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:

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Hackathon Kicks Off

And we are off!

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 :

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 :

If you want to participate in the Hackathon, register your interest here:

See you there!

– Update:
The Top 6 Ideas:

DrupalCamp 2011

CcHub and the Lagos GTUG will play host to DrupalCamp this year on Saturday – 26th of November ( 3pm to 7pm )

Drupal is a free and open source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License.

DrupalCamp Lagos is a Drupal community event, bringing developers, themers, administrators and business people together for a day of professional development and fostering the Drupal community. The goal of DrupalCamp Lagos is to bring together the fun, smart, and open Drupal minds in the community.

Register on the Event site: Remember to tick “DrupalCamp Lagos 2011” in the “Event Signup” section.

There’s also a Facebook event page:

There will be a session by Aniedi Udo-Obong on Drupal/Google modules for AdSense, AdWords, Analytics, Maps etc. with a real-life scenario on how  he helped put this all together for the Daily Times of Nigeria.
Daily Times Nigeria will be represented & are looking to hire a few savvy young guns.

Also in preparation for the upcoming Lagos GTUG hackathon (more details on this big event soon!) , there will also be a session on GIT – a Source Code Management tool used by software developers around the world for supporting collaborative software development, tracking and managing code changes and versioning of any project you build. You really should not miss this.

CcHub – 294, Herbert Macaulay Road, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos.


Looking forward to see you there!