The biggest and first technology hub in Northern Nigeria, nHub has announced the second instalment of Hackjos, a software and apps competition designed to foster interest among young people in software development and the entire spectrum of ICT, will hold in November 2016.
The four days event will bring together together techy-savvy citizens, scientists, entrepreneurs, educators, students, programmers and developers across Nigeria to develop tech solutions that’ll solve problems in every aspect of our lives.
The participants will be grouped into 30 teams consisting of a minimum of three developers/hackathoners and for 48 hours will come up with various solutions under the theme of the event.
10 judges and 10 tech support team will be on hand to assess the solutions, which will be presented in front of over 300 live audience and spectators.
“People may wonder why Jos. We are bringing people to experience the changing dynamics in Jos which recent history has been painfully gory. We want them to come see the quiet transition as Jos acquires a new reputation as the go-to-place for innovation to harness the ability of young people for innovation in ICT,” said Daser David, CEO nHub Nigeria, organizer of Hackjos.
The event will feature one day conference themed “How ready is Nigeria for the internet of things (IOT)”. Several speakers will be hand to discuss, and share their perspective on, the topic.
More information about the event, especially the actual dates it will be holding and how to apply to attend, will be shared as it is made available.
The first Hackjos took place last year. The event was conceived to be a meeting point for budding entrepreneurs and established tech-companies as well as for policy makers and investors looking to bet on technology innovation.
The success of the inaugural event spurred the decision to make it a yearly event.
Hackjos is owned and promoted by Nignux Technologies Ltd, owners of nHub. The 2016 edition is co-organized with Qitech Technologies, publishers of IT Edge News.com, and Knowhow Media International.
“Dwindling oil revenue and a large population of young people would only mean that Africa’s largest economy will have to rework its fate on its youth and the expansive ICT sector. We are happy to collaborate on an event themed on innovation, youth and the future of Nigeria,” said Dr Sola Afolabi, chairman of Qitech Technology Limited.