Africa's Talking Open hackathon: Messaging(SMS (Bulk), WhatsApp, Telegram) - Dar es Salaam

Africa's Talking Community

Saturday, April 1, 2023, 5:30 AM – 3:00 PM UTC

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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. Can you build a WhatsApp, Telegram bot that addresses the customer FAQs and utilizes SMS? THEME: Messaging Get your ticket, let us exchange knowledge, and best practices, submit feature requests, and innovate.

About this event

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.

Can you build a WhatsApp, Telegram bot which addresses the customer FAQs and utilizes SMS?

You can send your consumers efficient text messages when they need them thanks to our messaging services. You have a range of options for including text messaging in your mobile and web applications thanks to our user-friendly and dependable SMS APIs.

Features:

  • Bulk SMS
  • Two-way SMS
  • Premium SMS

Use Cases:

  • 2FA (OTP)
  • Collect feedback
  • Notification services
  • FAQ Bots

Developer Documentation (We welcome feedback)

THEME: Messaging (SMS (Bulk)/WhatsApp/Telegram for Support)

The winning solution will receive cash prizes as follows(Product):

  • Winner - $100
  • 1st Runners Up - $50
  • 2nd Runners Up - $25

The winning solution will receive cash prizes as follows(UI/UX):

  • Winner - $50
  • 1st Runners Up - $25
  • 2nd Runners Up - $20

The winning solution will receive cash prizes as follows(Design):

  • Winner - $50
  • 1st Runners Up - $25
  • 2nd Runners Up - $20

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.

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:

GIG/HACK DEVELOPER PORTFOLIO FORM

Join community channels:

Slack & WhatsApp:

Join Africa's Talking slack community here

Join the Elarian Slack community here

Please follow us on Twitter handles to:

@AfricasTalking

@ElarianHQ

You can get our videos, recaps, and event interviews on our youtube channels, subscribe to get updates:

Africa's Talking Youtube Channel

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.


When

When

Saturday, April 1, 2023
5:30 AM – 3:00 PM UTC

Venue map

Agenda

5:30 AM
5:30 AMWarm-Up
7:00 AMAWS Presentation
8:00 AMBuilding/hacking: Code in GitHub/GitLab/BitBucket and deploy in Docker/Automated CI/Travis CI/Bamboo
10:00 AMLunch
2:00 PMDemonstration and WrapUp
3:30 PMIfutar