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.
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.
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