Two technology companies on Wednesday
launched the first software testing and quality
assurance center in Africa.
1-million-U.S.-dollar center launched in partnership
between Techno Brain Kenya and Microsoft by Kenya’s
Deputy President William Ruto makes Kenya the fourth
nation globally to host such centers. Other pioneers
in the Microsoft initiative include China, Poland
during the launch, Ruto said the Kenyan government
was committed to making Kenya a chief exporter and
producer rather than a mere consumer of
government wants a vibrant technology sector in this
country, a silicon Savannah and we believe if we can
build a proper community of engineers, developers,
coders and designers, we can deliver the innovations
that will define the prosperity of this country in
the future,” he said.
noted that the friendly policies put in place by the
government had created a fertile environment for
multinational companies to set up their operations
a win to our economy; this is a big vote of
confidence for Kenya, in our tech community and its
abilities. This development will define our
prosperity,” he said.
the Microsoft test engineering center will create
employment to the youths and position Kenya as a
preferred destination of quality assurance and
global collaboration will see Windows Development
Group (WDG) engineering team from the United States
working with Techno Brain Kenya engineers to build
and operate a highly specialized and secured test
environment in Nairobi as an extension to Microsoft
Redmond Windows development engineering center.
Microsoft Director of Software Engineering, Bamboo
Sofola, said the testing center will help profile
Kenya as a leading regional hub of emerging
technologies and innovation and provide employment
opportunities for young people.
customers, partners and employees here in Kenya, a
country of great promise and one that could leapfrog
others by getting the right infrastructure and
skills in place,” Sofola said.