Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.

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Women in the Silicon Savannah: AkiraChix

By on March 8, 2014
Angela Odur, one of the four co-founders of Akira Chix 

Nairobi has emerged on the tech world scene as the new Silicon Savannah and we are seeing more women participate in this tech revolution. One of such ventures is AkiraChix, a female cooperative of tech geeks which was founded by four women (Angela Oduor, Judith Owigar, Linda Kamau and Marie Githinji), to increase the number of women in the African tech industry. In addition to teaching entrepreneurship and programming skills to young women, the company has been responsible for pioneering female-led tech projects. These include iMatch – a tool developed to match charities/non-governmental organizations to local needs, a magnifying application for the visually impaired and M-Farm software to help local farmers plant, harvest and sell more efficiently.

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