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Not Every Job is For You. Hi! I am Eduke, the village girl and I want to share with you some mistakes I have made in my professional life over the years. It is a lesson I have learned and I thought of sharing it with you.  See guys, it is not every job you have to accept. I understand there is that desperation to get a job, make money and take care of your bills, improve your skills while hoping for a better tomorrow. Nine months after I quit my beloved and first job at a tech hub, I was seduced with another after freelancing for 9 months. That anxiety to finally work again was there. I had my monthly ‘njangi’ to take care of and other bills to cater for. I was recommended to this entrepreneur who had an amazing business idea. After the person had pitched to…

Recap of day 2 of the 2021 Silicon Mountain Conference. The largest tech event in Cameroon, Silicon Mountain Conference is currently going on in Buea in the campuses of ActivSpaces, Catholic University Institute of Buea (CUIB), Higher Institute of Management Studies (HIMS), University of Buea and Chariot Hotel Complex. Cameroon Tech News brings to you highlights of Day 2 of the event at the university of Buea. A recap of Day 1 hereA recap of Day 1 here For day 2, it was as follows Panel Discussion *The day opened with a panel discussion on the overview of the Silicon Mountain ecosystem to help the audience understand its history, components, problems and ways forward. – 2 Panelists were pioneer members. The community got its name from Silicon Valley and the Fako mountain after many deliberations from techies then. -The community has evolved from being just a tech community to encompassing…

The largest tech gathering in Cameroon, SILICON MOUNTAIN CONFERENCE will happen from November 9th -13th 2021 in Buea, South West Region of Cameroon. The organizing committee is rounding off with preparations for the historic event themed, “THE SHOWCASE.” Though envisaged to harbour over 2000 participants, many who do not understand the tech ecosystem doubt the activities of the community members. Lately, it is common to find a non-techie term Silicon mountain community members scammers, computer repairers, thieves or even computer vendors. What Is The Silicon Mountain Exactly and how did it come into existence? Since the early 2000s, computer enthusiasts like Churchill Mambe, Valery Colong (Co-founder of ActivSpaces), Otto Akama, Churchill Nanje Mambe (Founder, Njorku), Fua Tse (Founder, Zinger Systems), Tata Cyril had dreams of having a community where tech lovers can come together and learn from each other. Then support structures like Activsapces popped up and served as a…