Morning Aerobics, More Coding, and Mentoring. All The Action From Day 2 of Hacklab 2018.
Location: FF1 Auditorium, Computer Science Department
After a long night of writing codes, scripts, and algorithms to solve complex social problems themed with this year’s hackathon, day two of #Hacklab2018 kicked off with an aerobics session.
Exercise done. Breakfast over. System refilled. Body and mind reset to business. The hackathon continues…
Speaking with a participant, Theodore Elikem Atigah with Team Unique Geeks from University of Education, Winneba, he said “Hacklab is a good event for developers, and anyone who is tech savvy to attend. It gives you an opportunity to meet with business people, and giants in the technology space in Ghana. There are internship opportunities as well as job opportunities. Within 36hours last year of my participation, my team and I were able to create a something meaningful. This is something that I will recommend for my colleagues who are in the developer space to take up. It is a worthwhile experience and I commend the organizers for putting this together.“
We got upclose to a few teams who let us in on their ideas.
An all female team (Wakadev) from one of the most relevant community of highly skilled female developers who are passionate about using technology to revolutionize Africa and beyond, Developers in Vogue represented at this year’s hackathon. They are working on a ‘Eye Defect’ an idea that we’re yet to learn more on tomorrow during the pitch.
Team Anis from KNUST is working on Shuttle Ride.
Team Femcode an all female team from Ho Technical University. They’re working on an idea called ‘EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Reporter. We can’t wait for their pitch tomorrow.
A speed coaching session to prep the teams on their pitch and offer advice on how to transform their ideas into a pitch winning one. This session lasted three hours, with the facilitators switching from team to team to make sure every team is enjoys equal attention.
The teams recessed to work, wrapping up on their ideas and presentations for the climax tomorrow. And that was how the second day of what has been a fun-filled, brain cracking, yet finger clicking weekend gradually died out of major activities.
More pictures to tease you enough to make plans to attend next year. And oh…if you find your picture in here, you can save it.