Intel Student Partners Event
The Management Science Building, MSB 4 was a buzz of activity on March Saturday 15th2014. Despite the cold weather, students engaged Intels Applications Engineer in hot tech conversations and debates. Various topics discussed included native Application Development and Avarious software developments and optimization tools offered by Intel such as XDK (Cross Platform Development Kit) and GPA (Graphics Performance Analyzer).
It was a very interactive session with a turnout of over 100 students. The event culminated in various students walking away with Intel branded shirts, books, flash disks, pens with the ultimate prize being the Intel Yolo smartphone powered by an Intel processor.
This event had been organized by the Intel-Student Partners in conjunction with the Strathmore University Information Technology Students Association (SUITSA).
Intel representatives introduced the new Intel-Student Partners to the rest of the students. Sheldon Rotich (BBIT 3) and Stella Magana (BTC 1) were among this years (2014-2015) cohort of Intel Student-Partners selected from 5 Universities across Kenya. They have been tasked with the responsibility of running Intel activities on their campuses over the course of the year.
The Intel Student Partner program is designed to enable students from different Universities in Kenya to have the opportunity to work closely with Intel and understand their latest technologies. The Intel-Student Partners were chosen through a rigorous selection process that saw close to 250 students applying from 28 universities, from which 26 students were shortlisted for face to face interviews, and the final 10 were picked. They will be representing Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT), Kenyatta University, Strathmore University, Moi University, and Maseno University.
This event was just a tip of the ice-berg from the wide array of planned activities for the university students. More is in store including training sessions on Android game development as well as Arduino technology.
Many thanks to the Faculty of Information Technology for the invaluable assistance accorded to both the student partners and SUITSA, the Student Council and last but not least, Intel for providing trainers.