Tech Community at iHub
Yes am back after six months hibernation from the wordy world of blogging and all things literal.
Nevertheless I will keep this post short and sweet
I will be speaking at 4 events in the month of June namely:
Vision 2030 Award Ceremony 9th June 2011
Whive was a recently a winner (Whive.com) of the Vision 2030 ICT Award for Youth, Gender and Vulnerable groups sector. I will be making a presentation on our platform and how we are connecting the youth with more opportunities. [read more]
Pivot25 Mobile Innovation competition 14-15th June 2011
Whive.mobi is a finalist at this event with our mobile platform. Come and see how we are connecting Africa using this fast growing platform. [read more]
Afri Tech 2011 Nairobi 17 June 2011
At Afri Tech 2011, I will be conducting a seminar on the use of social media in Business using Whive.com as a case study. [read more]
Mobile Monday 20th June
Mobile Monday the premier event for all innovations mobile will have me as a guest speaker on how to monetize mobile applications. Here I will focus on models that succesful applications have used to generate revenues and how this is affecting our mobile development decisions at Whive. This event is sponsored by @NokiaEastAfrica [read more]
See you at these events and you can follow me at @KaranjaJohn and @Whive on Twitter.
One of the challenges Kenyans and Africans face, which is also often talked about in forums such as the recent Mobile Monday (MoMo see here and here ) at the iHub is how to bridge the information gap within and between people in our Kenyan and African context.
Jessica Colaco has been a huge proponent of the mobile web and has suggested that users and developers need to get together to scale ideas into projects that can be fine tuned to meet the growing demand for information amongst the Kenyan people.
What we are proposing to do with Whiver.com is to extract conversations from our larger Whive.com platform and sort of go on a meet the people tour.
Ideas such as Jessica’s of connecting data to researchers as well as others ideas of connecting users to publishers/content providers is key and any platform that does this in our own local context should be encouraged.
Indeed developers in Kenya should not be lethargic when approaching social media but should come up with new ways of spreading the gospel of innovation and community. Think of Makmende use of social media as one such example.
In this regard we at Whive.com have come up with a platform (due to be on Beta to our users shortly) that will.
- Show trending conversations in Kenya and Africa.
- Allow one to many and many to many conversations.
- Encourage community and innovation through our Free Ads gateway.
We hope you can Join us at Whive.com Signup [Click Here] and we shall send you an invitation to try this service.
God Bless Kenya.