Monday, November 29, 2010


On 27th November 2010, the anti graft chiefs in Africa led by their host PLO Lumumba visited JKUAT.

JLUG got a chance to present to them some of the projects by their members. The projects included College Feed by Kenneth Kimani,Shika Mwizi by Paul Mwaniki,Fuel SMS by Eric Omwadho and M-Akiba by Rasto Chepkwony.

They delegation was extremely happy with the presentation and encouraged us to do keep up the good work.Its through this that Kebati Calvin one of the officials of JLUG got an invitation by Victoria Kattambo to visit KACC so that they discuss more on how they can further engage the students.

JLUG is walking the talk and there is yet more to come.

Watch out for JLUG magazine first edition soon.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

On the last meeting

JLUG meeting

Thursday November 25th 2010

New kids on the floor:

The final meeting of the academic year saw some new fellows on the floor. Felling a little bit nervous and inconsistent was what seemed to take over but it was soon overcome.
The presentations:
Group proposals:
Elijah a committed member of the club brought about the issue of having groups that will be managed by a group organizer and lead by a leader. The group organizer will have the role of manning projects and presentations forwarded to him by the officials. For fairness,each of the groups will have one of the officials as a member. The advantages that will be derived from this are:
1) Enables everyone to be herd.
2) Enhances healthy competition hence seriousness and devotion.
3) Will create responsibilities.
This idea was seconded by the chair and also the secretary as a brilliant idea to unite the members of the club”The JLUG family”

The open day:
A proposal brought about by Ian Christine and Nelson:
What its all about:
Most people know about Linux but they are reluctant on using it. Reason being its open source,it is an executable application that will crash your system once installed on your Windows machine. On the other hand people just use it for entertainment. Having the mindset of a computer geek,one knows how much Linux has evolved from the command line to the graphical interface,Just as the commandments put it,”Honor your father and mother”So shall all Linux users remember Unix as both their father and mother. IT has changed computing since all other operating systems use our kernel but only change the interface.
Get more of these from the magazine issue #1.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The margazine is on

The JLUG editorial team is proud to announce that the progress of the first magazine is taking a forward step in its implementation.A digital magazine that is one of its kind in the campus.Hecho to the club officials and all of those who are taking part in its implementation.The magazine will be out on December 1st this year and each of the registered members will be send a copy of the magazine to their e-mail.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Reflections On The JKUAT Tech Expo2010

“Hardwork, Determination, Persistence and Collaborations are key to achieving success in every endeavor you pursue”

The first JKUAT tech Expo 2010 was organized by JLUG for a period summing up to nine months. The culmination of it was on 13th Oct ,2010 when the results were seen. A success that was was witnessed on that Wednesday. It was graced by the university management led by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Mabel Imbuga, Deputy Vice Chancellor in Charge of Research, Production and Extension Prof. Esther Kahangi who were very instrumental in seeing our dream come true.

The organizers of the event led by Kebati Calvin were divided into sub commits that played a vital role. They included the media team led by Wendoh Willys, the marketing team led by Sam Ndungu and the general secretariat led by Mike Muriuki. Indeed it was evident that they did a great job from the turn out and high level of display of organization. We appreciate them for the job well done!

The other stakeholders that played a key role in the expo were the exhibitors who believed in us and burnt the midnight oil to put together their projects that really were the main motivations towards JKUAT TECH expo. They did help us prove skeptics wrong who saw the failure part of it that we were serious and success was the minimum we did expect. Indeed its worthy mentioning that ICT Board of Kenya did give our event serious thought, this was manifested by sending Local content manager, Kaburo Kobia to the event who also volunteered to be our judge and spent the whole day with us. Hongera Kaburo for believing in us!

Its an event that displayed just less than 5% of the enormous ideas that are not being displayed our fellow students and usually go unnoticed. The fully packed assembly hall applauded the VC when she did promise to allow the students event on the university calendar, this implied that she was greatly humbled by the projects she did see.

We in future would want to see a fablab developed in JKUAT to facilitate the development of students’ ideas and help us compete favorably with other globally acknowledged institution.

As JLUG we would like top encourage students to be ready to present their ideas discuss them and realize them through partnerships that matter and not people who strive to take pride in other peoples sweat.

Experience flexibility as you share your knowledge with the world and you will definitely achieve much.