Mar 4, 2023, 6:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join Africa’s Talking at our first in-person mini-summit created to facilitate collaboration and innovation between our customers and industry at all levels. Learn customer engagement best practices by creating solutions that grow your business. Please RSVP if you are in/make it to Kampala, Uganda. Get your ticket!



About this event

Join Africa's Talking at our first in-person mini-summit created to facilitate collaboration and innovation between our customers and industry at all levels to create, learn and develop solutions for scalability that directly impact business success.

The mini-summit provides an intimate engagement space where the dev community, businesses, developers, and Africa's Talking collaborate with one another and the industry to share successes and identify capability gaps that address mission-critical communications needs.

AT is engaging her ecosystem of public and private sector developers for the first time at a customer & developer engagement mini-summit in Kampala, Uganda, in March 2023.

The purpose of the mini-summit, For Developers, is:

  • Engage with Developer communities in Kampala, Uganda
  • Engage with Startup Hubs in Kampala, Uganda
  • Engage with Public and Private Universities in Kampala, Uganda
  • Recruit developers for Open Source
  • Share team and collaboration best practices 
  • Run an Open Hackathon with Developers

The purpose of the mini-summit, For Startups, is:

  • Introduce AT Dev Shop
  • Organize a hiring/talent bench
  • Showcase AT Products for Uganda Market
  • Showcase Plug & Play Customer Engagement Solutions on AT
  • Add startups on the AT Marketplace
  • Highlight the AT platform progress across Africa
  • Highlight ruby as an open source language, and Atlassian tools.

The purpose of the mini-summit, For AT Customers, is:

  • Celebrate Current customers
  • Get direct feedback from customers on AT platform
  • Showcase customer stories on the AT platforms
  • Provide a collision space for the AT ecosystem


  1. Introductions
  2. Africa's Talking APIs
  3. Hands-On hackathon
    1. The winning solution will receive cash prizes as follows:

      1. Winner - $100

      2. 1st Runners Up - $50

      3. 2nd Runners Up - $25

    2. Introductions

      • Feedback
      • Warm-Up

      • Form teams where need be.
      • Feature requests
    1. 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.

    2. Demonstration and Wrap-up

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

Submit your Idea: Hackathon idea submission form 

Carry a Laptop

The underlying benefits of the mini-summit include:

  • Thought leadership sessions from distinguished speakers
  • Networking with the community, our customers and ATeam
  • New feature releases
  • Dedicated working groups to identify gaps and develop solutions
  • Presentations from our experts in tactical communications deployments
  • Expert presentations

Africa’s Talking API platform now serves over 115,000 developers and 6000+ businesses across Africa and beyond.

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 bring their ideas to life through easy-to-use APIs.

Would you like to partner with us? Kindly contact us


  • Michael Kimathi

    Africa's Talking

    Head of Developer Community Africa

  • Graham Ingokho Muhanga

    Africa's Talking LLC

    SVP Marketing

  • Douglas Mwangi


    Software Developer

  • Alex Kyakoba

    Africa's Talking

    Head Commercial & Growth

Featured Attendees

  • Michael Kimathi

    Africa's Talking

  • Graham Muhanga

    Africa's Talking

  • hussein suleiman


  • Hamba Yusufu

    Nuixhexa Technologies

  • Beavon Magare

    Hivos Concepts Africa

  • Joy Dams

    Jayfab enterprise

  • Iheanacho Azubuike

    Brain Media Nigeria Limited

  • Micah Akumu

    AKUMU and Associates

  • Mercy Wambaire


  • Lydia Akinyi


  • Adamu Aminu


  • Jackson Kimani



    BF Suma

  • Conrad Amai

    Cyber Grains

  • Badamasi Ibrahim

    Poultry farming

  • Asmau Yusuf


  • Ronald Mutebi


  • Emmanuel Ogwang

    Smart Applications International Uganda Limited

  • Mbuga Enoch


  • Mugisha Jalagatha


  • Ogwok William

    rockside consults

  • Andrew Omodo

    Iplink Consults

  • Tumusiime Edward

    Directorate of Industrial Training

  • Amon Namaara

    DopeTech Co. Ltd



  • Kato Kenneth

    Hanb Cyber solutions ltd

  • Kisakye Moses

    Mihasoft Academy


6:00 AMIntroductions
8:00 AMBreak
9:15 AMAfrica's Talking APIs
10:15 AMLunch
10:45 AMHands-On hackathon
1:30 PMDemonstration and Wrap-up
3:00 PMNetworking