AIS Hosts AfChix TechWomen Summit

AfChix had its very first AfChix TechWomen Summit on 27th May 2017, under the theme: “A Spectrum of Opportunities”. The one day event took place alongside the Africa Internet Summit (AIS) 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Africa Internet Summit (AIS), which every year, attracts internationally renowned Instructors, Experts and Speakers to share the latest innovations […]

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Annual Mentorship and Career Seminar in Computing 2016-The AfChix Kenya Team

A total of 340 students from nine (9) girls’ schools from different parts of the country did attend the seminar. The schools included: Testinomy school, Muthetheni Girls High School, Materi Girls Secondary School, St. Angela’s Girls Secondary Schiool, Makueni Girls High School, Masinga Girls Secondary School, Kianda School, Apostolic Carmel Girls Secondary, Moi Tea Girls […]

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Mentorship for tech Students in Universities

  Date: December 2015 Guest Speaker: Richard Moon, a Partner Technical Account Manager at DELL Topic: Lessons learned as a Software Professional Objective: To inspire students already into the ICT industry Location: Resilient Africa Network (RAN) offices, Kololo, Kampala Target Participants: University Students pursuing Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems and […]

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Turning her passion for Mentorship to elevate Young African Women – Meet Ms. Nodumo Dhlamini

Turning her passion for Mentorship to elevate Young African Women – Meet Ms. Nodumo Dhlamini Ms. Nodumo Dhlamini (center) with some of the Girls from AfChixUganda Afchix Uganda was originally born as LinuxChix Uganda. It came about after a group of women led by Dorcas Muthoni and Ana Badimo met at Kalangala Island in Uganda in January […]

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Technovation Challenge

  Date: April 2015 Objective: To mentor students to develop mobile applications that solve community challenges. Location: Resilient Africa Network (RAN) offices, Kololo, Kampala Target Participants: Secondary School and University students Brief Overview: Five (5) members of AfChix Women in Computing –Uganda Chapter participated in mentoring secondary school and University students who were competing in […]

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International Girls in ICT Celebrations

As part of the global movement to celebrate the international girls in ICT day, on Saturday 18th April 2015, AfChix Uganda held a career guidance workshop with girls from Iganga Girls School in the Eastern part of Uganda. The event was held at the Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology. The girls who attended the […]

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CONNECTING 1000 GIRLS TO ICT

THE IDEA & WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT We would like to celebrate the International Girls in ICT day on Saturday 25th April 2015 and invite 1000+ girls from rural schools in Uganda to participate in a one day seminar. The International Girls in ICT Day is an initiative backed by all International Telecommunications Union (ITU) […]

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AfNOG Supporting Training of African Women in IT – Uganda

African Network Operators Group (AfNOG) is a forum for technical coordination and cooperation among African Internet service providers and network engineers from the region’s universities, research institutions, and industry. AfNOG aims to build a community of engineers to help each other operating Internet Infrastructure in Africa, and on the Global Internet as well as promote […]

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UNIX Workshop for East African Women Engineers, Kampala, Uganda (10-15 November 2014)

DEADLINE EXTENSION: 3rd October, 2014 for applications AfChix Uganda collaborates with AFNOG and NSRC in hosting the  UNIX System Administration & Networking Workshop for East African Women Engineers, Kampala, Uganda (10th – 15th November, 2014) Background The African Network Operators Group (AfNOG ) invites women engineers from East Africa to participate in an intensive Unix System Administration and Networking […]

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CAREER GUIDANCE SEMINAR IN KENYA 2014

Date: April 2014 Theme: Expand Horizons, Changing Attitudes Objective: To inspire secondary school girls and disseminate information about the ICT Careers Location: Uganda Institute of Information Communications Technology, Kampala Target Participants: Secondary School Girls. Activities: Presentation about careers available in the ICT industry Testimonies from individual Tech ladies in AFCHIX to inspire the girls One-on-one […]

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Girls in ICT Day with Iganga Girls School

Theme: Expand Horizons, Changing Attitudes Objective: To inspire secondary school girls and disseminate information about the ICT Careers Location: Uganda Institute of Information Communications Technology, Kampala Target Participants: Secondary School Girls. Activities: Presentation about careers available in the ICT industry Testimonies from individual Tech ladies in AFCHIX to inspire the girls One-on-one discussions

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Do Women Make Better Leaders?

