Recruiting AkiraChix class of 2018

Its that time of the year again when we have pleasure of screening a group of young, hopeful, young girls from all over Kenya for CodeHive (our one-year training program). This program has continued to be offered at no cost to the students with classes in; Web Design Mobile application design Graphic Design Hardware design Life Skills [...]

By | 2017-10-10T20:09:38+00:00 October 10th, 2017|AkiraChix, Opportunities, Technology, Training Program|0 Comments

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

Sign up for November Dev & Genius Skwad Camps!

We’re excited to announce that AkiraChix will be hosting coding camps for primary and high school students this November during the long school holidays. As part of our long-term strategy to create individual identities for our programs and activities, we’ve rebranded these coding camps. We’re creating young hardcore geniuses and developers with a wealth of [...]

High School Outreach at Limuru girls high school

Over the past few years, AkiraChix has been expanding it's reach with the high school outreach program, working in schools such as Kenya High, among others. The goal is to ensure that we're exposing as many young girls to opportunities within the technology industry as possible. This past weekend, we had the pleasure of visiting Limuru [...]

By | 2016-09-26T10:24:14+00:00 September 26th, 2016|AkiraChix, High School outreach, Partnerships, Technology|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 [...]

Reflecting on impact of AkiraChix

By Emily Achieng' I want take a moment to capture and reflect on moments that so much mattered to me. Moments spent at the Akirachix. Moments that made me deeply learn about myself in a humbling way. Akirachix, a place that gave me the urge to always retain focus and never look back. A place [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:57+00:00 July 29th, 2016|Community, Technology, Thoughts|0 Comments

DIGIFY BYTES – DIGITAL SKILLS FOR YOUR LIFE + CAREER

AkiraChix is excited to partner with Digify Africa for a meet up on the 10th of August 2016. Digify will will show you the A-Z in digital marketing in 6 modules. INTRO TO DIGITAL MARKETING TRADITIONAL VS DIGITAL MARKETING INTRODUCTION TO SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMISATION (SEO) WEB DESIGN AND UX CONTENT MARKETING SOCIAL MEDIA To attend please [...]

By | 2016-07-20T11:46:52+00:00 July 20th, 2016|AkiraChix, Community, Opportunities, Technology|0 Comments

AKiraChix GIS Developer MeetUp

Written by Sophia Murage Where are you Now? That has always been an important question, in our new connected reality, location has and is becoming even more relevant by the day. A meeting outside the office, coffee meet up with friends, restaurants or libraries near you … all this are just random words until you [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:58+00:00 July 13th, 2016|AkiraChix, Community, Technology|0 Comments

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