Africa's Talking Open Hackathon: Voice Solutions

Feb 23, 2023, 5:30 AM – 2:00 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 open-source API and SDKs. THEME: Innovating around Voice Solution (Voice/WhatsApp for county government mobilization centers and Call Centres) Get your ticket, let us exchange knowledge, and best practices, submit feature requests, and innovate.

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About this event

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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 software, API, and SDKs.

Overview:

Programmable Voice allows you to enrich your call experience by adding features that would have otherwise be inaccessible using normal physical lines. Our fully featured API gives you a vast number of actions that you can use together to build intuitive solutions

Features:

  1. Call Conferencing
  2. Call Transfer
  3. Say and Play
  4. VOIP Capabilities
  5. Call Recording
  6. SIP Trunking

Use Cases:

  1. 2FA
  2. OTP
  3. Premium Services
  4. Call center
  5. Customer notifications
  6. Carrying out Surveys/Data Collection
  7. IVR

Developer Documentation (We welcome feedback)

THEME: Voice Solution (Voice/WhatsApp for county government mobilization centers)

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:

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:

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.

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.

Transport:

  • We will provide transport to and from Jeevanjee Garden.
  • Note that Jeevanjee Garden  Departure time is 7:45 AM (kindly be on time). 

Speakers

  • Douglas Mwangi

    Africa's Talking

    Software Developer

  • Michael Kimathi

    Africa's Talking

    Head of Developer Community Africa

  • Loise Kimwe

    AT WIT Lead

  • Graham Ingokho Muhanga

    Africa's Talking LLC

    SVP Marketing

Moderators

  • Michael Kimathi

    Africa's Talking

    Head of Developer Community Africa

  • Sylvia Jebet Kipkemoi

    Africa's Talking

    Developer Relations, WIT Lead

Featured Attendees

  • Methusellah Omboto

    mesylscliqteq

    Dr

  • Stephen Otoo

    Mania Technology

    CEO

  • Cheruiyot K. Duncan

    AfricasTalking

    Developer

  • Vincent Odima

    Learning Developer

    HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python

  • DENNIS MWIRIGI

    spicy hacks

    cto

  • Malack Koria

    School

    Teacher

When

When

Thursday, February 23, 2023
5:30 AM – 2:00 PM UTC

Agenda

Warm-Up
Building/hacking: Code in GitHub/GitLab/BitBucket and deploy in Docker/Automated CI/Travis CI/Bamboo
Lunch
Demonstration and 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

  • Sanusi Abdulkadir

    Nigeria Kaduna Community Lead

  • Avuzwa Ntshongwana

    South Africa Community Co-Lead

  • Josh Venceslas

    Altech Group

    Co-Lead: Rwanda Community