Konga launches coding competition for university students in Nigeria
- The winners of the coding challenge will receive N500,000 cash prize along with an opportunity to work with Nigeria’s top software engineers.
Konga.com, one of the largest e-commerce sites in Nigeria, has launched a coding challenge, called “Game of Codes.” The competition is open to all students in Nigerian universities and tertiary institutions who understand programming.
The e-commerce giant said the contest will take place in Lagos on April 7-8, 2017 in Lagos. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their projects. The registration process for the competition will close on Friday, March 3, 2017. Eligible students are expected to apply in groups of between three to five members each.
The winners of the coding challenge will receive N500,000 cash prize along with an opportunity to work with some of Nigeria’s top software engineers.
In 2016, Konga organised the Software Developers Hackathon at the Obafemi Awolowo University. Winners received cash prizes and were given the opportunity to work with Nigeria’s foremost software engineers.
Konga was formed in 2012 by Sim Shagaya. In 2016, the company appointed Shola Adekoya as its Chief Executive Officer. Konga has raised over $100 million in investment, including from South Africa’s Naspers and Investment AB Kinnevik, a Swedish investment company. Napers owns over 50 percent stake in Konga.
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