The Institute of Computer Science and Information Technology (ICSIT) students were out in the fields for two days (21st and 22nd November 2009) in a row in the spirit of sports. The event saw different groups from the Institute compete in soccer. The Director, Dr. Waweru Mwangi, flagged off the event. The competition was organized by a team of students from the Institute led by the ICSIT student representative, Omondi Edward Ochieng, to break the class room monotony and bring students to a common social ground.
The winners were awarded with medals and the overall winning group received a goat for after-sports party.
Kudos to all those who participated.
The endeavour group had a trip out in the wild just to have fun this past weekend. The destination was Paradise Lost, a place believed to have housed Kenyan freedom fighters many years ago.
The visit to the caves was more than one can imagine. A winding tunnel and then comes a vast space; not manmade and big enough to accommodate more than 20 people.
The boat rowing escapee was just marvelous. Given the opportunity, the event should just be a repeat every day. Those who fear water were not left out though; they played photographers for the event.
The running competition was the last thing on the menu. The team proved that they can do more than just sitting down in front of computers to develop software applications. It was fun to see the instructors compete with the students.
To all those who attended, fun is just a break from the norm.
The JKUAT/MIT AITI-x Open Day was held on Sartuday, 7th November 2009 and it marked the official close of the Mobile Application Development Course. It was held at the JKUAT Main campus off Thika Road. As part of the course, the students are required to develop mobile applications in groups. The participants presented their applications to a panel of judges which was composed of Nanjala Misiko, Dennis Gikunda and Justin from the Google Kenya office. There was a total of 12 projects presented which ranged from J2ME-based apps, SMS apps, Android apps and even one based on the Ovi platform. We will do a follow up post detailing the nature of the apps.
1st position was a tie of the College Finder and Mobichuo SMS applications. The two apps had a similar concept but each of the groups provided a different solution. The apps were to help high school leavers to find colleges/university course they had qualified for. The judges liked the extensive interactivity options of the College Finder app and the unstructured nature and robustness of the Mobichuo app in regards to input from its users. The members of the groups are as follows.
- Ngugi N. Benjamin
- Buyu Walter
- Sang Bernard
- Nabie S. Daniel
- Antony Nzomo
- Senteu Ole Nchoe
- Joy Kendi
- Fred Kithizi