Dinah Lugard Hackathon

Dinah Lugard Emerges Victorious in Hackathon 2024, Championing Cybersecurity

Dinah Lugard Hackathon
Dinah Lugard, representing Nigeria, emerged as the victor in the highly anticipated Hackathon 2024, hosted by Pydon Global. Competing against over 100 participants from across Africa in the preliminary rounds, Lugard faced off against two finalists from Tanzania and Senegal for the coveted winning prize. The virtual competition, held throughout April and concluding on May 2nd, 2024, showcased Lugard’s exceptional skills as a White Hat Hacker, earning her not only the winner’s title but also recognition for delivering the best presentation.

As the winner, Lugard walks away with a $5000 cash prize and a scholarship to pursue studies in Artificial Intelligence at Harvard University. She secured victory with 2277 points. The second-place finisher, the Senegal representative, receives a scholarship to study System Engineering in any African country, earning a total of 2044 points. Meanwhile, the Tanzanian representative, coming in third place, earns a scholarship to study computer science at a Tanzanian University.

In the realm of cybersecurity, Dinah Lugard emerges as a steadfast advocate, emphasizing the paramount importance of fortifying digital defenses against fraud and hacking. The visionary founder expressed her gratitude for the accolade, stating, “This victory humbles me. It reinforces our collective responsibility to better society, motivating me to utilize my cybersecurity skills and platform for positive change.”

Admitting the risks posed by the conveniences of connectivity, Lugard’s initiative, ‘Cloud On SoberTech,’ shines a spotlight on the urgent need for online security. Through targeted content, it offers indispensable safeguards and a roadmap for securely navigating the digital realm.


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