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This month I had the opportunity and great privilege of spending time with developers in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. Dubbed the Silicon Savannah, Nairobi has earned its role as a hub of innovation for the East African development community. The entrepreneurial spirit of the developers was energizing and infectious.

What struck me most about the developer community in Kenya is the strong social conscience they share. The emphasis among entrepreneurs here is on contributing to address some of the many challenges in the region. Financial success is seen as a by-product of making Africa a better place.

My role in Kenya was to help organize and deliver a range of activities to help transfer skills and experience to the local developer community. In partnership with a local Nairobi university – Strathmore University – we developed a special one-off training program. Our joint goal was to explore ways to take application…

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