IU HOLDS SECOND MOBILE BOOT CAMP ON MOBILE TECHNOLOGY

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A total of 73 young men and women were trained during a four-day crash program at the second annual Mobile Boot camp held at Inoorero University from March 14-17, 2012.

This year’s theme was, “Mobile Technology for solving Problems in the Kenyan Society”.

Mugo Kibati Director General, Vision 2030 who was the Chief Guest during the official opening of the event encouraged participants to come up with products that will stimulate economic growth in Kenya.

The event aimed at enhancing participants’ capacity to develop meaningful solutions to enable them think: easily, efficiently, alternatively, fast and smart, appreciate current innovative solutions using mobile technologies. In addition the participants acquired practical skills in the use of current platforms, frameworks and tools used for development of mobile applications.

A total of 7 universities including the host Inoorero University participated in this event that included Catholic University, St. Pauls University, Maseno, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture, Daystar, Kenyatta University.

“The boot camp will spearhead a road map towards the increased development of mobile applications” Mugo went further to say.

The trainined participants were challenged to apply the acquired knowledge to provide solutions through their innovations.

At the end of the event participants were awarded with certificates at a closing ceremony which was attended by the Chief Executive Officer at the Kenya ICT Board Paul Kukubo.