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Tech Events In Nigeria This May – Mark Your Calendar

This is a summary of these programs which we have earlier reported



G-Nigeria 2011


Based on the G-Africa Initiative, Google has announced the 2011 Google-Nigeria Day as follows:


Growing Local, Going Global

We at Google are excited to meet with Nigeria’s software developers, tech businesses and digital marketeers. With a successful G-Nigeria 2010, we look forward to demonstrating the Google web and mobile tools that are driving technological and business innovation here in Africa and across the globe.

Venue of the conference would be:

The Civic Center

Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Opposite 1004

Victoria Island,  Lekki Peninsula, Lagos


3rd May 2011: For Developers

4th May 2011: For Businesses and Entrepreneurs. (registration is full)


Time: 9am both days.

Registration is free and can be found here


TechDay With Sarah Lacy

Nigerian web entrepreneurs will host a Tech Open Day through which they they will introduce their products to Sarah Lacy – an  editor at TechCrunch .  It will also be an opportunity to network with other active members of the Nigerian starttup community.


Date: Thursday, May 05, 2011 at 4:00 PM


Some selected startups that will demo on the day include:

Bloovue: Bloovue helps advertisers connect with their audiences by providing simple and affordable online advertising on the largest online publishers in Nigeria.
Pagatech: Paga is an innovative, open, secure, and interoperable mobile payments platform that allows any person who has a mobile phone to transact electronically – thus turning the mobile phone into an electronic wallet.

Precurio: Precurio is a complete intranet solution designed for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). It is an open source intranet platform that combines a comprehensive package of collaborative and social networking tools with robust reporting, workflow and enterprise content management.


This is free program and registration is here


Garage 48



It is happening. Garage48 has arrived in Africa. Lagos will host the first one.


For the first time in its existence, the Garage48 event series is coming to Lagos. Together with two world companies, Google and Nokia, it will  take place from the 6th to the 8th of May 2011 at the Lagos Resource Centre, Victoria Island. Originally developed in  Europe, Estonia and expanded to other countries, the purpose of the  event is to build new web and mobile services in one single weekend – 48 hours.


Garage48 Lagos will take place at Lagos Resource Centre – a place of quiet and comfort. The venue has established resources for training and learning in an atmosphere of peace and serenity. The focus of the Lagos Resource Centre is to be relevant to the training and formation needs of the professional communities in the region.

9 Anifowose Street – Off Adeola Odeku,
Victoria Island
Lagos, Nigeria


The following are the skills set needed for participants.

  • Graphic Designers – mavericks creating visual identity and user interfaces
  • Web Developers – HTML/CSS/JS/AJAX wizards making the design work smoothly in all web browsers
  • Programmers – planning technical architecture, writing functional code and testing the outcome
  • Mobile Developers – building apps for mobile platforms
  • Visionary entrepreneurs and project managers – people with ability to start new business ideas, run teams and deliver
  • Marketing and Business Development – evangelists and sales wizards making the products fly and reach the audience
This program is FREE

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