Africa's Talking Open Hackathon: FinTech Solutions - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Jun 1, 5:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join us at the Africa's Talking Open Hackathon and revolutionise fintech solutions for Africa! Get your Ticket today! Karibuni.


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About this event

Join us at the Africa's Talking Open Hackathon and revolutionise fintech solutions for Africa!

Are you passionate about creating innovative fintech solutions that cater to the unique needs of the African market? Look no further! Our hackathon is the perfect platform for developers, entrepreneurs, and tech enthusiasts to collaborate and build cutting-edge fintech solutions using Africa's Talking Products.

Africa's Talking offers a comprehensive suite of developer-friendly APIs and SDKs that empower you to create secure, scalable, and user-friendly fintech solutions. Fintech Solutions hackathon is a dynamic hackathon designed to bring together fintech enthusiasts, developers, designers to collaborate and innovate on groundbreaking solutions in the financial technology space. The hackathon aims to address key challenges and opportunities in fintech, micro-lending, fostering creativity and driving meaningful impact in the financial services industry. By focusing on fintech and micro-lending, this hackathon will drive meaningful change and innovation in the financial inclusion space. 

During the hackathon, you'll have access to Africa's Talking's expert mentors who will guide you in utilizing their diverse range of products, including SMS, voice, airtime, and USSD APIs, to enhance your fintech solutions. These tools enable you to create robust and interactive fintech interfaces, improving accessibility and convenience for users.

Not only will you have the opportunity to showcase your skills and creativity, but you'll also compete for exciting prizes and gain recognition from industry leaders. The hackathon will provide a collaborative and stimulating environment where you can network with like-minded individuals, forming connections that may lead to future partnerships and ventures.

Join us at the Africa's Talking Fintech Solutions Hackathon and be at the forefront of revolutionizing fintech solutions in Africa. Together, let's empower businesses and individuals across the continent with secure, efficient, and inclusive fintech systems. Register now and be part of the fintech solution transformation! 

Key Focus Areas:

  • Craft solutions that use Africa's Talking APIs i.e USSD, Bulk SMS and airtime that are scalable and are ready to handle the demand in micro-lending services. 
  • Fintech APIs and Solutions
  • How AT APIs can be integrated to offer seamless fintech service experience

Think big, start small, and scale fast!

Target Attendees:

  • Fintech System Developers
  • Data engineers
  • Software Engineers
  • E-commerce
  • Fintech and payment integration engineers

What should you expect as an Attendee:

  • Access to Cutting-Edge Tools and Workshops: Leverage Africa's Talking powerful APIs and SDKs, designed to make implementation seamless and hassle-free.
  • Apprenticeship & Support: Work closely with seasoned experts from Africa's Talking who will guide and support you throughout the hackathon as we build with you.
  • Networking Opportunities: Join as a member and connect with like-minded individuals, potential collaborators, and industry professionals.
  • Cash Prizes, Recognition and Qualify to Join our Marketplace Program: Stand a chance to win exciting prizes, gain recognition for your innovative solutions and
  • Impact Africa: Contribute to the economic growth and development of Africa by providing solutions that simplify and enhance payment processes.

New to Africa's Talking? Get started here.

Developer Documentation (We welcome feedback)

Contribute to open-source.

The winning solution will receive cash prizes as follows:

  1. Winner - $100 (Join Marketplace Program)
  2. 1st Runners Up - $50
  3. 2nd Runners Up - $25

Africa's Talking powers communications solutions across Africa with simplified access to telco infrastructure, developers use our powerful SMS, USSD, Voice, Airtime and Data, 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:


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  • @AfricasTalking
  • @ElarianHQ

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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 easily.

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


  • George Machibya


    Developer Relations TZ

  • Bennet Benedict

Featured Attendees

  • khatib mwinyi



  • Fatuma Mmanga

    Ardhi university


  • Nehemia Mwakilebwa



  • Jackson Makinda

    Makinda Jackson

    UI Designer



Saturday, June 1, 2024
5:00 AM – 3:00 PM UTC


Introduction and Presentation
Team Formation and Hacking
Lunch break
Hacking continues
Presentation begins
Wrap Up


  • Bennet Benedict

  • Veronica Michael


  • 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