About the event
I started Naijahacks because of the impact that participating and winning Hackathons at Stanford, Princeton, Harvard, Waterloo, and many more had on me and my career. I wanted to bring a similar experience to young people in Nigeria where I am originally from, to enable them to build solutions that make themselves, their families, and the world better.
Unlike many hackathons that start and end at the event, NaijaHacks starts online for 7 days and continues in a demo day and award ceremony in Lagos. Following the event, participants are matched with mentors in incubators to help bring their ideas to life. Some participants also go on to interview and work at sponsor companies.
Why should you sponsor?
Here are some things we have in mind for 2019:
- 1000 participants
- 300 teams
- 50% women (We got 27% last year)
- 20 volunteers in planning team (20 participants from 2018 are volunteering to help plan NaijaHacks 2019)
- Judges and mentors from 8 countries
- Three areas of focus: Sustainable Housing, Education, and Employment generation
- 1-week remote development (December 7- 14, 2019)
- Demo day and award ceremony at Zone Tech Park Lagos, Nigeria
I am currently focusing on Blockchain Development and Research, Fullstack Development and redefining the African tech space. I am experienced in both enterprise application development and rapid software development in a startup environment.
Contact the Organizer
Contact the Organizer
I worked as a Software Engineer at Shopify were I developed fullstack experiments for a new product line.
Prior to Shopify, I was a Blockchain Software Developer at RBC Royal Bank of Canada where I and my team developed a Blockchain client identity management ecosystem, won 2 awards and filed a patent. Before this, I worked in the Watson Data Platform Organization at IBM where I redesigned and implemented a tool for optimizing the performance of databases across a cluster of servers.
With my Interdisciplinary education in Computer Science and Psychology and work experience, I have experience not just in Software Development but also in UX Design.
In addition to Software Development, Computer Science and UX, I am passionate about fashion, entertainment, and Social Entrepreneurship.
My most recent project is one of Africa's biggest tech invention competition, NaijaHacks, which was sponsored by companies from around the world, judged by Leaders from 4 countries, featured in more than 5 media outlets and attended, both days, by 1000s of participants.
Currently, I am developing a blockchain digital Identity network at SecureKey.