Microsoft Women in Tech Launch, Strathmore University, Nairobi

Microsoft Women in Tech Launch, Strathmore University, Nairobi

Microsoft Women in Tech

Are you a female interested in becoming a software developer or already a developer? Microsoft Tech community Kenya invites you to the launch of its female community on October 5, 2019. 10 am at Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya.

The invitation reads;

We will be launching the Microsoft Women in Tech community at Strathmore University, Nairobi Kenya.
Come ready to learn and network with successful ladies in the tech industry and know what is in store for you.

Join a platform of like minded people to learn, teach, mentor and network.

Click to register and plan to be at the launch event. Don’t forget to share this with anyone who might benefit from this.

Strengthening the place of women in technology

In recent months, Microsoft has announced various projects strengthening the place of females in technology. These include the Microsoft Leap hackathon and Codess Kenya event. Microsoft has also extended the Women In Software Engineering Mentoring Program into Africa.

So far, 30 female students are receiving coaching from fellow female engineers and executives. They will recieve in-person and virtual training and coaching over nine months. Thirty two women developers have also participated in the Microsoft LEAP Hackathon in Nairobi.

We look forward to updating this post with more details about how you can join the community after the launch event.

Azure Student Dev Day, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Azure Student Dev Day, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

The Azure Student Dev Day is a learning event to skill up in Microsoft’s Technologies

Student Dev Day

Microsoft’s Azure Student Dev Days are free interactive workshops hosted by Microsoft student partners for students. It brings the Microsoft Tech community, Microsoft MVPs and experts to the developer day event to skill students in Microsoft technologies. Are you passionate about or want to learn more about Microsoft tech? This is a must attend event.

The event is designed to engage stdents in Azure developer services and latest industry trends. Through sessions and hands-on labs.

Student Dev Day

The Azure Student Dev Day JKUAT Nairobi event invitiation says;

This one day workshop is meant to introduce students to Cloud Computing Azure.

The agenda for the day will revolve around:

Azure for students
Introduction to cloud computing
Azure IoT Hub
Azure Machine learning studio
Serverless Computing (Functions & Logic Apps)

The event is scheduled to take place Saturday February 2nd 2019 at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Juja, Kiambu County.

Click to Register to participate in the Azure Student Day event.

2016 Imagine Cup Winners Chat with Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella

2016 Imagine Cup Winners Chat with Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella

As part of the winning package of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2016 competition, Winners were to meet Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Team ENTy had this opportunity and here’s their chat with the chief.

2016 imagine cup

Team ENTy from Romania were crowned champions ? of the Microsoft 2016 Imagine Cup competition finals. Four teams from Africa made it to the finals with team Night’s Watch, from Tunisia coming in 2nd in the World Citizenship category, winning $10,000.

The 2016 Imagine Cup winners, winning $ 50,000 cash prize also got to receive a private mentoring session with CEO Satya Nadella.

“The call with Satya was amazing,” said Flavia. “After presenting and doing a live demo on stage at the Imagine Cup World Championships, we never thought we would feel that anxious and nervous again. But he talked with us like he had known us for years.”


Q: Team ENTy:  what would he do if he were a co-founder of ENTy?

A: Satya Nadella . I’ll make the hardware smaller, get the patents and the certifications for the product, and find good investors.

“He told us that we should keep fighting for our product, and that we should hurry up with the launch in the market because timing is crucial when you’re part of a startup,”

Since being crowned the Imagine Cup Champions in July, ENTy has been hard at work perfecting its product, with an intense focus on making it smaller and getting it into the hands of the health care professionals who will be its primary customers.

“We minimized our hardware to a device that’s about the size of a coin,” Flavia said. “Right now, we are testing it in hospitals in Romania, and we are getting the necessary medical certificates for the product’s use in Europe.”


Team ENTy has this advice for students who wish to give the competition a go.

“Never stop believing in what you’re trying to do, whether it’s a startup, a project, a song, anything!” students participating in Imagine Cup should focus their efforts on building “a successful product, not on winning something. Our aim was to make a product that will help doctors and patients, and that is exactly what we did.”

This year’s, 2017  Imagine Cup finals will be the 15th anniversary and has a cash price package of $ 100,000.

To participate in the competition, check with your institution for a Microsoft Students Partners group. The events will be hosted by the local Microsoft subsidiaries in eligible countries. There’ll be national finals and then all the finalist head out to Seattle for the big event where they’ll present their ideas.


