Africa's Talking Women in Tech Hackathon: AgriTech Solutions

Mar 27, 5:30 AM – 3:00 PM

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About this event

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Embark on a transformative journey where agriculture meets technology in a symphony of innovation and sustainability. Welcome to Africa's Talking Hackathon on AgriTech Solutions, an event that transcends boundaries, reimagining the landscape of farming and food production through the lens of cutting-edge technology.

Why Attend?

This is more than just an event, it's a call to action. By attending, you become an integral part of a global movement dedicated to addressing pressing agricultural challenges, from climate change and resource scarcity to market inefficiencies and food waste. Together, we'll explore how AgriTech can empower farmers, enhance sustainability, and build resilient food systems that can withstand the challenges of tomorrow.

Forge meaningful connections, cultivate new partnerships, and join forces with like-minded individuals committed to driving positive change in agriculture. Whether you're a farmer looking to adopt innovative technologies, a tech enthusiast eager to disrupt the status quo, or an investor seeking opportunities in AgriTech, this event offers a unique platform to network, collaborate, and make a tangible impact on the future of food.

Key Focus Areas:

  • Farming Efficiency
  • Market Access and Information
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Climate Resilience
  • Agri-Data Analytics
  • Connectivity and Rural Access
  • Crop and Livestock Management
  • Food Security and Nutrition
  • Agri-Education and Extension Services

Target Attendees:

  • Software Developers
  • UI/UX and Product Designers
  • Farmers and agricultural experts
  • Data Scientists and Analysts
  • Agricultural Engineers
  • IoT Specialists
  • Agricultural Entrepreneurs
  • Environmental Scientists

These diverse groups of attendees will bring a range of skills, perspectives, and ideas to the hackathon, fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment for innovation.

All developers, from all fields, are welcome for the hackathon.

What to Expect as an Attendee:

  • Cutting-Edge Tools and Technologies: Gain access to Africa's Talking APIs and SDKs, specifically designed to streamline implementation and ensure a seamless experience.
  • Mentorship and Guidance: Collaborate closely with seasoned experts from Africa's Talking, who will serve as mentors throughout the hackathon. Benefit from their guidance, insights, and support as we build together.
  • Expand Your Network: As a member of our community, you'll have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, potential collaborators, and industry professionals. Build valuable relationships that can propel your career or projects to new heights.
  • Exciting Rewards and Recognition: Get a chance to win cash prizes and earn recognition for your innovative solutions. Get to receive accolades for your contributions through our social media, potential collaborators and other platforms.
  • Qualify for the Marketplace Program: By participating in the hackathon, you become eligible to join our exclusive Marketplace Program. Unlock opportunities to further develop and monetize your solutions, making a lasting impact on Africa's economic growth and development.
  • Exposure to other women in tech opportunities.

Solution Criteria:

  • Use of Africa's Talking APIs: How effectively the project utilizes one or more of the Africa's Talking APIs i.e. SMS, USSD, Airtime, Voice.
  • Innovation: The originality and creativity of the project idea and implementation.
  • User Experience: How well the project meets user needs and provides an intuitive and seamless experience.
  • Functionality: How well the project performs the intended functionality and handles errors and edge cases.
  • Presentation: The clarity and effectiveness of the project demonstration and pitch.

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Developer Documentation (We welcome feedback)

THEME: AgriTech Solutions

The winning solution will receive cash prizes as follows:

  • Winner - $100
  • 1st Runners Up - $50
  • 2nd Runners Up - $25

More exclusive prizes and giveaways to attendees.

Contribute to open-source.


1. Introductions

2. Overview

  • Technical hands-on session

3. Ideation

  • Form teams where need be.
  • Feedback

4. Building/hacking: Code in GitHub/GitLab/BitBucket and deploy in Docker/Automated CI/Travis CI/Bamboo

5. Demonstration and Wrap-up

  • Teams or individuals will demonstrate 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)

Submit your Idea:

  • Hackathon idea submission form

Join our community channels:

Community Page:

  • Join Africa's Talking Women In Tech Community here

Twitter (X):

  • Follow Our Page on X here

Africa's Talking powers communications solutions across Africa with simplified access to telco infrastructure, developers use our powerful SMS, USSD, Voice, Airtime and Data, and Payments APIs to bring their ideas to life, as they build and sustain scalable businesses.

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.

Everyone is welcome!


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


  • Cynthia Moraa

    AT WIT Community Lead

Featured Attendee

  • Faith Victoria

    Upande Limited



Wednesday, March 27, 2024
5:30 AM – 3:00 PM UTC


Overview and Ideation
Hands-on Hackathon
Continue Building
Demonstration and Wrap-up


  • Sylvia Jebet Kipkemoi


    Developer Relations

  • Loise Kimwe

    Africa's Talking

    Software Engineer | WIT Lead

  • Cynthia Moraa

    AT WIT Community Lead


  • Tumi Moagi

    Africa's Talking

    South Africa Lead

  • Mariam Koné

    West Africa Lead

  • Lontia Nkhuwa

    Zambia Lead

  • Barke Said

    Kenya Co-Lead

  • Sylvia Kipkemoi

    Kenya Co-Lead

  • Cynthia Moraa

    AT WIT Kenya Community Lead

  • Joanita Nakityo

    AT WIT Uganda Community Lead


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