Africa's Talking Open Hackathon: Health Tech Solutions

Africa's Talking Community

Aug 25, 2022, 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

The adoption of technology in healthcare over the years has led to better diagnosis and treatment of patients. Out of all the benefited sectors from technology adoption, healthcare is probably the most important one.

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.


We will provide complimentary transport to and from Jeevanjee Garden. We will use SWVL.

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

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:

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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


  • Michael Kimathi

    Africa's Talking

    Head of Developer Community Africa


  • Michael Kimathi

    Africa's Talking

    Head of Developer Community Africa

Featured Attendees

  • Jay Dwayne


  • Dennis Zitha


  • lucas mgana


  • Hussaini Mohammed

    Husmod Enterprise

  • Cornelius Maroa

    Nairobi Forensics

  • Taibu Haroub

    Target Technology Ltd

  • Goerge Ayume

    PC-Medics Horizons Tech

  • Aliu Rasheed

    Hakiki Technologies

  • Conrad Omwenga

    Slink Wireless



  • Haguma Issa


  • Sufiyanu Namadi

    Sufiyanu ferm

  • Yahuza Sani Hudu


  • Sammy Angana

    Stima Sacco

  • Griffins Oduol

    SkillCat and freelancer @ Upwork

  • Thonne Twange


  • Peter Ochanda

    Maroon Solutions

  • Mark Saitoti

    Road Network Limited

  • Collins Ochieng

  • Benjamin Sinzore

    Extra Inch Technologies

  • James Mukasa


  • Peter Tepela

    Adanian Labs

  • Denis Thuo

    Daystar partners

  • Duop Nhial Dhoch Yuel

    master student in education technology

  • Rabiu Shuaibu

    hadejia enterprises



  • Adonijah Otieno


  • Kevin Chege


  • Barigye Betty

    Studio marler

  • Elvis Biketi

    Kenyatta University Teaching Referral & Research hospital

  • Jemimah Onaya


  • Ombiru Motunga

    Ponea Health