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Highlights from the First Edition of #NonTechieTechTalks

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It’s been weeks since the first edition of #NonTechieTechTalks and the feedback hasn’t stopped rolling in. We did it!

On Saturday, June 1st 2019 “Non-Techies” across various areas in Tech gathered to interact with each other and learn strategies to help navigate the Tech Industry as a Non-Techie (a person whose primary responsibilities in Tech does not involve coding).

The event was attended by people in various fields across the Tech industry. Newbies and professionals in Customer Success, Marketing, Human Resources, Sales, Business Development, Product Design, and more were in attendance 

The event organized by Jadesola Odujole, and supported by Printivo and Formplus. 

The first session on “Creating Products That Users Want with Product Ownership” saw Enor Izomor (Customer Success Lead, Cowrywise), Francis Otuogbai (Lead Designer, Kudi.co), Toyosi Abolarin (Product Lead, Qrios), and Kharis Izevbizua (Product Specialist, Paystack) doling out tips on building a customer-centric product. They spoke on how they are able to keep the customers at the heart of their roles while prioritizing requests with their product roadmap. 

On starting a career in Tech, Similoluwa Bolarin (Expansion Manager, Flutterwave), Adeyinka Fowowe (Human Resources Manager, Max.ng), Susan Ikegwu (Digital Marketing Executive at Fibre.ng) and Oluwayemisi Obielodan (Product Manager at Formplus) shared some practical steps and guides. The session topic was “Careers in Tech: Past, Present and Future” and they spoke about their career journeys, lessons learned along the way and what anyone who is interested in a career in Tech can do to lift off in 2019.

The third panel saw co-founders of growing Technology companies, Formplus and Farmcrowdy sharing tips to current and future Tech Startup founders. Busayo Longe, (Co-founder at Formplus) and Temitope Omotolani, (Co-founder and CO, Farmcrowdy) dispensed lessons on building a product with or without external funding, building a winning team and forging strategic partnerships.

Speaking about their experience, a Non-Techie said “This was what I never knew I needed. Thank you so much for putting this together and I hope to see more of this soon”. To catch up with all that went down, check @nonttechtalks on Twitter.

The event ended with closing remarks by the organizer and a promise to host another meetup before the year 2019 ends. To join the Non-Techie Tech Talks mailing list, fill out this form. 

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