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September already 😱? Yes we have been quiet.

However, quietly busy. From wrapping up BTNG Hackathon 2019 (more details below), we haven’t had time to put our feet up and congratulate ourselves on the success of the event – instead we’re all excited about what we have in store for you next; BTNG Drinks and Debate Night.

BTNG Drinks and Debate Night promises to be good as it combines our love for “robust discussions” with meeting likeminded people. We are going to be covering Tech topics over drinks at the Google Campus so get your free tickets here.

In this BTNG Bytes edition, we have loads of links, lots of things for you to catch up on and some opportunities you might be interested in.

Let's get stuck in...

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BTNG 2019 Hackathon 💻

For this year's annual hackathon, we tackled the theme: Curbing the effect of Brain Drain in Emerging Economies. 14 teams. 14 presentations. Read about it here.
Some quick stats of BTNG hackathon 2019:

  • 150 attendees attended over two days 🔥
  • 24 hours of hacking 🛠
  • 39 boxes of pizza consumed 🍕 
  • 19 Mentors and 5 Judges 🙏🏿
  • 14 teams formed and presented 1️⃣4️⃣✔️
  • 2 winners (overall winners and People’s choice) 🏆🏆

Opportunities for you 👩🏾‍💻

Software Dev Role

Are you a Software Developer with Full Stack development and UI experience, with an interest in the SME space and/or biz dev, to help build a business development platform? This might be the opportunity for you. You can read more about it here and if you are interested send an email here.

Build a startup in 54 hours
Foundervine is bringing back Startup 54: Africa Tech to London on 18-20 October. 54 people. 54 hours to build a solution that can transform the African continent. You can sign up here.

Knowledge Doses

📚📝Books we're reading:

From the org team:

  • The Queen and I by Sue Townsend
  • High Output Management by Andy Grove
  • The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo


🔗📲Interesting Internet Bits:


Nigerian Problems

Rant Board

In this section, we pull out some interesting Nigerian problems/comments we believe may have a tech solution or connection.

Customer Service

This seems to be a common problem and twitter is littered with anecdotes like this. Could there be a solution here?

Dead Capital

This is a whopping amount of money. Read the report for more info.

That's Interesting

Facts that made us go whoa


Stand Outs

Incredible work from you all 👏🏾


One More Thing...

October is a special month for us Nigerians. It’s also accurate to say it’s a month of bittersweet emotions. 

On one hand, we celebrate our independence, and on the other hand, we reflect and ruminate about the missed opportunities we’ve had (and continue to have), as a country. The month of October also happens to be Black history month. This double combination explains the theme of our next event: BTNG presents Debate Night.

Join us as we debate hot tech topics on problems plaguing Nigeria technologically. 

Tickets 🎫: Get your FREE Tickets here

Date And Time ⏰: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 18:00–21:30 BST

Location 📌: Google for Startups Campus, 4–5 Bonhill Street, London, EC2A 4BX


That’s all. See you soon. ✌🏾
Papa and Tolu for BTNG


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