Africa's Talking Open Hackathon: Unlocking Financial Inclusion Abuja, Nigeria

Jan 25, 8:00 AM – Jan 26, 5:00 PM

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About this event

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Join us at the Africa's Talking Open Hackathon on Financial Inclusion on Thursday 25th January . Come build with us, connect with fellow developers over drinks, delicious food, present feature request, give feedback or just contribute to our open source API's and SDKs.

In a world where economic opportunities are abundant, financial inclusion stands as a critical driver for positive change. The need for financial inclusion arises from the undeniable truth that access to basic financial services is not a privilege but a fundamental right. By extending financial services to marginalized and underserved communities, we empower individuals, fostering economic growth and stability. It's about breaking down barriers, ensuring equal access to financial resources, and creating a more inclusive global economy. Join us on this hackathon where collective efforts can spark innovations that bridge gaps and uplift communities, contributing to a brighter and more equitable future.


Here's a breakdown of how each API can be used:

  • USSD API: This can be utilized to create applications that enable financial institutions searches, inquiries, or transactions via USSD codes. This is especially useful in regions with limited internet access, allowing broader reach and accessibility in the financial market.
  • SMS API: The SMS API can be instrumental in sending real-time notifications, updates on transactions, or alerts. This provides a simple and effective way to keep users informed.
  • Airtime and Data: This API could be used to reward users who engage with the financial platform, such as by rewarding them with airtime or data packages, referring new users, or completing certain actions within the app.
  • Voice API: The Voice API can be integrated to facilitate real-time voice communications between customer service and customers. It can also be used for automated voice notifications or surveys to collect feedback from users.

Overall, these APIs, your innovation and other existing technology will offer a powerful toolkit for hackathon participants to create innovative solutions that address various challenges in the financial Inclusion and institutions space, enhancing the efficiency, accessibility, and user experience in the financial market.

Target Audience:

  • Software Engineers
  • Students 
  • Developers interested in financial inclusion
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Financial Institutions & Professionals


THEME: FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Build Financial Inclusion solutions with Africa's Talking and win prizes

  • Winner - ₦50,000
  • 1st Runners Up - ₦30,000
  • 2nd Runners Up - ₦20,000

Elarian is a customer engagement framework that helps you build robust applications with the customer as the unit of abstraction.

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.

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

    • Introduction
    • Form teams where need be.
    • Building/hacking
    • Feedback
    • Feature requests

2.  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
  • Contribute to open-source

Join community channels:

Please follow us on X handles too:

  • @AfricasTalking
  • @ATdevskd
  • @ElarianHQ

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 with ease through easy-to-use APIs.

Would you like to partner with us? Kindly contact the Developer Experience Team.

Moderator

  • Ahmad Bature Muhammad

    Innovation Ecosystem Engagement ONDI/NITDA

Agenda

8:00 AMCheck-in
9:00 AMBuilding/hacking: Code in GitHub/GitLab/BitBucket and deploy in Docker/Automated CI/Travis CI/Bamboo
9:30 AMCode/Solution
12:00 PMLunch
3:00 PMDemonstration

Host

  • Dr Umar Adam I. Ph.D

    Nile University

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

  • Sanusi Abdulkadir

    Nigeria Kaduna Community 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

  • Alexander Ikeh

    Community Co-Lead Abuja

  • Aaron Ujah

    Community Co-Lead Abuja

  • Nnamdi Azubuike

    Community Co-Lead Lagos

Partners

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