“We’ve got you covered” is a reassuring phrase that calms us down when we are stressed about a project or worried about how to plan a Hackathon in Africa. But as a Hackathon Organizer, is there one person or organization that you can genuinely say… Read More »How to organize a Hackathon in Africa
We believe any young African can use technology to make their lives, that of their family or the world better. This is why we started NaijaHacks. When we started in 2018, our original plan was to have a small 100 person event where people worked… Read More »African Hackathon and incubation for tech companies & jobs
When I started NaijaHacks, I did not know what I was getting myself into. I was a new Founder and the original idea was to have a small 50–100 person self-funded hackathon. But when I brought Blessing onboard, she saw the vision and convinced me… Read More »The greatest challenge of any new Founder is inexperience
As citizens, we want a safe, conducive, and supportive environment to live, learn, and thrive. Technology has the potential to make our lives better and change industries, and it has already done so in our country, Nigeria. To that end and given the current situation… Read More »Technology for good and citizen safety at a Hackathon in African
Maybe you’ve just been rejected, or your startup has failed. Whatever it is that you’ve been trying to accomplish like winning big in tech, you could be close to achieving it if you only did one thing. Photo by Jordan Whitfield on Unsplash Nothing worth having… Read More »Winning big in tech comes down to one thing: Grit
For a Hackathon, the Hackathon judging process should be free, fair, and transparent. Everyone should have a fair chance to pitch and be heard. Additionally, the details and reasons for the winnings should be shared with all participants. Sadly, for NaijaHacks 2018, we were not… Read More »Hackathon judging: was NaijaHacks 2018 fair?
Although we raised more than $16,000 in prizes for NaijaHacks 2018 — Nigeria’s biggest Tech Invention Competition, we had almost canceled the Hackathon because we failed when we first worked on getting Hackathon sponsors. In our first attempt, we raised $0. Nothing. Photo by Darius Bashar on Unsplash… Read More »How to get Hackathon sponsors
Lagos, Nigeria, 1 October 2018 — Today sees the official annoucement for unveiling NaijaHacks, a tech invention competition that was started to inspire a generation of Nigerian innovators to use technology to create solutions for their communities using technologies like Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and many more. NaijaHacks… Read More »Unveiling NaijaHacks: Nigeria’s Official Hackathon