After almost 3 months of an intense adventure, we have ended the 4th iteration of the HNG Internship. The HNG Internship is a software development and design internship by Hotels.ng, and this iteration was done in partnership with Oracle, Figma and Bluechip Technologies. The goal is to find the most talented designers and developers in Africa.
The way it works is that there is a giant slack channel - in this internship, 3000 people started - and each week coding and design tasks are given. Those who succeed at the tasks remain, while those who do not are removed from the channel. The tasks get harder and harder, with the final tasks being very complex.
The idea is that this method allows the very best, and fastest learners to remain till the end, while introducing a lot of tools and techniques to those who do not make it to the end.
All the interns are paid as they work, right from the start. This ensures that everyone can provide power, internet and other neccessities, and nobody is unduly disadvantaged. In addition to this, we partnered with 15 hubs and co-working spaces where the interns could be.
At the beginning, we were 3,000 who started. Only 28 people completed it. These are some of the best upcoming talents in Nigeria.
Here is sample of feedback from people:
Here is the list of all those who made it to the end, in no particular order:
|Mfonobong Umondia||UI/UX Designer||Undergraduate||@bella_mfonobong||A brilliant designer. Did the last internship without a laptop, and this internship became one of our top designers|
|Oluwadamilola Soyombo||UI/UX Designer||Post NYSC||@iam_dharmy||Top designer - understands product very clearly and knows how to interprete it in a way that makes beautiful resultsTop designer - understands product very clearly and knows how to interprete it in a way that makes beautiful results|
|Fayemi David||UI/UX Designer||200 Level||@KingFayemi||Another great designer - can make any product look really great|
|Jeremiah Righteous||UI/UX Designer||300 Level||@Jeremiahriz||One of the fastest people who learned product design I have ever met. Intuitive understanding of how product interfaces work|
|Dike Thelma Kelechi||UI/UX Designer||Post NYSC||@Dikethelmak||One of our best designers - understands product quickly and can make them nice|
|Nedy Udombat||Front-end||400 Level||@nedy_codes||A great and hardworking frontend developer. Highly productive and one of the people contributing the most to the projects|
|Janet Arisah||Front-end||Post-NYSC||@Jayarisah||A reliable frontend coder that has consistently delivered great work|
|Olasupo Abdulhakeem Adigun||Front-end||Post NYSC||@HakeemOlasupo09||A solid and good frontend coder|
|Blessing Akpan||Front-end||Undergraduate||@interactive_bee||Very determined problem solver. Learns very fast and is a great frontend coder|
|Osumgba Chiamaka||Front-end||Pre-Nysc||@KindnessOsumgba||Fast thinker, very motivated, always working and delivering frontend code|
|Oghenero Paul-Ejukorlem||Front-end||Undergraduate||@nerocodes||One of our high-output frontend code deliverer. Very reliable, with great frontend work|
|Olumese Everitus||Full-Stack||Post NYSC||@EOlumese||Top intern of the batch - great at backend and frontend. Consistently delivers good work|
|Onwuorah Okechukwu||Full-Stack||Post NYSC||@benjorah_||Great full-stack coder. A great contributor to all teams|
|Mercy Ikpe||Front-end||Undergraduate||@Mercyikpee||Migrated from another career to front-end development through sheer determination. One of our top contributors|
|Weke Samuel||Front-end||Undergraduate||@samuelweke||Great Front developer and great with team collaborations|
|Steven Victor||Back-end||Post NYSC||@Stevensunflash||One of the best backend coders I have met. My full recommendation|
|Adedeji Stephen||Back-end||Post NYSC||@Ionwarez||Does great work - a solid contributor to any team|
|Shafi Abdulrahman||Back-end||Post NYSC||@AvatechNG||Problem solver with great backend skills|
|Ominiabohs Efemena David||Back-end /Blockchain||Post NYSC||@Orpheusohms||Can solve the most complex of problems. Highly capable and extremely fast learner. Very strong coder|
|Wisdom Anthony||Back-end||300 Level||@WisdomAnthoni||Very good backend coder - can handle projects of any complexity reliably|
|Jimoh Muheez||Full-stack||Pre NYSC||@kng_maaj||Very good full-stack coder - does both frontend and backend|
|Iruene Adokiye||Back-end||Post NYSC||@Adokiye_||Very good backend coder - can handle projects of any complexity reliably|
|Victor Ugwueze||Back-end||Post NYSC||@victor_ugwueze||One of our top coders - always top deliverer of the team|
|Orie chinedu||Back-end||Post NYSC||@Oriechinedu||Certainly among our top 5 backend coders. Great work - I depend on his work|
|Dennis Otugo||Back-end||Post NYSC||@wesleyotugo||Amazing at dev-ops AND backend development. Managed the server the enter time. Very fast code contributor|
|Chidinma Juliet||Back-end||Post NYSC||@Dimmajuliet16||One of our top developers, and with strong leadership abilities. Solved many of the teams code problems for them|
|Chigozie Ekwonu||Back-end||Post NYSC||@Chygoz2||A great backend coder. One of my favorites. Delivers really good code|
|James John James||Back-end||300 Level||@jjaycodes||A solid backend coder - great team member, and always delivering excellent work|
|Seyi Onifade||Project Management / Back-end||Post NYSC||@xyluz||Also second time mentoring. A world-class software developer|
|Chidi Okoye||Project Management / Front-end||Pre NYSC||@okoyecb||A great frontend coder who decided to also work on project management in the internship. Second time being an internship mentor|
|Kingsley Ukeje||Project Management / Design||NYSC||@rogue__kvng||Great at project management and design|
|Gabriel Umoh||Project Management / Back-end||Pre NYSC||@gab_umoh||Project Manager at Hotels.ng|
|Ridwan Lasisi||Product Designer. / Social Media||Post NYSC||@_yhincah||Incredible designer. Also managed our Social Media for the internship.|