Africa's Talking Open Hackathon Kaduna Nigeria: EdTech Solutions

Feb 29, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Join us at Africa's Talking Open Hackathon on EdTech solutions and contribute to real change! This isn't just coding; it's about building scalable, impactful solutions for Africa's unique educational challenges. Whether you're a developer, educator, or passionate about Africa's progress, this is your chance to make a lasting impact. Don't miss out—secure your ticket today!



About this event

Join us at the Africa's Talking Open Hackathon on EdTech on the last Thursday of this month, and build scalable solutions ready for the African market!

Are you fervent about spearheading innovation in the realm of EdTech and addressing the distinctive challenges encountered by educators and learners in Africa? If so, this presents the perfect platform for your aspirations! Africa's Talking Open Hackathon on EdTech solutions offers developers, entrepreneurs, and tech enthusiasts an unparalleled opportunity to collaborate and fabricate cutting-edge educational technology solutions employing the latest tools and technologies, complemented by Africa's Talking APIs.

Pioneering solutions hold the potential to transform Africa's educational landscape, and you can be at the forefront of propelling this transformation! Harness Africa's Talking's extensive suite of APIs and SDKs to come up with EdTech solutions that are not only fortified in security and scalability but also user-friendly. Seamlessly integrate with educational data repositories, e-learning services, and learning management systems to empower educators and learners with invaluable insights and the required support for decision-making.

Throughout the hackathon, you'll gain access to Africa's Talking's experienced mentors who will guide you in leveraging their diverse set of products, encompassing SMS, voice, data, and USSD APIs, to elevate your EdTech solutions. These instruments will enable you to engineer interactive and efficient interfaces that bridge educators and learners with necessary resources and services.

Prepare to showcase your ingenuity, competing for enticing prizes while garnering acknowledgement from others within the industry. The hackathon will cultivate a collaborative and stimulating environment, affording you the opportunity to network with fellow developers and forge connections that may grow into future collaborations and transformative ventures.

Join us at the forefront of the EdTech revolution and be part of transforming education in Africa. Together, we shall empower educators, learners, and educational institutions with cutting-edge solutions that propagate accessibility, quality, and progression. Do not let this moment pass you by; register now and build with us on EdTech solutions to be implemented across Africa!

Key Focus Areas:

  • Online Learning Platforms and Remote Learning Infrastructure
  • Student Engagement Tools, Assessment and Feedback
  • Teacher Support and Professional Development
  • Educational Content Creation
  • Language Learning Solutions, Translation and Localization
  • Edutainment
  • Special Needs Education
  • Parent-Teacher Communication
  • Data Analytics in Education
  • Digital Libraries and Resources
  • AI and Machine Learning in Education
  • Education for Underprivileged Communities
  • Cybersecurity in EdTech

Target Audience:

  • Software Developers
  • Educators and tutors or teaching experts
  • Data Scientists and Analysts
  • Students and learners
  • IoT Specialists
  • Educational Entrepreneurs
  • Learning Institutions

What should you expect as an Attendee:

  • Access to Cutting-Edge Tools: Leverage Africa's Talking powerful APIs and SDKs, designed to make implementation seamless and hassle-free.
  • Apprenticeship & Support: Work closely with seasoned experts from Africa's Talking who will guide and support you throughout the hackathon as we build with you.
  • Networking Opportunities: Join as a member and connect with like-minded individuals, potential collaborators, and industry professionals.
  • Cash Prizes, Recognition and Qualify to Join our Marketplace Program: Stand a chance to win exciting prizes, gain recognition for your innovative solutions and
  • Impact Africa: Contribute to the agricultural and economic growth and development of Africa by providing solutions that simplify and enhance education and learning processes.

New to Africa's Talking? Get started here.

Developer Documentation (We welcome feedback)

The winning solution will receive cash prizes as follows:

  • Winner - ₦50,000 (Join Marketplace Program)
  • 1st Runners Up - ₦30,000
  • 2nd Runners Up - ₦20,000
  • Consolation Prize - ₦10,000

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, and Airtime 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:

Please follow us on Twitter handles too:

  1. @AfricasTalking
  2. @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 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


  • Abdul Bature


    Co-Founder & CEO

  • Abubakar Saleh Usman

    Africa's Talking

    Product Support Engineer

Featured Attendee

  • Abbas Babayo

    Abbas Gombi Global Services LTD




Thursday, February 29, 2024
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM UTC


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

  • 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

    MlimiPay Limited

    Malawi, Community Lead