Join JUMO at Nairobi Tech Week — Sub Saharan Africa’s Largest Tech Event

With just one week to go until Nairobi Tech Week, I’m excited to share with you that JUMO is a headline sponsor of this awesome event tailor-made for the tech community.

From 22–25 March, JUMO will be in the good company of such heavyweight sponsors as Facebook, Google, GitHub, Safaricom and Intel.

Now in its second year, NTW is Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest tech event. This year, the event takes place at Strathmore University hosting 80 speakers, 12 workshops and more than 500 delegates over 4 days.

The best part is that NTW is FREE for delegates and provides the ideal platform for East African techies to learn, grow and contribute.

Bringing together local and global software and industry leaders at one event, this year promises an interesting line-up of code-focused content including a Mob Programming workshop hosted by the JUMO engineering team, a Mobile Money hackathon supported by the GSMA and powered by Angel Hack, and a full day of industry chats. Yours truly will also be participating; catch me at the CTO panel on 25th March from 9:15am — 10am (How to Scale Your Product) and again from 4:30PM — 5:45PM on the role of corporates in supporting developers and SMEs.

Our participation in Nairobi Tech Week happens on the back of our own explosive growth in recent months. In software engineering capacity alone we have expanded in the last year from a base of 6 Engineers to a team of 28, including 22 Software Engineers, 1 DevOps engineer, 2 Agile Leads, 1 Quality Lead and a Product Owner based at our local office in Westlands. Stay tuned to our careers page for jobs at JUMO Kenya (you can view current vacancies and apply through this portal).

Our Kenyan team is the customer-facing arm of JUMO engineering; we build scalable applications that interact directly with our customers and our partners, as well as Mobile Money integrations with MNO partners. So far, we have integrated with 8 telcos across 6 countries.

On behalf of the team at JUMO, some of whom have recently returned from Mobile World Congress, we look forward to meeting you at Nairobi Tech Week!

Post by JUMO Kenya Director of Engineering, Sam Kitonyi.

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