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Kanyesigye Akbr

Software & AI Development

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About Me


Kanyesigye Akbr


A competent developer with comprehensive knowledge of Java, Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and others. I am also a quick adapter with a great team spirit, deadline orientated, creative and able to work with minimum supervision.

I'm greatly interested in Artificial intelligence and web development, though other areas like networking, system administration, and IoT appeal to me too.

Experience

Lead Developer - Uchaguzi Voter Platform

Ministry of ICT & National Guidance & Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

  • Led the development of Uchaguzi, a platform mobile and web-based application that is designed to ease access to information on Uganda’s general elections 2021.

  • The platform includes a website, Whatsapp chatbot, and phone app running on Android and iOS.

Member, 4th Industrial Revolution Taskforce

Ministry of ICT & National Guidance

  • Member of the 4IR Task force appointed by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

  • The task force is in charge of studying 4IR technologies and advising Government on policy interventions, possible implementation areas and the ecosystem for the adoption and promotion of the Revolution including human capital development, infrastructure and technological environment.

Web Developer & IT Support

Government Citizen Interaction Centre,
Ministry of ICT & National Guidance

  • In charge of maintaining the centre's server, software, and websites

  • Developed and maintained the GCIC Website

  • worked on a new central portal for government services

Web & App Developer, In-Charge:Ticketing System

Africa Strategic Leadership Centre,
Ministry of ICT & National Guidance

  • In charge of maintaining the centre's server, software, and websites

  • Built the Africa Now Website and the Africa Now Conference App

  • Set up and managed the online ticketing system for the Africa Now Conference held in March 2019

Web Developer (Part-time)

Rootless Technologies Limited

Used multiple frameworks to develop and maintain websites for various organisations
Partnered with Rootless Technologies Limited for some of the projects.
A few of the projects I've worked on include:


IT Operations

Airtel Uganda Limited

  • Built a human resource management system using Oracle Application Express. Used PL/SQL and JavaScript extensively for this.

  • Used Java Enterprise Edition for maintaining and updating simple USSD applications.

  • Set up and managed a server with RHEL OS

  • Editor of Airtern Magazine 2017.

Sales & Finance

Mandela Group of Companies

- Worked within the accounts department and learned how to set up and use QuickBooks.
- Worked as a Sales Supervisor at multiple branches and learnt how to sell and manage people.

Education

Eastern Mediterranean University

February 2021 - February 2022 (projected)

Masters in Information Technology

Havard University edx

May 2020 - Dec 2020

CS50's Web Programming with Python and JavaScript

Artificial Intelligence Research Lab

Jan 2019 - June 2019

AI Mentee under The AI Mentorship Program

Makerere University

Sept 2015 - Jan 2019

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

Naalya Senior Secondary School

2012 - 2014

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education

Prior Education History

2002 - 2011

Some Projects I've Worked on

Uchaguzi

Uchaguzi is a mobile and web-based application that is designed to ease access to information on Uganda’s general elections. This civic education platform is a project of the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance under the Government Citizen’s Interaction Centre (GCIC), in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Uganda & South Sudan.

I led a team that utilised Drupal, Firebase, Swift, Python, Java, Dart, Flutter, and other tools to develop a chatbot, Android app, Website, and an iOS App for this.

Amagara

The Amagara platform is an easy-to-use interactive checklist based out of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines that helps you along every step of the surgery. We are incentivizing surgeons to become the best they can be by providing a tool that works for them.

I've helped build a tablet-based solution for this so far, and plans for a full blown application are underway.

Sport Chek Traffic Counter

We built a low budget Foot Traffic Counter for Spot Chek, a sports goods retail store operating throughout Canada. It is used to easily keep track of how many people are inside the store at a particular time. This helps stores avoid bypassing a limit and thus ensure proper social distancing within.

This was built for use on iPads within the stores reporting to a central server.

HR Management System

While at Airtel, Ogwang Olwe, Morris Mugisha and I built a Leave Management System. We used Oracle Apex and PL/SQL on Oracle 11g to create a platform that could be used to manage leave. It supports applying for leave, granting it, generation of multiple reports, request escalation, amongst many other features. The exported application and screenshots of the interfaces are available here.

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Ntinda Land Value Prediction App

Valuation of land is a tricky endeavour in Uganda. However, looking at thousands of previous land sales in an area can help predict the price of a plot in that area. Our aim with this project was seeing how Artificial intelligence can help us estimate the price of land in Ntinda using particular information

This project was done using python.

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ASLC Android & iOS app

The Africa Now mobile phone app is a companion application for people attending the Africa Now Conference 2019. Details of the Conference can be found here

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School Shuttle Services Management System

For my final year school project, I built a system for school shuttle tracking. It tracked the location, speed, and staff aboard each shuttle so as to avail this information to parents and administrators. Once logged in, a parent can view the details of the shuttle that his/her child is aboard.

I used mostly PHP and JS to build it, with Java being used for a simple Mobile application. An online demo of the web app is available at gps.kirungi.co.ug. Guardian Login (h@o.com), Admin login (j@f.com)Password for these accounts is p.

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Skills

Get in Touch

Kanyesigye Akbr
Novel Centrepoint,
Ismet Inonu Blv,
Famagusta, North Cyprus
+256 776 734 087
kanye@rtl.ug