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You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. - Njideka Harry


August 2-4, 2018 Welcome to All of Our Participants, Mentors, Judges, and Sponsors!

HackForGood 2018 is a Youth for Technology Foundation program, hosted this year at the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

Connect with YTF: #HackforGood2017 @youthfortech

#HackforGood2018 Overview Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) hosts #HackforGood2018, a three-day innovation lab for developers, makers, and designers. When: August 2-4, 2018 Where: University of Lagos Purpose: A design and prototype challenge for 50 participants to develop functional prototypes that address the real-world needs of their communities. HackForGood 2018 will not only provide participants the opportunity to win exciting prizes, but also gain access to the latest 3D printing hardware, software, IoT development platforms, tools, and access to industry experts. It will offer a diverse group of developers, makers, and designers the opportunity to create next-generation hardware solutions and connected devices. Participants will be part of an amazing group of professionals focused on solving problems in the areas of payments, transportation, health, agriculture, and security. #HackforGood2018 will focus on providing university age students, recent graduates, and early-stage entrepreneurs with the opportunity to develop the world’s next best innovation and to transform the continent from “Aid to Africa” to “Made in Africa.” The judges will base their evaluations on three criteria: user interface (functionality), real-world potential (creativity), and execution (awesomeness!). All teams will present their inventions at the end of the hackathon and prizes will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place winners.


His Excellency,

His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbanjo (SAN),

His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode,




Muhammadu Buhari,

Greetings Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos


am quite delighted to host the HackforGood 2018 in University of Lagos; the University of First Choice and the Nation’s Pride. I acknowledge this program as a very brilliant initiative of Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) that is capable of revolutionizing the latent talents in African youth. There is no doubt that time is already ripe for Africa to join the world in appealing creativity, problem solving innovation and social and  sustainable entrepreneurship for wealth creation and economic development. I can boldly say that University of Lagos is already pushing this frontier through its Entrepreneurship and Skills Development Centre (ESDC).  Our primary objective is to promote the entrepreneurial spirit and support our students to set up profitable business ventures along their chosen professions before graduation. They are encouraged to acquire skills required to develop new ventures and startups, such as innovative thinking, business creativity, business planning, proposal writing, risk taking abilities, and business management skills. At the University of Lagos, we promote Students’ Entrepreneurship Ideas (SEI) by encouraging team work among undergraduates to turn ideas into reality through venture creation and business development. This was what informed our decision to partner with YTF when we were approached to host this year edition of HackforGood. We are happy to welcome the YTF Team and other instructors and experts who have volunteered to give our youths a better life for tomorrow through this 3-day knowledge investment and intensive training. I congratulate the University of Lagos students who have been fortunate to make the selection and also, welcome their counterparts from other Nigerian Universities who have been enlisted into this year edition of HackforGood.  To our partner YTF and other sponsors of this life-changing initiative; on behalf of the University, I express our sincere appreciation for this singular honour to host this program on our Campus. You can be rest assured that we are opened to many other mutually benefiting collaborations that will make us achieve our desired goals for our students. I wish all of you a good competition and a blissful stay in UNILAG.


Welcome to 3D Africa. Welcome to #HackforGood2018.


hen I founded Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) 18 years ago, people often asked me the question, why youth? why technology? Fast-forward a few years, the answer is obvious. The world has changed and fast. By 2050, Africa will have over 800 million youth, the youngest population in the world. Africa’s workforce is expected to be the largest in the world by 2040, and the effects of automation and robotics will unquestionably be felt. We are now in the fourth industrial revolution, one faced with emerging and disruptive technologies that can transform the continent from one dependent on aid to one where innovation is not something we try to conform to, but something that happens naturally and where world-class products are created. At YTF, we believe our young people; women and men alike, can embrace the fourth industrial revolution, but only if they have the right skills and if our culture of innovation is harnessed. The “sharing economy” and the “maker movement” are both different manifestations of this vastly creative ecosystem which has enabled every day entrepreneurs to design simple, but relevant solutions to their own problems. The success of 3D Africa HackforGood rests on collaborations between the private sector, the education community and civil society. Because of these strong relationships, we are better positioned to deliver hands on experience with relevant technology, teaching skills linked directly to industry needs and demands. We are thankful for you, our youth, for your journeys from near and far. We are thankful to our hosts, the leadership of University of Lagos; the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Folasade Ogunsola, Dr. Sunday Adebisi, Dr. Solomon Nwaneri and Professor Afolabi Lesi. We couldn’t do this without our private sector partners particularly Microsoft, HP, Dalberg, Autodesk, Coca Cola, Makerbot, and our media partners including Ventures Africa, and many others that believed in this cause and invested in this work as have relentlessly walked this journey with us. We wouldn’t be here without you. Together we can do more. Now, let’s go on and make something great.

