Hacklab Ghana Opens Registration for Annual Hackathon – #Hacklab2018
Hacklab 2018 is scheduled to take place at the College of Science, KNUST, Kumasi from the 6th April to 8th April. This year’s event promises a unique and unforgettable experience with 12 participating tertiary institutions and over 250 participants.
The Hacklab 2018 Theme: “Building Fourth Industrial Cities; Are you ready?”
The Hackathon Challenge
This year’s hackathon challenge will task teams to identify a local problem in the transport system, energy supply, use and conservation, healthcare delivery, education, agriculture or financial service sector in Ghana, design a scalable and commercial solution to address this problem leveraging on modern technologies like IoT, Blockchain, artificial intelligence, web 3.0, etc.
Registration & Teaming
- All participants must fill out the Participant Registration Form to be eligible for participation.
- Development of the idea and research for the hackathon project entry may start prior to the event, but progress and improvement of the final deliverable must be shown by the team over the period of the event. Teams not following this rule will receive a zero score for any applicable categories of judging related to the deliverable developed ahead of event kickoff.
- Teams must be between 2-4 team members. Teams have to be formed in advance of the event.
- Third party frameworks and libraries may be used, but must be declared in the technical prototype demonstration. A score penalty may be incurred for failure to declare as stated in Judging section.
For more information on eligibility, judging criteria and the hackathon rules, visit: http://hacklabgh.org/hackathon-rules/
Participants have until 23:00 GMT on Friday, March 30th, 2018 to register and join a team.
|Panel Discussion: Hacklab Forum|
|Workshop: Exploring Internet of Things Technologies|
|Workshop: Designing for User Experience|
|Team Business Coaching|
|Product Pitch & Judging|
|Most Promising Male Developer||800.00|
|Most Promising Female Developer||800.00|
|Best Business Pitch||500.00|
|Best Product Idea||500.00|
This year’s event is made possible, thanks to the support from our motivated sponsors; Stanbic Bank Ghana as Platinum Partner, Vodafone Ghana as a Gold Partner, Certified Ghana as a Bronze Partner.
Also supporting this year’s event are DreamOval Foundation, Slydepay, Invent Electronics, Global Shapers Community Kumasi Hub, Internships Ghana Ltd, Ninety3Studios, Developers In Vogue and VOME.
Media partners are TechToday, Kumasi FM, Adehye FM, Watsuptek, Dartey Media and Urban Avenue.
How to Register
Follow this link to apply: http://hacklabgh.org/register-for-event/