high school will cover Python Programming.The Camp will run from 15th August to 19th August from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m at Bishop Magua Centre. Charges are Ksh.10,000 per [...]

CodeFest 2016 – AkiraChix 3rd Annual Hackathon

AkiraChix is hosting its 3rd all-female hackathon. This year’s hackathon will focus on building solutions that foster Citizen engagement in matters of governance and security. The areas covered will be; Security: Physical, Food & Cyber Elections: Freedom of speech, Civic Education & Voter engagement The hackathon will start at 8am on Friday the 15th through the [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:58+00:00 July 11th, 2016|Community, Digital Security, Events, Opportunities, Technology|3 Comments

My boot camp experience

By Martha Saka (Current AkiraChix student Class of 2016) Linda, AkiraChix co-founder announced earlier this semester that we would be attending a boot camp. You can imagine the anticipation and curiosity that filled our minds at the moment. Having never attended a boot camp before, to us it meant probably coming up with a new program, [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:59+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Community, Events, Thoughts, Training Program|0 Comments

Abundance Within You

By Lavet Adhiambo (Current AkiraChix student Class of 2016) You never really know how much is within you or around you until you self search. Linda one of the Akirachix Co-founders confirmed that the long awaited camp was happening at the Kadolta camping site located in Kiserian. The first thing that came to my mind was damn! That place is [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:59+00:00 June 6th, 2016|AkiraChix, Community, Events, Thoughts|2 Comments

Meet up with Esri

AkiraChix is excited to partner with Esri for this months meet up on the 29th June. The focus for this event will be on Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This will be an exciting opportunity to learn how to leverage the power of location in technology solutions. We will introduce the concept of GIS and its [...]

By | 2016-06-07T11:44:55+00:00 June 6th, 2016|AkiraChix, Community, Events, Meetings, Partnerships, Technology|1 Comment

It’s time to hop onto the Geek Girl Festival 2016 train!

In less than 10 days, AkiraChix will be hosting it’s fourth annual Geek Girl Festival, on Saturday 23rd April 2016. Are you excited? WE ARE! We’re switching things up completely. While we’ve traditionally created a mix of talks and panel discussions with short learning sessions, this year, we’re going to be doing deep dive practical [...]

Join us for Geek Girl Festival 2016, hosted by AkiraChix

It’s that time of year again, when we bring together high school girls from across the country for a day full of technology, learning and fun! AkiraChix is hosting its fourth annual Geek Girl Festival on Saturday 23rd April 2016 The goal of this year’s event is to:- Inspire attendees to take up careers in [...]