The Team

Currently Fundi Bots has the following people on its core / administrative team:

Solomon Benge King, Founder

Solomon is an amateur roboticist and “Resident Fundi” at Fundi Bots. It was his passion and work with high school students that led to the creation of Fundi Bots, and the fulfillment of a life?long dream.

He is also CEO of Node Six, a Ugandan web solutions company and Creative Director of Elemental Edge, a Ugandan multimedia and visual effects company.

Betty Kituyi, Programs Coordinator

Betty Kituyi currently runs Cafe Scientifique, Ugandan Chapter. She is also a long time high school educator with a lot of experience in the Ugandan education sector.

It was through her that we began doing presentations on robotics to high?school students which eventually led to the creation of Fundi Bots.

Gasper Obua, Schools Coordinator

Gasper is currently a Physics teacher at St. Kizito Secondary School. His passion for teaching students extra?curricular science encouraged him to join the Fundi Bots team.

Volunteers

We have a number of individuals who have volunteered their time to help in any way should the need ever arise. These individuals bring with them a wide variety of strengths including; social networking and promotion, programming, engineering, social work, child care and general volunteering.

  • Victor Miclovich
    Software Engineer extraordinaire, co-founder of Story Spaces
  • Revence Kalibwani
    An applications developer and robotics enthuthiast, founder of ScyFy Technologies.
  • Michael Niyitegeka,
    Head; Corporate Relations Office, Faculty of Computing and IT, Makerere University
  • TMS Ruge
    Photographer, technology enthuthiast, African Diaspora connector and Cofounder and Senior Project Manager, UMPG
  • Daniel Stern
    Information technology consultant and Director at UConnect
  • Reinier Battenberg
    Technology enthuthiast and CEO, Mountbatten Limited
  • Kyle Spencer
    Information technology consultant

Since these people have volunteered their time, we consider them part of the team, but cannot assume that they will be fully available.

Links & Stuff

We've listed some useful places, contacts, friends, vendors and sponsors below. We hope you find them useful.

Friends

  • The Rogue King Founder’s blog. Rants and raves about everything and nothing.

Resources

Sponsors

  • Google RISE. We won a grant from these awesome folk!
  • Node Six Generously providing hosting, design & maintenance for Fundi Bots.
  • Spark Fun Have given us lots of awesome education dev kits.

Vendors

  • Solarbotics Vendors of some seriously cool electronics and robotics parts.
  • SparkFun They sell electronics but they are also passionate tinkerers.