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Feb
17
Sat
Kampala Blockchain Bootcamp [Feb 17 – Mar 11, 2018] | Blockchain Training | Bitcoin Training | IT Training | Ethereum | Solidity | Hyperledger | Distributed Ledger | Smart Contracts | Cryptocurrency | Cryptocurrencies @ Kampala
Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 11 @ 9:30 pm
Kampala Blockchain Bootcamp [Feb 17 - Mar 11, 2018] | Blockchain Training | Bitcoin Training | IT Training | Ethereum | Solidity | Hyperledger | Distributed Ledger | Smart Contracts | Cryptocurrency | Cryptocurrencies @ Kampala

DESCRIPTION

Take this Blockchain Survey and save $50 off the published ticket price

New classes starting:

  • Feb 17-Mar 11, 2018
  • Mar 3-Mar 25, 2018
  • Mar 17-Apr 8, 2018
  • Mar 31-Apr 22, 2018

Weekly Schedule

  • Every week, Saturday and Sunday
  • 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM (US Pacific Standard Time) each day

Please confirm your local time

Video Conference Link

Will be sent upon registration and payment

Training Provider:

Omni212

Omni212 IT Training

https://www.omni212.com/services/training/

Course Overview

This course starts as a level 100 course for beginners and builds up into a level 200 course. The course provides an overview of the Blockchain technology including its history, evolution and the future. Students learn about bitcoin, which is powered by blockchain technology, bitcoin mining, other cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum, Block, Hash, cryptography, how to develop a simple blockchain application.

Why Blockchain?

Blockchain is once in a lifetime revolutionary technology that was invented after the 2008 financial crisis. Bitcoin is powered by the Blockchain technology. There is a lot of hype around bitcoin. However, the technology behind bitcoin, Blockchain is here to stay and is the biggest technology revolution after the internet. Blockchain transactions are secure, immutable, hacker-proof, protect privacy.

Why Blockchain Training?

Just as computers and internet have taken over our lives, Blockchain is going to be a part of our everyday life in the coming years and decades.

Blockchain Training will help you understand the underlying mechanisms of Bitcoin transaction systems, Ethereum & Hyperledger. Together with learning to setup your own public/private blockchain environment, you’ll also master the concepts like Cryptography & Cryptocurrency, Blockchain Networks, Bitcoin Mining & Security, Multichain, developing smart contract on Ethereum & Hyperledger Platform.

Why Blockchain training from Omni212?

Our Blockchain training is very hands on. Our training material and lab exercises have been prepared by Blockchain pioneers. Since blockchain technology is continuously changing, we are constantly updating our curriculum to reflect the latest advancements in the Blockchain technology. Our students are provided with class recordings, training manuals and lab exercises on Microsoft Cloud.

Who can take this course

Anyone aspiring to learn new technology can take this the course. Students and professionals interested in a career in the blockchain technology should opt for the course. Other professionals who should take this course are:

  • Banking/Finance professionals
  • Software developers
  • Corporate Executives looking to connect corporate strategy to technology
  • Government Executives looking to better understand Blockchain opportunities
  • High school & college students
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • CEO’s, Boards, and Senior VP’s
  • Entrepreneurs looking to launch a blockchain technology startup
  • Consultants and Professional Service Providers

Prerequisites

Programming knowledge is desired but not required. It would be nice if you already have knowledge of Python, JavaScript, NodeJS and ReactJS.

Those who have no programming knowledge will still get a lot of value from taking this course just as a beginner would learn a lot from watching someone cooking a meal or changing a flat tire.

