Climate change is a global crisis demanding immediate action. The Nairobi County Government, Africa's Talking, and Circular Innovation Hub invite you to Innovate Nairobi's Climate Change Hackathon at the WEE Centre. In 10 hours, develop scalable solutions in waste management, renewable energy, and more, using Africa's Talking's powerful APIs: USSD, SMS, Data, and Airtime. Targeting developers, act
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About this event
Climate Change is the defining issue of our time and we are at a defining moment. From shifting weather patterns that threaten food production, to rising sea levels that increase the risk of catastrophic flooding, the impacts of climate change are global in scope and unprecedented in scale. Without drastic action today, adapting to these impacts in the future will be more difficult and costly.
"Unlocking Solutions, One Code at a Time: The Nairobi County Government, in strategic partnership with Africa's Talking and Circular Innovation Hub, is proud to present this month's edition of Innovate Nairobi Hackathon, themed 'Climate Change Hackathon.' Hosted at the state-of-the-art WEE Centre in Nairobi, this event brings together the city's brightest minds, software engineers, IoT Engineers, technologists, entrepreneurs, and environmentalists to tackle our planet's most pressing challenge—climate change. This 10-hour coding marathon aims to generate actionable, sustainable solutions for local environmental problems, harnessing the transformative power of technology. Join us to code for change, innovate for impact, and build a greener tomorrow for Nairobi, Kenya, and the world beyond. Let's change the climate of possibility!"
Special Feature: Come utilize Innovative Africa's TalkingAPI'sandSDKs : USSD, SMS, Voice, Data and AirtimeAPIs to create innovative applications that can reach millions and make an impact at scale. This is more than a hackathon; it's an opportunity to be at the forefront of Africa's green tech revolution. Come and code the change you wish to see in the world!"
Key Focus Areas:
Renewable Energy adoption and exploration,
Mitigating Carbon emission and awareness
Climate change impact awareness
Climate Tech Startups
Climate change experts
Data Scientists and Analysts
Climate Tech Entrepreneurs
Aiming to create tech-savvy, local solutions for our global climate crisis.
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 climate change solutions and mitigation pf climate change effect by providing solutions that enhance climate solutions
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, and Airtime APIs to bring their ideas to life, as they build and sustain scalable businesses.
Form teams where need be.
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
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 bring their ideas to life through easy-to-use APIs quickly.
We will provide transport to and from Jeevanjee Gardens.
Note: Departure time is 7:45 AM (kindly be on time).
WEEE Centre (WEEE = Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) is a social enterprise with a mission of securing a green and safe environment. WEEE Centre offers services of safe disposal of electrical and electronic waste (e-waste), secure data destruction and performs training and awareness creation on safe and circular e-waste management.
Circular Innovation Hub (CIH) is a one-stop-shop for Circular Economy Excellence in Africa, inspiring and enabling the transition to a sustainable world. CIH programs are designed to bring together the best minds in innovation and spur the best ideas into reality. CIH offers: Incubation Programs, Advisory Services, Corporate Training, Co-working Spaces, Education and Tailor-made Events.