In collaboration with SKYEGROOVE International Limited, Hack The Hackathon’s developer competition in Abuja is an event designed for technical and non-technical innovators, designers, and engineers to build working prototypes, get fed, compete for prizes across different categories, work with expert mentors, meet new people, and scout for teammates to work on new or current projects. Compete and win hardware, valuable support services, and cash prizes.
Our Hackathon presents an opportunity to experiment with development platforms, APIs, and “smart” devices and to address an array of possible projects falling loosely into three broad challenge categories: Social Good, Sustainable Business, and Smarter Living. Within these three broad categories, you are free to invent and build prototypes that address the issues you feel are needed and wanted in your locale, and beyond.
Collaboration is essential to success in a Hackathon. You are assembling an engineering team for a 2-day project; but you will also want someone with usability design skills, someone who can deliver an effective presentation, and someone who can develop a social media following. The fact has not gone unnoticed by governments wishing to foster the exchange of innovation and ideas between and among different countries around the globe. In addition to the three general themes and the independent challenges set forth by our technology sponsors, each event includes recognition and reward for individuals who distinguish themselves during the event in learning, exploration, sharing, building, and mastery.
You are encouraged to bring any hardware, software, data, or other materials with you to the Hackathon. Our sponsors will be providing additional resources for you to learn, explore, and master.
Don’t worry if you are coming to the event without an idea or a project in mind. And don’t worry if you are coming by yourself, without a team already formed. Just make sure that you arrive on time.
The event begins with an introduction to the event and a chance to create (or join) a team. You will have a chance to work with a product strategist and system architect to make sure that you get started with the proper tools and that you have the skills on your team that you will need to complete your prototype. Once projects are delivered to the judges, the teams are free to work on presentation materials, business cases, and continue testing and refining the demo. When the judges have completed their initial review of materials submitted, each team will be given a chance to present their work and answer questions from the judges. The event concludes with a public awards presentation and live demonstrations.
Get a great education, meet with like-minded people, and build something cool.
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Hack The Hackathon
Hack The Hackathon is a global series of developer competitions designed to educate, nurture, and support engineers, designers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Each event is unique — but in series they create continuous innovation. We serve a worldwide community of independent and institutional app developers, we offer them access to rich resources, and we stimulate enthusiasm with fresh ideas, valuable prizes, and notoriety.