Hackathons are a great way to explore, collaborate and work toward solving a problem within a defined period of time. Most hackathons explore software-related solutions in technical events whereby people, especially computer programmers and software developers, meet to engage in collaborative coding with an aim of creating usable software.
The Open Science Workshop hosted at KENET successfully concluded on August 10, 2018. The two-day workshop organized by the Bioinformatics Network led by Dr. Caleb Kibet, a Mozilla Science Lab grantee trained 30 participants on tools that foster Open Science. The researchers were drawn from seven institutions and encompassed master’s students in bioinformatics, and a lecturer. KENET hosted the workshop at its 40- seater capacity training room which is fully equipped with Internet access, video and audio technologies.
Four abstracts have been selected for the KENET Computer Science (CS) and Information Systems (IS) Mini-Grant. The Mini-Grant attracted 35 submissions from 16 public and private Universities when the call was announced on March 26, 2018. The grant amounts to Kshs. 1, 500, 000 (15,000 USD) for each winner and lasts for 12 months, starting August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019.