Good Deed: WordCamp Lagos 2018

In January, a friend suggested I attend the WordPress Meetup in Lagos, since I was in the city. I thought, "What harm would it do?" and decided to go. Little did I know that just that one day would change everything for the next couple of weeks. I discovered they had a conference coming up. Not just any conference by the way. It's a WordCamp, the first in Nigeria. WordCamp Lagos 2018 promises to be a day filled with lots of talks, and workshops. We have several sponsors backing the event e.g JetPack, WordPress  (of course), Woo Commerce and more. There will also be a workshop for teens (discounted ticket, only 20). And there's the Happiness Bar, which is a desk that WordPress developer can approach with their challenges and get help. So what was my Good Deed? Well, since I heard about the event, I volunteered to be part of the organizers. I applied to speak as well. I was taken up on both offers. Since joining I have had a nice time working with other WordPress enthusiasts, who give their all to make things move forward in the community . I'm happy to be a part of this new family.

Good Deed: Social Media Week Lagos

Social Media Week image from Eventbrite
Social Media Week Lagos is an event I have always heard about. Every year I would see adverts about it online, and once again wish I was back in Lagos, so I could attend at least one day of the week-long event. That wish came true this year. Turns out that not one, but two of my close friends were to be part of a panel in Social Media Week Lagos 2018. Abosede Sobodu, CEO of Octavia Informatix and Ibrahim Ganiyu, CEO of Imperial Creations Studios were on the panel titled "Being a Change Maker".
Being A Changemaker is a meetup that celebrates the power of people and the resources available to individuals in Lagos to do something that effects change in their own lives, this city and country and eventually the continent of Africa. Unemployment is on the rise and young people in secondary schools and universities need a plan. We will meet to network and chat about the power of the volunteer, the power of the collaborator, and the power of the creator. Participants will be broken up into various groups that will focus on making an idea a reality by collaboration, team work and creativity.
The panel was being hosted by Shola Ajayi of UR4Africa, an initiative that
teaches content creation and produces unique, educational, content about Africa in collaboration with youths and women to inspire the masses.
Everybody has a story to tell.
What was my Good Deed for the day? Well, I might have missed it again this year, if not because Abosede (Who I fondly call "The Boss") asked that I come along so I can help stream the session live on Facebook. I agreed. I'm not skilled as a cameraman, and I had power and internet speed issues, but I tried my best. You can view their videos here. The whole event took place at Landmark Centre, Victoria Island. The setting and decor was beautiful - I was too busy to take a lot of pictures, but I did jam my friend Mary Job there and we took a selfie. I also saw some old friends, some that I had not seen for a decade. All in all, I had a beautiful time, and look forward to attending more Social Media Weeks in future.

Another MSG-free Sundaylunch served

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Another #MSGfree #Sundaylunch served. Thanks @abosede.sobodu and @seuntaylor for the inspiration. That #goatmeat sauce though...wish I could lick the pan without raising eyebrows 😂 #FastRepost from @abosede.sobodu by @fastrepost_app ••• Feeling a little under the weather today but that didn't stop us from having an awesome lunch of crepes with some goat meat sauce. Thanks @jibirises . Join us pls.... #crepes #lunch #sunday #foodie #brunch #sunday #goodfood #goodafternoon #pasta #healthyfood #foodlover

Congratulations to my dear cousin

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Congratulations to my dear cousin @alotaiwo on receiving this prestigious award. Jehovah shall continue to elevate you in Jesus name AMEN. #proudofyoucousin🎓❤️ #FastRepost from @alotaiwo by @fastrepost_app ••• I thank God for favor and I am humbled to be the 2018 Erroll B Davis jr. Black Engineer of the Year. Thanks to my left ventricle @beecye, @oladi_olada for the money shot and @geekrestored @goodideas4ever and Dapo for supporting #beya #blackexcellence

About Last Sunday

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#AboutLastSunday #Sundaylunch #FastRepost from @abosede.sobodu by @fastrepost_app ••• Its a Pasta dish this Sunday , and it was Fanta lovely !!! The only class of food that was missing is MSG 😁😁😁which makes the meal uber healthy. And we washed it down with some iced tea.!!! Well done @jibirises another slam dunk!!! #foodie #brunch #sunday #goodfood #goodafternoon #pasta #healthyfood #foodlover @seuntaylor

Lagos WordPress Meetup: First of the Year

This being the first WordPress Meetup in Lagos for the year 2018, I was eager to attend.
For many years, the events in Lagos that crossed my radar ended up with my wishing I could have made it. But this time around, I am live in Lagos!
The Venue for the Meetup was Suru Express Hotel, Ikeja and the date was Saturday January 20th, 2018. I was a little late, but I was happy to see more than one other lady in the room as its usually a roomful of men.
I met a lot of people and made some new friends, including Mary Job and Seun Taylor, the "chiefs" in charge of WordPress Lagos. I also met Alexa Scordato, who was the former VP of marketing at Stack Overflow. She is the new VP Marketing at Andela.

Alexa and I
I look forward to a fantabulous year filled with WordPress activities, especially the upcoming WordCamp Lagos 2018.

See you there!