Women in Tech Week is the first and largest Women in Tech event on the African continent. Created as a 5-day event that brings together stakeholders supporting growth of women in technology and leadership. It includes curated user generated events with event partners across 40 countries with 400 events tracks bringing together 40,000 users onsite and virtually. Continue reading “Attend Tech Week by Women In Tech Africa”
Recently, I got an invitation on LinkedIn to connect with one ‘Geornny Walker’ (pardon me if you read this Geornny) but it was a bit surprising. Why would one have such a name on such a professional site? If it was a social platform like Facebook or Twitter, it’s completely understandable. While Facebook is known to foster personal relationships (never mind that I don’t know a sixth of the people in my friends list), LinkedIn focuses on professional networks and twitter is a bit of both. Continue reading “When a Prospective Employer asks for your twitter, facebook, LinkedIn Page”
Many countries have adopted the transparency and accountability policies that come with Open data systems. The open data policies ensure that data and information is efficiently managed and shared to the public for easier access, better disaster management and decision sharing, better project development and use of effective financing mechanisms. Continue reading “Open Data Systems: Had a look at your country’s yet?”
The MWEA 2013 technology event went down last week at the Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel. It ran from 19th of February til the 21st. I got to attend it for one day but was so bummed since i wish i had attended the conference on all the days. The main focus for this year was taking Monetisation and content creation dialogue to the next level. Continue reading “My MWEA (Mobile Web East Africa) experience.”
In case you missed both performances, have a look at the awesome effect of technology: Here is one from Lorella Cuccarini:
- Don’t download too many addictive apps to your phone. I can imagine if your boss were to find you by the water cooler playing “Angry Birds” minutes after you went to the ladies room.
- Don’t have adult content on your phone – The embarrassment the bubbly secretary might cause you when she accidentally plays an x-rated movie on your phone while browsing for ringtones for her newly acquired Smartphone doesn’t bear thinking about..
- Don’t have push notifications turned on – The sound of your phone vibrating every two minutes gets to peoples nerves eventually
- Don’t have sensitive data saved on your phone – The boss wouldn’t really mind if you lost your phone with photos of you in Mombasa on holiday…but try losing your phone with confidential work-related documents on it!
- Don’t have offensive ringtones – Here, you might risk upsetting the boss whole at all times thought you were a “jubilee” person whereas your ringtone suggests that you are “corded”
- Do use collaborative apps like Office suite, Quick office etc, sync your outlook and access mobile VPN. Chances are, if you forget something, no need to panic, normality is restored by your Smartphone.
- Do make use of the flexible working that the portable communication allows. This means that even if you are out of the office attending a meeting etc, you are not really “cut off”. You can still respond to your pretty secretary’s questions and make decisions
- Do use your Smartphone as a Wi-Fi hotspot. You don’t have to be confined by the length of the Ethernet cables, be creative, think!!!!
- Do use the maps and location services on your phone not only to tell the location of your spouse. You can use it to make sure you never get lost on your way to a meeting at some weird location!
- Do maintain your improved posture. Now that most of you don’t have to carry around your 3 tonnes laptops just to access Wi-Fi at the coffee shop, your backs should return to the normal upright posture now!
Have a look at celebrities who showcase their inner gadget geek, endorse technology products, work as creative directors of tech brands as well as put investments in them:
- The irresistibly handsome and tech savvy Ashton Kutcher has been looking to invest in the Silicon valley while he still has investments in companies such as foursquare and Skype. The two and a half men actor also started the A grade initiative, a tech investing fund among many more.
- Will I Am ‘s love of technology is quite evident from his music videos.he has a range of tech products that he has designed for iPhone and recently launched the i am++ that transforms the iPhone to an impressive 14 mega pixel Camera. He Is currently the Creative Director at Intel.
- Some of the technology start ups that lady Gaga has invested in include Turntable f.m which is a music sharing platform and Backplane, the celebrity social site for her little monsters where she coupled up with Google to have it launched. she has also been the creatives director at Polaroid and even designed a printer for them.
- Serena Williams, Leonardo DiCaprio and Lance Armstrong are among the many investors who have invested in the Israeli based company Mobli that allows users to share videos and pictures of their daily experiences.
- The Adorable Justin Bieber has a number of gadgets linked to his name such as the singing tooth brush and beats audio headphones. He also has investments in Spotify, a music sharing company.
- Remember MC Hammer? he frequently attends the tech meetings at Silicon Valley with the likes of Ron Conway and was among the advisers during the start up of dancejam.com. He and his team are working on a new search engine; WireDoo.
- The Dr. Dre’s beats by Dre are a huge hit throughout the world. Some of the celebrities he has worked with to endorse his products include 50 Cent and One Direction. Usain bolt endorsed the Ludacris’ soul Headphones
- Kim Kardashian is an online co founder of an online shoe subscription company that has grossed over $60 Million since its first launch.
- Alicia keys was unveiled as the new creative director during the launch of Blackberry 10. For more on blackberry 10, click here.
- Dimensions -110.5X12.6mm -132g
- Display and user Interface -Size: 3.5″Capacitive touch TFT, 60HZ-Resolution: HVGA(480X320)
- Application Processor -1.2GHz IA CPU w/512KB L2$ -Intel(R) Hyper-Threading Technology -512MB 2-ch LPDDR2 memory -Avatele passage Lite MSIC
- Camera -5MP rear-facing Camera-No front-facing camera
- Cellular -Intel Xmm265, HSPA+ Rel.7, Cat 14/Cat6 (21Mbps DL/5.8Mbps UL);-2G Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900 -MHz; GPRS EDGE Class 10; HSPA+/UMTS Quad-Bad 850/900/1900/2100 MHz (I/II/V/VIII)
- Connectivity-Wi-Fi (802.1bgn 1×1 2.4Gz) , BT2.1=EDR, FM Rx, (A)GPS; Micro-USB 2.0 type-B with USB charging
- Audio -3.5mm audio jack (w/ FM Rx Support)-integrated Hands-Free
- Speaker – 1 analog microphone-Single vibra motor (haptics + silent ringtones)
- Sensors -Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor
- Storage -4GB eMMC -MicroSD card slot (internal
- Battery -Removable Li-IOn Battery Pack 3.7V, 1500mAh