Hackathons are a staple of tech startup culture, the concept around hackathons are well-established in the understanding that coding skills have the power to not only change the face of the economy, but change the entire world.
Coding, in its multiple facets, has proven to be very popular among young tech enthusiasts for a number of reasons. As data emerges as the new oil, it is safe to say that coding is officially a basic digital literacy skill in the era we live in. Through the virtual Hackathon starting tomorrow (25th-28th August), participants will be encouraged to apply their coding knowledge, creativity and skills towards solving a problem.
The 2nd Annual Virtual Hackathon will happen over a period of three days, between the times 9am and 12pm. The ages allowed to register for the event will be 11 year olds all the way up to 19 year olds. With #DARETODO being the theme of the event, participants will be able to use the time to test a new skill or framework in a setting that keeps them focused and motivated. Plus, participants will be forced to step out of their comfort zones and grow, while getting a taste for team management and smart dynamics, not to mention, a KSH100,000 prize for the winning team.
The Hackathon will be organised by Rusinga school, in partnership with CIO Africa, Hernovation, Jenga Schools, Africa Data Centres, Microsoft, Resolution Health, NRSA, Textbook Centre and Oracle.
Apart from the Hackathon being an obvious career-boost, it will make participants more aware of their own capabilities and thus also bolstering their confidence, something that is highly desirable for individuals who want to make an impact in the tech space.
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