Africa's Talking Hackathon: Develop a Banking Solution ( Voice Over IP, USSD and Payment API's)

Africa's Talking Community

Saturday, June 24, 2023, 6:00 AM – 3:00 PM UTC


About this event

Join us on the 24th June 2023 for an Open hackathon. Build with us, present feature requests, give feedback, or contribute to our open-source API and SDKs.

Develop voice-enabled banking solutions that leverage open SMS, USSD and Payment APIs, allowing customers to perform all transactions

You can send your consumers efficient text messages when they need them thanks to our messaging services. You have a range of options for including text messaging in your mobile and web applications thanks to our user-friendly and dependable SMS APIs.


  • Bulk SMS
  • USSD
  • Payment API's

Use Cases:

  • 2FA (OTP)
  • Bank Transactions
  • Notification services
  • E- Banking Services

Developer Documentation (We welcome feedback)

THEME: Develop a Voice-Enabled Banking Solution with SMS, USSD and Payment API's

The winning solution will receive cash prizes as follows:

  • Winner - GHS 4000
  • 1st Runners Up - GHS 2000
  • 2nd Runners Up - GHS 1000

More exclusive prizes and giveaways to attendees.

Contribute to open-source.

Elarian: Build Responsibly, Protect Customer Data.

Elarian is a customer engagement framework (Customer Data Platform) that helps you build robust applications with the customer as the unit of abstraction. Elarian features robust capability in handling end to end of customer data.

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


1. Warm-Up

  • Introductions
  • Form teams where need be.
  • Feedback
  • Feature requests

2. Building/hacking: Code in GitHub/GitLab/BitBucket and deploy in Docker/Automated CI/Travis CI/Bamboo

Note: This section needs additional setup.

Upon commit, the repository is built and deployed to an accessible web server or an S3 bucket.

3. Demonstration and Wrap-up

Teams or individuals will demo what they have hacked for feedback or adoption.

Note: Carry a laptop


  • Network
  • Innovate
  • Access to our Talent bench (You can get a job or a gig on the spot)
Submit your Idea:

Hackathon idea submission form


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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 quickly.

Would you like to partner with us? Kindly contact the Developer Experience Team.


6:00 AMWarm-Up
9:00 AMBuilding/hacking: Code in GitHub/GitLab/BitBucket and deploy in Docker/Automated CI/Travis CI/Bamboo
11:00 AMLunch
3:00 PMDemonstration and Wrap-up