Blockchain and Cryptocurrency; Are they practical in Africa?

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency; Are they practical in Africa?

A lot of people would presume that the blockchain technology refers to cryptocurrency, and the first thing that comes to mind is Bitcoin. Well, that is the most famous type of cryptocurrency. The truth and reality of it is that the blockchain technology could be used for so many things as listed above.

Blockchains are signed, peer-to-peer, distributed ledger databases, and a cryptocurrency is a digital asset that can be an exchange medium. Cryptocurrencies are implemented by using blockchain technologies, the Blockchain technology is what allows transactions using the cryptocurrency to occur in a decentralized, distributed fashion. This decentralization is why using cryptocurrencies have so many advantages.

Self Development for Developers with Adewale Abati (AceKYD)

Self Development for Developers with Adewale Abati (AceKYD)

On the last Tuesday of January, we had our weekly(now bi-weekly) Tweetchat with Adewale Abati also known as AceKyd. He is a developer advocate at Ingressive and also the community manager.

This week’s Tweetchat was on SELF DEVELOPMENT FOR DEVELOPERS, it started with an introduction at approximately 7:00PM.

You can follow the hashtag #TweetchatwithAce on Twitter.

Previously in Figma Africa

Previously in Figma Africa

Figma Africa launched along with a free Design learning program (special thanks to Zach Grosser for creating the curriculum) that was self-paced and came with a well-curated curriculum, weekly activities, learning materials and resources for those interested in learning design to get started with. This didn’t go hitch-free but we found a way of adapting it to the individual communities and making it work especially with the many design reviews and weekly documentation of activities.

The Best Practices In UI/UX Design Thinking Process With Namnso Ukpanah.

The Best Practices In UI/UX Design Thinking Process With Namnso Ukpanah.

Design thinking, in summary, is a creative way of solving problems. This isn’t limited to design or coding problems, it spans across every industry. It is one of the most popular ways of brainstorming through problems. It is also a process that is mostly associated with creatives and functions more in a way allows one to learn as they are going about the creative process.

So in a way you are answering whatever problem you defined and creating different solutions or options for solving them while testing them at the same time.

How To Decide On The Programming Language To Specialize On By Omolara Adejuwon

How To Decide On The Programming Language To Specialize On By Omolara Adejuwon

The following tips have helped me through all these processes:

  • Resources — there are several places you can get information about a subject. Documentations, detailed answers (and questions) on StackOverflow, Youtube.

  • Know the kind of resources that fit your style and subject — There are some topics that may require you watch videos, read plain articles and sometimes combine both

  • Share your learnings and victories with people. This could be via knowledge sharing at your work place, articles, answer questions on stack overflow etc.

  • Read personal stories of how people fixed some certain bugs/errors. There is a kind of feeling when a solution has a personal touch. I cannot explain ;)

How To Build A Solid Portfolio With Babajide Duroshola

How To Build A Solid Portfolio With Babajide Duroshola

People use career portfolio to apply for jobs, apply to college or training programmes, get a higher salary, show transferable skills and to track personal development. This allows professionals show their competitive edge.

At the center of having a solid portfolio is “personal branding” in today’s market teeming with thousands of product and services, all of which are rapidly commoditized, a brand stands, from the cluster and attracts attention.

Finance and Regulatory Techniques That Accelerate Startups

 Finance and Regulatory Techniques That Accelerate Startups

Africa is rising, there are many entrepreneurial drive and zeal on the continent. But very little support which makes building a scalable and sustainable business very difficult. We have a lot of potential hidden here, stifled by the burgeoning systems and statutes that inhibit growth and acceleration. We tried to tackle the knowledge gap problem in the areas of Finance and Regulatory Techniques at the ecosystem hangout.

The Ecosystem Hangout held on the 30th of November at the Leadspace in yaba, was kicked off by Sean Burrowes, the COO of Ingressive. He talked about the services of Ingressive, the aim of the Ecosystem Hangout and also mentioned the opportunities for Entrepreneurs in the Ingressive Community, before introducing Olabisi Asatebo of Pedabo, who will be giving the first presentation.

10 Character traits of Effective and successful Entrepreneurs

10 Character traits of Effective and successful Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is a mindset. It's an attitude and approach to thinking that actively seeks out change, rather than waiting to adapt to change. It's a mindset that embraces critical questioning, innovation, service and continuous improvement.

To be an effective and successful entrepreneur, you’ll need to develop these ten qualities of an entrepreneur to help set yourself apart from the average entrepreneur.

TMES '18 Recap

TMES '18 Recap

The first Tech Meets Entertainment Summit organized by Ingressive was held at the Zone Tech Park, on the 25th. The summit sponsored by BookedbyUs, Aluko & Oyebode, FCMB and Github hosted celebrities like Don Jazzy(Mavin), Bisola(2018 AMVCA Award Winner), Ajebutter22(Musical Artist), Seyi Tinubu (Loatsad), Mark Essien (Hotels.ng), Afua Osei (She Leads Africa), Olaotan Towry–Coker (Afritickets), Walid Mathlouti (Google), Chuey Chu (TV Host), Naeto C (Music Artiste), Stephanie Coker(MTV Base), Tomiwa (BigCabal), Leo Stiegeler (Ringier), Dami (TaxiTV), Olumbe Akinkugbe (SSA to the Ondo State Governor), Neo Ighodaru (Creativity Kills), Ugo Mozie (Creative Executive), Mark Redguard (Head of Entertainment for Temple Management), Admas Kanyagia (Director of Social Impact at GitHub), and Bada
Akintunde-Johnson (Country Manager of Viacom), and many others.

Design Thinking And Collaboration — ICA Uniben Maiden Meetup

Design Thinking And Collaboration — ICA Uniben Maiden Meetup

I was super excited when I find out about ICA on twitter because I saw an opportunity to collaborate and build a better tech community on my campus, which is something we are mainly about at C Trek Hub. So I applied, the team kept a positive mind, and when I was accepted it was a good news that gave us happy faces, and so the journey of ICA UNIBEN began.

The aim? To build a solid tech community for students who are passionate about tech in my institution, University of Benin.

DevDesigno: Hack and Design with Figma and Github- FUO ICA Maiden Event

DevDesigno: Hack and Design with Figma and Github- FUO ICA Maiden Event

There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work towards the same goals. This kind of immense power is what was experienced on the 9th of September 2018 at Federal University Otuoke. This Guys were the change agents at our Maiden Edition.

Learning, Networking, Inspiration and Fun were the experiences at our Ingressive Campus Maiden Edition. The Theme of the meet-up was, “DevDesigno: Hack and Design”, Strange name isn’t? yeah! we wanted something unconventional and yet simple.. Considering the fact that a lot of guys in campus either loved designs or were into coding. To catch their attention we replaced the word coding for hacking, just to get them curious.