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 [...]

Inaugural AkiraChix Women’s Conference Recap!

We held our Inaugural Women’s conference on 1st November 2014 at Panari Sky Centre, with over 300 people in attendance, including a few men and students from Ngara Girls High school and Kenya High School. We also unveiled our new logo and branding. “She builds. She serves. She leads” Our keynote speaker, Juliana Rotich, Executive [...]

AkiraChix Women’s Conference: Gearing up!

We're just about 3 days away from our very first Women in Tech conference happening at Panari Sky Hotel, and are uber excited about it! We've got a solid program of activities planned out for the day. Have a look! We've also got a great set of speakers lined up such as:- Juliana Rotich, Executive [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:07+00:00 October 30th, 2014|AkiraChix, Community, Events|1 Comment

Ushahidi Partnership Days 2014: Day 1

[Guestpost by Arushi Jain, Development Intern on Ushahidi Platform] We all have multiple identities. We are citizens of various countries, and residents of many others; lovers of certain cultures, and supporters of all others; experts in a few fields, and disciplines of all the curiosities the world has to offer. In the Bishop Magua building [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:15+00:00 October 29th, 2014|AkiraChix, Community, Events, Partnerships|1 Comment

#IncYOUbateIT Competition in conjunction with Making All Voices Count

As you have probably heard, AkiraChix is hosting it’s first annual Women in Technology Conference(Sign up, limited spaces available) on November 1st 2014, celebrating african women in computing and discussing some key issues around women’s participation and contribution to the tech field in Africa. In honor of this event, AkiraChix and the Making All Voices Count [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:15+00:00 October 1st, 2014|AkiraChix, Community, Events, Technology|5 Comments

AkiraChix Women’s Conference: 1st November, 2014

AkiraChix is looking to host it's inaugural Pan African Women in technology conference in Nairobi, on 1st November 2014(Venue to be announced). The overall theme of this event is to celebrate women in computing in Africa. This event is set to target:- Undergrad students Women working in or seeking careers in the tech industry Women [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:16+00:00 September 4th, 2014|AkiraChix, Community, Events, Technology|3 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

The Anita Borg Institute Announces the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration ABIE Award Winners

The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on advancing women in computing, announced the winners of the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration ABIE Awards. Courtesy of http://gracehopper.org Each year, the Grace Hoper Celebration ABIE Awards give the technology community the opportunity to honor female leaders in the categories of technical leadership, social [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:16+00:00 August 7th, 2014|AkiraChix, Events, Galz in Tech|0 Comments

August 2014 Graphic Design Bootcamp!

Over the past few months, we’ve been working closely with Nyandia Kamawe and Abigael Wangui to give high school students a hands on introduction to design. We’ve been taking the girls through design thinking, and ultimately into designing posters for various school campaigns. This August, we’re hosting yet another one week intensive training for high [...]