Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB) – the premiere Social Innovation Centre in Nigeria invites expression of interest (EOI) from competent café catering vendors to undertake delivery of quality café services that meet the standard of a tech environment.
As part of its community engagement program, CcHUB intends to set up a café and outsource the catering services to a creative and suitably qualified vendor. This café is to be located at the Co-Creation Hub (Rooftop), 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo-Yaba.
If you are interested and you think you have the technical and commercial capability in response to this request. Please download the expression of interest (EOI) to tender document via the link HERE and reply with the necessary documentation, and information on or before Friday, February 6th 2015.
The Presidential Election will be held on what is perceived as a controversial date, not because the Valentines day aura will (nevertheless) bring love to polling venues across the country but because it is taking place before State Elections and the collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) have been dismal.
To navigate what can be a complicated registration and voting process as well as encourage PVC collection, GoVote.ng was launched by Co-Creation Hub & Enough is Enough Nigeria with support from Ford Foundation. The platform has simplified steps that answer critical questions about voting preparation. It also serves as a means for gathering feedback from citizens, which is then relayed to INEC to enable improvements.
While New Year resolutions are taking shape and we prepare for the 2015 elections, GoVote.ng, Truppr and Enough is Enough Nigeria have put together a series of fitness events nationwide to get you fit for Elections 2015.
The first event, an adrenaline-filled 5km run, took place in UNILAG – Fitness enthusiasts woke early on Saturday 10th January to embark on an intense run through the university to create awareness for the upcoming elections and encourage people to pick up their Permanent Voter Cards. It was a fun-filled morning that ended with everyone energized to start the weekend.
Upcoming events include:
TrupprWalk a fitness walk in Lagos (January 17th) – Sign Up
5.5km community run in FESTAC (January 17th) – Sign Up
TrupprRUN, the 5km runs in 9 cities – Abeokuta, Abuja, Calabar, Enugu, Ibadan, Ile-Ife, Lagos, Port-Harcourt & Uyo (January 24th). – Sign Up
Come join us in making the 2015 elections count while getting in great shape for a tremendous year.
We are still ecstatic from the fun we had on Friday, December 19, 2014. The air was filled with celebration as it has been a great year for everyone.
It was also a proud moment for CcHub as we officially announced Budgit’s exit from the Hub; the first startup graduating from Incubation. Seun Onigbinde, Co-founder of Budgit, talked about CcHub’s contribution to Budgit’s growth and expressed his gratitude to the team and members of the community. We will definitely miss the Budgit team and wish them more success for the future.
Community members also contributed to the fun we had; Sidonna with her partner David gave us an amazing Salsa performance and DJ Doink kept us on our feet dancing.
It was a party like no other and was good to see the non-geeky part of our community members. Asides eating, drinking and loads of dancing, we had fun taking photos with props and our twitter photo frame.
Take a look at some of the photos:
If you were not at the party, we have news for you–You missed out!
Have a merry christmas and a prosperous new year.
On Thursday the 11th of December, we held the first Lagos Raspberry Jam. Raspberry Jams are global events which are held in different places around the world. The focus of the Lagos Jam was on promoting the maker culture by showcasing Raspberry Pi projects built within and around Lagos. With about 8 project demonstrations and over a hundred people in attendance, we were certainly set to have a great time.
Here’s a recap of the event and the project demos.
True to Jam-style, we had a diverse range of Jam-attendees; from secondary school students, to university undergraduates, parents, professionals and members from our own community. They all turned up to see the projects on display.
All the project demos were powered in one way or the other by the Raspberry Pi, truly proving the versatility of the mini-computer. The demos cut across a variety of sectors including power, education, security and entertainment projects. A brief overview of the projects include:
#1: Energy/Power Monitor: a device that helps keep track of power consumption regardless of whether one is connected to the grid, inverter or generator. This device stores the energy usage data in a database and generates energy consumption reports. This can then be used to verify your electricity bills and provide useful information to help better maintain your equipment. For example, improving the battery lifetime of your inverter by measuring and helping to moderate your power consumption.
