KENYA’S SOFTWARE 

DEVELOPMENT

INDUSTRY’S BIGGEST 

EVENT

SEPTEMBER 27-28//NAIROBI

SPONSOR 

Sponsorship of this conference constitutes a significant relationship-building exercise with numerous innovators, entrepreneurs, developers and bloggers who form the heart of Kenya’s ICT community.Interested in sponsoring? Email [email protected]

Sponsoring Devcraft Conference 2018 will accord you the opportunity to benefit in different ways.

WHAT IS

DEVCRAFT 

DevCraft is a 2 day event curated by the iHub Software Consulting team, with an audience of software engineers, project managers, product managers, quality assurance experts, data scientists, and UI/UX experts in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

Our goal is to bring together bright minds involved in the software development space to give talks and workshops. The aim of these sessions is to raise the quality of the software craft in Kenya by providing access to a community that champions good software design and development practices. We recognize that to improve, we need each other.

 

User Experience and Design, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Blockchain and its applications, Infrastructure and Scale, Tools & Practices, Web and Mobile Development, Enterprise Software, Product Management and Academia

SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Caine Wanjau

CTO Twiga 

Dr. Chao Mbogo

Program Lead at KamiLimu

Head of CS Department, KeMU 

 

SCHEDULE 

  • DAY ONE
  • DAY TWO
DAY ONE

DEVCRAFT DAY ONE

TIME

SESSION

8:00 am – 8:45 am

ARRIVAL AND SIGN IN 

9:00 am – 9:45 am

KEYNOTE: Caine Wanjau, CTO, Twiga Foods

Scaling an Engineering Team: The when and the how.

10:00 am – 11:00 am

PANEL SESSION: Blockchain – where are the real applications?

MODERATOR: Roselyne Gichiga , Education Program Coordinator, EOS Nairobi

PANELISTS: 

Eugene Mutai (Full-stack Software Developer, Andela),

Rosemary Chemu Kimwatu (Legal and Regulatory Specialist at Oxygène), 

David Kimaru (Technology Director, Living Goods)

Bettirose Ngugi (Cloud Platform Consultant, Oracle)

11:00 am – 11:30 am

TEA BREAK

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

WORKSHOP 1: Sitati Kituyi, Technical Co-Founder/CTO at AfricanStockPhoto

Using AWS’s ML-as-a-Service

TALK: Kenneth Kinyanjui (Principal Consultant, Faidika Technologies)

Demystifying Big Data on the Cloud

TALK: Roger Taracha,Technical Team Lead, Andela

The Art Of Mobile DevOps (Android)

JOB FAIR

12:30 pm – 1:30pm

LUNCH

1:30 pm – 2:30pm 

PANEL SESSION: Old school tech – how it was in the beginning

MODERATOR: Jimmy Gitonga, Senior Consultant, Afroshok 

PANELISTS:

Faizal Mirza (Chief of Products , Cellulant)

Fady Rostom (CEO, Ark Africa) 

Conrad Akunga (Director& Cofounder, Innova Ltd)

Jessica Francisca Colaço(Head of Growth, Brave) 

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

WORKSHOP 1: Eve Kilel (Cofounder, SheHacksKe) and Laura Tich (Cofounder, SheHacksKe)

Find Vulnerabilities in Mobile Apps through Reverse Engineering

WORKSHOP 2: Prosper Otemuyiwa (Developer Advocate, Apollo GraphQL)  

Web 

TALK: Mercy Mugii (Project Manager, Medic Mobile) 

Building great teams: Emotional Intellingence for Software Development Professionals

JOB FAIR

3:30pm – 4:00pm

TEA BREAK 

4:00pm – 5:00pm

PANEL SESSION: Challenges and successes hiring for technology companies; include hiring women, students, etc

MODERATOR: Lincoln Njogu, Technology Officer, iHub

PANELISTS

Shiro Theuri (CTO Frontline SMS) 

Sam Kitonyi (Director of Engineering, Jumo) 

Huston Malande (CEO, Skyline Design)  

DAY TWO

DEVCRAFT DAY TWO

TIME

SESSION

8:00 am – 8:45 am

ARRIVAL AND SIGN IN

9:00 am – 9:45 am

KEYNOTE: Dr. Chao Mbogo (Program Lead at KamiLimu & Head of CS Department, KeMU)

Bridging the skills gap between Computer Science academia and industry

10:00 am – 11:00 am

PANEL SESSION: Design thinking – why the slow adoption? patterns, technologies and the disconnect 

MODERATOR: Kennedy Kirui (Director of Service Delivery, iSC) 

PANELISTS: 

Kagonya Awori (Lead – Human Experience and Design, Safaricom Alpha) 

Oluwatobi Akindunjoye(Senior UX Designer, eHealth Africa) 

Sharon Wangari (Impact Designer, Nairobi Design Institute) 

Charles Momanyi (Head of Technology & Innovation, Kocela)

11:00 am – 11:30 am

TEA BREAK

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

WORKSHOP 1 : James Mwai (CTO & Cofounder, Sky.Garden)

4 ways to deploy your Python webapp to Google Cloud

WORKSHOP 2 : Christian Nwamba (Developer Advocate, Cloudinary)

Responsible Responsive Images for the Web

TALK: Valentine Ruto (Android Developer at Kountable Inc.)

UI/UX in Android Development

JOB FAIR 

12:30 pm – 1:30pm

LUNCH 

1:30 pm – 2:30pm 

PANEL SESSION: Getting the best out of your devs – tools, methodologies, best practices

MODERATOR:  Joy Kendi, Agile Project Manager & Design THinker, iSC

PANELISTS: 

Vaneyck Otoki (Senior Developer, Frontline SMS) 

Seth Kigen (System Architect, Twiga Foods) 

Trevor Kimenye (CEO, Ongair) 

Evanson Biwott (Head of Engineering, Sendy)

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

TALK 1: Gertrude Nyenyeshi (Web Developer at BBC News & Andela)

Web Accessibility

TALK 2: Kennedy Kirui (Director of Service Delivery, iSC)

Is it worth pursuing a career in Product management? 

JOB FAIR

3:30pm – 4:00pm

TEA BREAK

4:00pm – 5:00pm

PANEL SESSION: Applications of AI, ML and Data Science in Kenya

MODERATOR: Lilian Nduati, Manager, HDX Data Lab

PANELISTS:

Muthoni Wanyoike (Team Lead, InstaDeep), 

Chris Orwa (Data Scientist, Safaricom Alpha), 

Chris Nyaga (Technical Team Lead, Andela) 

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