Uganda Technology and Management University to host Women Network Operator's Forum

Uganda Technology and Management University to host Women Network Operator's Forum

Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) is set to host the African Network Operator’s Group-CHIX (AfNOGCHIX), an event which provides opportunities for training to Women Engineers and encourages them to actively participate in AfNOG activities.

As a partner, Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) will host The AfNOGCHIX workshop which will be a combination of UNIX administration skills, network and monitoring tools for scalable networks.The event will be held at UTAMU Resource Centre in Bugolobi, Kampala from 10th-15th November 2014.

According to the Manager for Engagement, Research and Innovation, Mr. Drake Patrick Mirembe, the forum is aimed at reaching out to women network operators, women ISP engineers, Women IT professionals, Final year female IT / Computer Science University Students preparing for the workforce.

“As UTAMU, we are honoured to host AFNOGCHIX. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Ugandans to network with ICT professionals and business owners across Africa. Such a forum is vital for women to exchange ideas, acquire new IT skills and learn from their peers across the continent”, Mirembe explained.

Established in 2000, AfNOG organizes the event in different African countries annually which promotes diversity and attracts dignitaries in the ICT Industry, Government and Telecommunication companies, managers from IT Enterprises, ICT practitioners, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Network Engineers among others.

The AfNOGCHIX meeting will have a series of presentations, an open discussion during which network operators in Africa will share experiences, discuss challenges and propose solutions.

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