Friday, March 28, 2008

Next Meeting - 1 Apr 2008 - Document Standards

Date: Tuesday, 1st April 2008, 6pm
Venue: OPENWORLD LTD, 2nd Floor, Kenindia House, Loita Street, Nairobi
Topic: Document Standards
Facilitated by: Dorcas Muthoni

Also, we shall have a short presentation by Market for Change

(Still waiting for more people willing to do presentations/lectures)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

TODAY - Facebook Developer Garage

This is a reminder that the Facebook Developer Garage is set to take place this Thursday (27th of March 2008)

Time: 1pm - 7 pm
Venue: School of Computing and Informatics - UoN - Chiromo Campus.

Come and share ideas with the students and learn more about the Facebook Platform.

PS: There will be lots of food and the guest speaker is PS Bitange Ndemo.

1-3pm : speeches & presentations
3-4pm : reception
4-7pm : gadgets

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Skunkworks session @ Elite Computers - Sarit Centre

People got treated to a potent combination of Macbook Air, iPhone and Meat Pies :).

Rahim - the APR Store Manager, gave an overview of the various Apple products available locally, Mac Mini, MacBook Air (so slim that it can fit inside an A4 envelope), iMac, and of course the various iPODs which most people present didn't seem too interested in.

We then watched the Apple March 6 event, with the launching of the iPhone SDK and Corporate feature set. At the end of the 1 hr+ video (watched via an Apple TV wirelessly streaming video from Rahim's MacBook Pro), nearly everyone presented decided that they 'need' to have an iPhone and pretty soon.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Elite Apple Store - Tuesday 18 Mar 2008

For skunkworks this week, we're headed on a "Trip to the Apple Store".

We're visiting Elite's Apple Store at Sarit Center where they'll showcase
their products - Macs, iPods, OS X, including the spiffy new MacBook AIR.
Come and drool.

Also a MacWorld presentation where you can see His Steveness.

Pls RSVP to me if you're coming.

We might have drinks/snacks.

Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008
Elite Apple Store
Sarit Center.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Kengeles Tuesdays - 11 Mar 2008

Come chillout today with Skunkworks at Kengeles on Koinange Street. 6pm.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Googling- Meeting 4th March 2008

This past Tuesday Google Kenya were gracious enough to invite the skunkworks to their office for a presentation and Q&A. Place was pretty packed, free food perhaps?

Came in late myself thanks to Nai traffic but I got to get the gist of what they are up to particularly concerning google apps, maps and infrastructure. Bankelele has a very good summary of the goings on.

A small talk was also given by George Arabu on a project called dream cities initiative with emphasis on a proposed beautification of Kipande Road area. Looked pretty cool.

Afterward there was a discussion. One of the major things dicussed was about rating network operators' quality and how to maximize use of available local bandwidth- a recurring theme.

Good to get the ball rolling this year in style!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Skunkworks Meetings 2008

Google has offered to host our first Tuesday session
4 March 2008

They will be updating techies on where they've reached with their
Kenyan/African strategy, what the local office is up to, and talk
about Gadgets, Maps, etc. Come get involved !

And they will feed us.

Pls RSVP to

Google Kenya
7th Floor, Purshottam Place
Westlands Road
+254 20 360 1000 Switch Board (Regus)