Linda Kamau-a software developer and co-founder of Akirachix

“Our plan was to teach disadvantaged girls from the slums of Nairobi who’d just finished high school basic tech and entrepreneurship but this has expanded to fill a visible gap of women in tech.

Linda Kamau, is a software developer based in Nairobi Kenya with a degree in Business Information Technology. She develops for both web and mobile applications and currently works at Ushahidi Inc- A non profit Tech company as a lead developer and Akirachix as a co-founder and training director.

AkiraChix is a not for profit organisation that aims to inspire and develop a successful force of women in technology who will change Africa’s future. It offers training to girls underprivileged homes.

She loves everything information technology and her passion and goals is to get women into this industry by either training or mentoring them.

When not coding, she enjoys bowling and camping and being a diehard Man Utd fan. She was feted in Business Daily’s Top 40 under 40 women in Kenya 2015 for her tech and leadership skills.