EACOS Conference 2019

EACOS Conference 2019

EACOS Conference 2019

26 - 29 August 2019 with 30+ sessions | United States International University, Nairobi

26 - 29 August 2019 with 30+ sessions | Strathmore University, Nairobi

26 - 29 August 2019 with 30+ sessions | Strathmore University, Nairobi

East African Conference on open Source

About The Conference

The Linux Professional Institute of East Africa in partnership with the East African open source community is delighted to invite you to the inaugural East African Conference on Open Source to be held on 26th – 29thAugust 2019 at the United States International University- USIU, Nairobi. EACOS-2019 aims to bring together the players in the regional technology sector, the Government and Academia (the triple helix) in one place to share knowledge, network and acquire new skills. We will explore the opportunities brought about by the open source model and open innovation in the achievement of the Big 4 agenda and its place in African development and Vision 2030.

Top Speakers

Ngigi Waithaka

CTO - Alliance Technologies Ltd

Andrew Shingler

EMEA Sr Sales Engineer at Synacor

Evanson Ikua

LPI MASTER AFFILIATE FOR EAST AFRICA

Joe Mucheru, EGH, MBS

CABINET SECRETARY MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

Dr Martin Osumba

HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST RTI INTERNATIONAL

John Walubengo – MSc, BSc, CISA

LECTURER - MULTIMEDIA UNIVERSITY BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY AS AN OPEN SOURCE DEVELOPMENT CATALYST

Jon “maddog” Hall

BOARD CHAIR LINUX PROFESSIONAL INSITUTE

Dr. Katherine Getao

CEO KENYA ICT AUTHORITY

Dennis Gichangi

CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT DEWCIS SOLUTIONS LTD

Dr. Joseph Sevilla

DIRECTOR OF @ILABAFRICA STRATHMORE UNIVERSITY

Jerome Ochieng

PRINCIPAL SECRETARY MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

Kenneth Mbuvi

OCS, LPIC-2, SUSE-CLA11/12/15, B.ENG, IB-DP TECHNICAL DIRECTOR TECFLAX SOLUTIONS LTD

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Schedule - 26th-27th: LPI Boot Camps, 28th: Keynotes and Awards, 29th: Plenary and Technical Workshops

