I will be the first to admit that the above picture isn’t the most flattering. It was taken after a long day at church. This photograph was an amateur shot taken by my cousin.
Yesterday was my dad’s 70th birthday anniversary. It was a long and stressful day. From cooking the day before to getting the clothes ready I will say that events are really stressful.
Special thanks to my mum and sister. It would have crashed without them.
What a great way to wrap up the #Technovation2017 season at no other place but Microsoft Nigeria. The whole journey is worth celebrating. The passion, commitment, dedication and innovation of young girls bringing relevant solutions to societal problems is worth celebrating. As a Region (Nigeria) we looked forward to hosting the maiden edition of the Technovation Regional Pitch Nigeria with the venue lined up and all the logistics covered.
Although, we could not get up to 10 teams required for a regional pitch, we decided not to give up on a celebration event for these young heroes who have invested so much of their time and energy to make this season impactful as well serve as beacons to many young girls in Nigeria. We had taken the girls through 5 months of intensive work starting on December 19th and by the time the entry closed on April 26th, we felt that a final goodbye would only be proper.
Today it is my pride as a Codemaster to say goodbye to an amazing team of young women. Its been a long journey. Along the line there were clashes but I am happy that at the end we are all friends.
The Regional Celebration Event held today Friday 12th May 2017 at Microsoft Lagos, Nigeria organised by Pamela Chukwuemeka the Regional Ambassador, Technovation Nigeria who worked tirelessly through the #Technovation2017 season to get more girls productively involved. They were gracious enough to let us have their conference room. But I would be remiss to leave out Wragby Business Solutions & Technologies Limited, Lagos who let us use their facility as an incubator for the Technovation workshops we needed to hold with the various teams.
For the 2017 season, we are done. The rest is in the hands of the judges. The first round of judging will close on the 14th May 2017. After that we will wait for the announcement of the Semi Finalists.
You can find the story of today’s event on Storify. We are on Twitter and Instagram so make sure to follow us there.
I am not in any way affiliated with the organizations involved. However, as a digital publisher, you pick up news of events in your space.
Literary Crossroads is organized by Goethe Institute. Check out the flyer below:
For female writers, check out the graphic below:
I repeat I am not affiliated to any of this organizations. I just think it should bring them to your notice.
Tomorrow Global Game Jam 2017 will commence.
In Lagos, your truly and Benedict Olumhense will be organizing an event on the Island. You can view the event page here.
The tickets are sold out but if you are interested, show up and participate.
I hope to see you there.
As you all know, I am passionate about game development. So it is my pleasure to be one of the organizers of the Global Game Jam Lagos 2017.
The event page shows that the event is already sold out but if you are interested in participating, just show up. One important tip to add about the venue is that it is beside the Raumplus showroom.
If you know nothing about game jams and are searching for resources, this link will help you come up to speed.
We will be posting updates from our Facebook page. We hope to see you at the venue.
Thankfully we survived last week. It was long and stressful week but today things are easing up. At work we are organizing a program in May called Inspire A Kid.
Inspire A Child is a virtual global event that is aimed at bringing world class professionals and educators to inspire and rub minds with kids on the Fliplearn Kids platform, right in their classrooms (yes, first of its kind in Nigeria and West Africa). This event is aimed at inspiring kids to dream big and aim to actualize their dreams.
Will be gisting you as I know more.
Have a great week.
Happy weekend everyone!
Next week at work we will be starting the Elementary Maths Challenge 2016. It represents a fun and unique way of teaching Mathematics to kids in a variety of formats.
At work we have The MathsRoom. It is a place for every kind of kid both haters and lovers of mathematics. In The Maths Room, kids are taught Mathematics using real life simulation, multimedia and fun activities. The method is perhaps one of the best ways of learning the subject.
The Maths Challenge provides additional stimulation for kids to learn Mathematics using the element of competition. By encouraging creativity, collaboration and communication we offer a child the chance to learn Mathematics in a fun and engaging format.
To find out more about The Maths Room and the Elementary Maths Challenge 2016, you can click this link.
Have a great weekend.