Do Women Make Better Leaders? Three blogs or thought leaders that I respect have addressed this intriguing question CBS News feature John Zenger and Joseph Folkman. “In decades of analyzing exceptional leadership, John Zenger and Joseph Folkman have identified 16 traits required for success. These include integrity, initiative, self-development, problem solving and a drive for […]

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Afchix Uganda attends the Girl Geek Dinner Event

Thoughtworks Uganda hosts the first edition of Girl Geek Dinners On the 7th February 2014 Thoughtworks Uganda hosted the first edition of the Girl Geek Dinners at the Piato Restaurant in Kampala, Uganda. Afchix Uganda participated together with Women in Technology Uganda and Girl Geek Kampala. Girl Geek Dinners is an informal organization that promotes women in the Information technology industry. It […]

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Part 4 of 5 – AfChix Uganda Stories Featuring Viola Bazanye

Part 4 of 5 – AfChix Uganda Stories Featuring Viola  Bazanye Viola Bazanye is a member of the AfChix Network and is currently a Developer Platform Evangelist Intern for Microsoft East & Southern Africa. Viola recently completed her Bachelor of Software Engineering degree from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and will graduate in January 2014. On Saturday 7th December 2013 Viola facilitated […]

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Part 3 of 5 – AfChix Uganda Stories Featuring Emily Namugaanyi

Emily Namugaanyi is a member of the AfChix Network – she is a natural mobilizer, is enthusiastic about developing applications and she also delivers on time. She is proficient in systems analysis & design and programming in Python, Java, HTML and CSS. Emily recently completed her Bachelor of Software Engineering degree from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda […]

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Tech360 Features AfChix Uganda

Tech3060 covers tech innovations, startups & conversations that connects with Africans. #Podcasts & #GirsInICT They take on trending tech topics and constantly distill concepts to tech enthusiast in Africa. Recently Tech360 featured the career guidance seminar held by AfChix Uganda at Tororo Girls School on the 15th of June 2013. Please read more about this story. The contact […]

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Games for Change

Mobile Games and Game Technology / Apps Game Technology offers great opportunities for addressing societal problems in a fun way. I think they are also great for mentorship, general education and change management. The wikipedia defines a mobile game as a video game played on a feature phone, smartphone, PDA, tablet computer, portable media player or calculator. […]

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AfChix Uganda Seminar – How to write a winning CV – held at Makerere University

On the 27th May 2013 thirty participants converged to attend the seminar on how to write a winning curriculum vitae. The seminar was organized by AfChix Uganda and the Makerere University College of Computing and Informatics Technology. It targeted the final year computer / information science female students. The participants were taken through the following: What […]

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AfChix Website Working Group

Dear LadiesWe are calling for at least 3 girls/women that are interested in being part of the AfChix Website Working Group to review and make recommendations on the AfChix website – http://www.afchix.org/ This Working Group will join Phoebe Mutua (Kenya) and Lukoo Mangolopa (DRC) and their terms of reference will be: Choose a chair and secretary for […]

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EVENTS REPORT FOR AFCHIX SEMINAR AT NAMIREMBE HILLSIDE HIGH SCHOOL

 When did the event take place? On 5th April 2013   Who was there? •    Lillian Achom •    Emily Namugaanyi •    Lisa Katusiime •    Viola Bazanye •    Martha Lukabwe •    Liz Mirembe •    Senior five and senior six students of Namirembe Hillside School •    The Computer Teacher at Namirembe Hillside School What was the event […]

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NEWS 12 November 2012

Dear Chix New Members We welcome the following new members of the AfChix Women in Technology group – these are women in computer science from Rwanda. You are most welcome and please feel free to interact, respond and share information with the group members. Please check the list of new members here The Anita Borg […]

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The Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Awards

Is there a woman in technology that you admire and feel deserves to be nominated for an award? The Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Awards, hosted by the Anita Borg Institute Board of Trustees, honors women making significant contributions to technology. One winner is selected in each category: Innovation, Leadership, and Social Impact. Nominations […]

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New Members from Rwanda

Here are the new members from Rwanda Surname First names Country Institution Education Charlotte Uwase Rwanda Angèle Bisamaza Rwanda Josiane Kampire Rwanda JOSETTE MUKARUKUNDO Rwanda National University of Rwanda Teddy Uwimana Rwanda Jeannette Mukaneza Rwanda Christine Niyizamwiyitira Rwanda PROVIDENCE UWIZEYIMANA Rwanda National University of Rwanda SOLANGE MUKAMURENZI Rwanda National University of Rwanda CLEMENTINE NYIRARUGIRA Rwanda National […]

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NEWS 6 November 2012

NEWS 6 November 2012 Greetings. I hope I find all of you well. Thank you for your contributions to date. Here are a few updates for all of us: New Members We welcome the following new members of the AfChix Women in Technology group. You are most welcome and please feel free to interact, respond […]

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New AfChix Africa Members – November 2012

Herewith a list of new members of AfChix Africa Surname First names Country Institution Education Nmaugaanyi Emily Uganda Makerere University BSc Software Eng – Final Year Ziana Uganda Makerere University BSc Software Eng – Final Year Katusiime Lisa Uganda Makerere University BSc Software Eng – Final Year Bazanye Viola Uganda Makerere University BSc Software Eng […]

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