Welcome to Our Participants! Who Are They?

3D Africa Advisory Board Elliott Levine

Mr. Levine is the Chief Academic Officer for HP Americas Education. A former K-12 official and regular public speaker, he has worked for and launched start-ups in the education and marketing industries. As Chief Academic Officer for HP Americas, Mr. Levine drives thought leadership and the future evolution of technology in education. Mr. Levine and his team collaborates with educational institutions across the Americas on comprehensive educational technology initiatives that foster 21st century skills, as well as assist with major HP customer academic initiatives around the world. Mr. Levine holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Hofstra University in New York. Prior to joining HP in 2008, Elliott held leadership positions in a number of successful startups and turn-around education companies in senior management, product development, and strategic planning roles.

Cathy Lewis

Ms. Lewis is a consummate marketing, sales, and general management professional with experience from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups with a solid track record of over 25 years of success in 3D printing, additive manufacturing, and the traditional copier/printing industries. Cathy was the Chief Marketing Officer at 3D Systems and worked with the prolific Idealab incubator as Chief Executive Officer of Desktop Factory. Previously, Ms. Lewis spent five years at IKON Office Solutions, Inc. as Senior Vice President of Marketing and more than ten years at Xerox in a number of executive marketing and sales management positions and as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for Xerox Color Solutions business unit.

Nora Touré

Ms.Touré is an Additive Manufacturing expert and engaged in inspiring women to embrace tech careers in the 3D Printing industry. Nora started her career in the Additive Manufacturing in 2010 by joining online 3D Printing service leader, Sculpteo, as employee #8. After 3 years in France, she relocated in San Francisco to open Sculpteo’s first overseas offices. She now leads Sales and Business Development for North America from the San Francisco office. Ms.Touré founded Women in 3D Printing in 2014 to feature women leaders in the Additive Manufacturing sector through interviews and portraits. She also initiated #3DTalk, a series of events in the Bay Area and in major industry events such as the CES, Inside 3D Printing.

#HackforGood2018 Student Ambassadors Davis Davis is a 4th year Mechanical Engineering student. His interests include computer aided design, hardware and software development. As a 3D Africa intern, he is immersing himself in basic Arduino programming, computer aided design software like Fusion 360. “To be an engineer, you must be a problem solver.� Davis believes tha being a successful engineer depends on one’s ability to imagine, create and solve problems.

Cynthia Cynthia is a 4th year Electrical and Electronics Engineering student. She enjoys figuring out how electrical and electronic tools and equipment were built and assembled and can often be found taking things apart and putting them together. She has experience with electrical conduits, wiring and installations of security systems and is super passionate about applying technology to solve problems. Cynthia considers herself to be a leader and feminist. She is part of the Young Women Leadership Program (YWLP) and is a member of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). She is currently the Vice President of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering department at her university.

Collins Collins is a 4th year Mechanical Engineering student. A Tech Enthusiast, he is passionate about Computer Aided Designs (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), 3D printing, hardware development and web design and particularly in these technologies applications to solve problems. Collins shares his knowledge of SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and Arduino programming as a 3D Africa intern. In his free time, he is a cosmetologist, a music director and a youth tutor.

Ruth Ruth is a 4th year university student studying Industrial Physics. Everything Maker Space related excites Ruth. She is interested in how Artificial Intelligence is used in development. Ruth has gained knowledge using Fusion 360 and Arduino programming since she became a 3D Africa intern. Ruth is passionate about developing her local community and implores her creativity in community service and other technology infused activities in her community.

