Tech Events this Week: Social Media Week Hangout, AfricArena Tour and More


It’s a new week loaded with a number of events you wouldn’t want to miss. We, at Technext, have curated a list of upcoming tech events that you might want to be a part of.

This list includes tech events coming up between July 16th and 21st, 2018.

Social Media Week Hangout

The Social Media Week Hangout is a day-long conference that is aimed at bringing together key industry stakeholders, students, and the general public to discuss issues that are important for the modern and a connected world while charting a course for the future. Targeted at being the largest tech business conference in the South-western region of Nigeria, it will be attracting some of the region’s future leaders and thinkers, top brands, professionals, learners, the government, and creative minds.

Venue: Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State.

Date: Tue. 17th – Wed. 18th, 2018.

Time: 8:30 am.

Registration is N1000. You can click here to get started.

AfricArena Tour – Lagos

AfricArena would be touring Lagos for a pitch event to select the best startups that would take part in a grand finale on 15 & 16 November in Capetown. Startups would be given 3 mins to pitch innovative solutions to pressing challenges in the travel and energy sectors. The event would also feature a panel discussion with stakeholders of the tech ecosystem.

Venue: MEST Lagos, 19b Adeyemi Lawanson Road, Lagos.

Date: Wed. 18th, 2018

Time: 3 pm.

You can click here to attend.

IBM Analytics Session

The initiative, “IBM Digital – Nation Africa” is a programme that would be using cloud-based learning platforms designed to train African youths on analytics and it’s use cases in different industries to help them build innovative solutions.

Venue: IBM Innovation Center, Churchgate Street, Lagos.

Date: Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Time: 12 pm.

Figma X GitHub Lagos Hackathon

The Figma & GitHub Hackathon 2018 is organized for Designers and developers/coders to compete and collaborate as a member of a team to come up with an idea and turn it into a functioning prototype. The Figma x GitHub hackathon is targeted at designers and developers using both Figma & GitHub tools.

Venue: MEST Incubator Lagos, 19B Adeyemi Lawson St Ikoyi, Lagos.

Date: Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd July 2018.

Time: 9 am.

You can click here to register

If any of these events appeal to you, feel free to be a part of it.

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