Thursday, 8 December 2016

Aiki Nigeria calls for application for ‘Ready Set Code’


In continuing to upskill young people, Aiki Nigeria calls young coders and social enthusiasts to apply for the Ready Set Code Conference. This will include a Hackathon session where applicants will be trained to solve social challenges in the following sectors:
Education
Health
Environmental
Ready Set Code is a one-day developer’s conference aimed at getting mobile app developers to pitch directly to the technology market. This event aims to increase participation of developers in building locally, while pitching their ideas directly to the wanting markets. The winners of the competition will get seed funding for their ideas.
The program will feature youths in the technology industry who will showcase their apps with the goal of fostering economic and social change in Nigeria. In the past 1 year and 11 months, Aiki Nigeria has gone round the country to train young people on Basic ICT knowledge, coding skills. We are excited to call for young people who have undergone our training to apply for this competition.
“Technology has played a role in raising income and driving employment opportunities in developing worlds; and there is a huge demand for IT programmers in a rapidly growing economy and a lot of young people are unemployed with no skill which is what birthed ‘Code2Earn’. With ‘Code2Earn’, unemployed youths can earn a living and create more jobs” This program is part of a bold vision of getting 1Million fingers Coding by 2017,” says Bukonla Adebakin, Team lead The Future Project.
“The goal is to empower young Nigerians to become entrepreneurs using technology, with coding as its focus, which in turn will help their communities, their country, or even the continent at large

The Conference will be holding at Digital Village, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos on the 10th of December, 2016.
Limited seats available, to register, visit: http://bit.do/readysetcode. For enquiries, send mail to info@thefutureafrica.com or call Jeffrey Okolo on 08022226712
Limited seats available! Register now to confirm your interest.
About Aiki Nigeria
Aiki Nigeria is a national platform for youth in Nigeria to access relevant services for employability and entrepreneurship, including career planning, online courses, support for entrepreneurs, open job vacancies and information about relevant on-the ground activities and youth centers.
We are committed to helping youth realize their potential and are constantly working on expanding Aiki’s offering by partnering with the best players in all sector of our emerging economy.
About Red Media Africa

Red Media Africa (www.redmediaafrica.com) is the PR & Empowerment Marketing division under the parent brand, RED.

It focuses on using inspiration, empowerment and action to help brands and organisations connect with their audiences, enhance their bottom-lines and lead in their industries.

It has 6 major practice areas: Corporate Practice, Technology Practice, SME Practice, Governance Practice, Faith Practice and the International Practice - with work for brands across Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. RED owns the continent's largest portfolio of youth media brands. Its Content Division holds brands across TV, radio, online and events including Y! Magazine,YNaija.com, Rubbin' Minds, #YTech100 and the The RED Summit. It also anchors a development firm, The Future Project, which projects include Africa's leading youth platform, The Future Awards Africa, HowCanIGetInvolved.com and Aiki.ng, which is run in conjunction with Microsoft.‎


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