AgriTech Hackathon: Building AgriTech Solution using Africa's Talking APIS - Kampala Uganda

Apr 27, 5:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join us as we build agriculture and technology solutions with APIs for Communication, Marketing, OTP, Transaction and SIM Swap. Create meaningful solutions, collaborate with other devs, win prizes, and transform the industry. Developers, designers, and innovators, this is your hackathon. Get your ticket and create agritech solutions!

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About this event

Join us for an AgriTech Hackathon aimed at transforming the agricultural sector with innovative solutions using Africa's Talking APIs. This event brings together developers, designers, and entrepreneurs to tackle pressing challenges in agriculture. From developing accessible farm management tools to optimizing supply chain logistics and integrating payment solutions, your ideas can reshape the landscape of agriculture across Africa. Don't miss this opportunity to create impactful AgriTech solutions and drive positive change in farming communities.

We're inviting developers and innovators to explore the possibilities of combining technology with agriculture, aiming to enhance accessibility, efficiency, and reliability for consumers. Participants will have access to a range of resources, including Africa's Talking APIs, mentorship from industry experts, and the chance to collaborate with like-minded innovators.

Prizes will be awarded to the most innovative, impactful, and technically proficient projects. Beyond the competition, this hackathon is a chance to connect with the Africa's Talking Developer community, gain valuable experience, and potentially kickstart your project with support from Africa's Talking and our partners.

Don't miss this chance to make a difference in the agriculture industry, learn new skills, and network with professionals and peers. Register now to be part of this transformative experience and help shape the future of Agriculture in Africa.

Challenge Ideas:

  • Precision Farming Solution: Develop a technology-driven solution that integrates IoT sensors and data analytics to optimize crop management practices, such as irrigation scheduling, fertilizer application, and pest control, leading to increased yields and resource efficiency.
  • Supply Chain Traceability Platform: Create a blockchain-based system that enables transparent and secure tracking of agricultural products throughout the supply chain, ensuring food safety, quality control, and fair trade practices.
  • Smart Farm Monitoring System: Design a remote monitoring system using drones and satellite imagery to assess crop health, detect early signs of disease or nutrient deficiencies, and provide timely insights to farmers for proactive decision-making
  • Digital Extension Services: Build a mobile application or voice-based platform that delivers personalized agricultural advisory services to farmers, including weather forecasts, crop recommendations, and best practices for sustainable farming, fostering knowledge-sharing and capacity-building in rural communities.

Target Attendees:

  • Data engineers
  • Software Engineers
  • Insurance innovators
  • Actuaries

What should you expect as an Attendee:

  • Access to Cutting-Edge Tools: Leverage Africa's Talking powerful APIs and SDKs, designed to make implementation seamless and hassle-free.
  • Apprenticeship & Support: Work closely with seasoned experts from Africa's Talking who will guide and support you throughout the hackathon as we build with you.
  • Networking Opportunities: Join as a member and connect with like-minded individuals, potential collaborators, and industry professionals.
  • Cash Prizes, Recognition and Qualify to Join our Marketplace Program: Stand a chance to win exciting prizes, gain recognition for your innovative solutions and
  • Impact Africa: Contribute to the economic growth and development of Africa by providing solutions that simplify and enhance payment processes

The winning solution will receive cash prizes as follows:

  1. Winner - $100 (Join Marketplace Program)
  2. 1st Runners Up - $50
  3. 2nd Runners Up - $25

Africa's Talking powers communications solutions across Africa with simplified access to telco infrastructure, developers use our powerful SMS, USSD, Voice, Chat, Airtime and Mobile Data, 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

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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 easily.

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

Mentor

  • Mark Ssembajjwe

    Africa's Talking

    Technical support

Facilitators

  • David Okwii

    Sitemonki

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

  • Natwijuka Isophel

  • Roland Ganafa

  • Mark Ssembajjwe

    Africa's Talking

    Technical support

When

When

Saturday, April 27, 2024
5:00 AM – 3:00 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

  • David Okwii

    Sitemonki

    Africa's Talking Community UG Co-Lead

  • Cynthia Moraa

    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

  • Roland Ganafa

    Africa'sTalking Uganda

    Co-Founder & Director

  • Stanislaus Sakwiya

    Malawi, Community Lead