Facebook stimulates innovation among Nigeria youth


LAGOS  – ONLINE social networking service, Facebook, is driving  innovation among the youth through a first-ever competition it is organising in Nigeria.

The event will be held at the sidelines of the CyberXchange 2016, the  largest cyber security conference to be held in Nigeria.

Called the CyberXchange Hackathon it will see university teams and young  professionals throughout Nigeria compete.

The pre-qualifier registration closes August 30th.

Notifications to those who are accepted will be sent out by end of day on  September 24th. The final competition will hold on November 2-3 at the  Landmark Event Centre in Lagos.

Judges include; Regina Wallace-Jones Head of Security Operations Facebook,
and popular celebrity, Eldee.

“We hope to discover new talents, methods and ideas; and to encourage  development in the field of information security. It is our hope that  besides discovering gifted hackers and cyber-defenders, the CyberXchange 2016 Hack-a-thon will inspire the development of West Africa’s Information  security professionals of the future,” Facebook stated.

Hack-a-thon is a competition geared towards finding the best prototypes by  starting from scratch to build a workable idea with the help of  collaborating colleagues on their teams.

This event tests the skills of the brightest and best within programming,cyber security, information assurance, security engineer, and other IT  fields.

CAJ News

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