The Kenyan coders are finally coming of age. The right tools and methodologies are finally in place. Everyone is testing and re-testing their apps before even an alpha release. Every student is putting down their ego and pride and seeking a seasoned mentor. Every mentor has grown balls to say “I don’t know, lemmi research first and then answer your question later”, instead of misguiding the student. Kenya is finally ready for the BIG technological take-over that Africa deserves. That Africa Needs. That Africa is waiting for.
Security-wise, banks and telcos, sadly, still think a big SOLEX padlock and a 17 security guards plus 3 ‘mbwa kali sana’ signs are all they need to secure their data. Some think sending long, scary and threatening emails suddenly fix security holes. But I won’t talk about security any more. Not until I get a good lawyer or till I perfect the art of plausible deniability. My hacking skills + the need to blog have made me inexplicably lugubrious in the past. #enoughSaid.
Well, I am fresh like milk, and having had a quiet and meditative xmas alone and being indoors from Dec 20 to today, I have optimism that the sapient coders will do great this time round.
I am about to finish Project X4 and release it to my fellow geeks at iHub for tests, reviews, critiquing and floss. Then we will show the mobile social arena why the chicken crossed the road.
I have only one resolution this year. Make Money and Code. Simple. Si story mob, sijui stop coding in VB etc. Those are 2006ish resolutions. Make Money and Code. Simple. Anything or anyone that does not contribute to the former or the latter will be left in utter melancholy because Salim will not be interested.
Back to Code!