Innovationbed TechSTARTups Awards

Initiative for young graduates of diverse disciplines to drive homegrown technology developments around them.

This award program grants to successful entrepreneurs every year some venture startup rewards and benefits.

Graduates who benefited from Programos Foundation’s Flagship Management Trainee Research Up-skilling that were all supplied to the Nigerian Capital Market with some absorbed as internal staff.

TechSTARTup iIncubation2030 & Tech-scouting Awards Initiative

Innovationbed inspiring young people in the 36 states of the federation and FCT to evolve city-as-a-service caas innovations and smart digital solutions that can give their regions a true sense of digital transformation and drive employment. #SVC4Nigeria.

– Building the NEXT architects of the digital economy, and harvesting youth’s innovation potential for prosperity through the transformative empowerment process of founding regional TechSTARTup is another bold signature initiative of Programos Foundation

The success of our innovationbed TechSTARTup pilots will further boost overall African values when scaled!

Our TechSTARTup Impact Principles …

Capacity building to develop resilient local supply chain using ICTs creativity that boosts economy”

“…we try to give Innovationbed TechSTARTup Impact franchise to not just experienced privileged youths, but young men and women that exhibit high-grade, skilled, likable and trustworthy character.”

“… promote collaboration of diverse professionals who may decide to run together rather than going alone and not get any far”

…we just stick with what our well researched scope of understand is, as against being a jack of all trade.”

“…we prefer to bank on our knowledge capital, maintaining a low debt to equity ratio – preferring businesses earning good returns on equity than going for unfavorable loans channels.”

“Our preference is to reach our goal by directly owning a diversified group of businesses that generate consistent growth in bottom-line …”

“And above all, instill into our beneficiary network, a TechSTARTup Impact career path after: Knowledge + Mannerism (Integrity & Ethics) + Productivity + Enterprise Leadership culminating into Wealth and National Development.” We have also adopted the official National Integrity and Ethics content as part of our capacity development programmes.

Abia State TechSTARTup Hub

Adamawa State MicroSTARTup Hub

Anambra State TechSTARTup Hub

Bayelsa State TechSTARTup Hub


Benue State TechSTARTup Hub

Borno State TechSTARTup Hub

Cross River State TechSTARTup Hub

Delta State TechSTARTup Hub

Ebonyin State TechSTARTup Hub

Edo State TechSTARTup Hub

Ekiti State TechSTARTup Hub

Enugu State TechSTARTup Hub

Gombe State TechSTARTup Hub

Imo State TechSTARTup Hub

Jigawa State TechSTARTup Hub

Kaduna State TechSTARTup Hub

Office of the Secretary to Kano State Government

WSANigeriaHub Kano State

Katsina TechSTARTup Hub

Kebbi State TechSTARTup Hub

Kogi State TechSTARTup Hub

Kwara State TechSTARTup Hub

Lagos State TechSTARTup Hub

Office of the SSA on ICT to Governor of Nasarawa State, Hon Haruna Sani Sani

WSANigeriaHub Nassarawa State

Niger State TechSTARTup Hub

Ogun State TechSTARTup Hub

Ondo State TechSTARTup Hub

Osun State TechSTARTup Hub

Oyo State TechSTARTup Hub

Plateau State TechSTARTup Hub

Rivers State TechSTARTup Hub

Sokoto State MicroSTA TechSTARTup Hub

Taraba State TechSTARTup Hub

Yobe State TechSTARTup Hub

Office of the SSA on ICT to Governor of Zamfara State, Hon Tambura Mohammed

Zamfara State WSANigeriaHub

FCT Abuja, MicroSTARTups Hub

Accra Region State TechSTARTups Hub

Programming Code Of Ethics
– Contents for Mannerism for every young entrepreneur involved with Innovationbed TechSTARTups Hub career.

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This article attempts to enumerate the key points of proper conduct for Computer Programmers. Much of this is based on the Code Of Ethics of the now-defunct International Programmers Guild.
Following are the 28 Code of Ethics every computer programmer must follow:
A programmer must…
1. Never create or distribute malware.
2. Never write code that is obfuscated or intentionally difficult to follow.
3. Never write documentation that is intentionally confusing or inaccurate.
4. Never reuse copyrighted code unless the proper license is purchased or permission is obtained.
5. Acknowledge (verbally and in source code comments) the work of other programmers on which the code is based, even if substantial changes are made.
6. Never write code that is deliberately inefficient with the intent of later claiming credit for making efficiency improvements.
7. Never intentionally introduce bugs with the intent of later claiming credit for fixing the bugs, or to stimulate the uptake of later versions.
8. Never write code that intentionally breaks another programmer’s code for the purpose of elevating one’s status.
9. Never hide known obstacles to a project’s completion during any phase of development, especially the design phase.
10. Never dishonestly downplay the difficulty of completing a project.
11. Report any illegal activities of the employer.
12. Never defame the profession.
13. Never falsely deny the presence of bugs.
14. Never reveal the secret corporate knowledge of an employer.
15. Never accept compensation from multiple parties for the same work unless permission is given.
16. Never perform competitive work without the employer’s knowledge.
17. Never conceal pertinent information from other members of the development team.
18. Never conceal from the employer their financial interest in development resources.
19. Never conceal any conflict of interest that may affect the project.
20. Never seek external profit from a project that was funded by a second party without permission. If permission is given to resell a product, the work should be discounted.
21. Never maliciously injure the reputation of an employer or members of the development team.
22. Never misrepresent their knowledge, experience, or abilities.
23. Never take credit for another man’s work.
24. Never steal software, especially development tools.
25. Never conceal the deficiencies of other programmers by writing code for them and allowing them to pass it off as their own work.
26. Install third-party applications without the user’s permission. Preferably not at all.
27. Stay current on the advancement of the field of Computer Science.
28. Never force updates on a user without their knowledge and approval.
Computer programming is the art of designing and implementing computer-based applications for the benefit of organizations, the government, the public, and others. Most computer science majors are working in the job market as computer programmers. Most of the computer science students are introduced to a code of ethics course which I believe is crucial for them before entering the job market so that they become aware of all the legal and ethical issues surrounding their career. According to the above-mentioned 28, programming code of ethics which I think are all important and should be considered by all computer programmers in their working environment. I want to shed light on some of these ethics.
“A programmer must Stay current on the advancement of the field of computer science”. This is really important as the field of computer science is rapidly advancing and new technologies are emerging almost every year. A good computer programmer should keep his knowledge updated to be able to cope with these advancements or otherwise he will not be able to secure his position. “A programmer must never create or distribute malware”. According to Wikipedia, malware refers to a variety of forms of hostile or intrusive software, including computer viruses, adware, scareware, and other malicious programs. Malware is the most prominent form of harm in the field of computer science. All of us have heard about computer viruses and their destructive capabilities to computer systems. A programmer should not badly utilize his skills to develop such malicious programs to harm others. “A programmer must never steal software, especially development tools.” Computer programs can be easily copied and replicated. This may look like a virtue of computer programs, and it is. However, this introduces a major legal problem. Consider this example, one of your friends purchased a media player software and you asked him to give you a copy of it. He agreed and now you both have the software running, but only one of you has paid for it!! This is unethical and also illegal. Computer programmers should be aware of this and never do this action especially for the software they are using to develop their programs.