Africa’s Talking Open Hackathon Uganda: Sustainable Tourism Hackathon

Africa's Talking Community

Saturday, September 2, 2023, 5:30 AM – 4:00 PM UTC

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Join us for an exciting one-day hackathon around building Tech-driven solution for sustainable tourism in Uganda.

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Hackathon
SMS API
USSD API

About this event

Community-Based and Sustainable Tourism Hackathon is a one-day in-person event that aims to bring together bright minds and innovative thinkers to design solutions for community-based and sustainable tourism in Uganda. This hackathon is a unique opportunity to collaborate and create tech-driven initiatives that promote responsible tourism practices, foster community engagement, and ensure the preservation of Uganda’s diverse cultural and environmental heritage.

Event details: 

  • Date: 02/09/2023
  • Time: 9am to 7:30 pm
  • Place: Africa’s Talking, Acacia Place, 4th floor, John Babiha (Acacia) Ave, Kampala
  • Theme: Sustainable Tourism

Themes for Solution Development:

Participants will be encouraged to develop solutions that address the following themes:

  • Empowering Local Communities: Projects that empower local communities by creating opportunities for them to participate in tourism activities and benefit from tourism revenue.
  • Environmental Conservation: Solutions that promote sustainable tourism practices to minimize the environmental impact and protect natural resources.
  • Cultural Heritage Preservation: Initiatives that preserve and promote the cultural heritage of East African destinations while fostering cultural exchange between travelers and local communities.
  • Tourism Education and Awareness: Projects that enhance travelers' awareness of sustainable tourism practices and encourage responsible travel choices.

Target Audience:

  • Software Engineers
  • Developers who have a keen interest in the tourism sector
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Tourism Professionals
  • Environmentalists and Conservationists
  • Students and Educators
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

Objectives:

  • To develop technology-based solutions that contribute to the sustainable growth of the tourism sector in East Africa.
  • To encourage collaboration and networking among participants from diverse backgrounds, including developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and tourism enthusiasts.
  • To promote community-based tourism initiatives that empower local communities and preserve their cultural identity.
  • To raise awareness about sustainable tourism practices and their positive impact on the environment and local economies.

The winning solution will receive cash prizes as follows:

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

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

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Mentors

  • Mark Ssembajjwe

    Africa's Talking

    Technical support

  • David Okwii

    Sitemonki

    Software Developer/ Product Manager, A.T Uganda Community Lead

  • Natwijuka Isophel

  • Roland Ganafa

Featured Attendees

  • MANIRAKIZA BENJAMIN

    Elite

  • Nakanwagi Evelyne

    RENU

  • Ivan Aine

    Native Innovations CO Limited

  • KULATA ERIC

    TECHNOLOGY INNOVATORS STUDENTS ASSOCIATION

  • Demeke Demeke

    Maflink

  • William Nkurruna

    Wiso Express firm

  • John Ken silali

    SININATU CHILDREN SUPPORT ORGANISATION LIMITED

When

When

Saturday, September 2, 2023
5:30 AM – 4:00 PM UTC

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Agenda

5:30 AMArrival
6:00 AMBreakfast
6:30 AMTeam formation and coding
10:00 AMlunch
11:00 AMCoding continues
1:00 PMDemos and presentations
2:00 PMAward ceremony

Host

  • David Okwii

    Sitemonki

    Software Developer/ Product Manager, A.T Uganda Community Lead

Organizers

  • Abubakar Usman

    Lead

  • Sylvia Kipkemoi

    Lead

  • Bennett Benedict

    University of Dar Es Salaam

    Tanzania, Community Lead,

  • Veronica Michael

    Tanzania, Community Lead

  • Loise Kimwe

    AT WIT 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

  • Joshua Adeboye

    Nigeria, Kaduna Community Co-Lead

  • Avuzwa Ntshongwana

    South Africa Community Co-Lead

  • Josh Venceslas

    Altech Group

    Co-Lead: Rwanda Community

  • David Okwii

    Sitemonki

    Africa's Talking Community UG Co-Lead

  • Cynthia Moraa

    WIT Kenya Co-Lead

  • Grace Muthui

    WIT Kenya Co-Lead

  • Michael Adedayo

    Africa's Talking

    Community Lead Lagos

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