I4G Hackathon 2021

I4G Hackathon 2021

Over 80% of Fortune 100 companies conduct hackathons to drive innovation. I4G HackFest 2021 will be conducting a virtual Hackathon in partnership with Mono.

This is the right time to drive sustainable innovations and build projects that address pressing real-life business problems and social issues. It will run for over 50 hours where African techies will collaborate and virtually build proofs of concept and minimum viable products (MVPs) for a specific pre-defined problem or simply innovate.

The Challenge

When historical transactions or account owner identity is to be made, brands and businesses in the payment space are faced with not being able to retrieve such information which results in delayed transactions, waste of time and loss of money.

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Fri, 10 Dec

10:00 AM – Opening Remarks

10:30 AM – Webinar 1

11:00 AM – Ideas Pitch

12:00 PM – Team Formation

04:00 PM – Team formation closes

 

Start Hacking!!!

 

04:10 PM – Webinar 2

5:00 PM – Mentor matching

Sat, 11 Dec

10:00 AM – Team Check-In

11:00 AM – Webinar 3

01:00 PM – Mentor Feedback

01:30 PM – Virtual break

04:30 PM – Webinar 4

 

 

 

 

 

NB: All time zones are in WAT

Sun, 12 Dec

10:00 AM – Team Check-In

11:00 AM – Webinar 5

01:00 PM – Mentor Feedback

01:30 PM – Virtual break

04:30 PM – Team Presentations

11:59 – Final Submission

 

Hackathon ENDS 

FAQ

WHAT IS INGRESSIVE FOR GOOD?

Ingressive for Good is a non-profit organization launched to address the glaring inequalities within African tech ecosystems. Our mission is to empower young African tech talents in need, to reach full potential through learning and the power of work. 

We do these in 4 ways – Microscholarships, Technical Training, Talent Placement, and of course community – I4G circle. 

WHAT IS A HACKATHON?

Hackathons have been long-staple events in the Technology Industry since the late 1990s. A Hackathon is an intense event that brings together computer programmers like software developers, graphic designers, and user interface specialists along with industry process experts and professionals to identify issues and create software solutions, usually within a weekend.

WHO HOSTS THE I4G HACKATHON 2021?

The I4G Hackathon is brought to you by Ingressive For Good in partnership with Mono. The Hackathon brings together Techies across Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa including developers, engineers, students, designers, idea generators and other stakeholders in the Tech space to drive sustainable innovations and build projects that address pressing real-life business problems and social issues. It will run for over 50 hours where African techies will collaborate and virtually build proofs of concept and minimum viable products (MVPs) for a specific pre-defined problem or simply innovate.

WHO CAN ATTEND THE I4G HACKATHON?

The Hackathon participants are a broad, diverse community of technology enthusiasts, programmers, developers, system testers, UI/UX designers, society activists, industry leaders, government representatives, technologists, journalists, academics, volunteers, and creatives from Africa. You too can be a part.

WHERE AND WHEN WILL I4G HACKATHON 2021 BE HELD?

This year’s Hackathon will be virtual and held from the 10th-12th of December. A combination of several tools will be used to streamline the collaboration between participants, facilitators and mentors. In lieu of this, a series of orientation sessions will be organized to familiarize each group of stakeholders to ensure they are abreast with all the tools and well prepared for smooth production.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE I REGISTER AS A HACKER?

  • Participants will be required to sign up for the hackathon individually.
  • Participants are required to be 18 years and above. Should a participant be below 18 years, they will require parental/guardian consent to participate

HOW DO I FORM OR JOIN A TEAM?

  • After successful registration, Participants will be sent an onboarding email including a link to the slack channel. We encourage participants to start forming teams as soon as they join the channel and recommend diversity to allow for skills balance. Have a skill blend with good presentation skills, business acumen, a front-end developer/ UI/UX, etc. 
  • Team Formation closes Fri, 10th 4 PM WAT. 
  • You can choose to participate alone (we discourage this) or in a team. Teams cannot have more than 4 members. 
  • Should you require any assistance, email: community@ingressive.org

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION?

Registration ends on Sat, 11 Dec 11:59 AM. Kindly plan to register at least a day before closing.

WHAT DO I BRING?

This is a very hands-on and grassroots event. Ensure you have a laptop, smart phone, strong internet connectivity to whatever inspires you but your energy and your brain! Do not worry if you forget something, there will be tons of stuff to do.

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?

  • We provide cash prizes thanks to our sponsors!
  • Roadmap For Winners
  • Innovation Highlights

 

HOW CAN I JOIN AS A VOLUNTEER?

To join as a volunteer, send an mail to community@ingressive.org

IS THERE REIMBURSEMENT FOR DATA SUBSCRIPTION?

No, we do not offer any reimbursement for data.

HOW DO I JOIN THE I4G COMMUNITY?

We are constantly working to advance access to resources and opportunities for all our members. It will be amazing to have you be a part of our community. Register here to be a member.

CAN MY ORGANISATION SPONSOR HACKFEST OR A CATEGORY?

Absolutely! Contact us about becoming a sponsor via community@ingressive.org