Tech Training Expo event was educational packed and delivered impacted training as promised, as professionals and students from tech industry attended the event to learn more about programming and Software application development. The attendees ranged from novice to expert, and all were fully taking through hands-on programming for the 2-day period.
Here’s How It Went Down At TTX++
The floor was opened by FrameFactory, a group of graphics designers who mainly focus on 3D animation and have done great stuffs for their clientelle.
Muyiwa Folorunsho, a Lead Software Developer at MTech communication and a passionate IT trainer was introduced to talk on Programming: The Enterprise Perspective. Muyiwa did shed light on how and why software should be developed. He also talked to the attendees on the need of software applications and development with some basic coding lines.
There was a Google hangout with Dr.Guruprasad Hegde, popularly know was Guru, a Robotics Engineer at TATA Motors and Adeyemi Fowe, A Research Scientist at Nokia. The hangout session was for question and answer and some attendees asked some industry burning questions like: How can we move from just being familiar with programming languages to actually being professional Developers?” Most of the questions were tweeted via OTEKBITS’s handle and suitable answers were given by Fowe and Guru.
Emeka Okoye took the stage after the lunch break and he talked about Mobile Application Programming: The African Perspective. Emeka known as Data man, started with real data stats like Top 8 mobile OS in Africa, Nigeria Mobile landscape, Mobile Africa stats and other informative stats. He later moved on to what was needed for Mobile development, especially the environment such as: Android (java, C), Blackberry (Java), iOS(Objective-C), J2ME/MIDP(Java) among others. He also gave list of SDKs for different environment and where to get resources. He did take a quick dive into mentorship-like talks, what developers are contributing to the society and how they chould do more.
Next was Mobile Payment Application Integration, a presentation by Paga Tech. Attendees would not forget the ‘How to pitch a project’ interactive session with speakers, as they had the opportunity of presenting ideas or projects there are working on. After pitching was the next breakout where Facebook, Twitter and Google API, Bash Scripting and SMS to Web sessions were covered, and that wraped up Day 1.
Day 2 At TTX++
The second day was fun and the excitement level only increased. At the even was Femi Taiwo of Lagos Google Developer Group, and the day started with breakout sessions with four groups. The first group was for Mobile & Web Apps, second was for Image processing & Algorithms, third was for Programming 101 and the fourth was for Entrepreneur and Tech enthusiast which was led by Femi Taiwo.
Bod Toki a Software Engineer at Google London took the stage to talk on Principles, Patterns and Practices for developing a world-class software. Bod Toki shared his experience as an Engineer for Google and previous places he had worked with ways of having a successful coding project, Bod’s session was fun as attendees could relate to his story because it’s what they now pass through on daily basis.
There were many other interactive and hands-on session throughout the day as well as networking at the end of the event.
What People Said About TTX++
We had an opportunity to talk to some guys and here are what they had to say:
“It was an experience for me as I have been looking forward to network with fellow students and get to know what they are doing and how I can learn from them. I also enjoyed the Mobile & Web programming session” - Ayo Oladele, a student.
“We need such platform because we cannot get the skills required in the world in school especially when it comes to programming” - Tosin oyekan, a student.
“I actually enjoyed the algorithm session, I have been having issues with algorithm in the project am currently working on +this really showed me way to go about it, Thanks guys” - Akin Owoade, a software developer at Cederview Technology