One area I have a secret love for is African heritage, history and culture. So it is always a delight whenever I see a project along those lines.
One such project is When is Eken. Eken in Bini culture refers to the day of rest. Unlike the Gregorian calendar that uses a 7-day week, the Bini calendar uses a 4-day week.
Eken is so respected in Bini culture that people do not conduct traditional marriages and burials on that day.
When is Eken was developed by Judy Imasuen a lawyer with an interest in Technology Law, Intellectual Property, Blockchain Technology and Artificial Intelligence. Before becoming a lawyer, she worked as a developer.
It is an automated solution for the manual task of calculating Eken days. It is based on the traditional Bini calendar.
The first time Judy Imasuen heard about Eken was when her aunt died. The prohibition on the burial of her aunt on an Eken day piqued her interest.
The next time would be during the death of her grand-father. Members of her family were searching for a suitable date for the burial so they needed to know the Eken days. The dearth of materials online led her to consider developing a solution for it.
When is Eken actually started off as a tool for her personal use. I am grateful that she has decided to share it with the world.