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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