What will you learn in this course

In this course you will learn to:

  • Define Blockchain Technology, in your own words
  • Understand the implications of Blockchain technology for your life, job and how it could potentially impact your business and industry.
  • Understand blockchain use cases and industry potential of Blockchain technology.
  • Enable you to have intelligent conversations about Blockchain Technology with your customers, co-workers, business colleagues and friends
  • You will learn to develop a strategy to prepare your business or your clients for the emerging Decentralized Economy
  • Join a community of economists, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and technologists that are shaping this technology as we speak.
  • Identify which aspects of Blockchain Technology seem most important and relevant to you
  • Walk away with a strong foundation in where blockchain is going, what it does, and how to prepare for it

Course Objectives

After completing this Training, you should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of Blockchain technology
  • Perceive, how bitcoin transactions are validated by miners
  • Create and use bitcoin account effectively
  • Have a deep insight into bitcoin and its network
  • Understand Ethereum blockchain
  • Comprehend the cryptography and cryptocurrency concepts
  • Learn Solidity: Prominent language to develop smart contracts
  • Deploy your private blockchain on web where you can visually see your chains
  • Develop private Blockchain in MultiChain
  • Discuss the compelling use-cases of the blockchain
  • Interpret the prospects of blockchain
  • Assess, how blockchain can improve your business standards

Course Outline

  • Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin and Ethereum Overview
  • Blockchain Technology and Architecture
  • Blockchain Data Structure, Distrubuted Ledger, Decentralization, Storage and Mininig, Security & Encryption
  • Software Development with Blockchain and Ethereum
  • Blockchain Use cases and applications
  • Blockchain and Digital Wallet
  • Blockchain and Smart Contracts
  • Private and Public Blockchain
  • Blockchain Disruptive Use Cases and applications
  • Learn How to Build a Blockchain App
  • Different types of blockchain
    • Hyperledger
    • Multichain
    • Openchain
    • Corda
    • IOTA

Refund Policy

  1. There are no refunds.
    2. If for any reason the course has not been taken, class is cancelled or rescheduled, the payment can be applied towards any future course by Omni212.
Feb
22
Thu
Africa Forum 2018 @ Villa Rosa Kempinski
Feb 22 – Feb 23 all-day
Africa Forum 2018 @ Villa Rosa Kempinski | Nairobi | Nairobi County | Kenya

Following a decision in Dublin on 29 September 2015 by the African delegates at the ESOMAR Congress 2015 to form a pan-African market research, social research and opinion polling organisation, AMRA was established in 2016 and is a non-profit membership association for market, social and opinion polling research associations and organisations in Africa.

AMRA aims to:

  1. Ensure professionalism in the market research, social research and opinion polling industry in Africa
  2. Share market research, social research and opinion polling knowledge and skills across African markets and countries
  3. Promote African market research, social research and opinion polling to the rest of the world
  4. Partner with member associations to build the confidence of the rest of the world in African research

AMRA’s Objectives are to:

  • Ensure self-regulation and adherence to ethical standards with respect to market research, social research and opinion polling
  • Promote leadership support and commitment from the market research, social research and opinion polling industry in Africa
    Provide a forum within which African researchers can work together in a spirit of cooperation, support and mutual goodwill
  • Facilitate cooperation across Africa to face challenges and to create opportunities to embrace emerging trends in the field (e.g. data quality, technology integration, privacy matters)
  • Foster inter-agency collaboration amongst AMRA member association’s members
  • Encourage clients to make use of AMRA member associations’ members
  • Increase the visibility of African continent market research, social research and opinion polling
  • Encourage investment in the wider market research, social research and opinion polling industry in Africa, including new focus service areas (e.g. data analytics providers)
  • Provide a platform that brings respect to African-registered practitioners as professionals and confers integrity on research materials presented by practitioners in the market

We will be successful if we achieve:

  • A strong and unique voice for and from Africa
  • A market research, social research and opinion polling association that is inclusive, representative and relevant across Africa
  • A sense of belonging amongst AMRA Member associations who derive significant value from their membership
  • Measurable growth in the African market research, social research and opinion polling industry
  • Adherence to world-class market research, social research and opinion polling standards
  • A significant African body of market research, social research and opinion polling knowledge
  • Cost-effective, value-adding market research, social research and opinion polling in Africa for clients across the globe
  • The formation of industry associations in all African countries that subscribe to the aims and objectives of AMRA
Pixan Corp Developers Convention @ The Innovation Village
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pixan Corp Developers Convention @ The Innovation Village | Kampala | Uganda

DESCRIPTION

Event: Pixan Corp Developers Convention

Venue: Innovation Village Ntinda Complex C-Block

Time: 4:00 PM

Date: Thursday 22nd February 2018

Fee: Free Participation for All

Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/05Q3Wm5XQ43dcuWq2

PixanCorp is positioning its self as a brand Ugandans can Identify with, designing both software and hardware products that create value of field in society, environment as well as empowering local innovators or dreamers to achieve their vision and gain a competitive advantage that will help in the commercialization in to global economy.

