Meet Kenyan Techies and Entrepreneurs at the re:publica in Berlin

Nanjira Sambuli

The re:publica is back!! And as with the last several years, there are Kenyan Techies taking part.


Mugethi Gitau, Martha Chumo, John Matogo, Nanjira Sambuli

10 Things Europe can Learn from Kenya

So you’re still paying your drinks in a bar with cash? So there is no free wifi in your busses? So your mom’s not on Twitter?

Well guess what, it’s time Europe checked out what’s happening down south and learnt a few lessons about digital innovation in everyday situations….Africa’s young population has greatly shaped the way tech has been adopted in the continent and will definitely impact the direction Africa’s innovation will take in the coming years. “10 things Europe can learn from Kenya” will feature a hub community manager, a mobile technology expert and a hacker school founder who will highlight interesting trends in technology in Africa and cool innovations in different sectors, from education and health to entertainment and lifestyle.

This discussion will be coordinated by Kenyan techies:

MARTHA CHUMO – the founder of Nairobi Dev School. She was at the re:publica last year. Remember the girl that had her visa application to the US denied? Read here.
MUGETHI GITAU – a Community Manager at the iHub in Nairobi. She was at the re:publica 2014, as well.
SHEILAH BIRGEN – a Community Lead at the m:Lab East Africa.
Date: 07.05.2015
Time: 11:45 – 12:15
Room: STG-5
James Odede Cebit 2015

Fighting Chronic Disease with Digital Innovation

James Odede – the disruptive dreamer from the CeBiT in Hannover earlier this year? He’s here again, this time in Berlin for the re:publica. He’ll be giving a talk today on: FIGHTING CHRONIC DISEASE WITH DIGITAL INNOVATION.

Other than being the founder of the Lake Hub and being an Ampion Bus fellow; James is also one of the creators of the “Mobi-Dawa” App. The app allows its users to find out information about different drugs, their side effects, chemical make-up and even expiry dates. The app also reminds the user when to take their medicine and what dosage to take.

Interested in taking part in the discussion, here are the details:

Date: 07.05.2015
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Room: STG-10

Nanjira Sambuli

Big problems, big data, little privacy? Ethics of data use in developent contexts

Nanjira Sambuli – She was at the re:publica last year and she’s back again. A musician, research manager at the iHub, new media strategist and mathematician, Nanjira is a keen observer on how technology is impacting governance, media and culture.

This year together with Sheilah Birgen, she will be speaking on: Big problems, big data, little privacy? Ethics of data use in developent contexts. 

Date: 07.05.2015
Time: 15:00 – 16:00 (4-5pm)
Room: STG-5

If you can’t make it but would still want to watch it, catch the live stream here.

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