Figma Campus 1.0 — Design Empathy

Figma Campus 1.0 — Design Empathy

What do designers do when they gather? They compose themselves. 😁

It was a bright and sunny Wednesday afternoon in Rivers State University, and designers (and design enthusiasts) have converged at the Computer Science Laboratory, the venue for the first Figma Design meet-up on campus. The call that brought out the creatives had been put out some weeks ago and they’ve all shown up with one common expectation; that they’ll better understand what it means to be empathetic designers. And so they did…

Kwarapoly Ingressive Campus Meetup 3.0: As it happened

Kwarapoly Ingressive Campus Meetup 3.0: As it happened

June 2, 2018 was a great day at MAL Hub, a beautiful day to always remember in the history of Kwaran students, another day developers from various campuses united to learn about Problem Solving skills of Great Software Developers Using Github.

The event was a great success, with over 81 developers from different institutions across Kwara State in attendance. It was indeed a great privilege for many developers as they acquire knowledge that can help them improve their skills as a world class developer. It featured four amazing speakers.

Tech For All: Building an Inclusive Ingressive Lautech Campus Community

Tech For All: Building an Inclusive Ingressive Lautech Campus Community

…“Did we achieve it?” have we succeeded in creating an inclusive community where everyone is welcomed, where nothing else matters but pushing each other to become the best they can be? I would have loved to spontaneously reply with an affirmative, Yes we did it!, but it takes more than one meetup to achieve this, but the foundation we have built is solid, and we are not afraid to build a castle on it.

FUTM X Ingressive Campus Meetup "The Maiden Edition"

FUTM X Ingressive Campus Meetup "The Maiden Edition"

The 21st of April, 2018 was another great day at Federal University of Technology Minna, Niger State. There was such a gathering of enthusiasts at the maiden edition of the FUTMX Ingressive Community meet-up. And as usual they gathered to share ideas, this time on how to network, learn and innovate. Ingressive is a tech firm that believe in the potential of African youths and have been working tirelessly to promote tech ecosystem in Africa.

Open Source: Investment’s Hidden Gem

Open Source: Investment’s Hidden Gem

On February 24th, 2018; Ingressive paired with Rising Tide Africa to present a course designed to highlight the intersection of two opposing ideas. We introduced open source, platforms where developers openly share the software they built for others to use and build upon for free. Then we taught our followers how to monetize it. Yes, taking something that is as free as the air we breathe and use it as an investment strategy, an entrepreneurial growth hack, or a money-making venture. Either it’s too good to be true or you missed out…

DevOps: THE NEW BLACK

DevOps: THE NEW BLACK

You’d had to be remotely remote, if you didn’t notice the explosion of DevOps as well as DevSecOps over the years. With it’s increased popularity there has been a lot of questions asked, questions like, “what really is DevOps?”. This event was targeted at introducing DevOps to Babcock Varsity Ingressive Community, highlighting it’s importance, acquainted tools and services plus resources to kick start their DevOps career.

Codefest Nigeria 2018: An Awakening

Codefest Nigeria 2018: An Awakening

Codefest Nigeria is where ideas meet technology to create unique products for enterprises. The flagship program of Codefest Nigeria is the Codefest 2018 Annual Hackathon. Their software coding and application contest takes place between higher institutions and NYSC members. These teams came together to use technology to transform ideas into reality. This hackathon was made possible by the Codefest Nigeria team, partners, sponsors, and Angels. Notably, the CEO of Basscomm Group, Mr Demola Onanuga, keyed into the vision and pushed it further.

How Ingressive Is Contributing To The Tech Ecosystem In Kwara State

How Ingressive Is Contributing To The Tech Ecosystem In Kwara State

March 24th, 2018 was another great day at Mal Hub as Ingressive Tech Firm continue to empower the youths of Kwara State in becoming world class developers. As at last meet-up, which was also a huge impact in developing the skills of developers in our community, when lot of topics were discussed relating to how Github can be use to enhance projects workflow.