The company is hosting its first ever Convention “The Pixan Corp Developers Convention” that’s focusing on bringing developers and designers together to learn about opportunities the Pixan Developers platform is bringing to them; a community or a platform that supports or helps them in commercializing their amazing ideas, prototypes and market.

With a vision of building the first and the biggest design/ start up launchpad in Africa, PixanCorp envisions to help more than 30 start ups by 2020, using structures plat forms that help developers/designers/startups and innovators grow to scale.

The event is brought you by Pixan Corp in Partnership with Fund Africa Inc, participation is event is absolutely free for all and we invite you join us in a 4hr Evening Meetup to learn what the Pixan A-Team has to share, network and learn from you as well.

For inquiries e-mail: dev.@pixancorp,com

Register here to participate: https://goo.gl/forms/05Q3Wm5XQ43dcuWq2

DATE AND TIME

Thu, February 22, 2018

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM EAT

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LOCATION

The Innovation Village Kampala

Kampala, Central Region

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Organizer:Fund Africa Inc

Organizer of Pixan Corp Developers Convention

Fund Africa Inc. is a Social Enterprise that promotes Entrepreneurship through Technology and Research (Fund Africa-Raising Grounds).

Feb
24
Sat
Kampala Artificial Intelligence [Feb 24-Mar 18, 2018] Training | AI | IT Training | Disruptive Technologies | Machine Learning | Deep Learning | Neural Networks | Data Science
Feb 24 @ 8:30 pm – Mar 18 @ 10:30 pm
Kampala Artificial Intelligence [Feb 24-Mar 18, 2018] Training | AI | IT Training | Disruptive Technologies | Machine Learning | Deep Learning | Neural Networks | Data Science

DESCRIPTION

Features & Benefits

  • 8 sessions, each session of 2 hours spread over 4 weeks
  • 16 hours of LIVE Instruction spread over 4 weeks
  • Training material with lab exercises provided
  • Each session is recorded and recordings are provided to students over Microsoft Cloud

Next class starting:

  • February 24, 2018

Course dates:

February 24 – March 18, 2018

Weekly Schedule

  • Saturday and Sunday, every week
  • 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM (US Pacific Standard Time) each day

Please confirm your local time

Video Conference Link

Will be sent upon registration and payment

Training Provider:

Omni212

Omni212 IT Training

https://www.omni212.com/services/training/

Artificial Intelligence Training

Course Overview

In this course you will learn the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and apply them. Design intelligent agents to solve real-world problems including, search, games, machine learning, logic, and constraint satisfaction problems.

About this course

What do self-driving cars, face recognition, web search, industrial robots, missile guidance, and tumor detection have in common? They are all complex real world problems being solved with applications of intelligence (AI). This course will provide a broad understanding of the basic techniques for building intelligent computer systems and an understanding of how AI is applied to problems.

What you will learn in this course?

In this course, you’ll learn the basics of modern AI as well as some of the representative applications of AI. Along the way, we also hope to excite you about the numerous applications and huge possibilities in the field of AI, which continues to expand human capability beyond our imagination. Learn the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and apply them.

What are the pre-requisites?

Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics, Data Structures & Algorithms, Truth, deduction, and Computation, Database Systems, Logic Programming.

