Firstly, Konga Game of Codes is a competition organized specially for undergraduate students in our tertiary institutions in order to give them a platform to express themselves as they solve real life problems through the use of technology.
In the just concluded competition, there were over 350 entries, out of which there were 78 qualifying teams. These 78 teams were streamlined further to the top six teams which were involved in a competition against one another to show the viability of their solutions in real life problem-solving.
Upon concluding the competition, Team Apollo 11 who are students from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta won a grand prize of five hundred thousand Naira (N500,000) and six months internship with the Tech Team of Konga Online Shopping Limited which conveniently boasts of the best developers in the country. Team Variables were the first (1st) runner up and they are students from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. They also won consolation prizes of Konga vouchers.
The Chief Executive Officer of Konga online shopping limited, Mr. Shola Adekoya says that “Konga’s vision is to be the engine of commerce and trade in Africa. Konga wants to be the engine that drives technological advancement and trade as they affect the African business ecosystem. This informed our decision to give these talents a platform to express themselves in ways that will add value. We can also state that the finalists should be proud of themselves to have come this far as this shows that they are the best among other talents.”
He also talked about the commitment of Kenya to the discovery of talents through the Konga Game of Codes initiative, where he said that “Konga is a company that believes in the development of Africa by Africans. We’re also convinced that the growth of trade will be predicated on technology and this is a major reason why the Konga Game Of Codes was conceived”.
“We are getting into an era where traditional forms of shopping will be done away with and technology will be the driver of choice for everyone. This and more are the reasons we are investing in student developers as they, with technology as the driver, are the future of Africa.”
Well, I guess congratulations are in order for the winners, and this could also be a call to them not to limit theirselves to a box. The word here should be explore and try new things.