The third edition of the Nairobi Tech Week (NTW) will be held from April 19-21, 2018. The annual event provides a platform for product makers to showcase their innovations and aims to bring the various actors into one space to exhibit their innovations and technologies.
Organised by Moringa School, Tech Week primarily focuses on the tech makers – such as developers, designers, data scientists, engineering managers and more.
This year’s NTW will be held at Strathmore University with Microsoft as the title sponsor.
“Moringa School is excited to host the third edition of NTW and ensure the event continues to be community-driven with an agenda people actually want and will engage in,” says Sandra Mukidza, NTW’s main organizer. “Last year, Nairobi Tech Week was an incredible success. This year, with the support of our partners, industry players and sponsors, we hope to attract more participants.
Applications and nominations for the Nairobi Tech Week will open on March 19, 2018. The event plans to award participants in the following categories: Impact Stories, Idea Generation and Tech Makers.
This year’s agenda includes 3 days of workshops, panels and hackathons. Day one is packed with hands-on workshops for developers and designers to sharpen their skills. Day two kicks off a two-day hackathon where developers stand a chance at winning incredible prizes. Days two and three include more workshops and panels for those who aren’t participating in the hackathon. Leading developers, designers and data scientists will run the workshops, exposing attendees to world-class talent and skills.
In the inaugural 2016 edition, the event hosted 450+ attendees, and in 2017, there were 750+ ticket holders. In 2018, there will be a minimum of 800 attendees for the 3-day event.
Sponsors for this year’s NTW include Microsoft (title sponsor), iBizAfrica, Visa, JUMO, Safaricom, Github, and Liquid Telecom.
Partners include iHub, Africa’s Talking, Swahili Box M-Power CBO and Metta.
In previous years, NTW has had global title sponsors including Facebook and Twitter – and in 2018, Microsoft will be serving as the title sponsor in an effort to merge the global with the local.
Founded in April 2014, Moringa School aims to transform higher education in Africa, starting with computer science. With a 95% job placement rate, content matched to the job market and a unique teaching methodology, students graduate as top mobile or web developers. Moringa currently offers Moringa Prep (a 5-week, full-time, fundamentals of programming course) and Moringa Core (a 15-week, full-time advanced programming course).