Location partners (Ife) include: Leverage and Ifevation Hub.
The crew was expected to leave Akure for Ile-Ife on day four of the Techpoint Innovation Tour.
The day started with a handful of the crew out as early as 6:15 AM for a workout session which ended by 7:00 AM.
Breakfast came in around 9:02 AM and since the arrangement was to leave the hotel by 2:00 PM, everyone had enough time to relax and catch up on work before heading out to the ancient city of Ile-Ife.
We left the hotel at exactly 1:59 PM and arrived at the main gate of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife at exactly 3:37 PM.
An hour later, we settled into our hotel rooms within the campus. Later, a couple of members of the crew headed out to the sports centre to blow off steam as there was no other activity for the day. Dinner came in afterwards and then everyone retired for the night.
Day five started with breakfast which came in by 9:35 AM.
Our first destination was Terragon Limited’s Ife Tech Hub, somewhere off the OAU campus.
We were welcomed by the Data & Engineering Manager, Oluwasegun Adetimeyin who shared some insights into how Terragon is working with OAU to groom students and empowering them into becoming world class engineers.
The team left Terragon at 12:12 PM for the Department of Electronics & Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Technology, OAU. Victor and Muyiwa had a chat with a number of lecturers in the department.
On leaving the department, the team headed to the Moremi Hall axis of the campus, where we met with Harry Enaholo, Head of Operations at Mettalloids Limited, Ife branch.
Enaholo shared some insights into the business of the company and their strategic positioning within the OAU campus, in a bid to tap into the pool of student engineering talent.
Afterwards, we proceeded to the ICT arm of the African Centre of Excellence (ACE) which is on the northern part of the campus.
At the centre, Communications Officer of ACE Projects, Dr. T. A. Aladesanmi talked about activities at the centre, the history, initiatives as well as funding activities.
Some team leaders at the centre also took turns to talk about their experiences at the centre.
Just when we were stepping out of the centre, Prof. G. A. Aderounmu, ACE co-Centre leader and a professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering department of OAU, came in. He joined us for a group photograph.
At exactly 5:05 PM, the team headed out of the campus to a nearby supermarket, to get items in preparation for a meetup that’s happening on day six (today) at Step B Lab.
The crew came back to the campus for dinner which was served at 6:26 PM. All that’s needed afterwards is sleep after an eventful day.
Meanwhile, join us at Step B Lab, Computer Science building, OAU today, November 9th, 2018 at 4 pm for a meetup. Register to attend here.
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