Isn’t It Time for a “Technology Community” in Nigeria?
It’s been about 100 days since BarCamp Nigeria gathered software and mobile applications developers, technology enthusiasts and entrepreneurs in Lagos, Nigeria where discussions on building a tech community in Nigeria amongst others were highlighted.
“BarCamp was a start. We need to keep the community alive and create regular – I suggest quarterly opportunities to follow up on BarCamp…We [Microsoft) would be happy to point the community to available tools, platforms and technology innovation to nurture and actualize ideas.
- Victoria N’dee Uwadoka, PR & Events Manager, Microsoft Nigeria
Unfortunately, we’re yet to see a technology/developer community as in South Africa, Kenya or Uganda. Should we wait for Somalia or Burundi?
At BarCamp Nigeria 2009, I used Startups Nigeria as a platform to connect with almost all of the other participants at the unconference with the goal of understanding better the start-up ecosystem in Nigeria and meeting the entrepreneurs behind the online ventures.
My conclusions: the industry has a lot of talents that need to be tapped and exposed to the global technology space. The only challenge is the right community to make this happen.
My goal: to help build a technology community in Nigeria via an online platform that would bring together developers, designers, entrepreneurs, students as well as investors.
My resolve: to engage with technology companies such as Microsoft Nigeria, Nokia Nigeria, Google Nigeria, Intel Nigeria amongst others that would support this community and the vision to build the largest business and technology community in Africa.
If you or your company would love to become a part of this vision, kindly support this community via the new Startups Nigeria platform (coming soon).
If you would like to collaborate, partner or sponsor Startups Nigeria, kindly email me via loy (dot) okezie (at) gmail (dot) com
Image: Via BarCamp Africa
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