Meet The Winning Team – IDEA Hackathon 2013 – Team Eagle

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Team Eagle won the IDEA Hackathon 2013 competition. It comprises of 3 forward-thinking solution providers: ABOLUWARIN OLAOLUWA DAVID, BANJO MOFESOLA PAUL, OLADAPO OLUWADARA GLORY – all students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA).
IDEA Hackathon 2013 Winners Le-Media Team TwoReceiving their Cheque
(R-L): Governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke; Chairman, Info Tech Developers Entrepreneurship Accelerator (iDEA) Governing Board, Mr. Adedotun Sulaiman; Winner of iDEA Hackathon Competition, Le-Media Team Two; President-General, Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria, Dr. Chris Uwaje at the launch of iDEA second incubation centre in Tinapa Knowledge City, Calabar last weekend. (Click photo to enlarge)

What are your plans for the future?

The solution will be published on available mobile app markets and revenue for sustainability and continuity will be generated via relevant ads.

What role did each team member played during the Hackathon?

1. Aboluwarin Olaoluwa David
20 Years of age.
Certified Web component developer at NIIT (2009)
3rd Year Computer Science Student at Federal University of Technology Akure.
Project Manager, Software Analyst and Designer, Windows Phone developer, Windows Azure Training Facilitator, Interface Designer.
RESPONSIBILITY ON THE TEAM: Team Leader, Strategist and Business Manager

2. Banjo Mofesola Paul
20 Years of age.
3rd Year Computer Science Student at Federal University of Technology Akure.
Software and Web Developer using Microsoft Technologies (.Net, Windows Phone, Windows 8), Android, PHP

3. OladapoOluwadara Glory
21 Years of age.
3rd Year Computer Science Student at Federal University of Technology Akure.
Software Developer using Microsoft Technologies (.Net, Windows Phone, Windows 8).

What are the key differentiated features of the app you developed at the Hackathon?

Le-media is an app that attempts to leverage education and entertainment, coming in as a simple game app which administers mathematical knowledge in an interesting and entertaining medium.

Conforming with the theme of the hackathon which demanded that all solutions be media-oriented, Le-media is not confined only to arithmetic but seeks to familiarize users with Nigerian artistes and culture.

The kids and infants of course are not left out in the Le-media package as it contains a ‘kids corner’ which educates the youngsters by entertaining them.

What were the specific challenges faced at the hackathon, and how were those challenges solved?

There wasn’t much of a challenge during the hackathon as we have trained ourselves to working on projects with short delivery timelines. We had good space to work, we had good internet access and we had the privilege of working with seasoned judges during the event which we consider to be a great point considering the caliber of judges we had encountered at similar events.

What are the lessons learned and advice to growing software developers community?

For us what the whole event reminded us of, was the fact that we shouldn’t take our focus of God, we constantly prayed in tongues as we worked all through the 42 hours.

Another thing i think was a lesson learnt was that one should always take advantage of the wisdom of elderly people around you and that no one is an island of all knowledge.

We had privilege of asking questions from the facilitators during the development process of the software, their responses served us in good stead during the event.

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Meet The Winning Team – IDEA Hackathon 2013 – Team Eagle was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: April 24th, 2016
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