Course Outline

  • Fundamentals of AI
  • Statistics, Uncertainty, and Bayes networks.
  • Principles and programming techniques of artificial intelligence – symbol manipulation, knowledge representation, logical and probabilistic reasoning, learning, language understanding, vision, expert systems
  • Principal ideas and developments in artificial intelligence – Problem solving and search, game playing, knowledge representation and reasoning, uncertainty, machine learning, natural language processing
  • Machine learning.
  • Logic and planning.
  • Applications of AI
  • Image processing and computer vision.
  • Natural language processing and information retrieval.
  • Data aspect of AI, classification, clustering, normalization
  • Intelligent agents, uninformed search
  • Distance metrics (result set comparisons), grouping the results (K-means)
  • Heuristic search, A* algorithm
  • Adversarial search, games
  • Constraint Satisfaction Problems
  • Trained algorithms, e.g. random walk, hill climbing
  • Machine Learning: Basic concepts, linear models, perceptron, K nearest neighbors
  • Machine Learning: advanced models, neural networks, SVMs, decision trees and unsupervised learning
  • Machine learning libraries in Python
  • Markov decision processes and reinforcement learning
  • Logical Agent, propositional logic and first order logic
  • AI applications (NLP)
  • NLP libraries, e.g. nltk
  • AI applications (Vision/Robotics)
  • Expert Systems
  • Review and Conclusion

Refund Policy

1. There are no refunds.
2. If for any reason the course has not been taken, class is cancelled or rescheduled, the payment can be applied towards any future course by Omni212.

Mar
1
Thu
Sankalp Africa Summit @ Kenya School of Monetary Studies
Mar 1 @ 5:59 pm – Mar 2 @ 6:59 pm
Sankalp Africa Summit @ Kenya School of Monetary Studies | Nairobi | Nairobi County | Kenya

Sankalp Forum and Intellecap are bringing together the best entrepreneurs from Africa and Asia to find new ideas and solutions that aim to deliver on the ambitious opportunity that the (SDGs) outline” – Business for Sustainable Development Commission. Riding on Africa’s impressive growth performance – the second fastest in the world – SDGs are projected to generate over USD 1.1T in market value and 85M jobs across the continent by 2030. At Sankalp Forum, we believe that the Global Goals provide a comprehensive framework for addressing development gaps through open alliances across sectors and geographies. We are committed to driving a forward-looking Agenda with a focus on the challenges and opportunities that are unique to the African continent. Join us as we celebrate 5 years of championing innovation, entrepreneurship and impact investing towards a sustainable and inclusive Africa.

HashCode 2018 @ National Museum
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm – Mar 5 @ 11:00 pm
HashCode 2018 @ National Museum | Kampala | Central Region | Uganda

Google in partnership with KQ Hub Africa.

HashCode is a team programming competition organized by Google for students and industry professionals across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. You pick your team and programming language, we pick a Google engineering problem for you to solve at your regional hub.

Registration is open now until February 26, 2018. Register here: https://hashcode.withgoogle.com/signup.html

Want to join our hub to participate in the competition after registration? Send us an email: kqhubafrica@gmail.com

Mar
5
Mon
The 4th Nairobi Innovation Week @ The Great Court, University of Nairobi
Mar 5 @ 7:00 am – Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm
The 4th Nairobi Innovation Week @ The Great Court, University of Nairobi | Nairobi | Nairobi County | Kenya
  1. What is Nairobi Innovation Week?

The concept of Nairobi Innovation Week (NIW) that brings together various stakeholders on an annual basis to celebrate, re-focus and energize the innovation efforts is now the most important event in the University calendar. The University of Nairobi recognizes her critical role at the centre of the innovation ecosystem in Kenya and Africa.

2. Who can attend?

The innovation week brings together partners from government, the private sector, development partners and research centres with an aim of providing a platform for showcasing and encouraging innovation. Nairobi Innovation Week is open to all.
Click here for more details about Nairobi Innovation Week.

 

Mar
16
Fri
CMS Africa Summit 2018 @ Kigali Marriott Hotel
Mar 16 – Mar 18 all-day
CMS Africa Summit 2018 @  Kigali Marriott Hotel | Kigali | Kigali City | Rwanda

CMS Africa is an organization that champions the use of technology (open source) to change the way we develop economies. The Summit brings together both global and Africa based speakers and delegates. It is a premier event that host tech business owners, tech innovators, and experts in the area of web & mobile design, e-commerce solutions, online business, and online exchange. In terms of delegate attendance, the summit attracts web & mobile designers, bloggers, e-commerce & online stores builders.