# Topic Speaker TimeHall
1 LPIC-2, Topic 209 - File SharingKenneth Mbuvi12:00pm - 1:00pmTraining Hall 2
2 LPIC-1 Linux Administrator and LPI-C 2 Linux Engineer BootcampsPaul Miningwa, Kenneth Mbuvi8:30am - 5:00pmTraining Hall 1 and Hall 2
3 LPIC-1, Topic 101 - System ArchitecturePaul Miningwa8:30am - 9:30amTraining Hall 1
4 LPIC-1, Topic 102 - Linux insatallation and package managementPaul Miningwa9:30am - 10:30amTraining Hall 1
5 LPIC-1, Topic 103 - GNU and Unix CommandsPaul Miningwa12:00pm - 1:00pmTraining Hall 1
6 LPIC-1, Topic 104 - Devices, Linux file systems, File hierarchy standardPaul Miningwa2:00pm - 3:30pmTraining Hall 1
7 LPI-C 2, Topic 200 - Capacity PlanningKenneth Mbuvi8:30am - 9:30amTraining Hall 2
8 LPIC-2, Topic 205 - Networking ConfigurationKenneth Mbuvi9:30am - 10:30amTraining Hall 2
9 LPIC-2, Topic 206 - System MaintenanceKenneth Mbuvi11:00am - 11:30amTraining Hall 2
10 LPIC-2, Topic 210 - Network Client ManagementKenneth Mbuvi2:00pm - 3:00pmTraining Hall 2
11 LPIC-2, Topic 212 - System SecurityKenneth Mbuvi3:00pm - 3:30pmTraining Hall 2
# Topic Speaker TimeHall
1 LPIC-1 Linux Administrator and LPI DevOps Tools Engineer BootcampsPaul Miningwa, Kenneth Mbuvi8:30am - 5:00pmTraining Hall 1 and Hall 2
2 LPIC-1, Topic 105 - Shells and Shell ScriptingPaul Miningwa8:30am - 9:30amTraining Hall 1
3 LPIC-1, Topic 106 - User Interfaces and DesktopsPaul Miningwa9:30am - 10:30amTraining Hall 1
4 LPIC-1, Topic 107 - Administrative TasksPaul Miningwa11:00am - 12:30pmTraining Hall 1
5 LPIC-1, Topic 108 - Essential System ServicesPaul Miningwa12:00pm - 1:00pmTraining Hall 1
6 LPI DevOps, Topic 701 - Software EngineeringKenneth Mbuvi8:30am - 9:30amTraining Hall 2
7 LPI DevOps, Topic 702 - Container ManagementKenneth Mbuvi9:30am - 10:30amTraining Hall 2
8 LPI DevOps, Topic 703 - Machine DeploymentKenneth Mbuvi11:00am - 12:00pmTraining Hall 2
9 LPI DevOps, Topic 704 - Configuration ManagementKenneth Mbuvi12:00pm - 1:00pmTraining Hall 2
10 LPI DevOps, Topic 705 - Service OperationsKenneth Mbuvi2:00pm - 3:00pmTraining Hall 2
# Topic Speaker TimeHall
1 Arrival & Registration7:30am - 8:30amLT2
2 Welcome Remarks by the MC8:30am - 8:45amLT2
3 Presentation by Convenor -LPI East AfricaEvanson Ikua9:00am - 9:20amLT2
4 Welcome Remarks by the hostDr. Patrick Wamuyu8:45am - 9:00amLT2
5 Are open source solutions (OSS) a better alternative to traditional proprietary solutions?Kenneth Mbuvi9:20am - 9:40amLT2
6 Free and Open Source Software and Hardware (FOSSH): Freedom for your  Business, Country and SelfJon “maddog” Hall9:40am - 10:10amLT2
7 Challenges and opportunities of open Source applications in the public SectorDr. Katherine Getao10:10am - 10:40amLT2
8 Remarks by Principal Secretary - MoICTJerome Ochieng10:40am - 10:50amLT2
9 Keynote address by Chief Guest - CS MoICTJoe Mucheru, EGH, MBS10:50am - 11:00amLT2
10 Health Break & Networking11:00am - 11:30amMain Restaurant
11 Zimbra Enterprise CollaborationAndrew Shingler11:30am - 12:00pmLT2
12 Adopting Continuous InnovationDennis Gichangi12:00pm - 12:30pmLT2
13 Presentation by Dr Joe Sevilla - To be advisedDr. Joseph Sevilla12:30pm - 1:00pmLT2
14 Lunch Break1:00pm - 2:00pmMain Restaurant
15 MySQL: from community to the heart of the businessVittorio Cioe2:00pm - 2:30pmLT2
16 Blockchain - Definition & Development OpportunitiesJohn Walubengo – MSc, BSc, CISA2:30pm - 3:00pmLT2
17 From a $10 start-up capital to Inspiring Change in over 30 companies - Inspired by Open Source Entrepreneurship.renuership and Open SourceBenson Mugambi3:00pm - 3:30pmLT2
18 Fireside chat – Entrepreneurship, Youth employment and open innovation opportunitiesEvanson Ikua3:30pm - 4:15pmLT2
19 Plenary and Questions and AnswersDr. Patrick Wamuyu4:00pm - 4:30pmLT2
20 Exhibition, Networking and Open Source Awards Cocktail5:00pm - 8:00pmExhibition Hall
# Topic Speaker TimeHall
1 Arrival & Registration8:00am - 8:30amLT2
2 Welcome Remarks and Recap by the MC8:30am - 8:45amLT2
3 Remarks by Event Sponsor - LPI East AfricaEvanson Ikua8:45am - 9:00amLT2
4 Enhancing Education in Africa using Open Source Technologies: Raspberry PiJoost Dam9:00am - 9:30amLT2
5 Evidence, Practice and Trends in Digital HealthSteven Wanyee9:30am - 10:00amLT2
6 The role of open source digital health solutions in achievement of UHC; the landscape in Kenya (and globally...)Dr Martin Osumba10:00am - 10:30amLT2
7 Crowd-sourcing security intelligence based on trust computing and open data methodBenson Mugambi11:00am - 11:30amLT2
8 Health Break & Networking10:30am - 11:00am
9 Ushahidi’s 10 year journey in open sourceAngela Oduor Lungati11:30am - 12:00pmLT2
10 Lunch1:00pm - 2:00pmLT2
11 South Sudan: migration to open-source desktopJustin Luth12:00pm - 12:30pmLT2
12 Open source in the public sector – KRA Case StudyPaul Miningwa12:30pm - 1:00pmLT2
13 Joomla 4: The Holy Grail – Web Content Management SystemShadrack Serem2:00pm - 2:30pmLT2
14 Using Opensource Tools to Monitor for Intrusions in small and big companiesKennedy Okello8:45am - 9:30amTraining Hall 1
15 From the frontlines - War stories on cyber defenseJohn Gichuki9:30am - 10:30amTraining Hall 1
16 Zimbra Collaboration DemoAndrew Shingler11:00am - 11:45amTraining Hall 1
17 Fifty Years of *X: Why Unix (and GNU/Linux) live onJon “maddog” Hall11:45am - 12:30pmTraining Hall 1
18 MySQL Enterprise DemoVittorio Cioe2:00pm - 2:45pmTraining Hall 1
19 Artificial Intelligence and CloudNgigi Waithaka2:45pm - 3:30pmTraining Hall 1
20 Matching text using regular Expressions in LinuxEric Njogu3:30pm - 4:15pmTraining Hall 1
21 RedHat Linux DemoKenneth Mbuvi4:15pm - 5:00pmTraining Hall 1

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KES 0
  • Exhibition and Demos
  • Conference
  • Awards Cocktail
  • Training Boot Camps

Bootcamp

KES 10000
  • Exhibition and Demos
  • Conference
  • Awards Cocktail
  • Training Boot Camps

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KES 2500
  • Exhibition and Demos
  • Conference
  • Awards Cocktail
  • Training Boot Camps

Gold

KES 20000
  • Exhibition and Demos
  • Conference
  • Awards Cocktail
  • Training Boot Camps

Silver

KES 5000
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  • Conference
  • Awards Cocktail
  • Training Boot Camps

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