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INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS.
HOW PROGRAMMING HAS IMPROVED LIVES OF KENYANS.
Kenya has experienced a growth in its technology sector. This has been marked with an increase of tech start-ups and incubators for developers. The creative process done by programmers to instruct a computer on how to perform a task is what is referred to as programming. It has brought about a lot of inventions of many software. These programs are used in business, education, banking, agriculture and healthcare.
In finance the advent of M-pesa, a game changing mobile money transfer and micro financing service widely used in Kenya, provided by safaricom has impacted the way of life of many Kenyans. It allows its users on a simple mobile phone to pay their bills, buy goods and services. One can be able to load cash onto their phone at an outlet. They can send money to someone, located anywhere in the country, by text message. This has simplified money transfers and made it fast and efficient.
The agriculture sector has benefited tremendously from developed applications and cell-phone based programs. This is in reference to small-scale farmers who play a major role in the agriculture sector. M-farm and I-cow being some of Kenyan brainchild applications are examples. M-farm mainly runs on mobile phones. It offers farmers a chance to sell their crops collectively and to buy their seed, fertilizers and other farm inputs together, simply at the touch of their mobile phones. This has helped farmers earn more for their crops and the bulk buyers including sellers reduce the number of farms they visit. I-cow on the other hand helps farmers track the estrus states of their cows. There also sourced with modern information on animal nutrition, milk production efficiency, breeding and gestation. Hence bridging the gap that existed between farmers and agricultural officers.
The development of olx, an...