In another busy year, The Zone has continued to serve as home to over 100 events yearly, including tech events, conventions, business trainings, and other events of all shapes and sizes that connect people and ideas across several industries.
We believe our facility is designed from start to finish to truly inspire the events, and the events we are privileged to host daily inspire us.
It’s been our pleasure to host some spectacular events and enjoy ‘wowing’ new clients, while providing exceptional services for our well-loved existing clients.
As we look back on the earlier months of the year, we’d like to share ten (10) memorable tech events we hosted that truly elevated The Zone’s experience.
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10 Memorable Tech Events Hosted at The Zone
Open Source Festival (OSCAFEST)
The second edition of the OSCAFEST was held in March and organized by Open Source Community Africa. They are a community that aims to create and foster the open source movement within Africa.
Their objective is to assist African developers in integrating the act of contributing to open source projects while strongly supporting the movement of free and open source software.
The Open Source Festival (OSCAFEST) was a high-profile event that attracted student delegates, designers, developers and corporate organizations with a series of talks sessions, workshops and awareness campaign on open-sourced developer tools.
This edition served as a forum for discussions, networking and ideas proration around current technology developments and the growth of open source in Africa.
Untitled Design Conference (UDC)
The UD Conference was a one-day learning and practical session for designers, developers, artists, managers and builders.
The Zone provided the atmosphere through which UDC inspired participants to challenge and push themselves in the creative process, learning and drawing inspiration from those thriving in the industry. #
In addition, the event included transformative sessions and the opportunity to connect with like-minded innovators in Africa and the world.
The UDC was a hybrid event for various creative disciplines (artists, entrepreneurs, builders, developers, and community leaders) in Africa.
Google I/O Extended Lagos
We hosted local developers who came together at the Google I/O Extended event to explore the latest developments in technology.
Participants came together to discuss new technologies, host Q&A sessions, summarise content and meet fellow tech enthusiasts.
The event also included thoughtful discussions, hands-on learning and everything from Cloud, Web, Flutter, Machine Learning and Web3.
Participants had an exciting experience as they learned, made new connections, laughed, jumped and created memories.
Localhost Lagos Meetup
In April, The Zone hosted the Localhost Lagos Meetup with plenty of enthusiasm. The Localhost Meetup is an annual event that brings together DevOps, Cloud and Site Reliability Engineers worldwide.
At this event – held as a hybrid event – tech experts, thought-leaders and consultants gathered to connect, accelerate and innovate.
The event also featured keynote speeches, interactive/networking sessions, break-out sessions and much more.
Tech enthusiasts used the platform to discuss the possibilities of cloud infrastructure and how the adoption of DevOps can be feasible in Nigeria and across the globe.
Series 1 of the Blockchain Masterclass event hosted by Mara was held on a warm Saturday in July.
The event was the first of three workshops designed to introduce participants to the world of blockchain technology.
Participants included developers either transitioning from Web2 to Web3 or those in Web3 looking to have a well-rounded foundation. They learnt about the fundamental concepts of blockchain, Bitcoin and Ethereum.
The participants expressed their excitement about the ambience and left satisfied, having a solid understanding of blockchain technology and how it can be used to build decentralised applications.
Treekle App Launch
In July, the Treekle team had a fantastic experience at the Treekle tribe hangout 2.0. The ambience was electric as they launched the Treekle App with some exciting features.
The Treekle hangout included many giveaways, fun activities, games, and more.
After a 3-day virtual ‘hackathon’, Gen Z Techies held its 1-day in-person conference at The Zone’s Ruby Hall. The event was aimed at connecting tech-centred Gen Zs on a large scale.
The event witnessed a large gathering of Africa’s youngest innovators and change makers.
It saw ambitious Gen Zs put their creative and coding skills to the test, attempt to build solutions to problems in Africa and generally showcase what they can do.
The event included talk sessions, presentations, exhibitions and a product showcase by Gen Zs in the community.
Google Cloud Event
We were also glad to host Deismo Cloud for their Google Cloud Event.
The event featured tech professionals tasked with developer operations, cloud-native transformation, software engineering and architecture, etc.
The High Flyer Conference
The High Flyer Conference themed My Future; The Bigger Picture, which the Young High Academy hosted, also experienced The Zone in May.
The conference is a highly transformative event designed to raise brilliant youngsters and build a community of future high flyers.
Youngsters had fun as they were equipped, developed, empowered and commissioned as the next generation of high flyers.
Parents came along to also support their children and learned the areas they can play critical roles in their successes.
Participating youngsters and their parents truly enjoyed an incredible ambience and unforgettable experience.
The Room 2022
The ALX Africa team are on a mission to empower young people to build a limitless future. They aim to place two million young Africans in great jobs by 2030.
On their journey, they ensured this message was passed across to participants at The Room conference who enjoyed The Zone’s experience.
Participants left the event with a strong sense of urgency and motivation to establish themselves in Nigeria’s tech revolution, knowing that the future of Africa will be paved by technology.
We at The Zone wish them the very best in achieving their goals.
At The Zone, we invest in quality and leave nothing to chance when we host your tech conferences and other corporate events. We pride ourselves on our level of preparation and execution, with a highly skilled team in these areas.
As experts in helping you plan and host events, we are committed to ensuring our state-of-the-art facility and services are top-notch and also provide the best experience for your team.