Africa's Talking Women In Tech Open Hackathon

Jan 25, 2023, 5:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Join us at our open hackathon on the last Wednesday of this month. Build with us, present feature requests, give feedback, or contribute to our open-source API and SDKs. Get your ticket, let us exchange knowledge, and best practices, submit feature requests and innovate. Join us in our mission to empower and support women in tech!



About this event

Africa's Talking APIs enables you as a developer to be innovative in how you build solutions at scale. Join us and let us build. 

Use Cases:

As many as your creativity would permit.

Winning per Category

The winning solution will receive cash prizes as follows:

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


1. Introductions

2. Overview of Products

  • Use case
3. Ideation
  • Form teams where need be.
  • Feedback

4. Building/hacking: Code in GitHub/GitLab/BitBucket

5. 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)

Submit your Idea:

Hackathon idea submission form.

Join community channels:


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.

Would you like to partner with us? Kindly contact the Developer Experience Team.

Featured Attendees

  • Vivian Ouma


  • Mary Dancilla Muthoni



5:30 AMIntroductions
6:00 AMOverview and Ideation
8:00 AMBreak
9:15 AMSolution Review
10:15 AMLunch
10:45 AMHands-On hackathon
1:30 PMDemonstration and Wrap-up
4:00 PMNetworking


  • Loise Kimwe

    AT WIT Lead

  • Sylvia Jebet Kipkemoi


    Developer Relations


  • Loise Kimwe

    AT WIT 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

    Kenya Community Lead