The largest hackathon in West Africa is set to take place in Lagos, Nigeria. Developers in Nigeria are called upon on a quest to “Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Drive Digital Transformation in Africa” –– the theme of this year’s Hackathon.
The Hacklab Foundation, an international nonprofit organization headquartered in Ghana with focus on preparing the youth for future digital jobs through technology education and skills development has today announced its first ever hackathon outside of Ghana with support from companies IBM, Mind the Gap and a number of tertiary institutions and ecosystem partners.
Since its inception in 2015, they have directly impacted over 10,000 people, organized hackathons, robotics, and coding boot camps for kids between the ages of 7yrs – 13yrs, supported 500+ women in tech and placed over 800+ youth in jobs.
The Foundation is known for its Annual Hacklab Hackathon hosted in Ghana which brings together 1000+ participants including developers, engineers, designers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, development partners, and other stakeholders in technology to meet and discuss critical issues impacting Africa.
In spite of the challenges that the global pandemic posed to organizations in 2020 even till date, the Foundation and its partners successfully held its annual hackathon on a virtual scale. It is on the backdrop of this success that the Foundation is empowered to take the hackathon to the next level by extending the event to Nigeria.
The event is scheduled to take place on the 23rd – 25th of July 2021. The hackathon seeks to generate solutions that will address problems in Nigeria and the rest of Africa with a focus on Artificial Intelligence solutions.
As it has been done in previous years, prizes in the form of cash and mentorship by partners will be awarded to teams with the best ideas to help facilitate the implementation on the ideas birthed during the hackathon.
Further details on registration and participation will be available on the website and social media platforms of the organization.
To register a team:
please sign up via https://connect.hacklabfoundation.org
Or Download Event App Hacklab Connect for iOS or Android