Tech4Africa

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend Tech4Africa in Johannesburg,South Africa Tech4africa was meant to bring together people in tech to learn, meet new people and have lots of fun. I manned the Mozilla booth, demoed FirefoxOS and answered as many questions as I could from the event attendees. The event in general went … 

 

Makerparty in Bulawayo

This is a quick debrief of the first Maker Party in Bulawayo that was held on the 27th of August 2014. After a few weeks of planning, I and the rest of the Mozilla Zimbabwe team hosted a Maker Party with a focus on teaching people about privacy.

 

Training the facilitators

In preparation for Maker Party, I organised a training day for everyone who is going to be a facilitator. The training went well. Facilitators were introduced to persona,thimble popcorn and lightbeam tools. Pictures below: After this event I felt we were ready to host Maker Party in Bulawayo. I’ll write a follow up post about … 

 

The new Unit Conversion App

A few weeks ago I blogged about a unit conversion app that I was working on. I doubt that I’ll be working on that project anymore. I found on github a similar project that was written better than mine(its design is modular, the style is clean and just better than my own) but the said … 

 

Python 101: Your first python program

This post is part 2 of Get started with Python programming series, in which I do my best to share my experiences in learning python and hope that this becomes some sort of guide to help you become a Python programmer. In today’s post, I explain how to write your first Python program. If you … 

 

Python 101: Getting it

This post is part 1 of Get started with Python programming series, in which I do my best to share my experiences in learning python and hope that this becomes some sort of guide to help you become a Python programmer. In today’s post, I explain how to get and setup Python. Getting Started with … 

 

DOCTEST : An easy testing tool

According to author Daniel Arbuckle, Doctest is the easiest and fastest way to write tests for your python software.Doctest is a program that comes bundled with python that allows you to write down what you expect from your code in a way that’s easy to understand. Doctests are written in plain text usually in code … 

 

Thank you ORAP

Many of you know that I have been working at ORAP for the past three months or so. As expected, I enjoyed being there and I definitely would encourage you to volunteer there if you can. I say this because my time at ORAP has come to its end. At this point I doubt very … 

 

Another unit conversion app?

I’ve always had a challenge in understanding the meaning of data transfer rates I hear whenever I’m asking about an ISP package. What does 15Mbps even mean? I think better in terms of how many megabytes of data I can download per second, so I’ve always had to use an online converter to convert the … 

 

A text Based Game that you can’t win

–You really can’t win this one, and no, it’s not a bug, its a feature. Yes I just had to say that. Here’s a linkĀ  to a game I’ve been working on. This game is command line based and presents you with a series of menus where you choose an outcome. There’s really no point …