Brought to you by Google Developer Groups, Student Ambassadors, and local developers, Google I/O Extended lets you experience the magic and innovation of Google I/O remotely. Part viewing experience and part community building, I/O Extended programming includes everything from live streaming the Google I/O content to local developer demos, hackathons, and speaker sessions.
Day 1: Wednesday, 15th May 2013 (4:00pm -8:00pm)
Join us at 4pm as Francis Osifo anchors a Show and Tell.
Topic: Developing an HTML5 video app with Youtube videos- Rapid development of an html5 mobile app
- Accessing Youtube channel and specifying the videos to be integrated into the app
- Wrapping the app with phonegap
- Quick tip and tricks around development- Integrate AnalyticsDay 2: Thursday, 16th May 2013 (4:00pm)Livestreaming of Previous day’s events and keynote sessions.Day 3: Friday, 17th May 2013 (7:00pm – 5:00am)As part of Google I/O Extended 2013, interested developers in Lagos will be gathering at an all-night code party to hack for good. So if you are looking to hang out with really cool developers in Lagos to build cool stuff this Friday night, you should be at the CcHUB. We are looking to join hands with creative designers and developers skilled in PHP, HTML+CSS & jQuery.
In almost every street corner is a beggar, a motherless baby, an intellectually challenged child, a disease-ravaged man or woman and a destitute with little hope of getting help or being saved.
Several people have been motivated by the pain of others to start charitable organizations to help some of these people. HelpACause is a platform which allows Nigerians to help and donate to a specific cause – help a child get his much-needed Kidney-Transplant or help a motherless babies’ home stay open. No amount is too small. HelpACause will empower every well-meaning Nigerian to contribute and help others. Each donation is considered sacred and will be for verified causes only. Transparently.
This CodeParty is a community-driven venture to bring together analysts, architects, developers and designers for an all-nighter with a focus on building this platform. Your time is a valuable contribution, necessary to make this much-needed platform a reality.
We have got limited spaces on the code teams, so head over to http://googleioextendedcodepartylagos.eventbrite.com/ to reserve tickets.
It’s a code party so there’s going to be plenty to eat and drink. And lots of swags too
Nigeria’s extractive industries are notorious for being opaque. Allegations of corruption exist at every stage of the value chain. Data made public, in the right format, can be used by citizens to hold the government and other extractive industry players accountable. Unfortunately, data on Nigeria’s extractive industries is hard to come by and even when you have it, it is seldom in a format for average citizen’s to make sense of.
For Follow the Data Extractive Hack, DFID and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) have made available an extensive array of data concerning the global and Nigeria-specific extractive sector. The task for participants in the hack is to make sense of the data and build creative ways to use accessible technology to present the information to a variety of key stakeholders including citizens, host communities, legislators, foreign partners, investors, civil society organisations etc.
5 teams drawn from subject matter experts and industry professionals will work with a team of web and mobile software developers and designers from the CcHUB community to recognise the unique perspectives and insights using the data at our disposal to make Nigeria’s extractive sector more transparent. They will be converting these insights into relevant technology tools for the web or mobile.
The developers and designers in each team will have 2 days to build the tool with a guiding theme of ‘Making the most of oil, gas and mining data for the poor’ . The teams will then present their outcomes to a panel of judges who will select the top 3 tools.
The top three teams will be awarded 1st prize – N 420,000.00, 2nd prize – N 300,000.00 and 3rd prize – N 180,000.00 which will go to the technologists for developing the solution.
There may be opportunity for further funding from DFID for participating organizations who choose to drive implementation of the tools in your work after the hack.
Details for the event are as follows -
Date: 13th -14th May, 2013
Venue: Co-Creation Hub, 6th Floor, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos
Time: 9am – 6pm each day
Microsoft has launched the Africa Apps team, a group of Developer Platform Evangelists, to work with software developers in Nigeria, Ghana and Africa at large. The team is made up of experts on Microsoft technologies such as Visual Studio, Kinect, Windows Azure, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Bing Search and Open Source technology all dedicated to helping African developers build, scale and market their innovations across the World.
