The UN is calling Nigerian programmers to be a part of the Influx Trust Global Hackathon in Lagos

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Influx Trust, a community that helps the United Nation engage the public by organizing hackathon sessions, is inviting Nigerian programmers to be a part of its Connect2Effect Global hackathon. The 48- hour Hackathon will be hosted simultaneously in 9 countries (Lagos, Bali, Bahrain, Chandigarh, Geneva, Lisbon, London, New York, & Rio de Janeiro) from March 10-12.

The platform which has Nigeria’s Olufunbi Falayi, former Manager at IdeaHub, aims to get 1000 hackers to find solutions to three of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Hackers from Lagos will work around SDG9: Industry Innovation and Instructure. Winners will get a chance to demo their ideas at the United Nation’s headquarters in June 2017.

Although, the hackathon itself will hold from March 11-12, 2017, participants are expected to arrive on the 10th of March to be a part of the opening party, which features a meet-and-greet, 60-second pitches, establishment of teams, among others. Interested persons can begin application here.

Some of the speakers and mentors that will be making appearance include: Onyeka Akumah, Founder, Farmcrowdy, Dotun Olowoporoku, Founding partner, Starta, and Ayo Dawodu, Co-founder, Loystar. founder, Mark Essien, and Opeyemi Awoyemi of Jobberman will be the judges.

Venue is Sidmach Technologies, Plot 15, Block J Alausa Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria.



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