A hackathon doesn’t imply to only individuals in the tech industry or professionals in a computer science major. It cuts across various fields of study and the three days Build-a-Tech (http://buildatech.ng) , Hackthon (http://hackathon.ng) too attests to this fact.
The 2019 Build-A-Tech Expo, from the 30th of May, till 1st June, was a sleek three days hackathon program, involving youths In the South-South district of Nigeria, come together, in synergy, solving today’s problems leveraging tomorrow’s technology.
L-R: VICTOR EKANEM, Founder, Build-a-Tech Incubator & Workspace, ANDINO UMOREN President, AYAYA Foundation, FRANCIS ONUK, COO/Co-founder, The Roothub, EMMANUEL OBOT, CTO, Moonbits Technology, HANSON JOHNSON, Founder/CEO, Start Innovation Hub, ENO UMOH, Co-founder, Global Air Media, TONY ONUK, CEO/Co-founder, The Roothub, were the judges of the hackthon.
Simultaneously, we launched the Innovation Lab; a hardware gallery in Uyo where residents of the suburb can have access to state of the art hardware facilities for innovative projects, targeted towards solution deployment.
During the three days hackathon, Participants got acquitted with the use of 3D-Printers –Turning computer Graphics to physical three-dimensional Objects-, the understanding of Microprocessors -an integrated circuit that contains all the functions of a central processing unit of a computer. We held a pitching session on the final day, where we played host to 12 Team Hackers, 12 great ideas worthy of esteemed commendation.
Each “Hacker” presented with gracious ascendancy; great evidence that collectively we can work towards the growth of our society.
We extend our thanks to Ayaya Foundation, Start Innovation Hub, Global Air Media, and Victor Ekanem (Founder, Build-A-Tech Foundation).