The world is going digital and Nigerian businesses, NGOs and government, are interested in following suit.
The need for local development talent is increasing- to build web platforms, mobile apps or desktop applications as well as to improve their efficiency and reach.
But sadly, most of the development done by Nigerian organisations is outsourced to other countries, taking valuable resources to other markets and leaving the Nigerian geeks jobless.
TechSQUAD is here to address this.
Nigeria’s foremost technology innovation centre, Co-Creation Hub, brings in TechSquad to save the day- a platform which connects Nigerian organisations that operate without a dedicated technical team to vetted local technologists to work on their digital technology projects.
According to the folks at CChub, “TechSquad provides organisations with access to pre-qualified Project Managers as well as software developers and designers who form adhoc teams from the SQUAD, to work on their projects at reasonable rates. Through TechSQUAD we want to enable 200 Nigerian businesses to deepen their use of digital technology over the next 1 year.”
“TechSQUAD is launching with 81 technologists shortlisted from 247 that applied. In this group, we have 14 senior developers and project managers and 67 software developers and designers to work in their teams.
A pilot of TechSQUAD was deployed in the run up to the 2015 general elections and they supported civil society organisations to build technology platforms that played a significant role in the success of the elections.”
Some of the projects that were developed by TechSQUAD include Nigeria Elections (by Wangonet), ReVoDa (by EiE Nigeria) , ThumbPower (by ThumbPower) and NgManifesto (by CDD West Africa). A feature of the TechSQUAD was done by CNN on March 26, 2015 and can be viewed here.
“TechSQUAD is set to revolutionise the local technology industry as a whole, by providing a seamless way for Nigerian technologists to service local companies, NGOs and government agencies.
CcHub is therefore pleased to invite you to the formal launch of TechSQUAD and the newly developed engagement platform.”
The Launch details are as follows:
Date: Friday, 11th of September
Venue: Co-Creation Hub, 6th Floor, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba
Tickets to attend the launch are available here.
For additional information or inquiries please reach out to info[at]cchubnigeria.com.