Technology is not the computer sets we see, smart phones we use nor the televisions we watch, they are all products of technology. True technology is the idea behind the products that we use, says Dr. Uwaje Chris at the Delta State Open Innovation Hackathon. He went further to say that Nigerian Youths are skilled and talented in technology, especially in information technology.
His speech above, of a truth have been the driving force to the quest of RAD5 technologies to promoting technology in Abia State.
We had five individuals who participated in the Delta State Open Innovation Hackathon held from December 1 – 3, 2016 at Asaba, Delta State, all sponsored by RAD5 Technologies, pictures below.
This action is to equip youths in Abia State towards gaining experiences and mentoring in software development. It is true that the trophy did not come home with the participants back to Abia State but I can assure you that the team that participated have acquired an experience that can never be bought with money. One of the participants boldly said “Now I can pitch my startup even to the Governor”.
Individuals might conclude that nothing techy can come out of Abia State, but I write to challenge that Abia State in no distant time will become a state of tech following recent activities being carried out in the state, which includes but not limited to Startup Weekend Abia, which saw 10 businesses raised and a Bootcamp all spear headed by Daniel Chinagozi.
The tech ecosystem is growing rapidly in Abia State and I can assure you that come 2017, we shall experience a rapid growth in technology with the presence of Google Developers Group (GDG) and the government’s willingness to support.
Your contributions are welcomed, kindly comment below. We will love to hear from you on suggestions in building a successful tech ecosystem in Abia State.