30 March 2016

back to overview

Talking IT at iHub in Nairobi

Finance in Motion software experts offer tips to IT developers in Kenya.

Learning about IT at iHub.

When it comes to core IT systems development, Finance in Motion, a leading impact investment advisor, turns to Kenya. A primary reason the German company counts on its Nairobi office for company programming lies with iHub, a co-working space in the city where young developers can meet donors and investors, swap ideas, and build expertise in the field of IT entrepreneurship.

This key hotspot of the Kenyan tech community has broadened the skills of many a programmer, some of whom now work at Finance in Motion. Since this program has been so good to the fund advisor, it decided to give back: Company staffers recently passed on some of their knowledge during a one-day workshop at iHub that focused on developing software in a business setting.

The workshop’s goal was to share some of the best practices and methodologies Finance in Motion uses to deliver quality code in a professional environment. A welcome byproduct of the day was how members of the fund advisor’s IT team helped dispel the myth that creativity, innovation, and leading-edge technologies need fall victim to regulated corporate structures, especially in the finance sector.

The Finance in Motion staffers guided a well-focused audience of about 40 young developers on a journey through the latest trends in software development methodologies, quality assurance, web technologies, and innovations. If the number of questions from the audience long after wrap-up time was any indicator of interest, then we have to conclude the subject was undoubtedly well-received.