Africa's Talking Open Hackathon: Voice Solutions

Africa's Talking Community

Jul 28, 2022, 5:30 AM – 2:00 PM

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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 API and SDKs. THEME: Voice Solution (Voice/WhatsApp for county government mobilization centers) Get your ticket, let us exchange knowledge, and best practices, submit feature requests and innovate.

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About this event

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 the 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. Premium Services
  3. Call center
  4. Customer notifications
  5. Carrying out Surveys/Data Collection
  6. IVR

Developer Documentation (We welcome feedback)


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

  • Build Voice solutions with Africa's Talking Voice and win prizes
    • $100 1st Prize + Exclusive T-Shirts
    • $50 2nd Prize + Exclusive T-shirt
    • $25 3rd Prize + Exclusive T-Shirt
  • 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.


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
  • Presentation: The beginner's guide to the AT Voice API
  • 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)

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 easily bring their ideas to life through easy-to-use APIs.


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

Transport:

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

Speakers

  • Douglas Mwangi

    Freelancer

    Software Developer

  • Samuel Gikandi

    Africa's Talking

    Founder and CEO

  • Michael Kimathi

    Africa's Talking

    Head of Developer Community Africa

Moderator

  • Michael Kimathi

    Africa's Talking

    Head of Developer Community Africa

Featured Attendees

  • Dinka Dereje

    Elelan

  • STEPHEN MWANIKI

    CLOUDGLAXY TECH

  • Ashiru Lawali

    Mayanchi computer games

  • JOANITA NAKITYO

    Alfajiri Innovations Limited

  • Barigye Betty

    Studio marler

  • Robert Karuku

    Robsoft Solutions

  • Jimmy Wachina

    GGIS

  • Amos Okello

    Terra Innovations

  • Simon Wambugu

    Unified Communications Platforms Limited

  • Patrick Waithaka

    Mwangaza Muslim Day Secondary School

  • Jonathan Mwebaze

    Jast Tech Limited

  • Collins Ochieng

    connectshop.co.ke

  • Eric Gitangu

    EricG eSolutions

  • Januarius Nwodom

    Successbase Auto-mobil

  • Imrana Ibrahim

    Aljazeera pharmaceutical & community health

  • Tagel Assefa Dendi

    JtabNet

  • Mudassir Mohammad

    Mudassir & Son's

  • Kengaaju Laura Alinda

    AkiraChix

  • EPHRAIM MAINA

    LIMACK DATA

  • Duabo Vanman

    Vanaye construction of goods & global enterprise

  • Abubakar Adamu idris

    Alshaibatul hamdi enterprise

  • cliff muthomi

    Waden

Agenda

5:30 AMWarm-Up
7:00 AMBuilding/hacking: Code in GitHub/GitLab/BitBucket and deploy in Docker/Automated CI/Travis CI/Bamboo
10:00 AMLunch
12:45 PMDemonstration 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