Africa's Talking Open Hackathon Kaduna Nigeria: Building Solutions with AT APIs

Aug 26, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Join us at our open hackathon every last Saturday of the month. Build with us, present feature requests, give feedback, or contribute to our open-source API and SDKs. THEME: Innovating around Africa's Talking APIs 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 Saturday of the month. Build with us, present feature requests, give feedback, or contribute to our open-source software, API, and SDKs.


Are you a React developer? Are you looking to build products at scale? Do you know react can be used to create scalable applications? How can you make a more intuitive user experience using Africa's talking?

Building Solutions is a form of art by itself, education and design in its development. To develop apps, you need to incorporate everyone at different stages while building an experience. With Africa's Talking APIs you can 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 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:

  • ReactJS applications
  • Digital Solutions
  • Incorporation of Africa's Talking APIs

Target Audience:

  • React Developers
  • AI developers
  • Developers
  • ML Developers
  • StartUp Companies
  • Entrepreneurs

Developer Documentation (We welcome feedback)

THEME: Innovating around Africa's Talking APIs

The winning solution will receive cash prizes as follows:

  • Winner - ₦50,000
  • 1st Runners Up - ₦30,000
  • 2nd Runners Up - ₦20,000

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:


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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 quickly.

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


  • Sanusi Abdulkadir

    Africa's Talking Community Lead Kaduna Nigeria

    Software Engineer

  • Abubakar Saleh Usman

    Africa's Talking

    Product Support Engineer

Featured Attendees

  • Alphonsine Cyuzuzo Uwase

    University of Rwanda


  • Abubakar Umar

    avu_umar enterprises


  • NAYIHIKI Elysee




8:00 AMWarm-Up
9:00 AMBuilding/hacking: Code in GitHub/GitLab/BitBucket and deploy in Docker/Automated CI/Travis CI/Bamboo
12:00 PMLunch
3:30 PMDemonstration and Wrap-up


  • Bennett Benedict

    University of Dar Es Salaam

    Tanzania, Community Lead,

  • Veronica Michael

    Community Lead, Tanzania

  • Josphat Mwangi

    Kenya Community Lead

  • Sheriffo Jarju

    Community Lead Gambia

  • Isophel Natwijuka

    Community Lead, Uganda

  • Sanusi Abdulkadir

    Nigeria Kaduna Community Lead

  • Josh Venceslas

    Altech Group

    Co-Lead: Rwanda Community

  • David Okwii


    Africa's Talking Community UG Co-Lead

  • Cynthia Moraa

    WIT Kenya Co-Lead

  • Alexander Ikeh

    Community Co-Lead Abuja

  • Aaron Ujah

    Community Co-Lead Abuja

  • Roland Ganafa

    Africa'sTalking Uganda

    Co-Lead Uganda Community

  • Stanislaus Sakwiya

    MlimiPay Limited

    Community Lead, Malawi

  • Jackson Ngabonziza

    Community Co-Lead Rwanda

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