The Nigerian Association of Computer Science Students (NACOSS) holds the National Software Summit at University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria on 22nd – 25th April, 2015. Titled: “Tackling Real World Challenges through Software Technology”, the summit is themed, “PROmoting Indigenous COntent SOFTware” (PROCOSOFT 2015).
According to the release from NACOSS, the summit is an annual program that creates “a platform for Nigerian youths from the six (6) geo political zones of Nigeria who are IT neophytes and gurus, associated with the intriguing world of Information Communication Technology to compete and test their technical skills”.
Such programs are create an environment dedicated to enlightening, empowering and exposing Nigerian youths and their talent to a community of IT experts and users with the underlying purpose of enabling the youth to power and drive the Nigerian economy. The event is expected to bring together students from all areas of Information communication and Technology (ICT) such as Computer Sciences, Computer Engineering, Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Information Technology Engineering and its related field from all Institutions in Nigeria and across west Africa.
AIM AND OBJECTIVE OF THE SUMMIT
1. Provide and promote an independent national forum for the software and service companies and students in Nigeria to interact, exchange information, share knowledge and address issues of common interest in information technology generally and the software industry in particular.
2. Create a forum where student can market themselves and their software they have developed to companies present at the summit.
3. To establish software development club in all institution in the country represent at the summit. This will help to foster software development
among student all over the country.
- Software Exhibition
- Programming Contest
- Dinner & Award Night
- Inter-quiz competition for secondary school within Akwa-Ibom State
Support the Software Summit
The Software Summit is about the future of Nigeria. Organizations committed to creating a better future for Nigeria are enjoined to support this noble initiative of NACOSS.
“Sponsoring National software summit for all information technology students is not only a social responsibility but a unique opportunity for your organization to support and impact on the development of information and communication technology in Nigeria while seizing the opportunity to promote your business.”
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