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Friday, 9 July 2021

How Does A Word Get Into The Dictionary?

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    Written by: Becca Marsh
Reading time: 4 mins
Last updated: March 17, 2021


Have you ever wondered how a word gets into the dictionary?

Does one person decide or does it have to go through a number of people before being granted permission to be published?

In this article, we will be looking at how a word gets into the dictionary.

To put it simply a word gets into the dictionary when it becomes a popularly used word.

New words, such as slang and abbreviations are added to the dictionary once they start to appear across a substantial amount of sources and are regularly spoken.

Once a word is commonly used and there is an understanding of a common meaning it can be considered to be added to the dictionary.


To learn more about the process, visit https://www.thefactsite.com/how-words-get-into-dictionary/

Monday, 28 June 2021

Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation

 






Deadline: 11 July 2021.
 


For its 5th edition, Digital Lab Africa is switching to a fully online format. The incubation and mentorship programs followed by the DLA#5 laureates include online activities, online mentorship, and participation to online industry events.

After the successful 1st phase, Digital Lab Africa 5th edition is launching the 2nd phase of its call for applications from 11 June to 11 July. This 2nd phase is dedicated to video games category.

DLA#5 call for application is open to anyone from the field of digital content creation: artists, producers, designers, start-ups, SMEs, collectives, students or entrepreneurs, living or native from a Sub-Saharan African country. It targets innovative digital content from the perspective of form, storytelling and technologies used in gaming.

The applications are reviewed by the DLA Selection Committees based on criteria of creativity, artistic/technical quality, technological aspect and potential.

To apply for phase 2 (video game):

1 – Fill in the online form

2 – Email your application documents to: applications@digilabafrica.com

Application files:

  • Pitch deck / Presentation document (PDF, PowerPoint or Word) including:
    • Project overview
    • Game concept . Gameplay
    • Statement of intent
    • Target audience and strategy
    • Technical information
    • Graphic / Visual elements
  • Any preview, or demo of the project (if available)
  • short video pitch [2 to 3 min] explaining your concept and why you want to be part of the DLA Mentorship & Incubation program.
  • cover letter explaining why you want to take part in the DLA program.
  • resume/curriculum vitae of the applicant and/or description of the company represented
  • picture (.jpeg) of the applicant

If your pitch is selected, you stand a chance to be a participant in online masterclasses and workshops by recognized firms like  La Plaine Images, Leno,  Play in Lab and many more.

To learn more, visit: https://digilabafrica.com/submit-a-project/

Monday, 3 May 2021

Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2022

Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation

 

The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, founded by the Royal Academy of Engineering, is Africa’s biggest prize dedicated to engineering innovation. It awards crucial commercialisation support to ambitious African innovators developing scalable engineering solutions to local challenges, demonstrating the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development.

An eight-month period of tailored training and mentoring culminates in a showcase event where a winner is selected to receive £25,000 along with three runners-up, who are each awarded £10,000.


A low-cost water-powered ventilator, dissolvable bioplastic and 3D printed prosthetics are among the innovations chosen to receive crucial commercialisation support from the Royal Academy of Engineering after being shortlisted for its 2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.

The Africa Prize recognises ambitious African innovators developing scalable engineering solutions to local challenges and this year’s shortlist represents nine countries including, for the first time, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Ethiopia and the Gambia. Six of the 16-strong shortlist are female innovators.The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, founded by the Royal Academy of Engineering, is Africa’s biggest prize dedicated to engineering innovation. It awards crucial commercialisation support to ambitious African innovators developing scalable engineering solutions to local challenges, demonstrating the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development.

An eight-month period of tailored training and mentoring culminates in a showcase event where a winner is selected to receive £25,000 along with three runners-up, who are each awarded £10,000.


A low-cost water-powered ventilator, dissolvable bioplastic and 3D printed prosthetics are among the innovations chosen to receive crucial commercialisation support from the Royal Academy of Engineering after being shortlisted for its 2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.

The Africa Prize recognises ambitious African innovators developing scalable engineering solutions to local challenges and this year’s shortlist represents nine countries including, for the first time, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Ethiopia and the Gambia. Six of the 16-strong shortlist are female innovators.

Monday, 26 April 2021

Google Africa Developer Scholarship 2021

Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation


Take your skills to the next level.

Grow with Google and Pluralsight have partnered for the third consecutive year to provide a program to support software developers across Africa in three different roles: Associate Android Developer, Associate Cloud Engineer, Mobile Web Specialist.


This program aims to engage with existing and aspiring developers to help them build the skills they need to get a job in tech after the program is over. The Google Africa Developer Scholarship (GADS) program gives participants free access to select courses, projects, embedded labs (powered by Qwiklabs) and skill assessments; plus support from the Google Developer community. The resources available in this program will help developers build the skills necessary to get their Google certification.  Previous participants have gone on to build impactful projects for their communities, make incredible steps in their career journeys, and even become Google-certified developers and engineers. 


Acceptance into this program is limited, so get started today to ensure you don’t miss out! Applicants will be prioritized for advancement based on the amount of Pluralsight content consumed and other target demographics


Learn More: https://www.pluralsight.com/partners/google/africa/gads-2021