Naijahacks 2019, an AfricaHacks Member event, was full of excitement, thrilling moments, exposure to huge successful personalities in the tech industry. During the hackathon, a lot of participants developed ideas and implemented their ideas through different technological platforms. These Hackathon Projects in Africa and ideas… Read More »Review of Top Hackathon Projects in Africa: Naijahacks 2019
Since the outbreak of coronavirus in Africa, various individuals, firms and government agencies have developed initiatives and projects towards curtailing the effect and increase of the virus within the shackles of the continent. These projects are designed to ensure the safety of individuals as well… Read More »Coronavirus in Africa: what the tech community is doing
“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
With limited hackathons in Botswana, Bothohacks, an AfricaHacks Member Event, is one of the major platforms where an individual can come and learn, grow their skills as well as network with top professionals in the tech industry with a lot of prizes to be won.
Blessing Thomas, AfricaHacks Co-chair, announced as a 2020 International Women’s day 100 women in Tech of Nigeria Awardee (#IWD2020’s #100WomenInTech of Nigeria awardee). The award is part of the celebrations for the 2020 International Women day. This year, the International Women’s day 100 women in… Read More »Blessing Thomas named #IWD2020 100 women in Tech of Nigeria Awardee
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?