The 2020 AfricaHacks Global Hackathon is a week-long Hackathon which kicked off on the 5th of December, 2020. So far participants have been engaged with discussions and trainings held daily. Tension is also building as D-day draws near. Each day of the hackathon has been dedicated to one notable theme or the other, which allows participants to focus and learn at the same time.
Click here to access the daily schedule.
While mentors have been assigned to guide participants, milestones are recorded daily and social media contests of various types that allow participants to win prizes are not excluded.
In response to a question about their experience at the Hackathon so far, Tanoh Jean Achile Tanoh Blanchard from Cote d’Ivoire who is an Agripreneur mentioned that the hackathon has been an opportunity to share his innovative idea that will help people living in the village with no digital knowledge. As a newbie to coding, he has had the chance to learn and practice more, his only barrier being that he speaks French better than English.
Ephraim, another participant from Nigeria said that he had attended a couple of Hackathons before but AfricaHacks’ surpasses all.
“The mentorship and everything else is decent and well arranged, maximum support for participants, and a lot more to mention. There’s no difficulty at all. Everything goes really smooth, the timeframe for milestones are all achievable, and the assigned mentors make life easier.”
Victoria who is also from Nigeria stated that the hackathon has been going on amazingly well for her with no to little difficulties. “Africahacks provided everything needed to make the process smooth. Starting from the airtime I was sent, the organizers who are always there, the ask a question channel for when I have burning questions. I think Africahacks has succeeded in creating a community where it’s members lack nothing. Sort of.”
So far, AfricaHacks has hosted veterans like Rising Odegua, Oluwatoni Ogunmade, Nem Ekpunobi, Melissa Sassi, Phila Phungula, Tomisin Jenrola, Adefolahun Akinsola, Garann Means as well as the Founder Uchi Uchebeke.
You can access more participants stories/experience and share yours on Twitter via the hashtag #AfricaHacks2020