Are you a Designer or Developer? Get Ready to Participate in the Figma & GitHub Lagos Hackathon

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Technological designs are taking over every aspect of our lives. What more, useful digital products best come to reality with active collaboration between software engineers and designers and that is why Designers and Developers/Coders are being invited to participate in the Figma & GitHub Lagos Hackathon 2018.

Themed, “Design, Develop, Collaborate”, the Figma x Github Lagos Hackathon is a 2-day event that combines the usage of design and engineering skills to solve tech, social, economic or environmental problems within a short time. Developers and designers would work together in teams, come up with ideas and solutions and turn it into a functioning prototype that positively impacts the society using both Figma and GitHub tools.

The teams would be required to create software solutions in any of the following areas: Education, Healthcare, Energy Shortages, Food Shortages and Unemployment –these being some of the most common problems in our society.

The hackathon is scheduled to hold at 9b, Adeyemi Lawanson Street, Ikoyi, Lagos (MEST Lagos) on the 21st – 22nd July 2018. The Grand Prize and other amazing prizes for the Hackathon would be awarded to the best team with the most innovative solution that demonstrates how an actively collaborative product team can bring about positive change in our society.

About Figma and Github

Figma is a browser-based collaborative design tool for individuals and teams (professionals and novices) creating digital products while GitHub is the world’s largest global community of developers, coming together to discover, share, and build better software.

With its Global Design Community (launched in May 2018) Figma, in collaboration with GitHub, aims to create awareness on the key role of next generation of tech professionals to the booming tech ecosystem in Africa, while highlighting their contributions to the economic growth and development of the region.


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