The second Health Informatics Hackathon organized by the School of Computing and Informaics took place from 22 - 24 March 2016, having 33 students involved in the 3 day hack challenge. The hackathon is part of the mandate of AfyaInfo, a USAID funded project, to increase technical capacity and skills in National Health Information Systems.

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As part of the mentorship programme, two third-year students at the School of Computing and Informatics had an opportunity to visit MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) for two weeks in March 2016. This was facilitated by the Digital Matatu Project between the School and the Civic Data Design Lab at MIT and funded by World Bank.

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Sarah Williams, an Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and the Director of the Civic Data Design Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT),  gave a seminar to students and faculty of the School of Computing and Informatics on Monday 21 March 2016. Over 150 undergraduates and postgraduate students as well as faculty attended. 

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The University of Nairobi will be the pilot ground for a bike share and cycling culture when a pilot project on cycling as a mode of transport is implemented in the institution before facing it out in Nairobi County. UN Habitat has committed to give a seed funding to purchase 30 bicycles in the project.

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On Wednesday 16 March 2016 a team of four HR staff from the IBM regional Office were at the School of Computing and Informatics to present the company an employer of choice. The reasons advanced included brand, job security, international network, career growth, good pay and work life balance. The team used videos, questions and talks to engage the students in a lively Q/A interaction. Students were guided on how to apply for jobs and internships at IBM.

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