Good Evening everyone. I wanted to introduce Ozzy
She presented at our last Ecosystem hangout on how to build your brand by providing value
Could you give a bit of background on what you do now?
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.
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.
Investing in start-ups is not an easy task. Investors have to think about the risks and long term investment factors before investing. The process is not for the meek, as most experienced investors tend to be smart, sceptical and thorough in reviewing opportunities presented to them. Despite the amount of start-ups they may see, the truth of the matter is that there are several boxes that just about every investor likes to check before they'll invest, either money or additional time.
Design thinking is a method for the practical, creative resolution of problems using the strategies designers use during the process of designing. Design thinking has also been developed as an approach to resolve issues outside of professional design practice, such as in business and social contexts.
The Ingressive ambassadors at the University of Port Harcourt hosted an event sponsored by Ingressive and Github titled “Cloud Computing with Github”.
It started at around 11:30 am with Obusor, an Ingressive ambassador giving his presentation on Github pages. It then proceeded with a session from Theodora Isola, (a technical writer @nodejsAfrica and an IT strategist at Tiva creatives) on The role of Github in Cloud computing.
The Leadership & Business Development for Youths in Lagos State program celebrated it’s third year with a commemorative event on June 30th at the IBM Innovation Center. CitiBank sponsored a program designed to train and create employment opportunities for youths in Lagos State. For the last three years, the Growing Business Foundation has led this program, training young men and women from all over the city.
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…
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.
…“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.
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.
The Ingressive Campus Ambassador program with support from Women in Tech Africa, launched in Ghana on the 22nd of May, 2018. Marking the launch with our first event at the University of Ghana. The Ingressive Campus Ambassador program has expanded up to four schools in Ghana and increasing. So if you’d like to be an ambassador for your university in Ghana, apply here!
Intellectual Property (IP) Rights was the subject matter of the third installment of Ingressive’s monthly Ecosystem Hangout. The question posed to the attendees was “Who Owns Your Dream?” The question was important for several reasons. In business it’s near impossible to do it all alone; understanding Intellectual Property Rights is one of the best ways to protect your ideas. We are forced to share integral pieces of our dream to execute objectives and create profitable partnerships. It’s important for any savvy entrepreneur to learn what to say, when to say it, and who to say it to. By arming Techpreneurs with this type of information, the result creates a developer or designer with the ability to create innovation from scratch and the business acumen to ensure the venture is profitable.
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.
Figma Global Design Community launched in Lagos with a long-awaited roadshow on May 5th, 2018 in partnership with MEST Africa. With over 200 techies in attendance, Namnso Ukpanah, Figma Africa’s Lead Advocate and a panel of designer experts, kept the audience entranced with insights their journey towards becoming a world class designer in Africa. communities around the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.