Africa's Talking Open Hackathon: Music and Entertainment: Season 2

May 25, 2023, 5:30 AM – 4:00 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 API and SDKs. THEME: Music and Entertainment Sonic Pi: Welcome to the future of music. Get your ticket, let us exchange knowledge, and best practices, submit feature requests and innovate.


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About this event

Music is an important piece in our everyday life, using available technology such as Sonic Pi, Engineering artistic prowess we can all build innovation and solutions around music composing mastering, and performance.

Join us and let us build.

Sonic Pi is a code-based music creation and performance tool.

  1. Simple enough for computing and music lessons.
  2. Powerful enough for professional musicians.
  3. Free to download with a friendly tutorial.
  4. Diverse community of over 2 million live coders.

Learn to code creatively by composing or performing music in an incredible range of styles from Classical & Jazz to Grime & EDM.

Key Focus Area:

  • Sonic Pi
  • Code the Music
  • Music Making using

The winning solution will receive cash prizes as follows:

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

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


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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


  • Josphat Wanjiru

    Lead Nairobi


  • Josphat Mwangi

    Lead Nairobi

Featured Attendees

  • Michael Kimathi

    Impact Masters and Africa's Talking

    Consulting Entrepreneur and Dev Rel Lead

  • Robert Edward

    Gertrudes Hospital

    Fullstack Developer

  • Peter Okechukwu

    Fish eyes





  • Philbert Siama


    FullStack Web Developer

  • hudson kibera


    cyber security analyst

  • Emmanuel Cheruiyot

    Emkaco Company Limited


  • Kevin Kibet



  • Duncan Kibet

    Dk tech solutions

    Software engineering

  • Collins Tuti


    Software developer

  • Eugene Oluoch


    Software Developer

  • Michael Mutie

    Free Lancer

    Software engineer


Team Formation and Ideation
Solution Review
Hands-On hackathon
Demonstration and Wrap-up


  • Michael Kimathi

    Africa's Talking

    Head of Developer Community Africa

  • Sylvia Jebet Kipkemoi

    Africa's Talking

    Developer Relations, WIT Lead


  • 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