June Foundation Course has began

This last week on Monday the 6th of June, we commenced our second certificate class with an energetic group of cohorts all eager and ready to learn. The first week was introduction and briefing on Graphic Design, Web Design; Front-end development and Back-end development, Mobile application development and finished off the week with a lesson [...]

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

Attitudes & Motivations For Women Entering Technology Careers In Kenya

Despite narrowing the gender gap in student enrollment at the primary and secondary school levels in Kenya, a wide gender gap exists in labour participation, in respect to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related careers. Course selection is one of the most important career decisions young women will make. From a study commissioned by [...]

Foundation course for June 2016

Whether you're a beginner who wants to get started in web development, a designer looking to hand-code their concepts, or a marketer who wants a little more control over their CMS, you'll need to know HTML and CSS to get the job done. This 3 month course is the quickest way to get exploring. You [...]

We are six years old!

On April 24th, six years ago, AkiraChix was born! A Few young ladies who shared a common vision and passion for women and technology came together and AkiraChix was born. We are thrilled with our progress to date, and every day it feels like we have more and more opportunities to create the future of women [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:59+00:00 May 4th, 2016|AkiraChix, Galz in Tech, Technology, Thoughts|0 Comments

April 2016 Kids Tech and Arts Camp: Week 1 recap

Last week, we kicked off our April 2016 Kids Tech and Arts Camp with a bunch of eager students and volunteers. During the morning sessions, lead Trainer Sharon Wangari taught the students how to develop websites using HTML and CSS. She opted to go the “hardcore route”, by teaching them how to code on Sublime [...]

By | 2016-04-12T08:24:46+00:00 April 12th, 2016|AkiraChix, Community, Creative, Kids Programme, Technology|0 Comments

First Semester down, two more to go for the AkiraChix training program!

This journey began in October 2015(as it does every year). We received more than 60 applications, and successfully recruited 16 students from the pool of applicants, in what was a series of meetings with AkiraChix trainers, aptitude tests and face to face interviews with potential candidates. We deliberately selected a smaller pool of students this [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:00+00:00 April 5th, 2016|AkiraChix, Technology, Training Program|0 Comments

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 April 2016 Kid’s Tech and Arts Camp

We are pleased to announce that Akirachix will be hosting a children's Tech & Arts Camp during the April 2016 school holidays. Due to high public demand, this kid’s camp will be held for two weeks, as opposed to one week like previous camps. A student during our August 2015 Kid's Tech and Art [...]

AkiraChix’s 2015 in Review

Happy 2016 and new month from the AkiraChix team. The last quarter of 2015 was fairly busy for AkiraChix. Here are some highlights of what we worked on at the end of the year African Women in Technology Conference, hosted by AkiraChix 2015(AWTC15) On November 14th, 2015, AkiraChix hosted its second annual African Women in [...]