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  • Updated: April 24, 2023

Leveraging Tech Contests To Promote Skills Acquisition

Leveraging Tech Contests To Promote Skills Acquisition

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Tech contests can be leveraged to promote technology skills acquisition by providing a platform for participants to showcase their skills and compete against each other.

This can help to motivate participants to learn and develop their skills, as well as provide an opportunity to gain recognition and rewards for their efforts. 

Additionally, tech contests can provide a platform for participants to network and collaborate with other tech professionals, which can help to further develop their skills.

In a related development, Beerkathon, a tech initiative aimed at encouraging inclusion in the tech industry produced three winners at an awards ceremony organised by BeerTech Africa, the tech arm of International Breweries Plc, a member of AB InBev, a global beer maker. 

A statement said the event took place in Lagos at a gathering of tech enthusiasts and other stakeholders in the Nigerian innovation and technology sector.

The initiative targeted females 18 years and above in technology and innovation, tasking them with business-specific problems to proffer creative solutions to. 

In his welcome address, People Director, International Breweries Plc, Michael Odutayo, explained that as a leading technology-driven brewery, IBPLC recognised the importance of diversity and inclusivity in the tech industry.

“Beerkathon is dedicated to recognising the brilliant minds and innovative spirits of women in technology, and we are honoured to be able to provide a platform for them to showcase their skills.

“We believe that supporting and empowering women in technology is the right thing to do and makes good business sense.

"We recognise that our company’s success depends on the talent and diversity of our workforce, and we are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for everyone.”

The statement disclosed that all seven teams consisting of SheCodesAJ; Yellow-Box; Smart-Hats; Tech-Bots; Team Epic; Innovate Her, and Tech Titans all made it to the final stage of the keenly contested competition. 

“The challenge ran for over two weeks during which participants attempted to solve business problems with a prototype before coming up with the actual solution.

"The teams then presented their ideas to a panel of judges who selected the winners after carefully reviewing their work.

“Team Epic clinched the top spot, a feat that earned them the grand price of $3,000.

"SheCodesAJ emerged the second runner up and was presented with a cheque for $1,000 while Tech-Bots was the first runner up and went home with $2,000.”

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