#2: Otomatik Server: The Otomatik Server is a portable, mobile educational server which provides students with access to educational resources without having to connect to the internet. The server contains an eLearning portal stocked with a rich variety of resources (video, audio, text) powered by an eLibrary (Rachel) as well as an examination practice portal (Examina) which prepares students for exams. By connecting to the Otomatik wireless network students have full access to the resources without bearing the costs associated with getting data to access the internet.
#3: Remote Surveillance System: using a simple external webcam and a Raspberry Pi, this project makes it possible to easily keep track and monitor your environment from the comfort of your laptop. This is achieved by accessing the webcam feed over a private network. Think of it as an an easy-to-setup and affordable CCTV system to enable you to keep an eye on what’s going on in a given location. A project quite a number of parents seemed interested in.
#4: Pi-Powered Bot: for Robotics lovers this project combines the power of a Raspberry Pi, an Arduino and the LEGO NXT Mindstorms kit to create a multi-functional robot. The robot demoed was programmed with python and users were able to control the movement of the robot by the simple press of a button; Touch sensors were used which enabled the buttons react to touch.
#5: Computer Games & Animations: Kids were not left out either; as a number of kids from our Summer of Code programme demoed some of the games and animations that they had built using Scratch. These included an interactive quiz-game, an underwater adventure game as well as a number of animations.
#6: Minecraft: The Jam wasn’t just about viewing demos, but everyone who attended also got the chance to ‘get their hands dirty’ by writing some lines of Python code. The aim was to ‘hack’ Minecraft by printing messages on the screen, or by adding or removing their own objects to Minecraft. The result – a group of super excited first time coders.
There were also a number of prizes up for grabs. Attendees got the opportunity to vote for their top projects in the ‘Most Innovative’ and ‘Most Likely to Use’ category. Dawn Fuel’s Energy/Power Monitor took first place for both awards, with Otomatik Server coming a close second, also in both categories. The prize for each category was a $50 voucher to be spent on purchasing additional project resources.
Three free Raspberry Pi starter kits were also won, by attendees who had the most compelling pitch as to why they deserved to win a free Pi. The winners were Eyo and Eyitemi (both engineering students from FUTA who intend to build their final year projects around the Raspberry Pi) as well as Gbolahan, a recent graduate of UI, who is interested in building upon the Remote Surveillance System. We are excited to see what they come up with in the ensuing weeks.
The event ran from 12noon to 6pm; with quite a good number of people spending between two-four hours. It was an exciting time for us and we are already looking forward to the next edition of the Jam. Who knows, maybe we would have been able to turn some of these suggestions into working projects.
If you are interested in the Raspberry Pi, have any ideas or projects to share, reach out to us at mxlab[at]cchubnigeria.com.
P.S There’s only so much we can describe, for more exciting pictures from the Jam have a look at the Facebook album.
The lifecycle of any venture is a learning process for the entrepreneur.
There is therefore a strong place for exploring the knowledge gained by significant players in the tech industry to support new/existing ventures embarking on similar journeys.
In light of this, CcHUB invites you to join us for “A Conversation With…“ – an interactive experience providing budding tech entrepreneurs the opportunity to ask and get answers to burning questions that are most beneficial to the growth of their ventures from the perspective of leaders of significant venture-funded tech companies in the ecosystem.
This edition will be a high-powered Q&A session bringing together Sim Shagaya (Founder & CEO, Konga Online Shopping), Ayodeji Adewunmi (Co-Founder & CEO, Jobberman), Jason Njoku(Founder & CEO, iROKO), and Tayo Oviosu (Founder & CEO, Paga) to share insights on launching and growing a technology startup in Nigeria.
Details for the session are as follows:
Date: December 4, 2014
Venue: CcHUB, 6th Floor, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba.
To attend the session kindly pick up individual free tickets here- https://conversationwith.eventbrite.com
As is our custom, there will be plenty to eat and drink while enjoying the ambience that the CcHUB rooftop provides.