Weekly Tech Roundup for May 31 2019

“Innovation is taking two things that already exist and putting them together in a new way.” – Tom Freston

“It isn’t all over; everything has not been invented; the human adventure is just beginning.” ― Gene Roddenberry. Every minute, someone comes up with a new idea, someone is implementing it and we all know we haven’t really started yet. Check out these technology trends to find what’s moving the world right now.

We also included some snippets from our daily knowledge development sessions, just to give you a little extra knowledge. After all, knowledge is never enough. Take your time and digest every one of them. The world is fast evolving and so should your mind.

Tech Snippets

How to Get the Most Out of Your Next Hackathon

To get the most out of your experience, it’s important to go in with an idea, a team, and the right preparation. We asked an engineering team at Goldman Sachs to provide their advice for how to find success at your next hackathon. – PA


You’re faced with a lot of decisions in everyday work. There are multiple tasks calling for your focus, and you can burn daylight or even burn out trying to decide what comes first. There’s a phenomenon called decision fatigue. There have been many studies that you can make poor choices when you’re not able to decide what is most important that can lead to things like impaired judgement and even purchase decisions. – BN

Resources For Product Managers

As a product manager you need a lot of resources to make the job a whole lot easier. Find over 200 resources for the product managers here. – BA

Computer Vision: Science & Technology of Machines That See.

Think about how you approach a jigsaw puzzle. You have all these pieces, and you need to assemble them into an image. That’s how neural networks for computer vision work. They distinguish many different pieces of the image, they identify the edges and then model the sub-components. Using filtering and a series of actions through deep network layers, they can piece all the parts of the image together, much like you would with a puzzle. – GM

Confidential Mode for Gmail

Gmail is getting a confidential mode come June 25. It allows users to send mails that only the intended receiver can access via SMS verification code and also lets them set an expiration date on the mail(s) that makes them completely inaccessible once the expiration date rolls in. – EE

Gokada Secures Funding, Gains Co-CEO

Gokada, Lagos-based on-demand motorcycle taxi app, today announced it has secured a Series A funding totalling $5.3 million. The round was led by Rise Capital. The company also announced that former Jobberman CEO, Ayodeji Adewunmi, has joined Gokada as co-CEO alongside Fahim Saleh. – PA

Coding vs Programming

Coding and programming are words used interchangeably but there is an essential difference between them. Do you know these differences?  – AOM

Blockchain Against Data Breaching

The Major selling point of Blockchain technology is its decentralized nature. Am sure we can bank on this feature to help keep our data safe online. – G

Machine Learning in Business

Machine learning is becoming a know term in today’s word. This is a good read on how machine learning can be applied in business today – OA

Technology Distributions for Women in STEM

Females remain underrepresented in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in African countries, with Nigeria prominent among the countries affected. This is why Technology Distributions Ltd. (TD) has urged young females to embrace the numerous opportunities in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. – PA

Knowledge Development Sessions

Getting People To Pay For Your Events

People pay and attend events that are relevant and targeted to their interests. It’s why you’ll never have trouble getting someone who’s a fan of a band to take free tickets to their show. And it’s also why a course that seems irrelevant to an individual’s role and interests will struggle however much you incentive them to attend.

About Weekly Tech Roundup by Bincom Dev Center

You probably already know that Bincom ICT‘s core is Best Use of Technology. This initiative is a compilation of some of the things the people at Bincom Dev Center found interesting during the week in review. Bincom Dev Center is the Training & Development Arm of Bincom ICT. In this weekly publication, You will find various pieces ranging from ideas to trends, to random thoughts. They are here because we found them interesting. We also include some knowledge development pieces and where to get more information about these topic. We aim to publish an edition every Friday at 5:00pm (with exception of Holidays). We are working hard to keep ourselves updated and we think you should too! Time for some Shameless Advertising:

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One more thing, Credits for this edition goes to :

  • Contributors: All_of_us @ Bincom Dev Center
  • Compiled by: Ejiofor Ekene
  • Edited by: Osahon Ohomina
  • Senior Responsibility Officer: Bade Adesemowo

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