Africa's Talking Open Hackathon: Clean Energy - Kaduna, Nigeria

Sep 29, 2022, 8:30 AM – 5:00 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: Clean Energy Reduce carbon emissions, through clean energy and impact the environment positively. Get your ticket, let us exchange knowledge, and best practices, submit feature requests, and innovate.


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About this event

The adoption of technology in clean energy will not only make it more accessible, and create awareness but it will propel adoption and implementation in the otherwise unreachable stakeholders.

Africa's Talking and Elarian through its 2G technology and data intermediary solution have revolved around reducing carbon footprint, out of all the benefited sectors from technology adoption, clean energy tech will enable the last mile knowledge, enabling and implementation of clean energy.

During this hackathon, we invite software engineers and clean energy providers to come and explore how to incorporate mobile 2G technology (SMS, Voice, and USSD) and data intermediary solutions to improve the quality of clean energy implementation.

The winning solution will receive cash prizes as follows:

1. Winner - $100

2. 1st Runners Up - $50

3. 2nd Runners Up - $25

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


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:

Join community channels:

  1. Slack & WhatsApp:

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You can get our videos, recaps, and event interviews on our youtube channels, subscribe to get updates:

    1. Africa's Talking Youtube Channel
    2. Elarian Youtube Channel

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.

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


  • Abubakar Saleh Usman

    Africa's Talking

    Product Support Engineer


  • Michael Kimathi

    Africa's Talking

    Head of Developer Community Africa

  • Abubakar Saleh Usman

    Africa's Talking

    Product Support Engineer

Featured Attendees

  • Abubakar Usman

    Africas Talking

    Product Engineer

  • Sanusi Abdulkadir


    Founder & CEO

  • Usman Muhammad

    Tech Talk Innovation Ltd


  • Muneer Muhammad Muneer




Building/hacking: Code in GitHub/GitLab/BitBucket and deploy in Docker/Automated CI/Travis CI/Bamboo
Lunch Break
Demonstration and Wrap-up


  • 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


    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