Africa's Talking Open Hackathon: Health Tech Solutions

Thu, Aug 25, 8:30 AM (EAT)

150 RSVP'ed

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.


Transport:

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.

Agenda:

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


Opportunities:

  • 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

Gigs:

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:

Please follow our Twitter handles to:

@AfricasTalking

@ElarianHQ


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

Moderator

  • Michael Kimathi

    Michael Kimathi

    Africa's Talking

    Developer Relations Community

    See Bio

Judge

When

Thursday, Aug 25
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM (EAT)

Where

Africa's Talking HQ
23 Apple Cross, Mzima Springs Rd, Lavington, Nairobi Nairobi00100

Organizers

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