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Yesterday, the CodeLagos Out of School Batch 2 came to a close. I remember celebrating one year of CodeLagos at the facilitator training for the Out of School program. Yesterday, it all came to a close. All that is left is to officially clean up and file all the projects away. You can check out […]

If you are a teacher or are interested in the use of technology in education, I heartily recommend the Hello World Magazine. The Hello World Magazine is published three times per year and is available entirely free as a Creative Commons PDF download. The fifth issue is out and is a feast on the use of technology […]

Enter Africa

May 14th, 2018 | by Truston Ailende | Posted in Events

Can Games Make a Better World? This is the entire premise of the Enter Africa workshop holding in Lagos, Nigeria. This event will feature teams of architects, urban planners, engineers, IT experts and professionals in the culture sector working on ideas  for their city in big 15 African cities. The various ideas will eventually lead to a […]

This week marked the end of the first week of participation in the Google Africa Challenge Scholarship Program. This week we got onboarded into the Andela Learning Community Slack channel and there was an onboarding party on Friday the 11th. The topic for this week was “The Benefits of Offline First” which covered why we need […]

Lagos Do_Action 2018

May 12th, 2018 | by Truston Ailende | Posted in Events

do_action is a charity hackathon that uses WordPress to uplift local communities. do_action hackathons are community-organised events that are focused on using WordPress to give deserving charitable organisations their own online presence. Each do_action event includes participants from the local WordPress community coming together to plan and build brand new websites for a number of local […]

When I posted the link for the Google Africa Scholarship Program on this blog, I also happened to apply for it. Last week on May 3rd I got an email notifying me that I had been accepted into the program. A lot of my friends also got into the program. Today, the program has officially begun. […]

CodeLagos is an initiative of the Lagos State Ministry of Education aimed at educating Lagos State residents for the future of work – by teaching how to write code and creatively solve problems. It runs in public and private schools in the state, from primary to tertiary. Specialized modules have been developed or adapted in […]

I first met Mr Ade when I joined CodeLagos on April 6th 2017. By then, the vision of CodeLagos had been in the works since November 2016. Mr Ade shepherded the program from the vision stage to implementation and now he is leaving. He has started the search for his replacement. You can view this […]

CodeLagos is an initiative of the Lagos State Government to train one million of its citizens to code by 2019. Today marks one year since it has been my privilege to work with CodeLagos as a Master Trainer. The flyer for the first event is shown below: My duties as a Master Trainer are: Curriculum […]

Jumia One

March 30th, 2018 | by Truston Ailende | Posted in Products

Its official. After months in beta, Jumia One the all in one app from Jumia is now live. Its already done over 10,000 download on Google Play. It will be interesting to see how the usage of the app evolves. I especially like the fact that it allows for bills payment. This app will help […]

HackSpace magazine is the new monthly magazine for people who love to make things and those who want to learn. They have been on since December last year and are now on their 5th issue. It is available to download for free. You can get all the issues of the magazine here. If you love […]

My Investment Plan

March 22nd, 2018 | by Truston Ailende | Posted in Investment

In the year 2015, I would suffer an okada accident that would make me learn how to walk again. During the months of recovery, I would get an insight into what the future would hold for me if I got injured and disabled. When I recovered, I set a goal to retire in 2025. In […]

Learn valuable skills to launch or advance your career as a mobile or web developer, master world-class curriculum developed with experts from Google and Udacity, join a rapidly growing community of mobile and web developers. The above are 3 of the reasons to apply for the Google Africa Scholarship Program. To apply for this scholarship, […]

Over the weekend at Spark IT Bootcamp, we finished the first cohort for our Weekend Coding Club for the year. Next up is the Easter Camp coming up in April. With the Weekend Coding Club done, my Saturdays are mine again. This Saturday, I plan to attend the Python Nigeria Meetup holding at Cisco office […]

Learn to Code in 2018 Meetup 1

February 16th, 2018 | by Truston Ailende | Posted in Events

On the day I nearly died. I had only one regret. For me it was that all the knowledge that I had acquired over the years would die with me. That decision would lead me to writing books and blog posts. Now I will be part of this meetup at 2 pm on Saturday the […]

WordCamp Lagos 2018

February 9th, 2018 | by Truston Ailende | Posted in Events

Come the 10th of March, yours truly will be talking on “How to run a WordPress site on AWS” at WordCamp Lagos 2018. This is the first time a WordCamp would be organized in Lagos Nigeria. This year marks my sixth year using WordPress and I am grateful to be on the speaker lineup. This website […]

This is a story of how a laptop repair led to 4 weeks of hell. It is sad that in Nigeria this is the default experience with most of the blue collar workers in Nigeria. On the 4th of January 2017, my laptop would start misbehaving. Assuming it to be a battery problem, I would […]

This will be my first blog post for the year 2018. The above image is the cover image of my fourth book “How to Create Digital Products using Free Tools”. You can get it if you sign up for my newsletter. The ultimate dream of every writer is to get published. This blog post will […]

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