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Published On: Fri, Sep 26th, 2014

NITDA unveils e-SOLVE competition for software solution developers

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By Chris Alu

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has inaugurated e-SOLVE, a national software competition, with the objective of recognizing and promoting up-coming software solution developers.

According to NITDA the competition is open to all software solution developers for mobile software solutions or web application or full-fledged enterprise software application.

NITDA led by Mr. Peter Jack as the director general, had earlier in the year disclosed it will launch the programme as a way of developing local content in the nation’s software industry.

The goal of e-SOLVE, is to identify upcoming Nigerian Software Solution developers and startups in the entire country.

This translates to a win-win for all the entries made by all participants. It will also provide a competitive platform for home grown solutions. “The advantage of this competition is that it will enhance growth and capacity development, When products are subjected to healthy

competition, the loosers identify weakness in their products and fortify it against the future while the winner put in more effort to remain at that position. Ultimately, it is a win-win for all

The top three winners in the finals would enjoy financial reward that would enable them consolidate on their software development business. In addition, NITDA would provide a support for the overall winner to showcase the winning solution on platform such as GITEX and eNigeria. The theme of this year’s event is, “Optimizing Service Delivery in the Health and Education Sector with indigenous IT solution”. Consequently, the primary factor that would be used for selection of winner for the event would be premised on the positive impact of the

solution on either of the two sectors of the economy as earlier mentioned.

“It is also pertinent that you properly complete your registration for before the closing date hence any registration that is not properly completed would be disqualified; all fields must be populated before the closing date.

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