Many startups in Ghana are inspired by all but one thing: DATA

Many startups in Ghana are inspired by all but one thing: DATA

Hello there. Take a pause. Set a timer for 60 seconds and simply do nothing -- just gaze into the vast expanse of the universe.

This simple experiment may seem like child’s play but in that time span, an immense volume of data has already been generated. Within that minute, your heart beat 70 times and your lungs have inhaled and exhaled over 8 litres of air. Almost 47,000 photos have been posted on Instagram, over 103 million spam emails have been sent and 3.5 million Google searches have been conducted around the world.

Finding Wakanda

Finding Wakanda

It is very difficult for many social media users to scroll without coming across movie poster selfies and comic book historian dissertations on The Black Panther. Even six weeks later timelines are splashed daily with images of fans with arms crossing their chests, a foreboding expression, and the new mantra #WakandaForever. However; when considering the viral nature of The Black Panther and the movie netting $900 million in global ticket sales; we may be witnessing a shift in perception.

A Tale of Two Halves: Ghana's Tech Entrepreneurship Journey

A Tale of Two Halves: Ghana's Tech Entrepreneurship Journey

Inspired by the young and ambitious survivors of the Dot-Com bubble in the West, the young Ghanaian techies were determined to leave their mark in history. The race to be a billionaire by 30 was on. The entire ecosystem is filled with hope and optimism. Many tech-enabled “youngins” channeled their efforts into desktop-based client-to-server applications. Pioneers like Herman Chinery-Hesse, co-founder of the SOFTtribe, perhaps Ghana’s largest tech company in 1991, left a cozy life in the UK to nurture and groom many of these dream chasers.  

Kwarapoly Ingressive Campus Meetup: As it happened

Kwarapoly Ingressive Campus Meetup: As it happened

February 3, 2018 was a great day at Mal Hub, a pleasant day to always remember in the history of Kwaran students, the day developers from various campuses united to learn how to write code to solve problems at scale using the mighty GitHub tools.

The event was a great success, with over 40 developers from different institutions across Kwara State in attendance including students of @Unilorin. it was highly impactful with lot of motivational speech from speakers who talked on various topics to improve their coding skills. The settings was cool, registrations was well conducted by the volunteers and participants received GitHub Swags without no stress.

CRUTECH Ingressive Community Maiden Event

CRUTECH Ingressive Community Maiden Event

I had always wanted to play a bigger role in the tech community as I was tired of just being a mere attendee. I wanted to be a speaker, an organizer or play any other backbone role. Ingressive came up with the campus ambassadorship program which I saw on twitter and this was an opportunity to start from my immediate environment . The CRUTECH Ingressive community currently has three ambassadors; myself, Joseph BasseyAghedo Joseph Femi and we all applied without inquiring from each other. The drive was not in me alone after all.

We were very keen on impressing as we have always watched the successes of other tech community events. 

UNIUYO Ingressive Maiden Event

UNIUYO Ingressive Maiden Event

I am a lady who had always wanted to be vitally involved in community building. I either wanted to be speaker or an organizer. The passion was there but did not know how to go about it until Ingressive came up with the campus ambassadorship program which I saw on twitter and applied for it. When I got accepted into the program, I did not know how to start, I was scared because I had never headed a community before talk less of organizing an event. So, I waited for others to organize theirs which I took inspiration from. When the CRUTECH Ingressive Community hosted their event, I felt challenged and decided to host mine which was one way of growing the tech community in my school and state.

How Ingressive Campus Ambassadors Program Awoke the Tech Community In My School

How Ingressive Campus Ambassadors Program Awoke the Tech Community In My School

So in the last months of 2017, I and some of my mates landed a major achievement, we were chosen by Ingressive as one of their campus ambassadors. Part of their many programs for building the tech ecosystem in Nigeria. 

So let’s go to where and how the event was carried out successfully. Don’t bother, I won’t bore you by telling you my life story, I will rather go straight to the point. 

The event was scheduled for 10 AM, so I left home by 7 am to the venue, It wasn’t easy leaving bed that early but i had to do it for the community...