As co-leads of Google Developer Group on campus, we decided to make use of our position to call up other co-leads to help code by design. It was a simple and done deal. Successful meetings were held, the initial vibe came and left, just few sticking with the plan. We had to press on, felt like our reputations were at stake, designs were out but the plan was never there.
If you are considering a career in tech, this is where you should be. It is understandable to ask yourself questions. For example, “Where do I start?" “Should I get a proficiency certification?” “Or learn a programming language?” After having these thoughts you might want to decide paying for a potentially expensive, time-intensive training program, unless you know it is the right program and path for you. Don’t.
The Ecosystem Hangout follows the usual protocol. This week we had Henry Ikoh of Think.Senpai provide content that was followed by a question and answer session. Entrepreneurs, corporate partners, and investors came and left with a better understanding of how to engage developers and designers for their projects. Developers and designers will have a better grasp of the knowledge gap and set better expectations going forward. All will experience better communication and improved execution going forward.
Africa is a continent with over 50 countries, and each country with its own challenges, it is a well-known fact that you cannot copy and paste business models from the rest of the world into Africa. Many global companies want to set up or expand their operations in Africa to participate in the rapid development that is happening here, but due to the diversity in culture and environments, most are finding it hard and some just setup to lose money. Over the years, experience has shown that Africa requires a special type of market entry strategy.
Thanks to Ingressive and ICA group, the event was really an eye opener for us and open opportunities as facebook devCircle is inviting us to their launch party in Abuja on 4 August 2018. I believe this is the beginning of tech history in Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, this tech meetup will give way to future tech events in Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa.
Okay , so this isn’t a regular start to this type of article but it is necessary 🙂 . Wednesday 18th July 2018 was a good morning until a phone call came in . I was informed that the venue we planned to use inside the school would be unavailable . Talk about facing unforeseen circumstances 😩 . In our school , it isn’t very easy to find venues so we had to go outside school to scout for one . Hours later , we found an alternative venue , paid and started the meetup 💪 .
As the saying goes that two heads are better than one and learning never stops as we learn new things each and everyday, 11th of August 2018 marks another great day where tech enthusiasts gather at the Ingressive Campus Community meet-up held in Federal University of Technology Minna, Niger State to share knowledge and ideas and also to promote the use of tech by various individuals in the school. They gathered to share ideas on how to design using FIGMA.
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.
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.