Goodbye 2017, you’ve been a ride!

Yes, I am following the trend of sappy “goodbye 2017” posts, cause it’s good for ya, cathartic and, boy, have I done a lot this year! As with anything, you tend to forget things that happened 1 month ago, don’t even try to pull out memories from 11 months ago. So instead of sipping on…

This is not a blog post

I’ve been writing a blog post every week for almost a year and at some point the engine is running out. This week, it’s come to the point where I had absolutely no idea or inspiration about what I could write about in a matter of a few hours. There are a lot of things…

Girls4ICT day2017

Girls4ICT day has come and gone. Kudos to the I.B.I Centre, Media Range Ltd, Veritrax Solutions,, all the sponsors (including Union Bank, Wordpress) and everyone else that took time out to make it happen (forgive me if I omitted your name or company). It was a great day. And a big thank you to the schools that agreed to bring their students to participate. Looking back at all the stress of reaching out, publicizing, looking for sponsors, even going to KISS FM to talk about the event on radio, I must say the planning committee did a very good job. Never mind that we had to postpone the event from the original day marked globally, because 90% of the schools that were to participate had not resumed. Find some pictures in our Instagram feed. I was the first tech speaker at the event, and my topic was 'Why I Code' (My slides are available at Speaker Deck)

Joomla 3 vs Feeds

Since March, the feeds for our official Daydah Blog has not worked. We first discovered this when the Ironblogger network bot claimed we did not have a weekly post. Even though the post was visible to the human eye, the bot claimed there was no entry for the week. After several weeks of this issue, we were certain that the bot had it in for us.

Phone Rooting Addiction

Thanks to my issues with phones recently, I have become addicted to tinkling with Android phone operating systems. Once I get one, the first thought that comes to mind is how to root it, and install a custom operating system on it. The ability to actually remove all the heavy bloatware that comes with a stock firmware on a phone, is a huge relief!

CoLab is having a Facebook Bot Party!

CoLab, the hub to be in Kaduna if you are interested in what's hot on the tech scene, is hosting a Facebook party. Just kidding. Its actually a Facebook Bot party, and its for developers and others who are interested in understanding Facebook's Bot Framework and how it works. There is a Facebook Bot Challenge ongoing, and we hear that prizes are up for grabs. CoLab is in Kaduna (duh!), but not to worry. The train express is so cool right about now! It will definitely be a fun trip to and fro for anyone going from Abuja. Date: March 25th, 2017. Interested? Curious? Then sign up via this form asap. See you there! We (at CoLab) are having a Facebook sponsored Bot Party on the 25th of March, to walk devs through Facebook's Bot Framework and encourage people to enter the Facebook Bot Challenge.

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