There will be training tracks covering Microsoft Azure, Windows Phone, and of course Windows 8. Interested participants are advised to register for individual tracks to enable them make the most of the the training sessions. Here is a breakdown what to expect at the event.
DAY 1: 8th May
- Overview of Microsoft’s developer initiatives in Africa
- Introduction to Application Lifecycle Management
- Creating a cross-platform (Windows 8, Windows Phone, Android) shopping list app with a Windows Azure Mobile services backend
- Introduction to Windows 8 with a simple camera app
- Introduction to Windows Phone
DAY 2: 9th MayASP.net MVC Web APIWindows 8
- Introduction to Windows Azure
- Location aware camera app with Azure backend
- Customizing your app to fit WP8 Traits- 1
DAY 3: 10th MayAsynchronous web applications using ASP.NET SignalRWindows Phone
- Cloud services and Windows Azure storage
- Customizing your app to fit WP8 Traits- 2
- Creating a highly available load balanced Virtual Machine environment
You can pick up tickets here
Co-Creation Hub and Nokia are pleased to invite you to the Open Pitch session of the second cohort of the Growth Academy accelerator program.
Growth Academy Program is a first of its kind business accelerator programme in Nigeria dedicated to providing intensive hands-on support to help approximately thirty (30) early stage tech start-ups/projects build world class mobile applications for the Nokia platform regionally and globally and to grow their start-ups into high yield businesses. The Growth Academy program is where top developers hone their skills; focus on developing world class solutions relevant for the local market and gain a clear understanding on how to monetize their solutions especially with mobile applications.
The aim of the programme is to nurture the start of innovative tech ventures that will possibly disrupt the way we live and do business in Nigeria.
Over the past three months, six teams have undergone hands-on and structured training and mentorship to actualize their ideas with modules around business model development, implementation plan and lean product development coordinated by the Co-Creation Hub. Working with Futurice (a leading global mobile software firm), the teams have enhanced technical expertise around mobile application development and user driven design.
The Six Ventures
The six teams in the second cohort of the programme have solutions covering agriculture, real estate, location based services, security, entertainment, human resources. The ventures are:
CABAN: A mobile application that allows renters and buyers to search for properties in Nigeria and Agents to advertise properties utilizing a cost effective, self-managed platform
Download link: Caban App
GRAID: A tool made for poultry farmers to help with decision-making, analysis and much more to ensure the growth of their farms
Download link: GRAID Feed App
BushParrot: All your news, gists and gossips in one place
The Open Pitch Session
The Open Pitch session will be the opportunity for the all the six teams to present their ventures to potential angel investors, mobile network operators, OEMs and other supporters for feedback and possible support. Each venture will have ten minutes to present followed by five minutes of comments/feedback/questions. The session not expected to last longer than three hours.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date: Monday April 29, 2013
Time: 12 noon – 3pm
Venue: Co-Creation Hub Nigeria, 6th Floor, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos
Please confirm your participation by RSVPing to email@example.com on or before Friday April 26, 2013. For any enquiries, kindly contact CcHub at +23412950555.
This is a great platform to engage with tech-entrepreneurs and find business investment opportunities & interesting ideas that have good market potential in Nigeria today.
We look forward to seeing you.
Following on from their presentations at the March edition of Developer’s Parapo, a team from Tecno will be on hand at the CcHub this Thursday to answer any questions you may have about putting in an entry for the TecnoMobile App Challenge 2013
TecnoMobile App Challenge is hosted by Tecno and designed to motivate and reward Nigerian developers who have built innovative, functional and original J2ME & Android applications on Tecno mobiles.
The ultimate goal of the contest is to expose the hidden talent within the African developers’ community and to seek potential partners / employees of Tecno in the future.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date: Thursday April 25, 2013
Venue: CcHUB, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba
More details of the challenge can be found here