LeanIn is a program, Under The googles’ Women Techmakers University of Nairobi Chapter, that was initiated by female fourth year students of the School of Computing and Informatics and is spearheaded by Ruth Njeri, Barke Said and Sharon Malio, fourth year students in the same school.
Two final year students at the School of Computing and Informatics excelled at the Hacking for Global Health hackathon during the 3rd International German Forum held in Berlin in February 2017. Barke Said and Harun Kimani emerged second best in a competition that saw students from India, Canada, UAE, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and German participate. The forum was hosted by none other than the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
As part of its community service, a group of officials of NUCOMSSA, the Computer Science Students Association, visited the Feed the Children home near Kikuyu Town on Saturday December 10, 2016. Led by their patron Christopher Moturi and Chair Yvonne Mumbua Nindi, the group spent the day understanding the needs of the home, played and fed the children, and presented food stuff and clothes for the children.
The first Africa Human Computer Interaction conference (AfrCHI) co-hosted by the University of Nairobi, School of Computing and Informatics has concluded after a five-day session with representation of at least 200 delegates from 13 African countries.
The conference themed Building bridges, breaking barriers was officially opened on November 24, 2016 by Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology, Mr. Joseph Mucheru, represented by Principal Secretary for Broadcasting and Telecommunication, Mr. Sammy Itemere.
The conference integrated panel discussions, workshops, paper and poster presentations, keynote speeches and an onsite design challenge for students.
Official opening of Africa Conference on Human Computing Interaction (AfriCHI) at Villa Rosa Kempinski November 24, 2016