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Ade sat in his desk, looking at these teachers embarrass themselves on which one of their daughters would be his wife and sit beside him in class. This intelligence had to rub off on their child one way or the other.

Ade was young but not unaware of how the people around him saw him. Everyone wanted their kid to be friends with him. Some kids hated him for this. But Ade was already used to it. He has been first in his class since primary one. Already knew he was going to be Head boy since Primary 3. …

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It was just a regular morning in the suburbs of Agege. The sun was out, and the sky was clear. There were no signs indicating that anything out of the ordinary was going to happen.

My eyes wandered to the clock across the sitting room and I exclaimed, “Ah! It’s almost 12. Mummy will soon be back and we’ve not gone to collect the cloth from aunty Basirat!”. My younger brother who was just 7 years old jumped up from the cards he was playing with, fully understanding the gravity of the current situation.

I quickly checked the old banged…

The Ingressive Campus Ambassador (ICA) program offers a unique opportunity for students in tertiary institutions across Africa to contribute to the growth and development of the African tech ecosystem. And we have just expanded to Ghana!!! 🎉

The ICA Launch in Ghana.

The Ingressive Campus Ambassador program with support from Women in Tech Africa, launched in Ghana on the 22nd of May, 2018. Marking the launch with our first event at the University of Ghana. The Ingressive Campus Ambassador program has expanded up to four schools in Ghana and increasing. So if you’d like to be an ambassador for your university in Ghana, apply here!

This story was first published as part of a writing competition for years ago by Adewale Abati ♠. I did not win.

You hear that? It’s silence. Standing almost still outside these gates, I could only feel a cold chill running down my spine. It was dark. I was shortsighted and couldn’t see well at nighttime even with my glasses on. The building was like a castle with black thick gates that rose high and vines all over the fence surrounding the compound. … members in Lagos.

The Tech community in Nigeria has grown considerably well in the last months thanks to so many initiatives and individuals empowering people — developers, designers etc — to become better versions of themselves all over the country.

For long, it’s been believed that Lagos is the only place to find awesome talent. This is very wrong as the last year has shown.

forLoop, Hotelsng internship, Andela, CoLab, Start Innovation Hub and so many other organizations and individuals have worked to prove that talent is evenly distributed.

And this brings me to DevComm —

In simple terms, DevComm is a…

Acing the floor at GDG Lagos.

Happy new year guys! 🎉

As I thought through what to write, I ended up with a smile on my face. I’d have to be stupid to not be excited about the year I had. Even though I didn’t do a number of the things I mentioned in my 2016 year in review.

Quick summary of that.

  • Personal Projects (Build 4)— I didn’t. Only built 3. Gathered, DevComm and DevLogic. And a tiny browser extension. Random48LawsOfPower.
  • Technologies — Not even close. Dissappointed.
  • Open Source — Well. We did our best. Almost greened out. Here’s to more open sourcing. 🙂

Hanging out at DevFestSW

Yes, I know the title sounds weird. Why would we need a guide or post on how to be a part of this rapidly growing tech community we have here? Funny, but it’s needed to debunk the rumors that it takes more than it actually does.

Exactly a year ago, I attended my first meet-up in Lagos, Nigeria — GDG DevFEST SSW Lagos 2016 where I got to put a face to many of the accounts I had been interacting with online including Prosper Otemuyiwa and Femi TAIWO. …

Some(Speakers && Organizers) including Femi TAIWO, Usman Abiola, Ada Nduka Oyom, Akinrolie Shola Slick, Hanson Johnson and Tomiwa Ijaware

It’s another weekend! And this time the calvary was taken to Ondo for an event that promised to be exciting. GDG DevFest AAUA!

The DevFest known to be a festival across regions was championed this time by the GDG Community in AAUA — Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba.

It was a wonderful experience. A lot of knowledge shared across the room as we discussed a wide range of topics — from the tech community to the Theory of Relativity 😂

A big shoutout to the organizers for putting up an awesome event and of course, taking care of us. Thank you.

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Oya clap clap clap. Patewo for the bad guy!

A lighted selfie from above at the Ingressive Ecosystem Hangout.

I took my talent to South beach like LeBron James but this time, I headed North to Abuja primarily for the Ingressive Ecosystem Hangout scheduled to hold at Ventures Platform on the 21st of October 2017.

I extended my stay a bit to do some sight seeing, and although I didn’t sight much things to see, it was still a lovely experience. The Hangout was awesome, met a lot of faces already known from Twitter and new people doing stuff down in Abuja. There’s talent all around Nigeria, not just in Lagos.

A big shoutout to David Kezi, who saved my life literally upon getting to Abuja 😂

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Oya clap clap clap. Patewo for the bad guy!

A laugh with Aniedi Udo-Obong

Some would have thought it was going to be like just every other meetup. But we were all in for a big surprise. forLoopLagos was an exciting and educative experience for everyone that attended.

I set out on an adventure with my tiny camera to capture some of the exciting moments including some of the talks, what Adewale Yusuf is ready to do for a photograph, #ForTheCodeChallenge with Prosper Otemuyiwa, Christian Nwamba and many others. Don’t laugh at our lame bars lol.

The experience was amazing, and a lot of networking, and invaluable knowledge shared. A big thanks to…

Adewale Abati ♠

Web Engineer, Tech Lifestyle YouTuber, Public speaker, building communities & Open Source

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