2017 Imagine Cup Registration Opens with $100,000 Top Prize

2017 Imagine Cup Registration Opens with $100,000 Top Prize

Microsoft has announced the launch of the 2017 Imagine Cup Competition. The global student technology competition also enters it’s 15th year since it’s launch.
2017 imagine cup
Microsoft’s Global student developer competition, Imagine Cup, open to Microsoft Student Partners (MSP) around the world has been launched. The 2017 edition is special in two ways. First the completion turns 15 years. Secondly to celebrate the milestone the usual award price of $ 50,000 gets doubled to $ 100,000.

Last year four teams from Africa represented at the finals with team Night’s Watch placing second in the World Citizenship category. I’m really looking forward to seeing more teams from Africa present at the finals in 2017.
The have been some changes to categorization in 2017’s competition. The focus will be more apps and solutions oriented, which should allow more innovations to be included.
First, as cloud technologies become more and more pervasive, we feel it’s paramount that Imagine Cup help student developers prepare for their futures by building skills using today’s premier cloud platforms. To that end, we highly encourage all Imagine Cup projects to showcase one or more Microsoft Azure services within their solutions.
Also, we’re changing the way we judge projects. For the 2017 Imagine Cup competition, we’re placing greater emphasis on each project’s underlying technology. What that means is that Imagine Cup will be on the lookout for deep technology integration in fully formed apps, services and games with the potential to be viable in the commercial marketplace.
Finally, we’ve decided to forego categories in favor of opening the competition up to apps and solutions that might not have neatly fit into one of those categories in past years . . . in other words, all big ideas are welcome in Imagine Cup.
Looking forward to the 2017 Imagine Cup Competition? Join a Microsoft Student Partners (MSP) group in your institution and you could be on your way. Currently there are MSP groups in Ghana Telecom University, University of Cape Coast, Ghana Institute of Journalism, University of Ghana, GIMPA.
Visit the registration page and get started.
Source : Microsoft
SOTSA and MSP GIMPA Presents CodeHouse

SOTSA and MSP GIMPA Presents CodeHouse

CodeHouse: Come learn how to code mobile apps using Xamarin tools in Visual Studio.


Microsoft Students Partners (MSP) and the School of Technology Students Association (SOTSA), of Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration(GIMPA) presents CodeHouse.

CodeHouse is a mobile application coding session, that seeks to teach you how to design and develop Windows, IOS and Android phone apps using Xamarin studio.

The training session takes place 3rd May 2016 at the AVU Lab, GIMPA, Accra from 2pm to 5pm.

For more information and direction contact 0576232897 or 0206600440.

Come along with your laptop, which should have Visual studio 2015 & Xamarin tools installed.

Click here to download Visual Studio


Here are some pictures from the event;


Microsoft Ghana and Techno Brain Ghana Offering Free CRM training to Students

Microsoft Ghana and Techno Brain Ghana Offering Free CRM training to Students

TECHNO BRAIN Ghana is partnering with MICROSOFT through it’s 4Afrika initiative program to organize Free Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Training for students in Ghana.

Techno Brain (1)

This a fully funded initiative by Microsoft Africa and facilitated by Techno Brain certified trainers to help students in building up skills careers in the area of CRM with certification.

The Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Academy focuses on building capacity for bridging the skill gaps in the CRM domain.
Under the Microsoft 4Afrika initiative, it has an exciting skilling and employment platform created for students to enroll into the CRM Academy program.
This is a great opportunity for students to gain the required skill set and increase their competitive edge to meet the challenges of the job market with no cost involved, as Microsoft will be sponsoring both training and examination.
This Academy has been hosted in partnership with Techno Brain in Kenya and Ghana.

To participate in the program, all you have to do is logon to the Techno Brian website and register/apply to participate in the free training programme.
You can register with any of these Microsoft account email addresses that ends with (, and

Some benefits of participating in the program include:

1. Programme fully funded by Microsoft
2. Trained & Mentored by Certified Trainers from Microsoft
3. Leading to Global Certifications (Free Certificate by Microsoft)
4. Gain holistic skilling: ICT and Industrial Skills among others.
5. The BEST 25 Trainees will have the opportunity to work with Microsoft Partners.

If you need more information about the program,  kindly call these numbers for assistance:
0276423336 and 0246902968.

Remember, it’s fully funded by Microsoft, so ITS FREE for all participants

If you are a student on any campus, give this a try this vacation period and tell us what you think.

Source: MSPGTUC , Techno Brain