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    Weekly Tech Events #15: Global Azure Bootcamp, Lagos Blockchain Hackathon and others


    This week is loaded with events you don’t want to miss. We have curated a list of tech events that will interest you. They are coming up on or between Monday, 16th April 2018 to Monday, 23rd April 2018.

    Meet and Greet with TechCrunch

    TechCrunch is headed back to Africa to find the next wave of early-stage startups tackling big ideas! Last October, TechCrunch held Startup Battlefield in Nairobi, Kenya and featured 15 early-stage startups from across the continent.CcHUB cordially invites you to a meet and greet with members of the Techcrunch team. You can meet Startup Battlefield Director, Samantha Stein, and learn more about TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield program.

    If you are chanced, register here


    Venue: Co-Creation Hub, 6th Floor, 294, Herbert Macaulay Road, Sabo, Yaba.

    Meet with Gary Whitehill

    Gary is a serial entrepreneur who believes unstable times create incredible opportunities. He spends his time working alongside progressive public and private sector leadership to build launch pads, fire up the human-ingenuity rocket fuel, and hustle ideas forward to make the future happen now. Currently, he is focused on Africa, spreading a Future ready message blended with unbridled Afro-optimism aimed at catapulting opportunities for a billion-plus Africans. He would be in Nigeria for a few days and would love to meet young entrepreneurs. He is going to discuss with entrepreneurs on their business and how to make it better.

    If you are interested in meeting with him please send an email to events@techpoint.ng with the subject title ”Gary Whitehill“.

    Date: 18th April, 2018

    Venue: Techpoint.ng HQ, 194 Herbert Macaulay Way, Adekunle, Lagos

    Global Azure Bootcamp Lagos

    The global event is meant to introduce developers to Azure and the opportunities this cloud platform brings. Most of these normal Azure Boot Camp events are run by user group leaders all across Nigeria. All communities will come together once again in the sixth great Global Azure Bootcamp event. Each user group will organize their own one-day deep dive class on Azure the way they see fit and how it works for their members. For now, we can confirm that there is a Lagos edition and Kaduna edition.

    For the Lagos edition, register here.

    Date: 21st April, 2018

    Time: 9AM

    Venue: Microsoft Nigeria Ltd 6th & 7th Floor, Civic Centre Towers Ozumba Mbadiwe Ave Victoria Island, Lagos

    Lagos Blockchain Hackathon

    The Lagos Blockchain Hackathon in collaboration with the Government of Canada will be holding a Hackathon. They are inviting all entrepreneurs, innovators, developers, and community members to come learn about the cutting edge technology, Blockchain, and develop solutions. Participants will gain educational knowledge on how to start, and also working with Blockchain and have assistance in building prototypes.

    The aim is to build solutions that can be piloted with the Government of Canada’s initiative to trial Blockchain solutions.The event is being organized by Seso Globlal with the Candian High Commission of Nigeria, Consensys, UPort, PlotPeer, and Gidi VC.

    If you are interested in Blockchain, register here.

    Date: 21st April, 2018

    Venue: Workstation, 7 Ibiyinka Olorunbe, Lagos

    2018 AR/VR Africa Hackathon: Lagos

    This is a call to those who love creativity, innovation and learning. The AR/VR Africa Hackathon is an opportunity to learn about Augmented and Virtual Reality, other immersive technologies, meet new people, and get hands-on experience with AR/VR design and development. The AR/VR hackathon will last 48 hours and focus on the rapidly evolving immersive technologies of Augmented and Virtual Reality. It isn’t just about technology. It’s also about design, creation, and problem-solving. If you have an interest in art, graphics, 3D modelling, film, education, sound design, game design, or business, you will enjoy the AR/VR hackathon.

    If you are interested, register

    Date: 20th – 22nd April, 2018

    Time: 5:30PM




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