Fostering Tech Talent Through Mentorship

Dec 10, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Nairobi

BeMore Festival

About this event

Mentorship is paramount when establishing connections, advancing careers, and developing talent. The diverse professions in the tech industry are fast-paced, and burnout is real. Throughout our careers, it’s highly unlikely that the choices we make end up being the right ones. All we can do is try. But why try on our own?

As mentors, gifting our time empowers the next generation to be better. The reward comes from being the ones who create a spark in the brains that possibly change the world.

BeMore meetups follow our just-ended BeMore festival which sought to bring tech education and mentorship opportunities to everyone. Our goal for the meetup is to have extraordinary people and communities together to learn and build relationships that foster growth.

“While it is always best to believe in oneself, a little help from others can be a great blessing”, Uncle Iroh: The last air bender

Speakers

  • Munyala Mwalo

    Institute of Design & Innovation

    Founder and Design Lead

  • Purity Birir

    Accessibility Africa

    Co-Founder

  • Dr Chao Mbogho

    KamiLimu

    Founder and CEO

  • Abel Masila

    Cass AI

    Senior Frontend Engineer

  • Ruth Waiganjo

    KamiLimu

    Software Engineer, Microsoft & Partnership.

Facilitators

  • Winnie Mandela

    FoF Nairobi

    Figma Community Leader

  • Glorious Vuyanzi

    Twiga Foods

    Product Manager

  • Reuben KIhiu

    Safaricom PLC

    UX Designer

  • Ayan K.

    Safaricom

    IoT Engineer

  • Sharon Kirui

    Deel

    Support Shift Manager

  • Clifford Ouma

    GitHub Campus Expert

Panelists

  • Munyala Mwalo

    Institute of Design & Innovation

    Founder and Design Lead

  • Meshack Mwaura

    DT One

    Software Lead Engineer

  • Purity Birir

    Accessibility Africa

    Co-Founder

  • Abel Masila

    Cass AI

    Senior Frontend Engineer

  • Steffany Oludo

    Twiga Foods

    Product Manager

Moderators

  • Anne Njoroge

    Africa's Talking

    User Experience Researcher

  • Reuben KIhiu

    Safaricom PLC

    UX Designer

When

When

Saturday, December 10, 2022
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM UTC

Agenda

Drinks , Swags and Photo Session
Opening remarks from Strathmore
How to get the most out of mentors by Abel Masila
Building for web accessibility by Purity Birir
Keynote Speech by Dr Chao Mbogho
Principles of Good Design by IDI Africa by Munyala Mwalo
"Play" by KamiLimu (ice breaker)
Why you need to join Tech communities by Mary Maina
Community Mentorship ecosystem by Clifford Ouma
Community Feedback by Winnie Mandela
Panel discussion
Vote of Thanks by Glorious Vuyanzi
Swags, gifts and group photo session
Food and Networking

Organizers

  • Stephen kimani

    Product designer

    Friends of Figma lead Organizer

  • Mandela Winnie

    Peer Carbon

    Friends of Figma Nairobi Lead

Partners

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AdpList

Ux Kitchen logo

Ux Kitchen

Github Campus Expert logo

Github Campus Expert

Kamilimu logo

Kamilimu

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Anita B