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Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by londonrivals: 5:38pm On Nov 07, 2016
250 young, talented students from across the country participated in a hackathon challenge at the CyberXchange conference sponsored by Facebook and over a million naira was awarded to the winning teams.


The students were placed into groups and each group had a presentation, putting forward their solutions to the judges who were Yemi Saka of Ernst and Young, Babafemi Ogungbamila of Interswitch Limited, Regina Wallace-Jones of Facebook, and Bankole Oluwafemi of Techcabal.com


The team that emerged overall winner impressed the judges and audience by coming up with multi-factor authentication for a large enterprise to help secure the accounts of their employees.


The winning team was awarded N700, 000, the second-place team received N400,000 while the third place team received N300,000.



Regina Wallace-Jones, head of security operations at Facebook, and a judge at the hackathon said: “The competitors worked tirelessly to create their solutions, and we were inspired by their dedication and passion for security.


“Encouraging this kind of talent is important to the future of the security industry, and that is why we met with several university professors at CyberXchange to talk about how to continue to strengthen security curriculum and training”, Regina added

http://www.metronaija.com/2016/11/nigerian-students-win-facebook-hackathon-challenge.html

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Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by GlorifiedTunde(m): 5:51pm On Nov 07, 2016
Wonderful.

I hope they're better paid if the solution is to be deployed.

#saynotointellectualpropertytheft

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Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by DozieInc(m): 6:24pm On Nov 07, 2016
Nice encouragement.
Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by 4nobody4every1: 8:15pm On Nov 07, 2016
cool
Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by Flashh: 8:15pm On Nov 07, 2016
Good job.

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Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by yomibelle(f): 8:16pm On Nov 07, 2016
it gladdens the heart when i see brains being used positively

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Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by Bishii: 8:16pm On Nov 07, 2016
encouraging. ...good job!
Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by asumo12: 8:16pm On Nov 07, 2016
angry

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Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by obaival(m): 8:16pm On Nov 07, 2016
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Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by brunofarad(m): 8:16pm On Nov 07, 2016
Nice







Technology is the future
Content is king

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Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by bestspoke: 8:17pm On Nov 07, 2016
I dey always talk am...young brilliant brains plenty for this country .

But there are still many dumb ones...just look at this one below

ok ..this piece will make your day
https://www.nairaland.com/3445942/give-up-im-not-doing/1#50789535

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Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by Godswillnwaoma(m): 8:17pm On Nov 07, 2016
That was a very good encouragement.
Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by BIDOO(m): 8:17pm On Nov 07, 2016
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Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by Nobody: 8:18pm On Nov 07, 2016
The students were placed into groups and each group had a presentation, putting forward their solutions to the judges.

Regina Wallace-Jones, head of security operations at Facebook, and a judge at the hackathon said: “The competitors worked tirelessly to create their solutions, and we were inspired by their dedication and passion for security.

I don't think they performed well. The judges were inspired by their dedication and passion, not skills.

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Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by Generalyemi(m): 8:18pm On Nov 07, 2016
nice one
Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by Nobody: 8:18pm On Nov 07, 2016
Can someone please enlighten me more about how websites, bloggers etc earn their monies
Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by yomibelle(f): 8:20pm On Nov 07, 2016
350k each
Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by Phi001(m): 8:21pm On Nov 07, 2016
Nice...

I need to learn this hacking thingy fast fast...

Who will teach me?
Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by emeijeh(m): 8:21pm On Nov 07, 2016
Ohhhh.....
And those gals that check Facebook every hour nko?
Nothing for them?!

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Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by Akinz0126(m): 8:21pm On Nov 07, 2016
well while we are warming up to elect a credible candidate



As for me I go for trump what about you?

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Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by 400billionman: 8:22pm On Nov 07, 2016
yomibelle:

r

For Rubbish..

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Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by Nealson(m): 8:24pm On Nov 07, 2016
Nice one, abeg who go dash me $6,000,000 for here?


Nobody àbí?


See this idiot want to insult me like dat o


Ode see as e dey laugh now

#ItsYourTimeToShine #IstandWithNairaland even though recession don almost finish the naira for our land grin
Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by tellwisdom: 8:24pm On Nov 07, 2016
Peanut..Money wey no reach me drink beer sad
Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by ThinkWISELY(m): 8:24pm On Nov 07, 2016
Good.


But pay is too small

1.Compared to billions Facebook makes from Nigeria yearly.

2.Compared to the money they will get if they decide to use that brain to hack interswitch

3.Compared to money awarded for using cucumber well in the name of peagents


My opinion tho.

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Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by Rayfield: 8:25pm On Nov 07, 2016
I tell you this for sure, the winner and his team will/would be Employed by Facebook soonest... The Whites do not Reject/Ignore talents.

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Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by jiinxed: 8:25pm On Nov 07, 2016
Hmmm
Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by jiinxed: 8:26pm On Nov 07, 2016
GrizzlyBear:


I don't think they performed well. The judges were inspired by their dedication and passion, not skills.


Smart observation
Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by dreezybines: 8:26pm On Nov 07, 2016
Wow That's awesome... seeing guys like this inspires me alot
Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by donblade85555(m): 8:27pm On Nov 07, 2016
small money
Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by emmyid(m): 8:28pm On Nov 07, 2016
I was reporting for NCAN Akwanga Branch only to be dissappointed as the names of the winners weren't stated! Congrats young brain boxes, may yo brains take U places...Amen!!!

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Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by fuckdmods(m): 8:28pm On Nov 07, 2016
ok
Re: Nigerian Students Win N1.4m In Facebook Hackathon Challenge by bigtt76(f): 8:29pm On Nov 07, 2016
Very dumb guy grin


bestspoke:
I dey always talk am...young brilliant brains plenty for this country .

But there are still many dumb ones...just look at this one below

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