Apr
22
Sun
15th Annual AVCA Conference @ Mövenpick Hotel, Avenue Mohamed VI, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Apr 22 @ 9:54 am – Apr 26 @ 10:54 am

About

The annual AVCA Conference is the largest private equity gathering globally, attracting investors who collectively manage over US$1.5trn in assets. Over the past 15 years, the AVCA conference has become the most important forum for promoting, developing, and stimulating private investment in Africa. The conference continues to be a rallying beacon, shedding light on the vast opportunities available to global investors, and guiding the industry with informative research and thought leadership.

Starting in 2003 in Cameroon, AVCA has held conferences in Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Tunisia, with the goal of exposing investors to the diverse prospective investment markets across the continent.

The 15th Annual AVCA Conference will be held in Marrakech, Morocco.

Given its rising regional influence, Morocco is an increasingly attractive investment destination. Our data shows that Morocco accounts for the largest share of private equity investments in North Africa, with one of the highest middle class concentrations in Africa.

AVCA continues to showcase the fastest growing countries in the world to investors, and we are delighted to gather the industry in Morocco in April 2018.

To find out more about the annual AVCA conference, please click here.

May
16
Wed
Africa Tech Summit London
May 16 @ 5:20 am – 6:20 am

The Event

Africa Tech Summit London provides unrivalled insight, networking and business opportunities for African and international tech leaders and investors who want to drive growth in Africa.

The 3rd annual event will explore the latest trends, connect 250+ key stakeholders from across the continent through keynotes, breakout sessions and networking events.

Africa Tech Summit London was launched in 2016 to share globally the growth in the tech ecosystem across Africa. The mobile-first continent provides opportunities that previously did not exist for investors, entrepreneurs and corporates. The vision for the first Africa Tech Summit London was simply to bring together these great companies and initiatives across the continent and connect them with international ventures, investors and entrepreneurs who were truly focused on business and investment in Africa.

Why attend?

Insight, Networking & Business Opportunities

Africa Tech Summit London brings together entrepreneurs and leading African ventures, African governments, trade bodies and leading start-ups to drive investment and business between Africa and the rest of the world.

Learn from expert speakers and investors with passion, knowledge and experience from across Africa who share key insights, opportunities and trends from the African tech ecosystem.

Meet 250 decision makers at Africa Tech Summit Kigali

Gain insight from over 50 expert speakers from across Africa

Africa Tech Summit Kigali Expo

 

 

 

 

Explore

Learn from 50 expert speakers and investors with passion, knowledge and experience from across Africa who share key insights, opportunities and trends from the African tech and investment ecosystem.

Previous speakers Include IFC, EcoBank, Savannah Fund, Etisalat Nigeria, Draper Dark Flow, Safaricom, Atlas Mara, FNB, Standard Bank, Opera Software, BRCK, BBOXX, CcHUb Nigeria, Orange Digital Ventures, Leapfrog Investments, Barclays, ABAN, TechStars, MEST, Standard Chartered, Worldreader, Linklaters, Mobi Hunter, Singularity Investments and BitPesa.

Gain insight from over 50 expert speakers from across Africa

Kigali Ecosystem Events

 

Connect

Delegates connect with key stakeholders from across the African tech ecosystem including;

  • ICT ministries and government agencies
  • Leading investors, funds and VCs
  • Supranational investors
  • Leading tech companies and vendors
  • Mobile and telecoms ventures
  • Banking and fintech leaders
  • Content, media and entertainment companies
  • African start-ups
  • Businesses investing or expanding in Africa
  • International Trade bodies
  • Global media
  • Leading African scale-ups

Meet 250 decision makers at Africa Tech Summit Kigali

 

 

Invest

Maximise your business and connections with African and international tech leaders all under one roof at this one-day event.

Get more details about the summit here.