Africa's Talking Open Hackathon Dar Es Salaam, TZ: Airtime

Africa's Talking Community

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 6:00 AM – 3:00 PM UTC


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.

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:

Micro-payment solutions

Distribution at Scale

Incentivizing Users

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


1. Warm-Up


Form teams where need be.


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




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:


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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. 



Saturday, January 28, 2023
6:00 AM – 3:00 PM UTC

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