Africa's Talking Open Hackathon: Gaming Solutions - Dar-es-salaam , Tanzania

Apr 29, 2023, 5:00 AM – 3:30 PM

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



About this event

#BuildwithAT #WeloveNerds

Join us at our open hackathon every last Friday of the month. Build with us, present feature requests, give feedback, or contribute to our open-source software, API, and SDKs.


Are you a game developer? Are you looking to build games at scale? Do you know games can be used to create education materials? How can you make a more intuitive gaming experience using 2G technology?

Gaming is a form of art by itself, employing music, storytelling, education and design in its development. To develop games, you need to incorporate everyone at different stages while building an experience. Gaming can be used to share knowledge, store knowledge and build memorable concepts. This can be done involving other users in the interaction to grow skills. Modern tools provide the chance to quickly build gaming applications that are easily scaled. This experience can be enhanced using USSD, SMS, Voice and reward winners through Airtime and Data.

Join us and let us build scalable solutions.

Key Focus Areas:

  • Gaming applications
  • Code the Game
  • Incorporation of Africa's Talking APIs

Target Audience:

  • Gaming Developers
  • AI developers
  • Developers
  • ML Developers
  • Gaming Companies
  • Gaming Entrepreneurs
  • Betting companies

Developer Documentation (We welcome feedback)

THEME: Gaming Solutions

The winning solution will receive cash prizes as follows:

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

More exclusive prizes and giveaways to attendees.

Contribute to open-source.

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:

Slack & WhatsApp:

Join Africa's Talking slack community here

Join the Elarian Slack community here

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

Africa's Talking Youtube Channel

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 quickly.

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


  • George Machibya


    Developer Relations TZ


  • Veronica Michael

  • Bennet Benedict



Saturday, April 29, 2023
5:00 AM – 3:30 PM UTC


Warm Up
Building/hacking: Code in GitHub/GitLab/BitBucket and deploy in Docker/Automated CI/Travis CI/Bamboo
Demonstration and Presentation
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

  • Roland Ganafa

    Africa'sTalking Uganda

    Co-Founder & Director

  • Stanislaus Sakwiya

    Malawi, Community Lead