David Aswani

Westlands, Kenya

My life starts when I was 10 years old. I was diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease. I was on medication until I was 21 years. I have received more than 400 injections, more than a family combined would receive in their whole lifetime. Today, I enjoy the small pleasures of life, like drinking a glass of water, opening a door, and warm showers. My work in volunteering is widespread, and my knowledge in Information Technology has helped me break the borders. Through Ann Foundation, for one year I taught English to vulnerable children in Tanzania, for seven years now I have been organizing Joomla Day Kenya-an an event that promotes the use of Joomla CMS encouraging students to think of starting a business through the creation of websites using tools in Content Management Systems. Through CMS Africa, we have organized tech events in Kenya, Kampala Uganda Abuja Nigeria, Cape Town South Africa, and Accra Ghana. My passion has been to work with University students. I love to travel, Cycling, painting and reading.

Team Position Role Date Started
Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team Member Events Department Representative Oct 2019
Team Position Role Date Started Date Ended
Events Team Member Sep 2020 Aug 2022
Events Department Coordinator Sep 2020 Apr 2022
Events Team Team Leader Mar 2018 Sep 2020
Events Team Member Nov 2015 Mar 2018

My journey with Joomla started 2010, when a friend of mine introduced me to tech, the same year we did a very first #JoomlaDayKenya and it was a big flop. We did not have the connections with the Joomla Community and many people in Nairobi did not understand what Joomla was despite running website on it. This year, we will be doing the fourth edition of Joomla Day Kenya around October, I have also gotten in-touch with other Joomlars around the world and I will be heading to Joomla Day Port Elizabeth in South Africa, just to network more. Our program in Nairobi has involved universities and high school, we have been holding events and camps for Joomla. Though this, we have encouraged students to start forums that they use to help one another on challenges and solutions on Joomla developing. Though CMS AFRICA SUMMIT which is now on its third year, Joomla is part of it, we just finished the Summit which was graced by Joomla President Sarah Wats on 13th and 14th March. The journey is still long, but we are here to take it, all the way to the end.

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