Imisi 3D is a virtual reality creation lab, building a community of VR content creators in Nigeria.
LAGOS, NIGERIA, August 22, 2016 - Imisi 3D the leading Virtual Reality Creation Lab in Nigeria is holding what may be the continent’s first Virtual Reality Hackathon in October. Imisi 3D is supported by Co-creation Hub, Facebook and Samsung amongst others.
Imisi 3D has announced that it will hold its first hackathon on October 28th, 2016. Applications to participate open at 11:59pm on 22nd of August and close at 11:59pm on Friday, 9th of September. Shortlisted applicants will be informed on September 16th and provided with access to Virtual Reality developer stations and resources to hone their skills in preparation for the event.
“It is time for us to become creators and not just consumers of technology, and Virtual Reality is a great place to start” said Imisi 3D founder, Judith Okonkwo. “This technology has uses that cut across several industry sectors, and the impact on things as critical as learning is profound. With 2016 being described as the year of Virtual Reality, Nigeria must not get left behind.”
Jeremy Kirshbaum, Research Manager at the Institute for the Future, shared his thoughts “since virtual and augmented reality are still completely new consumer industries, it is up for grabs who will make a mark in the field. Nigeria already has a great track record of creating innovative world class content in entertainment and music, and it is exciting to see them take a leadership role in the virtual world.”
The hackathon will take place on the 6th Floor of CcHUB (294 Herbert Macaulay Road, Yaba) and is supported by a range of organisations including the Virtual World Society and the Institute for the Future. Interested applicants are invited to join the VR hackathon Facebook networking group here, and then apply once they have formed teams.
Over $10,000 (ten thousand dollars) worth of prizes will be awarded at the hackathon.
About Imisi 3D
Imisi 3D is a Virtual Reality (VR) creation lab dedicated to growing a community of VR developers in Nigeria, creating solutions using VR, and providing educational and engagement experiences with VR. They see huge potential for VR as a tool for creating everyday solutions and intend to change the technology narrative so that here we become creators and not just consumers of technology.
Imisi 3D is future thinking and committed to being responsible ancestors, creating a better world for today and tomorrow.
For more information including sponsorship opportunities contact Imisi 3D at firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: The Imisi3D has been postponed to Saturday, November 19th, 2016
The stories of the future that we tell affect the future that we create. By collectively creating a vision of the future, we can better make decisions in the present.
On August 25th, Jeremy Kirshbaum from Institute for the Future (IFTF), in partnership with Imisi3D, invites you to a conversation about the future of Lagos. We will start with Lagos in the year 2026, and then together work backward to what this means for us today.
The Institute for the Future is an independent, nonprofit strategic research group with more than 40 years of forecasting experience. The core of our work is identifying emerging trends and discontinuities that will transform global society and the global marketplace. We provide our members with insights into business strategy, design process, innovation, and social dilemmas. Our research spans a broad territory of deeply transformative trends, from health and health care to technology, the workplace, and human identity. The Institute for the Future is located in Palo Alto, California.
Imisi 3D is a Virtual Reality (VR) creation lab dedicated to growing a community of VR developers in Nigeria, creating solutions using VR, and providing educational and engagement experiences with VR. We see huge potential for VR as a tool for creating everyday solutions and intend to change the technology narrative so that here we become creators and not just consumers of technology. We are future thinking and committed to being responsible ancestors, creating a better world for today and tomorrow.
One way that we think about the future is talking about the interaction of shared fictions and built systems. Using a basic framework as a starting point for the conversation, we will begin to create some scenarios of what Lagos will look like in 10 to 15 years, and, based on these, discuss insights for our current context. Jeremy Kirshbaum will briefly present some ideas from his current research to kick off the discussion.
Who is it for: The event is free to anyone with an open mind, creative spirit, and a passion for creating a beautiful, inclusive future.
Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB) in partnership with CHIME FOR CHANGE, Global Citizen, and Facebook is inviting you to participate in CHIMEHACK 3, a two-day hackathon to identify ways & build technology solutions leveraging social media for reporting and eliminating violence against women.
CHIMEHACK 3 will leverage on social media to find solutions that will focus on reporting and eliminating violence against women and girls around the world. The hackathon will bring together hackers along with issue experts and non-profit leaders to create tech-driven solutions focused on gender equality.
Are you passionate about developing innovative solutions for creating social impact? Be a part of this hackathon by:
1. Submitting an idea participants can build to help reporting and eliminating violence against women: https://cchub.typeform.com/to/TzF52J
2. Registering to participate in the hackathon: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chimehack-3-tickets-27148113739
Selection and award prizes will be based on a range of criteria including best product, scalability and global impact, user experience and design, engineering excellence and most original.
Info Session:Friday, 26th August, 2016 by 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Hackathon: Saturday, 27th of August, 2016 and Sunday, 28th August, 2016 from 11.00 am
Venue: 6th Floor, Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB), 294 Herbert Macaulay way, Sabo, Yaba. Lagos.
Find out more information on event & it’s agenda here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chimehack-3-tickets-27148113739
Progressive Web Apps are experiences that combine the best of the web and the best of apps. They load quickly, even on flaky networks, can re-engage with users by sending web push notifications, have an icon on the home screen and load as top-level, full screen experiences. PWAs are already working for platforms in Sub-Saharan Africa, like Konga, an e-commerce platform in Nigeria, based on a recent case study.
To help developers better understand the experiences that combine the best of the web and the best of apps, we’ll be hosting our 1st ever Progressive Web Apps event series in Sub-Saharan Africa. This will take place across 3 cities in Africa: Nairobi (15th August), Lagos (18th August), and Johannesburg (22nd August).
Come engage in talks and hands-on codelabs covering Progressive Web Apps (PWA) with a focus on Instant and Offline Mobile Apps with Service Workers, Deep Engagements on Installable Apps and Push Notifications and much more. The workshop will provide you with the skills and resources necessary to start building your own Progressive Web App.
This is a technical event, with multiple sessions on Progressive Web Apps, facilitated by Googlers and Web Technologies Experts from around the world. The target audience is top developers from agencies, publishers, startups and indie developers, focusing on web apps / web sites.
For further information, visit the Progressive Web Apps Sub-Saharan Africa Website.
If you are a developer who meets these criteria, please visit the Progressive Web Apps SSA signup form on or before August 5, 2016 to apply.
This is a limited capacity event and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted by August 10, 2016 with all the necessary details.
Co-Creation Hub invites you to a digital security workshop as a prelude to the launch of Safe Online – a digital security guide for Nigerian civil society organization, journalists and active citizens.
Social Media and the internet play an increasingly significant role in the efforts to promote social justice and an active democracy in Nigeria.
As more of our personal and professional data moves online, CSOs, Journalists and active citizens are increasingly exposed to digital security vulnerabilities that can compromise their activities.
To prevent this, the CcHUB, supported by OSIWA, is developing SafeOnline.
At the workshop, we will explore:
- An overview of the digital security threats facing civic Nigeria
- An overview of the SafeOnline project and progress achieved so far
- Review of the content being created for the guide to ensure suitability
- Input on how the guide can be improved to achieve our outcomes
The workshop is open to staff and members of CSOs, journalists, owners of online platforms, active citizens and the general public though limited spaces are available.
Venue: 6th Floor, Co-Creation Hub Nigeria – 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo Yaba
Date: Thursday, 28th July, 2016
Time: 11.00 AM – 01.00 PM
To participate, sign up HERE
See you there!