Africa's Talking Open Hackathon Kaduna Nigeria: Health Tech Solutions

May 30, 8:00 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:

Winner - ₦50,000 (Join Marketplace Program)

1st Runners Up - ₦30,000

2nd Runners Up - ₦20,000

Consolation Prize - ₦10,000

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:


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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


  • Sanusi Abdulkadir

    Africa's Talking Community Lead Kaduna Nigeria

    Software Engineer

  • Emmanuel Gabriel

    Almara Hub

    Hub Manager


  • Abubakar Saleh Usman

    Africa's Talking

    Product Support Engineer

  • Nasiru Mustapha

    IT Central Limited


  • Abdul Bature


    Co-Founder & CEO


  • Muzammil Arafat Raji

    Portfolio Travels and Tours

    Public Health Specialist

  • Bello Abdullahi

    IT Central

    Data Scientist / Machine Learning Engineer

Featured Attendees

  • Abdulrahman Bin Umar

    iT Central


  • Ishaq Usman Maiturare

    Ameer Prints & Creativity


  • Yusuf yahaya

    Cloud army

    Technology forever



Thursday, May 30, 2024
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM UTC


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

  • 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