Wednesday, 22 November 2017

MinnaTechMeetup 4.0 - Being a Techie in NIger State does not make you different


Meet ups have become the rave of the moment in the tech. scene in Nigeria and while the world keep asking the questions of how it all began, we are glad that giant in us as a tribe is being given the adequate attention. Minna Technology Meet Up made its debut on September 23, 2017 with the sole aim to bring a sense of responsibility for the next person in the tech. Ecosystem in Niger State. It has been fulfilling to mention the impact it is having amongst the community and the hope that something great is coming to Niger State.

MT Meet Up as it is fondly called was held on the 18th Of November, 2017 with presentation from Mr. Kingsley who stressed about the significance of being healthy as a programmer and offered tips like eating proper foods and not rely on energy drinks, postures to adopt during work as well as maintaining good relationship amongst their immediate society.

Emmanuel Abba took a cue from Kingsley's presentation stressing the need for such talks in gatherings/meetings and spoke about Automating Mx(Minna). In Automating Mx, Emmanuel talked about the requirements of being a techie, who can be called a techie, how being a techie can make you equal with anyone in the world as long as you know what you are good at. Amongst the numerous notes taken, it is worthy to tell the world that 'looking the act' and constant learning could not be overemphasized, obstacles bring out the best in us and giving back to one's immediate community was essential to promoting the potentials in the ecosystem before seeking greener pastures.

There was a timeout which consequently led to the presentation of Isaac Marcus who spoke on the Introduction of Mobile Vision API (Application Programming Interface). This Mobile Vision API which is a working progress has the ability to detect the facial expression of humans, recognize text but as at the of presentation, it could not handle facial recognition. Amongst other features is the Quick Response Code (QR Code) which stores information and such information can be read using a mobile application with such API embedded in its functionality.

We got to meet new people and got great feedback on our efforts to advocate for ICT in Niger State which can only be a catalyst to do greater things for the community. We would like to thank Niger State Book and other Intellectual Resource Development Agency for the support towards this project and all other partners.  We appreciate your feedback and suggestion towards hosting future events and you can share it via: http://bit.ly/mtmeetupfeedback

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