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The launch of Girls in Tech Nigeria was held on Saturday  25th of October 2014 at the iDEA Hub in Lagos, Nigeria. Dupe Darabidan, Co-Managing Director of GIT Nigeria  gave a short talk on why we need more girls in Tech, then we had a short introduction from our partners (Idea Nigeria  by Joshua Audu  and Microsoft  by Olusola Amusan and Eremi  Idienumah). The Managing Director GIT Nigeria, Tosin Oguntuyi unveiled Girls in Tech Nigeria our history, mission and vision  stating that Girls in Tech encourages  women and girls to embrace their femininity and unique qualities as strengths  in  both  professional  and  personal  environments  via  various  programmes  which  include Mentorship programmes, Hackathons, Networking events, Conferences and many more.

Microsoft Nigeria gave away notepads and computer mice during a question and answer session. Guests watched a short video clip which was an interview of different women working in the technology space and why they chose a career in technology after which we had an interactive session asking the girls what they wanted to become when they were younger.
We then had the guest speaker Gbenga Sesan Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, he talked on Girls in Tech the future and he emphasized on crushing the “boys code and girls clean fallacy”. Guests went home with flash drives, stickers, stress bulbs, pens thanks to OpenSUSE.

Here are photos from the event: