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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…

Bryan Agbor Toko, a 21-year-old engineering student, has gone home with the sum of XAF 1 million as the first prize winner of the 2021 edition of the Nervtek Community Challenge. Bryan was among the 10 finalists who pitched their innovative projects at Mountain Hotel to a six-member jury on Saturday 17, July 2021. After deliberations on his Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Drawing Machine presentation, the judges decided to award him the first prize. Bryan just defended his final-year project at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology at the University of Buea with the same project. He tells Cameroon Tech News that he can hardly believe he won the prize because the project was still vague. He explains that thanks to friends and family who believe in and love his idea, he did his presentation with confidence. Though Bryan has been crowned the first prize winner, 2 other projects presented…

I started volunteering at The Scoop Newspaper in 2016 when I validated all my courses in the University of Buea. I studied Journalism and Mass Communication. I knew just 2% of Microsoft office word and how to search the web then. I found  another offer at Camlait SA as a promotrice. So I shuffled between attending events and writing reports for the paper and selling Camlait products at Njieforbi Molyko. However, my friend, Malcolm and I kept searching for other opportunities. On that fateful day, he sent me a link advertising a job opportunity on Akwajobs. ActivSpaces needed a community manager and administrative support. We finally settled on me applying for the job after reading the job description. I went through the net, read on how to draft good cover letters and curriculum Vitaes. I wrote and sent the documents to Malcolm for editing.  I was supposed to submit the…