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For the First Time, the Facebook-Sponsored Cyberxchange Hackathon Competition is Coming to Nigeria! Register Now To Stand a Chance to Win Amazing Prizes



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Clear your calendar – It’s going down! First ever CyberXchange Hackathon sponsored by Facebook to touch Nigerian soil. Come not just by yourself but with your team to compete against other university and young professionals with less than 2 years experience throughout Nigeria. You will have the opportunity to build a hack against a cyber security issue.

Are you wondering what’s in it for you besides being part of the CyberXchange 2016, the largest cyber security conference to set foot in Nigeria? prizes, worldwide exposure of your company and university team, and so much more.

To register:

  • Visit
  • Click on the Hack-a-thon registration page to register
  • Enter your details and you will instantly receive an email
  • Follow the link in your e-mail to answer the pre-qualification questions
  • You will be contacted once you qualify for the finale

The pre-qualifier registration closes August 30th, 2016. Notifications to those who are accepted will be sent out by end of day on September 24th, 2016. The final competition will hold on November 2nd-3rd 2016 at the Landmark event Center Lagos.

Qualifiers will be need to start brainstorming ideas & form a team of up to 4 people. Refreshments, fun diversions, prizes, and some expert guidance from Facebook’s team of experts will be provided. All the participants need to bring is a laptop, appetite, skills and ideas. Judges include; Regina Wallace-Jones Head of Security Operations Facebook, celebrity musician, ELdee amongst others.

According to Facebook; sponsors of the competition “We hope to discover new talents, methods and ideas; and to encourage development in the field of information security. It is our hope that besides discovering gifted hackers and cyber-defenders, the CyberXchange 2016 Hack-a-thon will inspire the development of West Africa’s Information security professionals of the future”.
Hack-a-thon is a competition geared towards finding the best prototypes by starting from scratch to build a workable idea with the help of collaborating colleagues on their teams. This event tests the skills of the brightest and best within programming, cyber security, information assurance, security engineer, and other IT fields within teams of 4 to 6 people.

Pre-Qualifier Registration:
Closing Date: August 30th, 2016
Notification: Date: September, 24th 2016
Register now at

Competition Details:
Date: November 2nd -3rd 2016
Venue: Landmark event Center Lagos

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  1. kemi

    June 9, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    This sounds interesting

  2. Techy

    June 9, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I love that Hackathonshe are coming to Nigeria! It’s a great opportunity to network and find new talent! p.s. If you’ve never been to a hacakathon/ don’t have that much tech experience, don’t be afraid to enter! It’s opportunity to learn if anything. BN please keep us updated on this event.

  3. Sonia

    June 10, 2016 at 1:55 am

    OMG! This is awesome! I can’t wait to go! Facebook hackathon, YES!!!

  4. fee

    June 10, 2016 at 11:44 am


  5. Chi

    June 10, 2016 at 11:51 am

    This is good to hear. However, it is not the first hackathon in Nigeria. One was organized on May 14, 2016 by VGG. Also, a talk about CTFs being a talent hunt tool was presented at the first BSides Lagos this year in January. This is so good to hear.

    • fee

      June 10, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      The post clearly says this is the first ‘Facebook-Sponsored’ Hackathon competition in Nigeria. It does not say it is the first Hackathon in Nigeria.

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