The event which took place on the 19th of June also yielded an ambitious 18 month workplan with the following highlights:
- Through partnerships with universities establish marketable projects initiated by students but with express stakeholder interest from within the local and international private sector.
- Establish an Awards system to incentivise the creation of local software products
- Attract venture capital providers through a proactive promotion campaign both locally and internationally
- Establish access to research labs thereby creating a conducive operating environment for software entrepreneurs - sort of a Dev Incubator
- Market segment development through the development of partnerships with other sector industry associations
- Develop and enhance the trust of local consumers through adpotion of international standards
The Association appointed a coordinator, Bernard Nganga and a deputy coordinator Isayah Okoth - both actors in the local ICT space.
Will this be the watershed for Kenya's developer community?