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The Aftermath Of The IoT Network Hub February 2020 Meetup

Inveteck Global Challenge and Team Verdant Hult Prize Challenge 2020

The leap day of 2020 saw IoT Network Hub pull one of its successful meetup sessions at the AITI-KACE (Advance Information Technology Institute- Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence) for the Accra Chapter and across other regions and countries as reported in our pre-event post.

Participants

The event saw trainers introduce the well-over 80 participants on Cybersecurity, Mobile Application with Flutter and Electronics. All these trainings came at no cost at all.

Inveteck Global is a Ghanaian based security firm with experts in Asia and Africa who took the house through the basics of Cybersecurity, a course that costs a lot in training schools. In addition to introducing participants to the topic, a challenge was thrown out for students to try their hands on an online challenge “OverTheWire (Bandit Wargame)” with the top two students receiving a one-month free class at Inveteck Global before the next meetup.

Inveteck Global – Cybersecurity Session

The next session was led by the Vice President of IoT Network Hub and a software Engineer as well in the person of Prince Boateng Asare. He introduced participants to Building Mobile Application using Flutter either on Android Studios or Visual Studio IDEs. The session saw the trainer leading members on how to install the needed software components and finally building a very simple Android Application.

Vice President IoT Network Hub – Flutter Session

The last planned session of the day saw Douglas Tetteh Ayitey, an Engineer take members through basic components of electronics. The most prominent was on how to choose the most efficient Resistor for your work. This involved calculating the right resistor using the Current and Forward Voltage of every electrical component. Members were also introduced to the concept of Breadboarding and how to connect components using jumpers.

Douglas Tetteh Ayitey – Electronics Session

The event saw three members of Team Verdant from Regent University College (Tijani Mohammed, Theresa Quartey, and Derrick Ofori) present the first-ever all organic herbicide in the World. This was done to get feedback from the Audience before the present their product at the Hult Prize Challenge 2020 for a chance to win 1M Dollars.

The event also saw Hult Prize Regent Campus present a certificate of appreciation to Joshua Opoku Agyeman Otoo, President of IoT Network Hub which was received with utmost gratitude. The IoT Evangelist, as he affectionately wants to be called is the visionary behind the success chalked by the community so far.

Below are some comments from participants after the event.

I have attended such meetups but this one was more helpful, interesting and straight to the point. I really enjoyed it – Samiratu Adam

Well, it was a great event. I had not anticipated that much. Coming from a point where I barely knew nothing in the midst of advanced people, I did not perceive we were going to start right from the beginning. They took us through setup and installations in order on the same plane field with those ahead. Providing a forum where we could all interact with one another also stirred my heart. I must say I actually enjoyed the program to the fullest and would gladly recommend to everyone who wants to learn cybersecurity, flutter, and electronics. – Simeon

The event was an inspiring one. It is rare to find youth interested in Information Technology stuffs these days. It’s usually music and films. I can say that very soon the youth will be able to have the requisite skills, knowledge, and abilities to occupy great and challenging roles in Information Technology and among others. – Isaac Armah

The Meetup was a great one. I was happy to see the community willing to learn as we were also willing to share. I urge everyone to join communities around them so that they can learn, share and network along the way. – Blay Abu Safian

I must congratulate the leadership of IoT Network Hub for putting together this amazing meetup. This past one not only saw university students and graduates but present also were young and budding students from junior and high school students. That goes a long way to say that, the community is not also focusing on the young so as to secure our future as a nation in this growing technology world.

The community holds this meetup every last Saturday of every month, so I would suggest you pen down the last Saturday of March on your calendar and make a date with the hub.

Overview of Participants towards the end

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