Kenya Summer 2009 Blog

Strathmore University
June 8, 2009 to July 20, 2009

MIT (with Android Phones)

Michael Gordon

May 30, 2011

D-Day minus 1. We received the Android phones, and we had to advertise MIT. Thanks Google!

Greetings from Nairobi

Michael Gordon

June 2, 2009

Cory, Zach, Julian, and Michael have arrived in Nairobi.  Travel was uneventful, no problems at customs.  The apartment is nice: 4 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, big familyroom, big kitchen, and slow WiFi.  Time to try to get some sleep.  Tomorrow continues the long days of preparation and getting settled.


Michael Gordon

June 1, 2009


Preparations, originally uploaded by zekeafroid.

Before departing for Africa, we noted the serial numbers of the GSM modems and the G1 Android phones. We are bringing a considerable amount of equipment with us. Hopefully we won't get stopped by customs. If so, we are tourists with lots of "photography" equipment. A bribe will be proffered, if necessary.

Zach Lecturing on Control Flow

Michael Gordon

June 1, 2009

Zach Lecturing on Control Flow, originally uploaded by zekeafroid.

During our preparations for the course, each of us would practice lecturing. The other members of the team critique the lecturer. This usually led to a productive discussion on how to effectively present computer science topics.