Kenya Summer 2009

Strathmore University
June 8, 2009 to July 20, 2009

Overview

Select students from Strathmore University, University of Nairobi, and Jomo Kenyatta University attended the program to learn how to develop mobile applications. Instructors from these universities participated as liaisons to observe the course and assist students. The course employed AITI's Mobile Application Development Curriculum. In addition to the mobile application programming technical curriculum, the course built entrepreneurial skills by incorporating guest lecturers with expertise in the Kenyan technology market, mobile challenges, and a group mobile application competition. A company, MobiTechno, was founded by a project group.

MIT Instructors / Mentors

Michael Gordon

Technical Lead

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Zachary Stauber

Entrepreneurship Lead

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cory Smith

Technical Assistant

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Michelle Marcus

Technical Assistant

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Guest Lecturers

Final Report

Statistics

  • Total Students: 11
  • Male Students: 8
  • Female Students: 3
  • Average Age: 30.0
  • Student Affiliation:
    • Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology: 4
    • Strathmore University: 2
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: 1
    • University of Nairobi: 4