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We've been brewing the launch of this newsletter for quite some time but due to various factors we couldn't bring it to fruition... until now.

The aim of BTNG Bytes
 is anchored on three tenets:
  • To equip you with beneficial knowledge
  • To provide you with carefully curated info and 
  • To engage with you as a community member on a regular basis and vice versa
Our first and principal goal is to provide you with content we would love to receive ourselves especially in an age of newsletter junk and noise.

Our second goal is to make this a monthly newsletter but if there is a need for us to increase the frequency we will adjust.

We hope you find it useful and if you have any feedback for us please hit reply. Without further ado, let's get into it.

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The Important Blurb

Oju Founders Interview

We recently Interviewed team Freedom Fighters on their Hackathon idea Oju. The full conversation has been transcripted and written in a format for you to digest here.

Freedom Fighters are also pressing on with building a fully fledged product and will appreciate if you could fill in their survey.

Our 2019 Goals

We recently wrote about our strategy for BTNG for this year and released our calendar so you can get an idea for the events we plan to run this year. 🙌🏾

Knowledge Doses

Books we're reading

From the org team:

  • A Spy’s guide to thinking + Strategy by John Braddock
  • British by Afua
  • On Writing. A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
  • The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker

Interesting Internet Bits:


Nigerian Problems

Rant Board

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

From Twitter

Finding quality developers is really hard.

From Twitter

A thread on 'underbanked' Nigerians.

That's Interesting

Facts that made us go whoa

  • 99% of Nigeria's exports now comes from Oil- Link
  • This Netflix movie was shot entirely on an iPhone - Link
  • 1,158 would slug it out for the upcoming governorship positions in 29 states in Nigeria- Link
  • In Cuba, internet is 'delivered' to you weekly on a usb stick for roughly $2- Link


From The Community

Incredible work from you all 👏🏾

But first, our next event is planned for the end of April. Please look out for comms for that.

  • @boristane of team Coll@te details his experience of the BTNG 2018 Hackathon. Worth having a read if you are interested in how they built their product 
  • Urenna who came to speak us in May last year recently announced funding for her startup. The grind continues. 
  • If you're on LinkedIn, check out team Freedom Fighters post on the 2018 Hackathon
  • Simi Awokoya was listed in the Financial Times as one of the Top 100 influential BAME Technology leaders in the UK

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

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