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March 2015

#PINternetFreedom Chat with Dimgba Kalu (@DKDimgba)

By | #PINternetFreedom

The Internet has evolved as one of the best thing to happen humanity in the 21st Century. This monumental phenomenon has led to an improved living standard as well as economic growth. However, this feat is being challenged by the retrogressive policy of some governments across the globe.

Our Guest for this week would analyses these imminent threats and suggest the way forward. Check out the chat below in case you missed it

 

Join us on twitter (@PINigeria) at 2pm as we discuss ‘Threats to Internet Freedom‘ with Dimgba Kalu on #PINternetFreedom chat

Dimgba Kalu, a graduate of Computer Science. He works with Integrated Business Network where he is the lead developer for SwishIndex (Nigeria Information Authentication Platform). He also runs TechNigeria.com.ng (@tech_nigeria), an African focused technology news curator and is a co-founder of LearnCode (An intiative that teaches young Nigerians how to code). He is a Technology/Innovation Fellow of HalaNigeria/Code4Africa. Dimgab Kalu is a member of the coalition for #NetRightsNG. He believes in using technology for SocialGood. He loves every thing internet and technology and is also an ardent lover of codes.  Kalu tweets from @Dkdimgba on twitter

PIN Hosts 341 Students from 10 Schools in South-West Nigeria at the TENT Workshop

By | TENT

The first edition of the 2015 TENT Workshop which took place from 20th-21st March, gathered students from 10 tertiary institutions in the South-West region of Nigeria. Participating schools include: The Federal University of Technology Akure, Adeyemi College of Education, Ajayi Crowther University, Federal Polytechnic-Ede, Federal Polytechnic-Ado-Ekiti, Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Afe Babalola University, Tai Solarin University, University of Benin, and Obafemi Awolowo University.

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The 2-day workshop featured some of Nigeria’s finest brains in the tech industry. ‘Gbenga Sesan (Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria), Deji Aladejebi (Software developer and Founder, Dabar Objects) and Olusola Amusan (Citizenship Manager, Microsoft Nigeria) as speakers.

341 participants attended the day 1 of the workshop at D-Rock Hall in Akure and benefited from seminars on Software Development, floating tech Start-ups, and Online work. There were also break-out sessions on these topics.

197 students attended the students’ ideas exhibition on day 2 of the #TENTWorkshop. After the presentation, 3 outstanding project ideas were selected by the judges from amongst 20 others. Projects ‘Smart Purse’ by Okewande Olanrewaju, ‘Embedded systems’ by Omojola Kazem and ‘Apartment Finder’ by Daniel Anthony were among the best ideas. The result of their hard work earned them free mentorship and business opportunities; as well as priority access to future TENT events that will be organised in other regions of Nigeria.

Check out more pictures from the workshop below

TENT Workshop @ FUTA 2

TENT Workshop @ FUTA

Olusola Amusan and Deji Aladejebi at Day 2 of TENT Workshop

TENT @ FUTA 'Gbenga Sesan

‘Gbenga Sesan

TENT @ FUTA Sola Amusan

Deji Aladejebi

TENT @ FUTA 2 TENT @ FUTA 1

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If you would like more information about this topic or further project description on TENT; please visit www.pinigeria.org/tent. For more information please contact: ‘Debola Agbaje, Project Manager, TENT/DigitalJobs + 234 1 342 62 45, or e-mail tent@pinigeria.org.

#PINternetFreedom Chat with Dr. John Dada (@Fantsuam)

By | #PINternetFreedom

Thursday’s edition of PIN’s #PInternetFreedom chat focused on ‘ Trust in Online Transactions’ and our guest was Dr. John Dada.

Dr John Dada, CEO of Fantsuam Foundation, was born in Jos, Nigeria and obtained a PhD in 1989 from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he was engaged in teaching and research up till 1994. He has worked as a research Fellow at the University of Leeds, UK where he also completed a Masters degree in Public Health and trained as a nurse. He is a member of the African Stakeholders Network – United Nations ICT Task Force, was chairperson of the African Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC), African Research for Information Society Emergence, the Open Knowledge Network, International Burden of Disease Network, and is leading Fantsuam Foundation’s rural connectivity program in promoting low powered computer solutions and affordable access. Currently serves as member of the the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG)

If you were unable to join the conversation with Dr. John Dada, do find the exciting and insightful chat below

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