#HackforGood2018 Judges Mr. Ifeme Akpati Mr. Akpati works as a Senior Program Manager for Amazon in Seattle Washington. In his current role he drives cross functional teams of Researchers, Engineers, and Operations leaders at Amazon’s new store concept called AmazonGo which creates a shopping experience with no lines and no checkout through machine learning, and computer vision. Prior to this he worked in Amazon’s Prime delivery space as an international expansion Program Manager, and for half a decade as a Product Engineer building servers for HewlettPackards cloud computing division in Houston Texas. His educational background is in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology and the University of Mississippi, while his secondary education is from Zamani in Kaduna Nigeria. Ifeme continues to play an active role in evangelizing the value of technology in Africa and is always exploring new avenues to contribute to the tech ecosystem.

Mr. Lincoln Ajoku As Project Lead, Society and Innovation at the World Economic Forum, Mr. Ajoku is researching and helping to build communities of practice to examine the impact emerging technologies will have on civil society organizations, including on how they deliver services to constituents, monitor the effectiveness of their programming and engage the public. Lincoln has more than a decade of experience in government and the non-profit sector. He was previously the Education Advisor with Concern Worldwide US, providing technical support for Concern’s education programs in a dozen countries, including Bangladesh, Haiti and Liberia. He has also worked in education and international development for agencies including the World Bank and United Nations Development Programme. Through a fellowship with the Center for Global Development, he served as a Special Advisor in the Ministry of Education in Liberia. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from The City College of New York, and his Master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Mr. Christopher Fabian Mr. Fabian is technologist who co-founded UNICEF’s Innovation Unit with Erica Kochi in 2006. He currently runs UNICEF Ventures - and makes investments into open source technologies that can provide solutions to societal problems, particularly those facing children. Between 2007 and 2015 he held the role of Senior Advisor on Innovation to the Executive Director at UNICEF. Fabian spent a year (2010) as Senior Advisor on Innovation to the Executive Office of the Secretary-General. In 2015, he led the launch of UNICEF’s Innovation Fund, a pooled funding vehicle built to quickly assess, fund and scale companies, teams, and ideas that have been developed in new and emerging markets. Fabian is known for his work on tools for children and communities in low-infrastructure environments, including the Digital Drum U-Report,[5] and RapidSMS, which has evolved to RapidPro — a free, open sourceframework for rapidly building mobile.

Ms. Mimi Omokri Ms. Omokri is part of the Global Business Development and leads the BD team for SubSaharan Africa focusing on the biggest challenges in all major cities served by Uber. Mimi was previously at American Express and Mastercard. Prior to this, she worked in two of Africa’s hottest internet startups, Jumia and iRoko, managing product and partnerships.

#HackforGood2018 Judges Rose-Margaret Ekeng-Itua, Ph.D.

Dr. Ekeng-Itua is a Professor of Engineering at Ohlone College, with over 15 years of experience in Higher Education. Before moving to the US, she was the Chair of the Engineering Department, Distinguished and Senior Lecturer at the University of West London, London, UK. She holds a B.Eng. (Hons) in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria, an MSc. in Mobile and Satellite Communication Engineering from the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK and a Ph.D in Cybernetics from the University of Reading, UK. Prof. Ekeng- Itua has been a two time Visiting Scholar at The University of California, Berkley where she carried out World Bank funded research on Smart Sustainable Manufacturing and Smart Micro-grids respectively. Her other research interests are Artificial Intelligence(AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Human Computer Interaction(HCI), STEM Education, Appropriate Technology for Developing Countries, and the Impact of Technology on Society.

Mr. Emeka Okoye

Mr. Okoye has over 17 years of experience at the forefront of technology and innovation within the domain of my core expertise and outside that domain with my involvement with social innovation projects. He co-founded Nigeria’s earliest startup ( in 1996), built Nigeria’s first financial website (IBTC in 1996), built Nigeria’s first Internet Banking app (1997), served as a project lead for Nigeria’s first e-commerce website ( in 2000), built Africa’s first Mobile app for crowdsourcing Election data (Revoda in 2011), was the architect for Africa’s first Semantic web portal on Films (Mokolo in 2016), developer Mobile app for Ghana Elections, was an architect of ATM E-Journal Management software (in 2012, now running in 35 countries) and built a Semantic News app for Maternal Health Blog (in 2013). Emeka was listed among the 20 Most Influential Technology People in Africa by in 2013 and Top Global 20 Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Mobile Banking and Mobile Money influencers in Social Media by in 2012.

