Africa's Talking and TADHack: TADHack Open 2024 Call for Registration: Africa

Mar 23, 5:00 AM – Mar 24, 8:00 PM

Africa's Talking in collaboration with TADHack brings you TADHack. TADHack is the largest global hackathon focused on programmable communications since 2014. Check out blog.tadhack.com to see the reviews of previous events and articles from people who have taken part. Register here: https://tadhack.com/2024/register-tadhack-open/

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About this event

Africa's Talking powers communications solutions across Africa with simplified access to telco infrastructure, developers use our powerful SMS, USSD, Voice, Chat, Airtime and Mobile Data, to bring their ideas to life, as they build and sustain scalable businesses.

TADHack is the largest global hackathon focused on programmable communications since 2014. Check out blog.tadhack.com to see the reviews of previous events and articles from people who have taken part.


What do we mean by Open? We have stated since our founding in 2013, ‘TADHack is for everyone.’ The diversity of people involved in TADHack has improved over its 10 years, however, we can do more. TADHack is working with groups committed to increasing the influence that women have in building the technologies that shape our culture and change our world.

TADHack Open will help women, but not exclusively, demonstrate their vital contribution to programmable communications. Not only in building skills in important new technologies, but also demonstrating their abilities to industry leaders at the largest enterprise communications event on Tuesday 28th March, at Enterprise Connect in Orlando.

We accept remote entries from around the world, and hope to possibly have a few satellite locations or at least regional coordination on remote entries. This article explains how to submit the pitch video for your hack if you are taking part remotely.


Register Now!

The TADHack Open 2024 resources are here: STROLID and SignalWire. We are really excited for what STROLID and SignalWire have put together. Whether you’re a hardcore programmer, a cut-and-paster like me, or have no programming skills there’s something for you.

SignalWire AI Agent Resources

This is hot off the press, SignalWire has released the first draft of its Dev Guide for TADHack. More content will be added in the run up to TADHack, however, there’s lots to play with immediately and become a SignalWire AI wiz. Thank you to Brian West and the team for putting this together.

If you need any help just ask devex@signalwire.com or on the Community Slack. They’re really friendly people and want you to be successful using SignalWire.

The getting started guide is excellent, as easy as A B C. Using WireStarter to get your environment set up, they have lots of demos to get you started, including:

💐 Flo’s Flowers Low-Code

  • Send an SMS e-card with an image url to a user’s phone number. Flo will give four flower options to choose from to send. The user can include a message with the flower image.

☔️ Weather Bot Low-Code

  • Uses the OpenStreetMap API to fetch longitude and latitude values based on the provided city and state. The bot then uses these coordinates and the Weather.gov API to retrieve the requested weather details.


STROLID vCon Resources

STROLID’s resources are there, here’s a great video with Thomas Howe, the vConfather 😉 STROLID set challenges and have resources for you to play with:

  • Best Redaction: Take the series of vCons we give you, and remove all the personal identifiable information (PII). Extra points for delivering it in the form of a conserver link.
  • Best Detection: Take the series of vCons we give you, and list all the personal identifiable information. Extra points for delivering it in the form of a conserver link.

Here’s a hint to make your entry really competitive, we did an interview with the co-founder and CTO of PrivateAI, Pieter Luitjens, a data redaction company and in there he talks about quasi-PII, see time code 13:30. I know I’m making Thomas’s judging job even harder. But redaction and AI training have become critically important. This is important for your business in remaining compliant with privacy regulations and helps you develop highly marketable AI skills.

Anyone can do it!

As we covered on Technology Reseller News podcast, TADHack Open is a chance for anyone attending Enterprise Connect or members of the Cloud Communication Alliance to submit a showcase (video with an idea on how you can use the sponsors’ technologies) and given how easy STROLID and SignalWire have made using their platforms. I strongly advise everyone to have a go at a hack, not just share an idea, make it real. Its just like editing a document, and we all can do that.

Please register for TADHack Open, thanks.


Africa's Talking community allows developers to learn skills for the modern-day African Developer. We are language and framework agnostic. All developers are welcome. This is where Africa's Talking developers community meets to build, learn and exchange knowledge.

We are helping software developers and businesses to bring their ideas to life through easy-to-use APIs easily.

When

When

March 23 – 24, 2024
5:00 AM – 8:00 PM UTC

Organizers

  • Bennett Benedict

    University of Dar Es Salaam

    Tanzania, Community Lead,

  • Veronica Michael

    Tanzania, Community Lead

  • Jessica Randall

    University of the Western Cape

    South Africa Community Lead

  • Josphat Mwangi

    Kenya Community Lead

  • Sheriffo Jarju

    Community Lead Gambia

  • Isophel Natwijuka

    Uganda Community Lead

  • Sanusi Abdulkadir

    Nigeria Kaduna Community Lead

  • Avuzwa Ntshongwana

    South Africa Community Co-Lead

  • Josh Venceslas

    Altech Group

    Co-Lead: Rwanda Community

  • David Okwii

    Sitemonki

    Africa's Talking Community UG Co-Lead

  • Cynthia Moraa

    WIT Kenya Co-Lead

  • Michael Adedayo

    Africa's Talking

    Community Lead Lagos

  • Alexander Ikeh

    Community Co-Lead Abuja

  • Aaron Ujah

    Community Co-Lead Abuja

  • Nnamdi Azubuike

    Community Co-Lead Lagos

  • Roland Ganafa

    Africa'sTalking Uganda

    Co-Founder & Director

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