The 2010 electronic week (E-week) is an annual event organized by the students' society of the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ife, Nigeria. It also commemorates the vanguard of Electronic and Electrical Engineering in Nigeria.
Oyehmi Begho and Nkem Uwaje, Directors of Nigerian web solution provider, Futuresoft, gave a talk at the E-week. The talk was based on Opportunities that Open Source Software can bring to the Nigerian Youths. It was a lovely event and Futuresoft is honoured to have been part of it.
The TW Business Expo was an event held by Totally Whole Women's Magazine at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos. The event was focused on education and ICT and speakers, both male and female from these sectors were present.
The Expo was an event visit by mainly women from diverse readers who all shared one thing in common. They are TW Magazine Readers.
The seminar/exhibition saw distinguished intellectuals such as Mr. Bode Agusto, Director Agusto & Co and former Executive Director Budgeting Office of the Federation, Mrs. Sheri Williams Chairman MTech Communications and Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo Executive Director Corona Schools Trust Council delivering papers and giving tips on how to weather today’s business terrain.
This is an era of knowledge –based economy; the Internet has become a veritable tool for business, communication and social empowerment. Nigerians when it comes to the Internet are known as people that use the Internet for fraudulent purposes, hence the name Nigerian scam.
This has tarnished the image of the country in no small measure. One of the ways to reduce the incidence of cyber crime and re-brand our country is by empowering Nigerians with the latest opportunities that the Internet provides in areas of business, education, governance, communication, medicine, and agriculture. Nigeria Internet World Conference and Exhibition (NICE) has come to address these issues. Nigeria Internet World Conference and Exhibition (NICE) is an annual event, which provides education, empowerment, networking, business opportunities for Nigerians. It is a gathering of Internet based businesses, service providers, e-Commerce providers and experts that are involved in online marketing, e-commerce technology, web technology and development, content development and management.
In August Futuresoft's own Nkem Uwaje was invited to speak at the 3rd W.TEC Girls Technology Camp held at Laureates College, 3/5 Olayinka Adenubi Street, Aviation Estate, Mafoluku, Lagos.
She was highly honoured to have the opportunity to speak to the girls during the camp about her Career in the Information Technology Industry. Her talk included:
- Her motivation for working in the information technology field
- Her experience while a student
- The pre-requisites for admission to her program of study
- How she has used what she learnt since (via working, personal life, etc), touching on the technology used
- Challenges in learning and using technology
- Benefits of understanding how to use technology
- The types of job opportunities available to people with her degree(s)
- Any unique experiences as a woman in technology
- Encouraging words and advice
Towards the realization of the Nigeria Internet Group's (NIG's) goal of promoting the Internet as a platform for creating jobs, The Group launched the Internet for jobs (I4J) Initiative on July 12, 2007, with the aim of showcasing the Internet as a means of starting up new businesses or expanding existing ones, thereby, creating jobs for Nigerians.
Futuresofts MD, Nkemdilim Uwaje was nominated as one of the judges at the event, held at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Ikeja, Lagos. The panel of judges consisted of high-level IT and e-commerce experts.
Over 30 youths stepped up to showcase their business ideas and innovative solutions that are focused on spurring job creation in Nigeria.
A grant of One million Naira (N1m) will be awarded to the most successful applicant for the development to an e-Commerce web portal and marketing of their online services.