The following will be m:Lab East Africa’s fourth wave trainees: Jean Damascene Habanabashaka, Gibson Macharia, Joseph Kipkogei, Leonard Korir, David Bwire, Roger Gichuhi, Humphrey Mwaura, Kennedy Mbeva, Bernard Mwangi, Lawrence Macharia, Jacob Chencha, Harry Mghanga, Charles Mwaniki, John Kamau, Moses Kioko, Mary Gichohi, Daniel Kamau, Gaudencia Mose, Charles Tanu, Eric Yullu, Joseph Kuria, Alex Muriithi, James Ouko, Emmanuel Mwaka, Dannis Mbugi, Brian Onyango, James Biyogo and Muhammad Sebuliba. There admission in to the training was recommended by the m:Lab’s applicant selection panel. They applied for m:lab East Africa’s training through an online application done recently.The new students will join the program beginning on 3rd September,the program will run to December 31st 2012. The training is a full time course (9.30am – 3.30pm). Over 55 applications, from Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda applied for the course. The applicants however had less that five ladies and only one made it
- A description of their familiarity with software development technologies and methodologies, programming languages and application deployment channels.
- What accomplishments have they made in software development, entrepreneurship, social good, and other areas that they intend to build on by going through the m:lab training.
- Any ventures or activities they have undertaken or they plan to undertake upon completion of the course that best demonstrate their entrepreneurial instinct.
- Academic background (They were to upload a copy of their CV, Degree Certificate or Final Year Transcript).
The training will be undertaken at m:lab East Africa’s premises(Bishop Magua Centre on Ngong road), within a training facility equipped with computers and high speed Internet connectivity. They will also have access to the Lab’s testing facility equipped with over 80 mobile devices from various manufacturers. The technologies covered in the training include USSD, android, J2me, php, mysql, LWUIT, Mobile Web , IVR, User Experience Design, SMS, Systems Design. They get to also cover entrepreneurship training on business for mobile, meant to improve their entrepreneurial skills.