Africa's Talking Women in Tech Hackathon: Tasks Automation using APIs

Jul 5, 2023, 5:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Join us at our open hackathon every last Wednesday of the month. Build with us, present feature requests, give feedback, or contribute to our open-source API and SDKs. THEME: Tasks Automation using APIs Get your ticket, let us exchange knowledge, and best practices, submit feature requests, and innovate. Tell a sister to tell a sister. #WomenInTech


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About this event

Daily tasks are repetitive, hence, provide a good chance to exercise proper programming skills by automating them using APIs.

Have you ever wondered how to make life easier by providing scalable solutions to repetitive or day to day tasks? Then this is the best avenue for you to try that out, experiment and learn from others how to make the tasks easily run at the click of a button.

This hackathon, Africa's Talking Women in Tech Hackathon: Tasks Automation using APIs, is designed to enable ladies and all attendees to build on their API skill better. Additionally, this hackathon will engage the creative muscle by having participants think of as many applications in daily life as possible that can be integrated with APIs to make the tasks automated.

Using APIs, participants will be able to brainstorm solutions tailored for them, and use the industry best practices to bring scalable and applicable solutions to life.

Throughout the hackathon, participants will have access to experts who will provide guidance and support as they develop their solutions. The hackathon will conclude in a pitching session where participants will present their solutions to everyone, who will evaluate and provide feedback on the projects.

Join us and let us build scalable solutions.

Key Focus Areas:

  • Automation of daily tasks
  • Integration of APIs with daily tasks
  • Creative, scalable and easily applicable solutions

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

Developer Documentation (We welcome feedback)

THEME: Automating Daily Tasks using APIs

The winning solution will receive cash prizes as follows:

  1.  Winner - $100
  2.  1st Runners Up - $50
  3.  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: 
    • Follow Our Twitter Page here

Africa's Talking powers communications solutions across Africa with simplified access to telco infrastructure, developers use our powerful SMS, USSD, Voice, Airtime, 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 Kenya Community Lead

  • Grayce Muthui

    Kenya Community Co-Lead

  • Sylvia Jebet Kipkemoi

    Africa's Talking

    Developer Relations, WIT Lead

  • Loise Kimwe

    Africa's Talking

    Software Engineer | Global Women In Tech Community Lead


  • Loise Kimwe

    Africa's Talking

    Software Engineer | WIT Lead



Wednesday, July 5, 2023
5:30 AM – 4:00 PM UTC


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


  • Cynthia Moraa

    AT WIT Kenya Community Lead

  • Joanita Nakityo

    AT WIT Uganda Community Lead


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