Mr. Jackson Ugbada

Mr. Ugbada is a founding member and the Managing director of Neito Energy Limited. He is a seasoned entrepreneur and professional business start-up manager with diverse competences in major spectrum of Business Management, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Trading and Logistics. Jackson has many years of previous experience working with globally recognized oil & gas companies in Nigeria including some of the major leading consulting firms. He has been able to grow one little company he established few years ago into five different companies in various sector of the economy. Jackson had his first degree in Business Administration from the University of Ado Ekiti, and second degrees in MBA and Msc. Marketing from Ladoke Akintole University of technology and University of Lagos, Akoka respectively. He is a member of Nigeria Institute of Management and has attended various professional training, seminars and executive management programs to his credit and certified locally and internationally, including Columbia Business School, New York, United States.

José L. Carmona Morales, Ph.D.

Born in Spain and built as a person around the world, Dr. Carmona Morales has spent the last 30+ years building digital solutions of many sizes to the most diverse stakeholders - from robots to smart grids, greenhouses to city wide smart lighting, agile hardware prototyping to Artificial Intelligence. He has founded 6 companies and currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer of Football. In the last decade, José has moved into impact projects giving a hand to young entrepreneurs to innovate via the smart grid paradigm.

#HackforGood2018 Judges Mr. Chiedozie Ibekwe

Mr. Ibekwe is a management consultant in the energy practice of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Houston, Texas. He was previously at the Centre for Public Impact in BCG’s London office. Dozie started his career as an industrial engineer in General Electric’s (GE) Operations Management Leadership Program. For his contribution to GE, Dozie was recognized with the GE African American Forum Icon Award, the most prestigious award for African Americans at GE. Dozie is an alumnus of King’s College, Lagos. After completing the University of Lagos Foundations Programme in electrical engineering, Dozie earned a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in electrical engineering from the honors college of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and a master’s degree in supply chain management from the Pennsylvania State University. Dozie also earned an MPhil in public policy from the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Solomon Nwaneri, Ph.D.

Dr. Nwaneri is a professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Lagos where he teaches electro-physics, biomedical engineering, medical electronics, Information and Communication Technology, hospital equipment maintenance and management, and biomedical instrumentation. He has a broad industry experience which spans over 9 years as a senior IT systems/network engineer in companies across diverse industries including banking, manufacturing, healthcare, and IT/telecoms. His research interests include medical instrumentation, medical information systems, pattern recognition, and healthcare project management.

Mr. Tochukwu Mbanugo

Mr. Mbanugo is a Senior Consultant in Dalberg’s Lagos office, with extensive experience collaborating with clients in a range of sectors, which include education, technology, telecommunication, and energy. Most recently, Tochukwu was part of a team that supported a client in designing a program structure and curriculum for a Pan African institution to enable training and empowerment of young entrepreneurs. Tochukwu has an M.A. in Entrepreneurial Leadership in Global Business from the University of Chester and a BSc. in Accounting from Caritas University. He is currently pursuing an M.A. in Education and Learning Innovation at the University of South Wales. Tochukwu is also a fellow of the Mountbatten Institute, an institution that is aimed at promoting cross- cultural integration amongst young professional within the Commonwealth Countries.

Mr. Nedo Osayanbe

Mr. Osayanbe took early retirement from Shell after 34 years of unblemished career in Nigeria and the Netherlands that saw him in technical, commercial and managerial roles. At different times, he was Shell Nigeria’s Head Research and Development, Geosolutions Manager, Crude Handling and Unitisation manager, and General Manager Sustainable Development and Community Relations reporting to the Managing Director/Country Chair of Shell Companies in Nigeria. A Fellow of The Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists, he maintains strong links in the industry and academia. He was responsible for the creation of the nationally-recognised leading Centre of Excellence in Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Benin. A Geophysics thought leader, he currently has 6 copyrights and 3 pending patent applications. He is currently the Chairman of Belemoil Producing Limited.

