About Martin Akolo Chiteri

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About Martin Akolo Chiteri

My name is Martin Akolo Chiteri and I am a Computer programmer from Nairobi.

For two years, 2012 and 2013, I helped in organizing a local Science event that was being held annually in Nairobi, the Capital city of Kenya. At the same time, I was involved in the planning of Python and Open-stack meet-ups.

In the recent past, my main area of focus has been in building applications for the World-Wide Web. My most favourite authoring tools have been Python, the language interpreter and django, a high-level Web development framework built for it. I have been slowly gravitating towards Go, the server / Cloud infrastructure language. This has mostly been for its better perfomance, excellent concurrency facilities and general pragmatism as a modern language.

I used to work for an international I.T firm which specializes in writing and maintaining applications for Utility companies (Water and Electrical power distribution) in the Sub-Saharan region of Africa. That was for five years starting from August 2008 until August 2013. After that I worked with the largest food assistance (shifting from food aid) organization in the world between January 2014 and end of November 2015.

I have been extremely fortunate to have been invited to CERN, the European Particle Physics laboratory, to work with a group of other highly talented Web developers on a project to restore parts of the original World-wide Web system’s server and website.

Right now I am a graduate student in Alberta University’s department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. I am taking a Master of Science degree in Construction Engineering & Management with a heavy bias towards Computer based Simulations and modelling under the supervision of Dr. AbouRizk.