Wholesale and Retail Trade Hackathon: Kampala, Uganda

Jun 29, 6:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join us for an insightful hackathon on "Wholesale & Retail Trade solutions with Tech" in Kampala, Uganda. In this event, we'll explore the challenges faced by the Wholesale and Retail trade industry and how technology can be leveraged to address them, with a focus on sales and inventory management,Navigating taxes, import duties, and compliance with local regulations.


APIsCommunityDeveloper ExperienceHackathon

About this event

We're inviting developers and innovators to explore the possibilities of combining technology with wholesale and retail trade, 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 transport and lo 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 wholesale and retail trade in Africa.

Target Attendees:

  • Data engineers
  • Software Engineers
  • Warehouses operators
  • Retail Shop Owners
  • Policy Analysts
  • Taxation and Regulatory Experts
  • Students

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.


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


  • Network
  • Innovate
  • Access to our Talent bench (You can get a job or a gig on the spot)

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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.

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  • David Okwii


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

  • Natwijuka Isophel

  • Roland Ganafa

  • Joanita Nakityo

    Africa's Talking Uganda

    Women In Tech Lead



Saturday, June 29, 2024
6:00 AM – 3:00 PM UTC


Building/hacking: Code in GitHub/GitLab/BitBucket and deploy in Docker/Automated CI/Travis CI/Bamboo
Demonstration and Wrap-up


  • Bennett Benedict

    University of Dar Es Salaam

    Tanzania, Community Lead,

  • Veronica Michael

    Community Lead, Tanzania

  • Josphat Mwangi

    Kenya Community Lead

  • Sheriffo Jarju

    Community Lead Gambia

  • Isophel Natwijuka

    Community Lead, Uganda

  • Sanusi Abdulkadir

    Nigeria Kaduna Community Lead

  • Josh Venceslas

    Altech Group

    Co-Lead: Rwanda Community

  • David Okwii


    Africa's Talking Community UG Co-Lead

  • Cynthia Moraa

    WIT Kenya Co-Lead

  • Alexander Ikeh

    Community Co-Lead Abuja

  • Aaron Ujah

    Community Co-Lead Abuja

  • Roland Ganafa

    Africa'sTalking Uganda

    Co-Lead Uganda Community

  • Stanislaus Sakwiya

    MlimiPay Limited

    Community Lead, Malawi

  • Jackson Ngabonziza

    Community Co-Lead Rwanda

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