Group photo of all participants

Views From Akure TechUp - Tech Garage 2017 2nd Quarter

Saturday morning, Royal Birds Hotel Alagbaka. There was a gathering of great minds all converging at 10:00 am to conversate, share ideas and experiences. Present were developers, designers, C.E.Os, Founders and Investors and the stars of the show:

  1. Lawrence Agbani (The tall guy)
  2. Usman Abiola (The not so tall guy)

The event kicked off with the organizer of the event, C.E.O, Planet NEST, Kitan David welcoming everybody, introducing the speakers and setting tone of the event.

“ I see everybody with laptops. You guys already know how to code, we’re not here to teach you that, we’re here to talk to one another and share experiences”
- Kitan

After I jejely close my laptop, Usman Abiola, a UI/UX designer at Flutterwave, took the floor and talked about his story and design journey while dropping keys on how to stay relevant. 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎

Usman dropping the keys 🔑

How to stay relevant — Usman Abiola

🔑 Diversify your knowledge base.

🔑 Get Known.
i. Have a portfolio.
ii. Network.
iii. Improve your communication skill.
iv. Be value driven.

🔑 Choose your support system carefully.

🔑 Be financially sensible.

🔑 Develop yourself.

🔑 Always find a business need.

🔑 Build, Build, Build.

“Develop yourself ; you are your biggest project.”
- Usman

After the applause, Lawrence Agbani a Microsoft developer from Konga took the floor to bless us with his developer journey and experience, also dropping a few gems on how to be a world class developer. 💪 💪 💪 💪 💪

Lawrence dropping jewels 💎💎

How to grow as a developer — Lawrence Agbani

💎 Have someone else review your code.

💎 You don’t know everything, be humble and learn.

💎 Learn how to use Git/GitHub.

💎 Your functions/classes should always have a single responsibility.

💎 You can’t escape maths.

💎 Learn Algorithms and Data structures.

💎 Specialize and be known for it.

“As a developer, it is a good practice to always show your codes to a senior engineer to review”
-Lawrence
The speakers answering audience’s questions

After what seemed like forever, pies and water started floating around to their respective owners. 😋 😋

10 questions later, Kitan grabbed the mic to round up the show and usher us outside for a group picture leading into networking and more networking.

It was a great learning experience for me and the Akure tech community. Big thanks to the sponsors and speakers. 🙏 🙏 🙏 🙏 🙏

If you missed it make sure you don’t miss the next one.

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✌️ & ❤️

(Left) He definitely learnt something; (Middle) Group picture after the event; (Right) Kitan, Paul and the Planet Nest Army