Africa's Talking Open hackathon: Two way SMS Using SMS- API (BULK SMS) - Dar Es Salaam, TZ

Jul 29, 2023, 5:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join AT Community, Banjul on the 29th of July 2023 for an Open hackathon. Build with us, present feature requests, give feedback or contribute to our open-source API and SDKs. Can you build a WhatsApp, or Telegram bot which addresses the customer FAQs and utilizes SMS? THEME: Two-way SMS Get your ticket, let us exchange knowledge, and best practices, submit feature requests, and innovate.

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About this event

Join us on the 29th of July 2023 for an Open hackathon. Build with us, present feature requests, give feedback or contribute to our open-source API and SDKs.

Can you build a WhatsApp, or 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
  • Customer Support
  • Chatbots
  • FAQ Bots

Developer Documentation (We welcome feedback)

THEME: Messaging (SMS (Bulk)/ Two way SMS)

The winning solution will receive cash prizes as follows:

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

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:

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:

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 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.

Mentors

  • George Machibya

    Africastalking

    Developer Relations TZ

  • Bennet Benedict

Facilitators

  • Veronica Michael

  • Bennet Benedict

Moderators

  • Veronica Michael

  • Bennet Benedict

Judges

  • George Machibya

    Africastalking

    Developer Relations TZ

  • Bennet Benedict

Featured Attendees

  • JAPHET ABEL JAPHET FAMILY

    SUA

    Post Graduate

  • Gabriel Minzemalulu

    PRODUCTIVE GHETTO

    Co-founder

  • Leah Ndirangu

    Copia Kenya Ltd

    Backend engineer

  • JUMA WAZIRI

    University Of Dar Es Salaam

    Student

  • Sita Ngwesa

    Work from home

    Software Developer

  • semugabi edirisa

    TELS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

    SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

When

When

Saturday, July 29, 2023
5:00 AM – 3:00 PM UTC

Agenda

Arrival
Introduction and Presentation
Team Formation and Hacking
Lunch break
Hacking continues
Presentation begins
Wrap Up

Organizers

  • 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