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2013

MobileMondayNigeria HackathonSponsoredby VConnectGlobal ServicesLimited(June 24th,2013)


EVENTREPORT
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Event:MobileMondayNigeriaHackathonSponsoredbyVConnectGlobalServices Limited Theme:EntertainmentNow:FindingMoviesnearyou. Venue:TheELearningCentre,OdunlamiStreet,CMS,Lagos. Date:24thJune,2013. EventStartTime:10:00am EventEndTime:8:00pm Sponsor:VConnectGlobalServicesLimited

Summary
This was the first Hackathon to be organized by Mobile Monday Nigeria. It focused on the design of a Cinema Listing Web Application for VConnect which would help people to find their favorite movies at Cinemas near them. The participants were expected to use ASP .NET or PHP as the programming platform and Microsoft SQL as the Database Component of the application. A total of 9 teams competed in the Hackathon and their solutions were presented to a panel ofjudgesafter7hours(10:00amto5:00pm)ofcodinganddevelopment. The name for each team was culled from the top 10 Movies of the year 2010 which coincidentally was the same year that VConnect was founded. Three winning teams were selected and an additional team was selected for having the bestUserInterfacefunctionalityscore.Interviewswerealsoconductedwiththe winning teams, judges and members of the Mobile Monday Nigeria team. The winners are expected to work with the VConnect product team to complete their applicationsovera30dayperiod.

ATTENDEESUMMARY PhysicallyPresentattheEventVenue
Therewere9Teamseachcontaining3Developersand1Designer.Enthusiasts, membersofstaffofVConnect,membersofthepressandtheMobileMonday Nigeriateamwerealsoattheevent. Male Female Total Developers 27 0 27 Designers 9 0 9 Enthusiasts 10 3 13 MembersofPress 4 2 6 VConnectStaff 8 2 10 MoMoNigeriaTeam 5 0 5 Others(Cleaning 7 3 10 Staff,Security) Attendeesatthe 34 6 40 EveningPresentation Total 104 16 120 PeoplewhoregisteredasDevelopers,DesignersandEnthusiastsforthe MorningSessionoftheHackathon Developers Designers Enthusiasts Total Male 56 24 20 100 Female 2 0 4 6 Overall 58 24 24 106

ATTENDEETYPE

AttendeesfortheMorningSession(HackathonEvent) Thedevelopersanddesignersmadeup45%oftheattendeeswhiletheremaining 55%comprisestheMobileMondayNigeriateam,VConnectStaff,membersofthe press,andmobiletechnologyenthusiasts.

GENDERDISTRIBUTIONOFREGISTEREDATTENDEES Developers

Thedevelopers(mainlymale)werepairedupwithUIdesignerstoformthe9 teams.

Designers

GenderCompositionofDesignersfortheMoMoHackathon

Judges
TheJudgeswereselectedbasedontheirexperiencewithinthemobiletechnology ecosysteminNigeria. TomiDavies(CEO,TechnovisionCommunicationsLimitedandChairman, MoMoNigeria) OladipoOlasemo(Founder,SynkronSolutionsLtd&DeveloperRelations Manager,MoMoNigeria) GbengaSesan(ExecutiveDirector,ParadigmInitiativeNigeria) BankoleOluwafemi(TechCabal) ShinaBadaru(TechnologyTimes) DeepankarRustagi(ManagingDirector,Vconnect) RishiRautela(VConnect)thecofounder/GeneralManagerofVConnect GlobalServicesLimited

TeamPresentation
Eachteamhad10minutestopresenttheirsolutionsandalsoansweredquestions fromthepanelofjudges.Thewinnerswereannouncedshortlyafterthelast presentation

MOMOHACKATHONAGENDA
IntroductionandOpeningSpeeches PresentationofHackathonGuidelines TeamFormation HackathonProper TeamPresentation WinnerandPresentationofPrizes ClosingSpeeches Networking

ATTENDEEFEEDBACKSURVEYRESULTS
Anattendeefeedbacksurveywasconductedandthefollowingresultswere obtainedfromtherespondents.

Conclusion
We will like to thank VConnect Global Services Limited for sponsoring the Hackathon.AndwewillliketothanktheLagosStateInnovationcouncilalsoforall thesupporttheyhavegivenusinthelast3months. The Hackathon was a success and wed like to thank all those who attended (eitheras participants,enthusiastsorobservers).Thefeedbackprovidedafterthe event is essential to us because it has helped us to know the key concerns that were expressed by developers and industry professionals alike. This will help us planabetterHackathoninthefuture.

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