TADHack in Partnership with Africa's Talking-Kaduna, Nigeria

Oct 21, 2023, 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

TADHack is the largest global hackathon focused on programmable communications since its founding in 2014. You can view all the content from all the events through the years in the Appendix of this plan. Submit your Idea: https://tadhack.com/2023/global/tadhack-global-africa/ Get a ticket to join in-person hack!


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About this event

TADHack is the largest global hackathon focused on programmable communications since its founding in 2014. You can view all the content from all the events through the years in the Appendix of this plan.

Get the ticket and Submit Your Idea Here

This year we are partnering with Network X (24-26 Oct in Paris, Broadband World Forum, 5G World Forum, and Telco Cloud) as the pre-event hackathon. This is similar to what we do before Enterprise Connect with TADHack Open in March. Doing this provides greater awareness across senior executives in the industry.

These slides give you a feel for what to expect at a TADHack https://www.slideshare.net/jaquayle/tadhack-global-2020-winners, and https://www.slideshare.net/jaquayle/tadhack-global-results-2021-presented-at-rtc-conference. Some hacks go on to be businesses and deployed services, some kick off partnerships for the sponsor, and some are used by sponsors to demonstrate the power of their platform, e.g. see this blog from Symbl.ai.

The mix of hackers is roughly: web developers 60%, students (high school, under-grad, and post-grad) 20%, telecoms folks 10%, innovators and non-technology people 10%.

In 2021 Symbl.ai achieved an amazing result, 21 hacks, and Telnyx was even more impressive with 30 hacks; all created over one weekend by developers from around the world. We’ve not seen such a large number of hacks for one sponsor since TADHack was drawing 3000+ registrations in 2017/2018.

The locations we anticipate running are: Colombia, South Africa + other locations around Africa, UK, Sri Lanka, Paris, and remote (anywhere in the world). Last year we discovered that in North America, people prefer hacking remotely. Our best hacks were remote, and on Sunday for TADHack Chicago, everyone hacked from home rather than come into IIT. Reflecting this shift, we’re planning on North America being fully remote.

Paris has been a tough location for TADHack in the past, because of Network X and TADSummit running in Paris this location will be more of an ‘industry-insider hack’ than general developers. TADSummit is on 22-20 October at Capgemini’s Lab at 147. Quai du Président Roosevelt 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux.

TADHack, since its founding in 2014, has always been hybrid. You can take part in-person or remote.

Check out this Guide to TADHack Global 2022 for information and advice on getting the most out of TADHack. If you have more questions, just ask in the comments section of that weblog, thanks.

We’re running the weekend before Network X, a massive broadband network event for enterprises and telcos. Some of the TADHack winners will have the chance to present at Network X.

Check out the ‘Choose your location' (We are supporting Nairobi, Dar Es Salaam, Kaduna, Kampala, Lagos), click on the location you can attend, and then on the specific location page click on the register button. You’re now on the TADHack Global 2023 list! The Location page will contain the address, schedule, and other important information about the specific location. If there is no location close by, you can take part in the Global Remote location.

Review the TADHack Global Sponsor’s developer resources. To win prizes please use at least one of their technologies. The more you mash up the more prizes you can win.

The schedule of events will be:

  • 21-22 October (Saturday / Sunday), TADHack Global 2023 (After Registering here please submit  IDEA HERE)

Note: Check the hackathon rule here

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Please follow our Twitter handles to:

  • @AfricasTalking
  • @ElarianHQ

You can get our videos, recaps, and event interviews on our youtube channels, subscribe to get updates:

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Elarian Youtube Channel

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  • Alan Quayle



  • Sanusi Abdulkadir

    Africa's Talking Community Lead Kaduna Nigeria

    Software Engineer

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Saturday, October 21, 2023
7:30 AM – 7:00 PM UTC


  • Michael Kimathi

    Africa's Talking

    Head of Developer Community Africa

  • Abubakar Saleh Usman

    Africa's Talking

    Product Support Engineer


  • 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