Technext Coinference and 5 other major tech events to watch out for this October

Godfrey Elimian
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A cross-section of attendees at the Technext Coinference 2021

We know you are excited that the year is gradually coming to an end, and the anticipation for ‘Detty December’ is very much high, but have you met your target of network growth you set at the beginning of the year?

As a tech-savvy enthusiast, one of the very ways to grow your network, expand your knowledge and meet major key players in the ecosystem is through gatherings like conferences, webinars and hangouts.

If you have been thinking of tech events to attend this October, don’t worry, we have got you covered. Here are 5 major tech events taking place in Africa in October that would not want to miss.

Below is a brief about each.

Technext Coinference 2.0

Technext Coinference is the largest Blockchain gathering out of Africa. At the event, industry experts, enthusiasts and key players will discuss issues around blockchain, crypto and Defi in Africa. The event will also feature the latest trends that are gradually reshaping the space.

Technext Coinference

The maiden blockchain event, Technext Coinference was held last year with the theme: Reimaging the future of finance. It had a list of key players in the African crypto ecosystem to discuss the possibilities of cryptocurrency in Africa as well as encourage the audience to position it for future leverage.

This year’s event has the theme: Blockchain and DeFi: Beyond the Hype and the scope of the conversation will cover the possibilities of Blockchain, Crypto, Web3 and the DeFi for Africa.

The event will have 2 plenary keynotes, 1 plenary panel and 4 breakout panel sessions. Major conversations include:

  • DeFi & the future of finance in Africa
  • Building a career in Blockchain
  • All you need to know about Web 3
  • Making money from NFTs

See event details below:

  • Date: Monday, October 10, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM WAT
  • Venue: Landmark event Centre, VI Lagos.
  • Register to attend the event here.
  • Registration is free

Global DevSlam

Global DevSlam is the premier learning, talent-acquisition, and networking event for developers, data scientists and software engineers. It will bring together the world’s brightest talent and teams in Dubai to develop creative and inspiring solutions to themed but real-world challenges.

Participants stand the chance to win potentially up to 24 scholarships worth USD 51,000.

Global DevSlam

The event will also bring together the world’s leading tech & solution providers in Low-code, No-code, Software, full-stack development, Pycon, Java, DevOps, Cloud Kubernetes and more.

The event has been organised in partnership with Coders HQ, a transformational project by the UAE government to help coders in becoming strategic enablers of the UAE digital economy. The event is supported by Microsoft, Oracle and Red Hat. Other sponsors include Tech and Digital, Future lab, A-nex.

See more details below:

  • Date: Monday, October 10 – Thursday, October 13
  • Time: 10: 00 AM – 5:00 PM daily
  • Venue: Dubai World Trade Centre
  • Register to attend the event here.

Datafest Africa 2022

Datafest Africa is a 2-days event designed to showcase all data professions in the data space in Africa.

The event will host individuals in the following profession: data analysts, data scientists, data engineer, AI/ML engineers, low code developers, students, researchers, data managers, data consumer, or recruiter.

The conference will hold in Lagos with an expected audience of 3000 participants and over 50 speakers and mentors. It will also feature 3 keynotes, a demo which presents participants the opportunity to network, breakout sessions and booth visitation.

Also, the organisers are promising a lot of prizes as well as a product showcase.

See more details below:

  • Date: Friday, October 14 – Saturday, October 15
  • Time: To be communicated
  • Venue: To be communicated
  • Register to attend the event here.
  • Registration is free

The Nigerian Fintech Week

The Nigerian fintech week is one of the largest gatherings of players in the Nigerian and African fintech ecosystem.

The Nigerian Fintech week 2022 - 5 tech events to watch out for in October
The Nigerian Fintech Week 2022

The week-long event which is the 6th edition and is scheduled to hold in Lagos in a hybrid format from October 24 to 28, 2022 with the theme – “Navigating the Next Normal: Sustainable Impacts in Fintech, e-Government & Emerging Technologies”.

The hybrid event is expected to host about ten thousand attendees. Some of the benefits include opportunities to expand business & professional networks, interact and learn from top industry leaders & respected icons, and advance thought leadership.

Other key features include TechSpark – a full-day hands-on session for students on deepening technical skills & tech-enabled businesses.

See details below:

  • Date: Mon, Oct 24, 2022, 12:00 PM – Fri, Oct 28, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 AM WAT
  • Venue: Landmark Centre Water Corporation Drive #Plot 2 & 3 Annex, LA 106104
  • Register to attend the event here.
  • Registration is free

Tourism and Technology Summit Africa 2022

The Tourism and Technology Summit is an annual summit dedicated to the digital transformation of the Tourism, Travel &Hospital industry in Africa.

Tourism and Technology Summit - 5 tech events to watch out for in October
Tourism ad Technology Summit Africa 2022

It is being hosted by My Beautiful Africa, a Travel Technology Company based in Lagos Nigeria dedicated to the Digital Transformation of the Tourism and Hospitality sector businesses in Africa

The Summit is focused on unlocking the broader societal benefits and changing the negative perception of Africa’s rich tourism and travel potential. The major focus is the component of technology in effectively refurbishing the sectors into becoming one that is comparable to global standards.

More details of the event:

  • Date: Thu, October 27, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM WAT
  • Venue: 3 Lekki – Epe Expy 3 Lekki – Epe Expressway Lagos, LA 106104
  • Register to attend the event here.
  • Registration is free

Founders’ Camp Fire Networking Night

Founders Board Africa is a Pan-African network of founders that connects Africa to the rest of the world. It’s a community for Founders, CEOs and MDs seeking new knowledge to stay ahead of the competition.

Founder's Camp Fire Networking Night - 5 tech events to watch out for in October
Founder’s Camp Fire Networking Night

The Camp Fire Networking session is an engaging and educative platform aimed at offering professional insights that can aid businesses in Africa to increase profitability, increasing market share and brand awareness.

It will offer individuals the opportunity to connect with founders while having fun.

See details below:

  • Date: Fri, October 28, 2022
  • Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM WAT
  • Venue: Lagos Oriental Hotel 3 Lekki – Epe Expressway Lagos, Lagos 106104
  • Register to attend the event here.
  • Registration is free


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