7 must-attend events from the upcoming Social Media Week

February 16, 2015
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Social Media Week Lagos will kick off in a week, and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s like a techie’s paradise, but with 135 events to choose from, the 2015 edition SMW Lagos is well, simply put, A LOT even for the most enthusiastic attendee.

It is sure to be a busy week for anyone interested, but I went through the schedule for you guys and selected sure-hit events from each category you totally have to check out, if you get the chance.

Here they are (save the dates):

WordPress Bootcamp: Create Professional Looking Websites & Blogs with Ease

This event promises to give you that edge, and teach you everything you need to know about creating all types of advanced database driven websites and blogs using the latest WordPress technology, and the best part? No programming, technical or previous experience needed.


Mon, Feb 23 - 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Host: BrowseDotCom

Landmark Centre - SMW Masterclass Suite


Using Twitter to Connect Companies, Cultures, and Countries

American Business Strategist, Lisa Flowers wants to help you develop strategies to start conversations, connect with people and companies, and gain influence using Twitter. You will learn how to use Twitter to build your brand, expand your business, and connect online.

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Wed, Feb 25 - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Host: Flowers Media Matters

Landmark Centre - SMW Masterclass Suite


The Mentor Magnet: How to Attract Your Dream Mentors without Chasing After Them

Well I’ve personally been looking for a way to get Mark Essien and/or Tomi Davis to mentor me, so I will certainly be attending this. This event will answer questions like: How do I attract my dream mentors without having to chase after them or seem desperate considering their busy schedules? And how do I foster quality mentoring relationships and leverage on them to my advantage?

Fri, Feb 27 - 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Host: Precepts & Mentors

Landmark Centre - SMW Masterclass Suite


From Handouts To Standout - How To Rock Social Media For Cash, Connections & Your Own Extraordinary Career

Who doesn’t love a success story?  Ella Rucker went from living on welfare to making a successful living in the digital space. She will be discussing the human touch of making connections through a digital medium. How to start a real conversation that may or may not lead to opportunities, but will definitely change the course of lives and careers.

 Mon, Feb 23 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

 Host: #MentorMonday

 Landmark Centre - SMW Masterclass Suite



With the current election madness, this is sure to attract a crowd. This event will tackle how Social Media is being used to report and follow the 2015 Presidential elections in Nigeria from the point of view of the ethics and reliability of citizen journalism in a connected world.

Mon, Feb 23 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Host: alli.org

Pencom Innovators Stage @ SMW Lagos Campus



Do I even need to go on another 'unemployment sucks' rant? This event will focus on tackling youth unemployment in Nigeria, especially the role of social media in an awareness raising campaign that can inform high potential but disadvantaged Nigerian youth of Digital Jobs resulting in tens of thousands of young people joining the platforms and earning an income from them.

Mon, Feb 23 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Landmark Centre - SMW Experience Stage



The just concluded Airtel Catapult-A-Startup just reminded me about the depressing lack of women in the Nigerian tech ecosystem. Face Up To The Facts: Lessons From Leading Women In Tech is an engaging panel discussion on  practical strategies for women and tech companies seeking more women talent.

Tue, Feb 24 - 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Host: Edel Technologies

Pencom Innovators Stage @ SMW Lagos Campus

Of course there are a ton of other great events to attend, but these really jumped out at me.

You could check here for the schedule and to get you pass before the prices go up.

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