The 2019 NaijaHacks Hackathon is returning to ZoneTech Park, Lagos, Nigeria this December. This year, the Technology Invention Competition or Hackathon, the biggest in Africa, will focus on building solutions in Education, Housing, Employment, and Citizen safety.
On December 7th, 2019, all admitted teams and individuals will have 7 days to build creative solutions that will enhance pressing local and global challenges using technologies like Blockchain, Machine Learning, Big Data, and others. Online solution development will end on 14th December 2019.
This year’s event will feature an expo-style demo, stage pitching competitions, a keynote speech and award presentation (on the 17th December 2019)
Speaking via video conference from Toronto, Canada, Uchi Uchibeke, Founder of NaijaHacks, said: “Intentional is the word for 2019. We are intentional about the sponsors, partners, prizes, participants and all other aspects of NaijaHacks this year. We believe that this will enable us to achieve our goals for 2019 including that of getting 50% of women to participate. ”
On the Demo day of the event, invited teams will present their solutions to judges from around the world including leaders in tech, business, government, and others. The creative and disruptive solutions will be used to inspire next-level tech products for Nigerian and international markets.
In keeping with NaijaHacks’s mission of making opportunities available to all young Africans, promising projects from the hackathon will be matched to related companies and mentors for funding and guidance so that they can be developed into technology ventures.