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About Colab.

CoLab is Kaduna's first CoWorking Space and Innovation Hub. Beyond that, we want to grow a collaborative community of Programmers, Developers, Designers, Bloggers, Graphic Designers, Photographers, Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Startups and Tech enthusiasts generally.

Hello there! 

How's it going over there? It's been cool and wet all week (I love it!), hope you have been making the best of the weather?

Here's a few updates.

Developer Circle's Kaduna's Build Day is a chance to win a share of the $165,000 up for grabs

For the 2019 Developer Circles Community Challenge, you are invited to build software applications that use at least one of three featured technologies: React360, Spark AR, and/or HTML5 Games. Your software must also fit into one of three categories: Gaming and Entertainment, Productivity and Utility, or Social Good.

In line with this, Colab and the Developer Circles Kaduna would be hosting a build day where we'd walk you t hrough . the technologies, help you put your ideas together and generally put you in prime position to be one of the winners of the up to $165,000 worth of cash prizes available.

Sound like something you're up for? Then what are you waiting for? Sign up here.


Summer Camp for Kids

Our summer camp is 3 days in and it's been loads of fun so far! We're still accepting registrations till Monday 12th of August, so if you know anyone between 7 and 17 that you think should be on the program, let them know!

The camp costs N20,000.

Details and registration  here

Venue: Colab, 4 Barnawa Close, Opposite Giltooe Aris Hospital, Barnawa, Kaduna.
Date: Saturday, 5th August, 2019
Time: 9am-1pm, Mondays to Fridays.
 


Boost your Business 
We've partnered with Facebook to train a thousand business owners in and around Kaduna via the Boost your Business Program. Facebook's Boost Your Business events provide businesses with the most up-to-date tools, insights, and best practices for achieving success on Facebook and Instagram. Learn directly from Facebook experts, local organizations, and other businesses in the area. You will walk away with the resources you need to grow your business!

We are having the first pilot session on Saturday, it's free and we have just 40 seats, so if you're interested, please sign up here

Venue: Colab, 4 Barnawa Close, Opposite Giltooe Aris Hospital, Barnawa, Kaduna.
Date: Saturday, 16th August for the follow up class.
Time: 12pm 


Code School
Code School, our introductory classes to programming via web development, starts a new batch soon. We have both weekday classes (12pm - 3pm, Mondays and Wednesdays), and Weekend classes (Friday 3-6pm and Saturday 12-3pm) available, so if you're interested in joining the next batch, please sign up here.

Design school:

Our design school is a 6-week intensive introduction to the world of User Interface and User Experience Design. The next batch starts soon, interested? You can do so here. We have limited seats as always, so we’ll treat signups on a first come first serve basis.


CoLab for Women
For the ladies, our CoLab for Women will be meeting on the 17th of August, 2019. We'll share more details on the Colab for Women only newsletter. If you're a lady and not subscribed to that, you should subscribe here

Date: 17th August, 2019
Time: 12pm 

VR Meetup

Interested in VR? We'll be having a first in a series of meetups exploring VR, it's potentials and how to get started building content for it. The meetups would feature practical tips and ofcourse our VR Lab gear would be on hand for you to explore. The first meetup happens on the 13th of August, 2019. You should definitely make it a date

Date: 13th August 2019
Time: 12pm Daily.


Python Classes
Another batch of introductory classes to Python - one of the most versatile programming languages in the world starts next month Whether you are interest in backend web development, Data Science, Machine Learning and AI or just want to hack some hardware together, Python is one common thread across those use cases. Sign up for the next class which starts soon, here.
 
TIT BITS
  • eHealth Africa is hiring for a few roles, see here for details.
  • We're bringing back our community projects! So if there are any project suggestions you'd like us to work on as a community, please let us know.
  • There are a bunch of opportunities which we have shared on Slack because this newsletter is quite long already. Not a member of our Slack channel? Join here.
 
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