And the Winner is…

Sunday Feb 19 marked the end of the 48 hr hackathon which began on Friday February 17 where developers, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts joined hands to form 6 teams working on different ideas towards a common goal – creating novel web & mobile solutions to improve learning amongst primary and secondary school students in Nigeria.

Following a presentation by each team and deliberation by judges (which consisted of top executives, professionals, publisher and educationists), Efiko was declared the winning idea, and entitled to the $3000 prize. The second and first runners up are also entitled to $1500 and $2000 respectively.

Here’s a description by a member of the winning team:

Efiko is a social mobile quiz game platform designed to aid social learning by providing a means for testing, learning and social interaction. It features a Central API powering a native Android mobile app, a mobile web app that works most mobile phones and tablets, and a BB & Android app compiled using PhoneGap.

There is a huge potential in this quiz game platform being adopted in schools, universities as a means of providing pre-exam test questions, corporate organizations engaging their client-base in competitions, and in it being a social quiz game. And the Efiko team has begun the process of consolidating on their achievements during TechInEd towards creating a market ready product.

Efiko was developed by a team of developers:

  • Sunday Akinsete
  • Okeowo Aderemi
  • Desiree Craig
  • Abiodun Thorpe
  • Adebayo Adebayo
  • Olusola Ajayi
  • Abdulrahman Salaudeen

Two other ideas were also specially recognized: ASA (previously known as Genii Game) and Teachers Hub.

You can read about these ideas here: http://www.tech-in.org/submitted_ideas/

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Hackathon Kicks Off

And we are off! http://www.cchubnigeria.com/tech-in-education-top-6-ideas-announced

A room full of smart programmers + domain experts + strategists + business analysts + tech-enthusiasts = explosive & innovative solutions. And we have got six projects to churn out by Sunday – one by each team. So we’ve got web, mobile, mobile+web solutions.

If you couldn’t make it to the hub today, don’t miss the real work which starts tomorrow at 9am! You can still join any of the teams.
The ideas are viewable here : http://www.cchubnigeria.com/tech-in-education-top-6-ideas-announced

Global Android Hackathon meets Tech-In Education Hackathon

Global Android Hackathon meets Tech-In Education Hackathon

From the 17th of February to the 19th of February, GTUGs all over the world will be participating in a hackathon to build applications on the Android platform. At the same time, the Tech-In Education Hackathon to be hosted by CCHUB will also be taking place. This Tech-in Education event will be about creating novel web & mobile solutions to improve learning amongst primary and secondary school students in Nigeria.

This creates an awesome opportunity to build Education-related applications which make sense right there, right now.

If you also have ideas for the event, do submit them here : http://www.tech-in.org/submit.php

If you want to participate in the Hackathon, register your interest here: http://www.tech-in.org/participate.php

See you there!

– Update:
The Top 6 Ideas:
http://www.cchubnigeria.com/tech-in-education-top-6-ideas-announced

Google Summer of Code 2012

Google Summer of Code 2012 was announced last week Saturday : http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2012/02/google-summer-of-code-2012-is-on.html.

Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together nearly 5,500 successful student participants and over 3000 mentors from over 100 countries worldwide, all for the love of code. Through Google Summer of Code, accepted student applicants are paired with a mentor or mentors from the participating projects, thus gaining exposure to real-world software development scenarios and the opportunity for employment in areas related to their academic pursuits. In turn, the participating projects are able to more easily identify and bring in new developers. Best of all, more source code is created and released for the use and benefit of all.

Please note that students must be 18 years of age or older on or before April 23, 2012 to be eligible to participate in Google Summer of Code in 2012.

Google Africa is preparing a special guest list of Googlers to Hangout on G+ with you to talk more about Google Summer of Code, among other opportunities for you on February 24th.
Please sign-up at http://bit.ly/africastudentplus if you’re interested in joining the Hangout and further details will be communicated to you thereafter.

More information about Google Summer of Code can be found at the following links below

Website: http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2012
Google+: https://plus.google.com/102168248469649733567
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gsoc
Timeline: http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/events/google/gsoc2012
FAQ: http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2012/faqs