Hi. I’m, Peter Kakoma and i love programming. I started writing code about 10 years ago as an intern at a web development company in Kampala. The code was for a WordPress website. I spent a big part of the internship asking, “What’s the difference between a blog and a website?”. The other part I spent setting up EasyPHP (a web development environment) and
figuring out. I lie. trying to figure out how the different bits work. And learning HTML. Sweet HTML.
I’m a Principal Engineer at MTN Uganda and the lead engineer at Kanzu Code. I lead a team, run a tech startup and design, build & support software applications for individuals & enterprises. Here’s some of what that’s produced so far. During the creation/troubleshooting/
pulling-out-hair journey, I share the interesting bits I discover in the process. Here are all articles on code so far
I do have robots that deliver my best content straight to your inbox. Give them your address here and they’ll get to it. I’m ashamed to say they can’t read minds yet so we’ll have to use the pretty old method where you type it in yourself.
As the sun goes down, Peter Kakoma reaches for a lopsided pair of replica shades, dusts off a trusted pair of earth-brown leather gloves, untucks the beaten red cape he stuffs under his work clothes, sounds a war cry that sends shivers up the spines of every politician in Uganda, then he quickly makes his way home, slowing down only to dodge potholes. At home, he switches on his trusted laptop, Tanya, and starts to write. The writer.is.A.L.I.V.E! *deafening evil laugh* *cough* *cough*
In By The Way, a humour and satire column, I give a light take on the political situation in Uganda – from hit songs to our beloved leader, to covering MP fights, to pig stories to cross-border investigations. I’m a founding member of Urban Legend Kampala, a pretty entertaining website in Uganda.
I am #TeamJesus. I’m learning, rather slowly, about what this means and how it plays out in all aspects of my life. I’ve asked for speedy growth but while I wait for it ( and do some retakes ), I share on spirituality, manhood and marriage.
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