#HackforGood2018 Judges Mr. Louis Iwegbuna

Mr. Iwegbuna is a technical advisor to the sales team at Autodesk. In this role, he works with channel partners and customers on innovative solutions that will transform their businesses, influence their strategies, improve their revenue generating initiatives putting them on the global roadmap. Louis hols a B.ENG. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Enugu State University of Science and Technology

Behind the Scenes: Meet the Team









Lightning Talk Speakers Ms. Sara Clayton, Microsoft Mr. Shehu Umar, Wattlinq Mr. Joshua Adedeji, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) Mr. Adeniran Haastrup, Uber Ms. Alessia Balducci, SeedSpace Mr. Allison Allasan, HP Mr. Oludolapo Ojelabi, Autodesk Mr. Rotimi Ogunyemi, Bayo Ogunyemi & Co

Mentors Oluwaseyi Balogun, Ph.D, Biomedical Engineer Shittu Ayodele Ibrahim, Ph.D, Economist Olunifesi Adekunle Suraj, Ph.D, ICT and Multimedia Consultant Olasupo Ajayi, Ph.D, Computer Scientist and IT Consultant Mr. Shehu Musa, Wattlinq Mr. Emmanuel Odunlade, Dev’s District Hub, #HackforGood 2017 Best Hacker

Acknowledgements We are honored to partake in this event among these incredible young talents across our nation who have converged to exhibit their innovative ideas and transform them into real-life solutions to the challenges our communities face. As J.K Rowling would have it, “Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and, therefore, the foundation of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.” The future of every nation is tied with the youth. When the youths are prepared with the right mindset, they drive the nation to a greater height. To continue to lead, politically, economically, and socially, youth ought to be innovation obsessed. This is the only way as makers—you can maintain your relevance in your world. From industry and organizations perspectives, the world-leading industries or organizations are those whose core value is in innovation. You can take a look at HP, Dalberg, Microsoft, Uber, YTF, and many others. All these organizations evolve as our world evolves. They introduce and adopt to new innovations in their day-to-day operations. As these organizations, a nation or an individual who craves for growth needs to evolve as time evolves. Again, to all the talents here, we encourage you to inculcate the spirit of innovation in your everyday lives. When you develop the skill of spotting people’s problem and at the same time, the skill of providing the appropriate solutions to these problems, hence, you have developed a great skill of improving your financial status. The real innovation comes from the acquisitions of the problem spotting and solving skills. Keep thinking, keep studying, keep researching, keep imagining, and stay curious. To University of Lagos Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof. Folasade Ogunsola, and Dr. Abayomi Adebisi who serves as Director of the Entrepreneurship and Skills Deelopment Center: thank you for your partnership and wishing us a more innovative Nigeria. Co-Chairs, 3D Africa #HackforGood2018, Engr. Uche Ajuonuma Felix Amaefule Country Manager, YTF Programme Manager, 3D Africa

#HackforGood2018 Notes Most amazing ideas I heard during #HackforGood2018… ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Actions I can take when I return to school, work or home… ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________

STUDENT VOICES “I’m excited to build or join a team looking to solve the energy challenges in Nigeria.”

- Marcellus Ugokwe

Systems Engineering Student Imo State University “I’m looking forward to meeting new people and working together to build solutions to problems in the healthcare sector.”

- Oluwatobi Odubela

Biomedical Engineering Student University of Lagos “Participating will boost my career and I’m looking forward to learning from and networking with people.”

- Chika Iduma

Economics Student Ebonyi State University “I’m looking forward to creating a technology prototype that will change the world.”

- Paul Adams

Electrical/Electronics Engineering Student University of Ibadan

HackForGood 2018 Program  

HackForGood is a three-day curriculum and contest that will provide 50 young people from across Nigeria with access to cutting-edge technolo...

HackForGood 2018 Program  

HackForGood is a three-day curriculum and contest that will provide 50 young people from across Nigeria with access to cutting-edge technolo...