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USD $3,200 Up for Grabs in the Akwa Ibom Apps Challenge! | Register

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Software is an essential tool of production in every sector of the modern economy. Enterprises of all sorts rely on it to design products, provide services, communicate with customers, and manage operations Software contributes considerably more value to national economies if it is properly licensed than it does if it is pirated.

Every dollar invested in properly licensed software in low-income countries yields an astounding $437000 in additional national production, on average. In a country were the economy is dwindling like that of Nigerian, it is wise to seize any opportunity geared at stimulating interest in the software development industries and proper software licensing.

The Akwa Ibom App Challenge (AAC) is an annual event designed by ITMED Technologies, meant to bring together App developers from all over the world, of Akwa Ibom origin to the State to network with each other, bring publicity to the industrialization agenda of the state government, support aspiring app developers financially, stimulate interest in the software / app developing industry – one that is fundamental to the success of industrialization globally.

 

FOCUS OF APP DESIGN 

The apps the developers will be designing must be for purposes of Business, Education, Health, Engineering, Agriculture and any other field essential to Akwa Ibom and Nigeria.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Must be of Akwa Ibom origin, but can reside anyway.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Visit: www.aac.itmed.com.ng and select Apply Now to Proceed.

 

Participation is welcome at any time as long as ideas are submitted before 30th November, 2016.

As part of the challenge participant are requested to submit their ideas in PDF or document format, stating how to facilitate “Innovative ways to tackle the present economic recession by creating solutions in the areas of Business, Education, Health, Agriculture or any other field essential to Akwa Ibom and Nigeria”. If the idea is convincing enough you will be selected as a finalist and be ultimately required to demonstrate your idea as a working prototype through App Development in 48 hours Hackathon, date: 5th December, 2016 venue: Ibom E-library Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

 

AAC AWARD NIGHT

At the award night, the cash prize will be presented to the winners and awards given to leading Internet entrepreneurs who have demonstrated the highest levels of personal, professional conduct and performance in the tech industry.

Date: 6th December, 2016. Venue: La Sien Event Center, Edet Akpan Avenue (Four Lane).

Join us! For the first ever Akwa Ibom International Hackathon hosted in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State Nigeria. Official website: www.aac.itmed.com.ng

Phone: +2349025708872 Email: aac@itmed.com.ng

#AKSAppsChallenge16

 

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