Intel Corporation launched the Intel Developer Zone (IDZ) and Student Partnership Program in Nigeria at the Intel Developer Day Nigeria (IDDN) held in Lagos last week.

The Intel Developer Zone will “offer Nigerian developers a place in the ecosystem of global technologies, tools, developers and partners,” Intel said. Developers will have access to Intel’s cross-platform productivity suites.

The Intel Student Partnership Program will confer the status of on-campus ambassadors on the student partnering with Intel and will help the budding developers acquire knowledge about Intel technologies. This program is currently in place in three Nigerian universities; Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port-Harcourt and the Federal University of Technology, Akure.

At the Intel Developer Day Nigeria event, local software developers and Intel software experts discussed craft improvement tools and the event also featured a pitch session that had developers propose their app ideas to a panel of Judges.

Adetunji Adelakun, won the pitch event and received $5,000 worth of marketing from Intel with his software idea, Scantranx POS; an Android Cloud based POS system that supports multi-sale channels.

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