Africa's Talking Open Hackathon: Health Tech Solutions

Jun 29, 2023, 5:30 AM – 3:00 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: Health Care Solutions 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 Open Hackathon: Health Tech Solutions is a dynamic and innovative event that brings together the brightest minds in technology and healthcare to create groundbreaking solutions for the African healthcare sector. This hackathon serves as a platform for developers, designers, and healthcare professionals to collaborate, ideate, and develop cutting-edge health tech solutions that can address the pressing challenges faced by the continent.

With a focus on leveraging technology to improve healthcare delivery, enhance access to quality care, and empower patients, this hackathon encourages participants to think outside the box and push the boundaries of innovation. Whether you're passionate about telemedicine, mobile health, data analytics, or any other area of health tech, this event provides an opportunity to make a tangible impact on the lives of people in Africa.

During the hackathon, participants will have access to valuable resources, including expert mentors and industry leaders who will provide guidance and insights. Engage in interactive workshops and networking sessions to broaden your knowledge and connect with like-minded individuals who share a common goal of transforming healthcare in Africa.

Teams will work collaboratively to develop functional prototypes, scalable solutions, and actionable strategies that can revolutionize the healthcare landscape. By harnessing the power of technology and applying your skills, creativity, and passion, you can contribute to creating a healthier and more inclusive future for the continent.

Africa's Talking Open Hackathon: Health Tech Solutions is not just an event; it's an opportunity to be part of a larger movement that aims to bridge the gap in healthcare through innovation. Join us and let's come together to shape the future of healthcare in Africa, one solution at a time.

During this hackathon, we invite software engineers, and healthcare professionals to come and explore how to incorporate mobile 2G technology (SMS, Voice, and USSD) to improve the quality of healthcare delivery.

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.


We will provide complimentary transport to and from Jeevanjee Garden

Note: Departure time is 7:45 AM (kindly be on time). 

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


  • Douglas Mwangi

    Africa's Talking

    Software Developer

  • Sylvia Jebet Kipkemoi


    Developer Relations

  • Michael Kimathi

    Africa's Talking

    Head of Developer Community Africa


  • Michael Kimathi

    Africa's Talking

    Head of Developer Community Africa

  • Sylvia Jebet Kipkemoi


    Developer Relations

  • Graham Ingokho Muhanga

    Africa's Talking LLC

    SVP Marketing


  • Michael Kimathi

    Africa's Talking

    Head of Developer Community Africa

Featured Attendees

  • Alvin Wachira

    Aloha Tech Kenya


  • Akoolo Oliver Were

    Africa's Talking


  • Sage Ngare



  • Emmanuel Cheruiyot

    Emkaco Company Limited


  • Dennis Musyoka


    Frontend Developer

  • Ephraim Kahiga

    Superior Gardens Properties

    Free lancer

  • Nelson Tommogo



  • ken maina



  • Yahuza Sani Hudu



  • Denis Muraguri




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