Like we do every two weeks, Ingressive had another Tweetchat session with our twitter community and Flox Dairo was our Tweetchat guest for the week. Florence Dairo also known as FloxDairo is a UI/UX Designer at OneFico, owner of Paylater. It’s an opportunity for tech founders, tech enthusiasts, developers, and designers in our community to gain in-depth insights on the importance of Design Processes.
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.
Holla! from the Ingressive team, I bring to you our weekly tech hubs tour.
For this week, I will be taking you through Godo.ng Hub, Located at 53, Oladipo Bateye street, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos state.
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.
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.
This workshop held on Saturday 19th January at the Facebook Nigeria hub, in Yaba, Lagos so we could help women owned businesses think innovatively about their ideas, figure out their customer segments...
Over 52 female owned-businesses were represented. 13 service based businesses and 12 product based businesses were represented.
Venia hub is a very large work space, having a two-story building, that incubates a very large number of startups and entrepreneurs (Pictures will be sent alongside). The aesthetics are amazing, a colorful well designed space. If you stay on the Island, especially Lekki and it environs, Venia Business Hub is definitely a place to visit to sight see yourself.
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.
Facebook/Instagram ads and Influencer Marketing are weapons that no digital marketer’s arsenal should be without. Facebook/Instagram ads and Influencer marketing in general still continues to grow. It has been profitable for me and a lot of my clients for a long time, and hopefully this will continue.
Fintech in Nigeria seems to overshadow many other areas of the tech scene for some very convincing reasons. Innovation in fintech could unlock intercontinental trade and introduce a new Africa to the global stage. The introduction blockchain, with its inherent security and transparency, may be the missing piece to a much needed solution.
The following tips have helped me through all these processes:
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 ;)
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.
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.