Africa's Talking Open Hackathon: Airtime

Jan 26, 2023, 5:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Join us at our open hackathon every last Thursday of the month. Build with us, present feature requests, give feedback, or contribute to our open-source API and SDKs. THEME: Innovating around Airtime Get your ticket, let us exchange knowledge, and best practices, submit feature requests and innovate.

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About this event

Africa's Talking Airtime API enables you as a developer to be innovative in how you build Airtime solutions at scale. Join us and let us build. 

Use Cases:

  1. Micro-payment solutions
  2. Distribution at Scale
  3. Incentivizing Users
  4. Reselling (Discount)

Winning per Category

The winning solution will receive cash prizes as follows(Product):

  • Winner - $100
  • 1st Runners Up - $50
  • 2nd Runners Up - $25

The winning solution will receive cash prizes as follows(UI/UX):

  • Winner - $100
  • 1st Runners Up - $50
  • 2nd Runners Up - $25

The winning solution will receive cash prizes as follows(Design):

  • Winner - $100
  • 1st Runners Up - $50
  • 2nd Runners Up - $25

Agenda:

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

Opportunities:

  • 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

Gigs:

We would love to reach out to you so that you can build for our customers, please fill out this form with details to ensure we have your details:

GIG/HACK DEVELOPER PORTFOLIO FORM

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@AfricasTalking

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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.

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. 

Featured Attendees

  • ANTONY ODOYO

    TUK

    Administrator

  • John Kamau

    Amitruck

    Software Engineer

  • kelvin githu

    Me

    Junior Dev

  • BRIAN HARVEY WAMBUI

    NECOST LABS

    CEO

  • Alex Maina

    Tap&Go KE

    Senior Software Engineer

  • James Collins Omondi

    Briduors.AT

    Co-founder

  • IBRAHIM RABIU

    I.R CHASKO

    Take care

  • prince Sereria

    Engie Energy Access

    Security Analyst

  • Eric Gitangu

    EricG eSolutions

    CTO/Lead developer

  • VINCENT KIPKURUI

    Onpoint Softwares

    Mr

  • JOSEPH WAMBUGU

    ARC Ride

    DevOps Engineer

  • Mark Aloo

    Safaricom PLC

    Software Engineer

  • Paul Obengo

    Sunshine School Nairobi

    ICT Teacher

  • Vivian Ouma

    JUUBIX

    Backend Developer

  • hosea wafula

    Wabbzy Kreations

    tech

Hosts

  • Michael Kimathi

    Africa's Talking

    Head of Developer Community Africa

  • Sylvia Jebet Kipkemoi

    Africa's Talking

    Developer Relations, WIT Lead

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