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RubyConf Kenya 2019


On the 25th to 27th July 2019 leading Ruby developers from around the world will come together to share, inspire and learn.

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Nairobi Kenya

25th-27th July 2019


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


All the conference sessions will be held at iHub, 6th Floor, Senteu Plaza Galana/Lenana Road Junction · Nairobi



Denis Sellu

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During the day I solve problems at CookieHQ, where I've been doing so for just over four years. Strategy game and fantasy fiction fan. A Coconut connoisseur; Coconut doesn’t ask questions, Coconut understands.

Amr Abdelwahab

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An African Egyptian native who crossed continents to work with his passion in digital environments. Amr's interests span technology, tech-communities, politics and politics in tech, all enriched through various software engineering roles in Egypt, Hungary and Germany.

Joannah Nanjekye

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Joannah Nanjekye is a Rails girls summer of code alumni , Software Engineer and Aeronautical Engineer to be from Kampala, Uganda that has held two programming positions working on fintech projects. she writes a lot of python , ruby and golang. She is a proud open source contributor where started in summer programs like outreachy and Rails girls summer of code working on qutebrowser and Ceph writing. She is the author of Python 2 and 3 Compatibility a book published by Apress. When not coding, she gets curious about space and galaxies plus a bit of guitar.

William Wanyama

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William Wanyama is a software engineer at Kloeckner.i in Berlin, and a passionate (although remote) member of the Nairuby scene. Having spent a couple of years in Nairobi hustling and bustling with his own tech startup, he now likes to mentor and give back to other upcoming Ruby entrepreneurs in the region.

Michael Kimathi

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Michael Kimathi has over 7 years experience working in innovative ecosystems and building solutions notably with BlackBerry Developer Community, Nairuby, Masomomoja, GDG, Unbound, University of Nairobi, StartupBlink, BantaMik and Atlassian. Currently, he is an entrepreneur learning from his past failures and developing better solutions which will impact the world we are living in. Previously, he was the Community Development Manager at C4DLab, where he worked closely with team C4DLab to develop innovation strategy, Partnership and change the University culture from the old status quo way of doing things to one at the forefront of innovation, he mentored startups, hosted events, organized entrepreneurship mechanics related talks with distinguished industry entrepreneurs.

Bernard Banta

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A Computer Scientist and true entrepreneur, he is the founder of Banta Technologies (BT). He has always been passionate about technology and how it can be used to leverage and transform Africa in the way we live, work, play and govern. When it comes to building, his ultimate goal is to make the world a better place. Banta is an entrepreneur and an engineer on the bleeding edge of technology.

Paul Oguda

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Paul Oguda is a Spatial Planner with bias towards Smart Cities, an autodidact Programmer who loves Ruby but plays with Elixir/Erlang , Python, and Javascript at times. Furthermore, he loves GIS and Mapping and when not playing with computers he relaxes by watching local and international football. Currently Paul works at Research Solutions Africa as a location analyst.

Sigu Magwa

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An open source enthusiast who is a remote volunteer developer an open source community AgileVentures. Currently a member of Podii - software company based in Kisumu Kenya. Previously worked remotely as a coach and developer at the Swedish based academy and company Craft Academy. Been working with Ruby on Rails for a while and has a growing interest in Elixir and Phoenix.


25th to 27th July at iHub, 6th Floor, Senteu Plaza Galana/Lenana Road Junction · Nairobi.



RubyConf KE Nairobi 2019 is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors. Please give them your support too.


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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.