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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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...

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Community Building with Ingressive — for the #NextMillionDevelopers

Community Building with Ingressive — for the #NextMillionDevelopers

On the 31st of January, 2018, there was such a gathering of developers (and enthusiasts alike) at the maiden edition of Rivers State University Ingressive Community meet-up. And as usual they gathered to share ideas, this time on how to Learn, Unlearn and Relearn.

It was a gathering of many inspirations and learning. Enthusiasts were converted to the faith and lukewarm members were baptized with fire 🔥🔥🔥. It was a function of developers learning from other developers. No information hiding, just direct passing of encapsulated nuggets of knowledge and wisdom. It was a fun fun function. 😉

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Becoming a Better Software Developer with GitHub- The Ingressive Story

Becoming a Better Software Developer with GitHub- The Ingressive Story

After organizing the first ever ingressive event in University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), we felt like we should post an article about it 😉. So, it all begun with the preparation, getting an event venue🏠, which was not difficult,thanks to our Vice Chancellor for building the Roar Nigeria Hub, booking the necessary services then we created a google form for the participants, so that we would be able to know our audience and their skill set.
After sending out e-fliers as soon as they came from our graphics designer, Albert Sax of Sax Designs, we got lots of positive responses from different individuals within the first week of sending out the banners and google form links.

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GitHub x Ingressive: The Nigerian Tech Effect

 GitHub x Ingressive: The Nigerian Tech Effect

Curiosity was etched across the faces of the diverse and newly arrived GitHub team of four. Some floated with unbridled wonder, and some sunk with the weight of worry. The question had to be asked, what can Lieke, the Community Manager; Hauwa, the Policy Lead; Nick, an Engineer Manager; and William also an Engineer; do to make an impact in this environment? Travelling from the airport through the bustling city center to the island suburbs highlighted the battle between potential and reality. Where a bridge separates masses of huddled tin roof houses teaming with activity from the mansions, mini villas, and high rises. Where business minds built from necessity are separated from lights, internet, and access because of failing infrastructure. What could GitHub expect to achieve?

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Facebook Partners with Ingressive for Developers Conference

Facebook Partners with Ingressive for Developers Conference

Facebook has partnered with Ingressive to host a day-long developers conference this October 4th in Lagos. Applications for the event are now closed. This year’s workshop provides developers and marketers with the opportunity to learn about Facebook's Platform Product tools and will focus on leveraging the Facebook platform to optimize acquisition, retaining and engaging users via Messenger, unlocking the power of analytics, and the future of monetization.

This initiative is part of Facebook and Ingressive’s commitment to supporting the tech and more specifically, developer community in West Africa. 

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500 Startups Geeks on the Plane

500 Startups Geeks on the Plane

500 Startups’ Geeks on a Plane comes to Nigeria this March 19 - 22. We’ll be hosting them in Lagos. Visit our website to apply to attend local events as an investor, startup, or corporate partner. 
500 startups in Lagos: 500 Startups is a leading Silicon Valley-based, international-focused, early-stage venture fund and seed accelerator founded by Dave McClure and Christine Tsai. Two of our favorites joined their 2017 cohort:
TalentBase, an Africa-focused payroll company saving founders’ lives across the continent.
Printivo! An on-demand print production startup in Nigeria. 
Kudi.ai , the really smart bot that helps you send money over chat. 

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