THE INTEL INTER-UNIVERSITY APPS CHALLENGE

THE INTEL INTER-UNIVERSITY APPS CHALLENGE
THE INTEL INTER-UNIVERSITY APPS CHALLENGE

THE INTEL INTER-UNIVERSITY APPS CHALLENGE | 26TH SEPTEMBER, 2014 | C4D LAB, UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

Interested in competing in the Intel Inter-Universities App Challenge? Sign up here  for a chance to; Win cool devices with Intel Inside, Get app marketing deals, Interact with ICT industry professions and many more. To participate and show that your school is the champion of app development! C4DLab in collaboration with Intel are inviting you to the Intel inter university app challenge on 26th September 2014.

The Intel Student Partner Program has been running in Kenya since February 2014, and in Uganda and Tanzania since June. We’ve taken on 12 incredible Intel Student Partners in 7 universities across East Africa, and they have been tasked with helping Intel scale up its activities with Android developers in their respective universities – the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenyatta University, Strathmore University, Moi University and Maseno University in Kenya; Makerere University in Uganda; and the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

Since we started these activities we’ve seen over 1,000 students trained on Android and the Intel NDK. Last quarter, these activities were led by the Intel team. However, this quarter we handed over the responsibility of organizing and running NDK hackathons on their campuses to the Intel Student Partners themselves. We believe in ensuring that the Student Partners are able to build their leadership capabilities by building activities from scratch, in which they are required to do everything from putting together a budget to doing the actual training themselves. Intel Student Partners are required to have strong technical skills in order to be able to train their fellow students. To this end all of them have individually built native Android apps, and have worked closely with the Intel East Africa team on boosting their technical competency.

To date, 3 out of 6 hackathons scheduled for this quarter have been run by the Intel Student Partners. These hackathons have been building up to a much bigger event, the Intel Inter-University Apps Challenge to be held on the 26th of September at the C4D Lab at the University of Nairobi. The top 5 teams from each of the university hackathons gain automatic entry into this challenge, and stand the chance to win amazing Intel devices as well as bragging rights over other universities. Entry is open to all Kenyan university students, and any interested parties can register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/intel-inter-universities-app-challenge-registration-12737266507

We’re very proud of what our Intel Student Partners have been able to achieve with their hackathons, and we look forward to seeing who will come out on top during the Intel Inter-University Challenge!

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