The word Hackathon comes from the words Hack and Marathon. A Hack is a creative way of solving a problem, and, as we know, a Marathon is a long-distance running race. A Hackathon (HackMarathon) is a race to solve problems creatively with tech or other tools.
There are several benefits participants when they attend a Hackathon. Before virtual events were the default, participants had great food and picked up good swag at Hackathons. It was also an opportunity for participants to travel to different schools, countries, or continents to connect with other Hackathon participants, called Hackers.
Below, we show some of the benefits that you can get when you attend a Hackathon by AfricaHacks.
You Learn and upskill when you attend a Hackathon
AfricaHacks hackathons are an opportunity to learn new skills from world-renowned experts for free. At the upcoming Global Innovation Competition by AfricaHacks, participants will learn about Blockchain, Space including Mars, how to build Web and Mobile Apps, and how to build a Business for CEOs, CTOs, COOs, and other Startup leaders.
Connection and networking
Hackathons make it possible to connect with fellow Hackers. Because many of the Hackathon participants will join teams and work with others for the first time, they will get to learn from each other and build meaningful, lasting relationships that will transcend the Hackathon itself.
Prizes are a massive deal at Hackathons. Some Hackathons budget more than half a million dollars in cash and prizes! At our upcoming Global Innovation Competition by AfricaHacks, prizes include Laptops, Amazon Echo, Cash. Our Hackathons have provided over one million dollars in cash and perks to Hackers. Learn more about the prizes for this year at apply.africahacks.com.
Create a Startup
Often, brilliant ideas are not implemented because those who think of them do not have the resources or time to launch them. Hackathons and the AfricaHacks platform is an excellent opportunity for anyone to launch a Startup from their ideas and win prizes and support worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. At the upcoming Global Innovation Competition by AfricaHacks, participants compete and win prizes and join the AfricaHacks Startup program to develop their project into a Startup.
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