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RubyConf Kenya 2015

On the 8th to 9th May 2015, leading Ruby developers from around the world will come together to share, inspire and learn.

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Nairobi Kenya

8th-9th May 2015

Attending

RubyConf Kenya is an inclusive conference and as such strives to be welcoming and accessible to as many people as possible.

Location

All the conference sessions will be held at C4D Lab, Nairobi University.

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C4DLab is an R&D (research & development) and startup incubation lab, based at the School of Computing and Informatics, University of Nairobi. The lab aims at contributing towards building the Silicon Savannah, leveraging on the large University community.

Speakers

Aaron Cruz

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Aaron lives in Vienna, Austria where he builds MVPs for small startups using Ruby, JavaScript and Go. He also organizes 4 meetups, and most recently, co-organizes ROSSConf - A Ruby Open Source Conference in Vienna where people who work on open source projects get to share their experience.

Alvin Kato

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Introduced to programming by a close friend, Alvin abandoned an academic career as an Economist/Statistician for a keyboard and a black screen where he fell in love with ruby and the wonders of rails. His current mission is to transfer this same joy and enthusiasm for coding into the hearts of others.

Audrey Cheng

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Audrey is the co-founder of Moringa School, which currently offers a 12-week, immersive program training world-class web and mobile developers. She's passionate about providing education and access so people can reach their human potential, and she sees tech as one of the most powerful outlets to impact.

Eugene Mutai

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Eugene perceives the day he became curious with how Facebook works a calling to greatness. Since then he has self-developed skills by challenging himself with global standards set by guys like Paul Irish and the rest. Eugene has worked in tonnes of project from data analysis, hybrid html5 apps ranging from Android to Blackberry, and finally his favorite web apps. He has expansive knowledge in what it takes to build/powerful web application from architecture, technologies and tools. He is the Nairobi JavaScript Community(user-group) Lead and a consultant at iHub. Also an enthusiast in what they offer the community, thus happy in contributing all what he can.

Dennis Ondeng

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Dennis Ondeng is the CTO of Kopo Kopo, Inc., which offers a platform for SME's giving them a 'Business Operating System' which on top of helping them digitize their payments, offers various value adds to help their businesses grow and prosper. He has over 15 years in software development building CRM solutions and mobile and financial applications integrations.

Prior to Kopo Kopo, he was the Founder and President of Invigor Solutions, LLC (USA), a mobile applications software development company and before that the IT manager at United Souvenir & Apparel, Baltimore USA. He holds a MS degree in Computer Science from University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Resla

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Resla is enthusiastic about the emerging trends in mobile and web development in Kenya. She is currently working on Ed-Tech projects at iHub Research. She is also an avid software developer with a bias to Ruby on Rails and JavaScript, and an upcoming hardware hacker. She hopes to continue this journey at Yale University. She believes that she will use the knowledge and experience gained to impact the tech community in Kenya.

Christian Reuterwall

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Christian is a ruby scrub - he joined the Nairuby community after its relaunch last year. He started his career as a java developer. Before coming to Nairobi he was working as a project manager. Christian was also responsible for Continuous Integration, Change and Incident managament.

Nabihah

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A tech enthusiast who is passionate about all technology-related things. Driven by the motivation to learn

more and explore new fields which are constantly coming up. Developed an interest in programming while studying Computer Science at the University of Nairobi and can program in quite a few languages inclusive of Ruby. Believes that a challenge is an opportunity to learn more and if you can dream it, you can do it.

Sawo

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Sawo is a great lover of code and the amazing things that can be done with it. He has a bias for developing

web app usingruby on rails and currently he is the lead code slinger for BlueGate Technologies. He likes spending his weekends teaching mobile development to GDG M.M.U. His favourite quote, It's not the product, its what you can do with it. catch him

Diana Wanjuhi

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Diana Wanjuhi is a Software Developer at MaraMoja Transport. She is excited by all things technology, with a

bias toward software development. She developed her skills in Ruby and Rails during a programming bootcamp at Moringa School. While not writing code, she enjoys reading avidly and thinking about the tech ecosystem in Nairobi.

Conference

Friday 8th & 9th May at C4D Lab, Nairobi University.

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Sponsors

RubyConf KE Nairobi 2015 is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors. Please give them your support too.

Ruby Sponsor

  1. GitHub

Emerald Sponsors

  1. BantaMik

Sapphire Sponsors

  1. Mandrill

Supporters

  1. Buildkite
  2. Digital Ocean
  3. Adorable
  4. Moringa school
  1. codeschool
  2. pluralsight
  3. uber

Code of Conduct

RubyConf Kenya is run under the auspices of Ruby Kenya. You can view our code of conduct. These rules must be followed by all attendees at all conference-related events.