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Recognition As One Of The Top 40 Inspiring Kenyan Men In The USA -2018
In 2018, I was recognized by the Kenyan Community In the United States as one of the Top 40 Most Inspiring Kenyan Men In diaspora.

I wish to thank you all for this recognition. I promise to keep doing the good work to help my immigrant community who face a lot of challenges here in America.

Regards,
Bob
LIFE OF AN IT CONSULTANT IN CORPORATE AMERICA
If you've never worked in corporate america, you probably wonder how life is..Right?
Well, please allow me to give you an insight of how it is.

I worked as an IT consultant here in America for about 6+ years before I finally quit in order to fully focus on running my business.

My role was that of an Oracle Financials Functional Analyst. Meaning, I was responsible for providing Oracle financials system solutions to my clients from the front end without having to do any coding work.

My work week used to be Monday-Friday from 8.30am-5.30pm with a 1 hour lunch break at around 12 Noon.

I used to report to work mostly around 8.30am, then the first thing I  used to do was to check my emails and then flag the most important ones for expedited action.

Depending on the day, I would have my first meetings with project team in the morning before Noon. When not in meetings, I would be busy working on my setups and configurations of the oracle system and resolving any end user issues.

After lunch, I would have some more project meetings where sometimes I would be expected to provide status update of my deliverables. 

I used to  take a few 5 mins breaks within the course of the day.One thing about being an IT consultant is that,  you are not required to clock in and out like most professions out here in USA.The expectation is that you put in 8 professional hours everyday for a maximum of 40 hours a week.

My clients never encouraged overtime so I rarely worked overtime, unless there was a go-live activity. A go-live is the phase of the project when the project team is about to hand over the system to the client so they can start using it for live transactions.

It is usually a very busy period of a project implementation because you have to implement all the setups in a production environment in just 2 days of a weekend for everything that you have implemented & tested  for months or even years.It's usually a very hectic time!

Fridays after work, we sometimes used to have happy hours with team members where we would binge for a few hours to release the week long fatigue.It's some of those days that make me miss my consulting life as an employee.

IT consulting is a very fulfilling career and If you are someone out there thinking about getting into this industry,you should!.It also pays extremely well.

If you want to learn more about Appstec America's Oracle financials functional training and become a consultant like I used to, please send an email to info@appstecamerica.com. We enroll students for the training every month.
A picture of my last day as an employee. With me are my project team members .
5 IT Jobs That Do not Require Coding
There is a huge misconception out there that IT is for those who know how to code!...Right?

Well, that is not really the case. I have a business degree and got into the IT and became a really successful consultant without knowing how to code up to this day.Examples some of the IT Jobs out there that do not require coding are:
  •  ERP Functional Analyst
  •  Business Analyst
  •  RPA Analyst
  •  SEO Analyst
  •  UX Designer
Good News For Thousands Of Undocumented Immigrants Living Here In USA As New York State Passes The Law To Allow Them Acquire Driver's License.

A 13 Year Old  Boy Gets Merit- Based Scholarship Worth About $2,000 From Appstec America
Written by Pramod Dixit on Feb. 17th 2019
The Award Is Part Of Appstec America's community outreach program Led By Director Bob Mwiti
The Beneficiary of the sponsorship  Master Alistair Murimi Receives The Award from Appstec America Global Ambassador Mr Benjamin Mugwika. With him is Nkubu High School's Principal, and 2 members of the School's Management Board 
A very smart and needy boy got a huge surprise early this year when the founder and managing director of Appstec America, awarded him a full merit-based high school scholarship worth approximately $2,000.

The boy who hails from Mbeere District in Embu County, In Kenya scored a plain A mean-grade in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and his parents could not afford to take him to his school of choice-Nkubu High School.

Bob, who is an alumnus of the school, has also committed to Airlift the boy to United States for higher studies, If he ends up doing well in his Kenya Certificate Of Secondary Education.

Congratulations young lad!



MY 82 Year Old Grandpa Visits America For The First Time!
This is a photo of my grandpa and I leaving for the airport to return him back to Kenya
Early last year, Pauline and I went on vacation to Africa, and before coming back, we surprised my grandfather with the news that we were to take him back with us for him to visit USA.He could not believe it. 

My grandparents are the ones who took care of me when I was growing up.They made sure I never lacked parental love and I actually never knew that they were not my biological parents until later on!. ..As story for another day maybe!

Anyways, First we had to get him visit visa at the US embassy. In 2015 he was denied a visit visa,  and this time I made sure I was the one taking his interview.The visa went well and he was given a 5 year visit visa.

Once we got his visa, I hurriedly booked his ticket  in the same return  flight Pauline and I were travelling in and in a few days we were on our way to America. It was a long flight to America.A flight of over 20 hours including layovers. We were worried about him,  but he coped well with the fatigue.He is a very healthy man.

Well, when we got to America, he could not believe what he was seeing. He kept asking why there were no people jaywalking on the road like back home.
He was pleasantly surprised with how well organized the US is in everything.

However, soon his excitement started fading away and homesickness started creeping in.He started asking if I could take him back after just 3 weeks!..lol. I made sure he called back home every day, since grandma was still left there to take care of the home. We had booked a return ticket in 6 months and there was no way I was going to change the ticket- I told him!

