The KENET Executive Director and the research services team had an opportunity to meet with researchers from Kenya Medical Research Institute and Strathmore University on 30th August and 7th 2018 September respectively. This was in bid to better understand their research infrastructure needs.
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.