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Dr. Yetunde Folajimi
Department of Computer Science
University of Ibadan
Ibadan Google Developers Group partners with nig@thon 2014 team
Dell donates flash disks, laptop sleeves for GeGCoC 2014
HiiT donates computer textbooks, souvenirs for GeGCoC 2014
Nigeria Girls and Women Hackathon for Social Change and Development (Nig@thon 2014)
ABOUT nig@thon 2014
Nig@thon 2014 is a special android application development event for female undergraduate students of Nigeria tertiary institutions (Universities, polytechnics, colleges of education) and senior secondary schools
The event which is being organized by a volunteer committee of members of Intelligent Systems Group University of Ibadan (ISG) and Global centre for Information Technology Empowerment and Education (iTEE), is led by Dr. Yetunde Folajimi, a Computer Science expert at University of Ibadan.
The Nigeria Geek Girls Collaborative Camp (GeGCoC 2014) ended with a lot of excitement, passion, challenge and winnings on Saturday August 17 2014 at the Alumni Centre University of Ibadan.
Many thanks to all our sponsors and supporters
We are especially grateful to Institute of International Education Women Enhancing Technology for making this dream a reality
We are also grateful to University of Ibadan and Global Center for Information Technology Empowerment and Education for hosting the event and giving the needed local support.
View Camp summary and report here
View video interview with participants and parents
View GeGCoC 2014 winners
The Nigerian Geek Girls Collaborative Camp is a one-week long ICT mentoring camp to bring together Nigerian Secondary School girls and teachers, with the main objective of improving their participation and involvement in Information and Communication Technology Profession. It is hoped that the camp will boost the participants’ confidence and encourage them to participate in ICT professions. This will be done by enabling them to create personal ICT projects after undergoing hands-on ICT training.
The event is completely free to participants courtesy of generous support of the Institute of International Education (IIE), with Lead Partner Google through the Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech) seed fund grant award, and donations from supporting individuals and Organizations. (WeTech) is a 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action that was launched by former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. More information about the grant is available at http://www.iie.org/Who-We-Are/News-and-Events/Press-Center/Press-Releases/2014/2014-05-20-WeTech-Africa-Seed-Grants