The days passed slowly and finally after about 6 months, it was time for him to go back.It was a big relief!.He felt like he had spent 10 years away from his close friends and other family members!. I took him back him, and it was a huge celebrations by everyone.I could hear him giving everyone an account of his trip, although I felt like he exaggerated some of the stories.Everyone Kept bombarding him questions!

As a gift to take back home, Pauline and I prepared a 100 page photo Journal booklet that documented his stay in the USA, with a detailed explanation of each picture in the book. It made it easy for him to remember his trip.

Next will be my Grandma and My Mom, God Willing.At this time, I am not sure Grandpa want to come back and spend another time in the US!. May be he will, but for now he is just glad that he was able to take a plane and leave his country of birth for the first time in over 80 years!

They say every dog has it's own day!...It's never too late!

When God Blesses you, give a big appreciation to those that made a huge difference to your life.

We used shutterfly, to build his amazing picture booklet
Appstec America Donates To Ihopee 
Written By Pramod Dixit
Appstec America Director Bob Mwiti Poses for a photo shoot during a presentation of a donation to Ihopee. A non-profit organization whose mission is to empower women & children in Africa.
Appstec America In Collaboration with ABEDs SACCO In Kenya Launches The Kenya Airlift Program
WHAT IS THE ONBOARDING PROCESS TO THE PROGRAM?

● Scholars interested in the program should reach out to Appstec America by emailing their interest to scholars@appstecamerica.com.Scholars should attach their academic qualifications to their emails
● Once Appstec America verifies the scholar’s qualifications, then they will provide the scholar with ABEDS contact information so that the scholar can get enrolled officially by joining the ABEDS Sacco.
● Once enrolled, scholars will be provided with study materials for GMAT test and will also be guided by Appstec America on the whole migration process, including how to apply for unsecured international student loans and applying for the master’s course at the University of South Florida (USF) and US student visa application guidance
● It takes about a year to migrate to USA as a student, so scholars are advised to plan accordingly.

Please note this program is STRICTLY for those who scored a minimum of B+ in KCSE and at least a 2nd class upper division degree.
This is a program meant to help brilliant Kenyans who are looking for opportunities abroad to come and study at the University of South Florida (USF) located in the city of Tampa in the beautiful sunshine state of Florida, USA.

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Daily Journal Of The Princess!
Hello There!

Just wanted to share with you a commitment that Pauline & I  have made about our little princess who was born in October 2018.

Pauline and I committed to taking a picture of  Baby Makena every single day for as long as we can. 

By the time of writing this, it has been 8 months and still counting.

It is a huge undertaking and we have made sure that we have alarm setup in the morning and evening so that we do not forget...haha!

You may ask, why all this!..Personally I do not have pictures of my own childhood as I was raised by my grannies who could not afford taking pictures of me. Pictures of childhood are a treasure that I wish I had . 

This is the best gift for her.

Her Big Brother Luc who is almost 8 years now wonders what's the big deal about all this!..lol

We use an app called Tiny Beans to store all the pictures that we take.Will keep you posted on how this goes, but for now let's keep rolling the camera!


Appstec America Director Rewards Top Performers in KCPE in Kenya.
Written by Pramod Dixit
Bob Mwiti, the director of Appstec America rewards top KCPE performers from Gikumene primary school in Meru county,Kenya on February,2018.
Appstec America Introduces New IT Training Program
Written by Pramod Dixit
Appstec America has announced a new training program. This training program is called Robotics Process Automation (RPA) Uipath Business Analyst Training.

The new training will be rolled out in the 2nd part of the year beginning late July/Early August. We are currently finalizing the training curriculum and we encourage those interested in this program to reach out to us at info@appstecamerica.com.

Robotics process automation is a new trend in automation of business processes and this is a skill that will continue attracting a lot of demand.

RPA is an application of technology, governed by business logic and structured inputs, aimed at automating business processes

Using RPA tools, a company can configure software, or a “robot,” to capture and interpret applications for processing a transaction, manipulating data, triggering responses and communicating with other digital systems. 

RPA scenarios range from something as simple as generating an automatic response to an email to deploying thousands of bots, each programmed to automate jobs in an ERP system. 

What are the benefits of RPA?

RPA provides organizations with the ability to reduce staffing costs and human error. David Schatsky, a managing director at Deloitte LP, points to a bank’s experience with implementing RPA, in which the bank redesigned its claims process by deploying 85 bots to run 13 processes, handling 1.5 million requests per year. The bank added capacity equivalent to more than 200 full-time employees at approximately 30 percent of the cost of recruiting more staff, Schatsky says.
Bots are typically low-cost and easy to implement, requiring no custom software or deep systems integration. Such characteristics are crucial as organizations pursue growth without adding significant expenditures or friction among workers. 

Companies are trying to get some breathing room so they can serve their business better by automating the low-value tasks.

Enterprises can also supercharge their automation efforts by injecting RPA with cognitive technologies such as ML, speech recognition, and natural language processing, automating higher-order tasks that in the past required the perceptual and judgment capabilities of humans.
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