The Blockchain Industry Association of Nigeria (BIAN) has announced a two-day blockchain hackathon at Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja.
The hackathon is aimed at achieving 3 objectives:
- Engage academic community on the importance of blockchain
- Highlighting relevant blockchain use cases
- Blockchain adoption for enterprising solutions
So far, the universities that will be participating include:
- Covenant University
- Ahmadu Bello University, Zara
- Kwara State University
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka
- Federal University of Technology, Akure
- University of Nigeria, Abuja
The hackathon, in collaboration with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), is aimed at exposing Nigerian university students early to the careers and business opportunities in blockhain and distributed ledger technologies.
The two-day event is expected to bring together developers, stakeholders, enthusiasts, and students to harness innovation, blockchain literacy, skills development and inclusion.
According to Adeolu Fadele, President, BIAN:
“Even though there is evidence of improved public understanding, increasing mainstream interest, and the emergence of startups that are building practical solutions using the blockchain technology in Nigeria today, all these cannot be considered to be true development until the learning institutions are carried along in structured and sustainable manner.”
The enthusiasm and participation of students across the 6 universities is seen as a good demonstration of a changing culture among Nigeria students that goes beyond obtaining a degree and getting a job. Rather, they are beginning to think outside the box and see real value in emerging technologies like blockchain.
You can register for the event here: Nigeria National Campus Hack
Blockchain Industry Association of Nigeria (BIAN) is the new brand of CDIN created to take further the success that has been achieved through the Nigeria Blockchain Alliance Initiative. The objective of BIAN is to stimulate the growth of a sustainable Blockchain Industry in Nigeria and Africa.
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