Interswitch Throws Weight Behind 2022 Localhost Meetup

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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

A community-building platform for tech enthusiasts, Lagos Localhost Meetup, recently received the full backing of Africa’s leading integrated payments and digital commerce company, Interswitch.

On April 20, 2022, participants of the hybrid event gathered to discuss the possibilities of cloud infrastructure and the adoption of DevOps in Nigeria and across the globe.

Participants at the meetup, made up of a mix of DevOps engineers, Cloud, and Site Reliability Engineers (SRE), were treated to implementation protocols that are in continuous delivery with Policy as a Code and Open Policy Agent, components of the API.

Asiya Yunusa, a DevOps Engineer at Interswitch, while speaking at the event themed Building to Scale, guided other DevOps engineers in attendance on how to use the application, pointing out the API integration platform had a feature that fosters community among developers.

Yunusa was joined by other speakers like Interswitch’s DevOps Engineers, AbdulBasit Kabir; Observability Lead at Paystack, Ibukunoluwa Itimi; and Cloud Native Engineer at Container Solutions, Opeyemi Alao.

The Group Chief Marketing and Corporate Communications Officer of Interswitch Group, Ms Cherry Eromosele, stated that the company threw its weight behind the programme to restate its commitment to the growing community of tech enthusiasts in Nigeria.

According to her, through its sponsorship of the initiative, Interswitch has consolidated its investment in the Nigerian tech ecosystem and showcased its support by providing its robust Application Programming Interface (API) infrastructure at no cost to all interested developers at the meetup.

“We are excited to be supporting the Localhost community, where tech enthusiasts, who are poised to shape the future, gather to discuss how technology can be used to shape the African narrative by providing bespoke solutions to address our local challenges.

“At Interswitch, our goal remains to provide enabling systems for the coming generation of tech experts. For this reason, we want to familiarise developers with our API that can be integrated into their various solution packages, at zero cost,” she said.

Localhost, previously known as DevOpsng, holds its Meetup quarterly across Nigeria and beyond, providing opportunities for sharing knowledge and networking within the Nigerian tech community.

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