MEET THE MINDS BEHIND THE NEW NUL RESEACH AND INNOVATIONS WEBSITE, BLOG AND APP

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NUL Research and Innovations is happy to introduce the following: NUL Research and Innovations WEBSITE which includes a BLOG, and NUL Research and Innovations APP! And today, we also introduce the young bright minds behind the monuments with potentially far-reaching consequences:

But before that, let’s take a look:

(1) http://www.nulresearchandinnovations.co.ls/ 
(2) http://www.nulresearchandinnovations.co.ls/blog
(3) http://bit.ly/nul-ri-app

From inception, NUL Research and Innovations was intent on engaging, supporting and seeking help from the brightest young minds around us.

It is for these reasons that we met members of Enigma, an IT local company and an independent IT specialist, Mr Tshereletso Phuthi from South Africa, who volunteered to assist us to build the above monuments and host them in their systems for free.

We interviewed Engima members and Mr Phuthi to find their motives in working with NUL Research and Innovations. Now, let’s hear from them:
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO HELP NUL RESEARCH AND INNOVATIONS?

ENIGMA: As Enigma we believe NUL Research and Innovations is here for a good cause promoting local talent, and we feel honored to help in any way we can as we are on a quest ourselves to promote talent in IT sector.

PHUTHI: Helping NUL research and innovations was a (rate of return) from me, giving back to others using the same skills given to me over the years. I also wanted to build myself as a brand by developing few websites and software for institutions so that i can have a portfolio of my projects ready for clients.

WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR CONTRIBUTION WITHOUT PAYMENT?

ENIGMA: As the initiative is solely funded by the community, us (Enigma) contributing without payment will hopefully ease the tension on the team.

PHUTHI: I wanted to empower other young adults like me to start implementing their own creations in fulfilling their dreams. It is a good thing to dream and have goals but if you do not take the first step of achieving that mission no one will do that for you…

SINCE THE NUL RESEARCH AND INNOVATIONS FACEBOOK PAGE WAS ALREADY THERE, WHAT VALUE DO YOU THINK THE WEBSITE AND THE APP WILL ADD?

ENIGMA: Facebook page is the main platform for distributing the stories/articles and it is doing great. However it still needs the support of other platforms (website, blog and mobile app) as not everyone is on Facebook so we still need to cater for those people who would prefer different channels.

PHUTHI: The website is there to give a clear background overview that explains the NUL Research and innovations itself (i.e. the mission and values that the brand aims to achieve). The idea is to present the above points in a formal manner and to secure that online presence for other organizations to see. For instance, after browsing the web I will then be able to know what the site is all about and therefore I can donate because I know the importance of what NUL Research and Innovations is doing.

WHAT KIND OF TECHNOLOGY DO YOU USE TO CREATE SUCH AMAZING TOOLS?

ENIGMA: THE WEBSITE is built mainly on HTML5, CSS and Javascript and has the ability to pull stories automatically from the blog via API. THE BLOG runs on Drupal CMS (Content Management System) and exposes an API which other platforms (Mobile App and Website) use to pull stories/articles. MOBILE APP is built on Ionic Framework, Ionic was chosen due to the fact that it is used common technologies such as HTML, CSS and Javascript.

PHUTHI: I use a lot of tools to develop but to name a few I like using, HTML 5 CSS3, PHP, J QUERIES,JAVASCRIPT, DRUPAL 8 & PHOTOSHOP for the images

HOW DID MR PHUTHI AND ENIGMA WORK TOGETHER ON THIS?

ENIGMA: We are sharing the tasks with Ntate Puthi, he takes care of the website while Enigma maintains the blog and mobile app.

PHUTHI: It was easy for us to work together with the ENIGMA TEAM because we are in the same field (IT), we share the same interest and we working together to achieve the same mission. Actually we are considering joining the two Brands (ENIGMA and Tshireletso Phuthi ) to work as one brand.

DO YOU THINK THERE IS A FUTURE FOR NUL RESEARCH AND INNOVATIONS AS AN NUL BRAND?

ENIGMA: We definitely believe NUL Research and Innovations has a bright future as many people are now inspired to innovate and bring new products into the marketplace, at this rate Lesotho’s economy will soon benefit from the initiative.

PHUTHI: Yes! A bright one!

WHAT ELSE WOULD LIKE TO SAY?

ENIGMA: Enigma would like give thanks for the opportunity it was given to showcase its skills and hope the initiative can grow further and help more Basotho.

PHUTHI: I believe in the beauty of your dreams, establish valuable connections as much as you can, present yourself the way you would like people to see you, stay focused and work hard to achieve what your heart desires.

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