Tech firm trains developers

Amazon, through its subsidiary Amazon Web Service, has partnered with Makintouch Consulting to offer training in its services for Nigerian developers.

At an event tagged ‘Go Cloud With AWS’, which had in attendance the Commissioner for Science and Technology, Hakeem Fahm, the organisers said the training offered the unemployed, underemployed, and professionals in tech an avenue to skill up.

In his keynote address, the commissioner noted the impact technology has had on the way work was being done across different organisations.

He said, “Regardless of our current structure, no company is immune to necessary decisions about where, how, and what work will be done as the future unfolds. In short? The future of work has arrived, it’s not going anywhere, and it has major implications for organisations.”

Fahm also drew attention to the fact that technology is a catalyst for growth in developing nations and the need for young people to strive to develop themselves and gain essential skills.

Six speakers from within and outside Nigeria enlightened the participants on the need to build with AWS, the role of AWS in business expansion, development, and also job opportunities.

One of the speakers, Mhlongo Eric, from South Africa, emphasised the quality of service that AWS offers and the scalability that is also available with no cost of maintaining infrastructure, physical security or electricity.

At the event, the Chief Executive Officer of Makintouch, Toyin Ifesanya, who has over 15 years of experience in tech, expressed her joy that young Nigerians are now embracing technology and the exposure is increasing.  She called on the government to create a conducive environment for young people.

Speaking on the sidelines of the event, the Programme Manager for Makintouch, Israel Kuti, described the relationship with AWS as a productive one not only for the organisation but the effect it will have on the growth of the Nigerian tech space.

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