The first ever edition of the CodeLagos Hackathon would be wrapping up on November 1st in grand style.
The hackathon is organised by CodeLagos which is a 2016 initiative of the Lagos State Ministry of Education. It is aimed at teaching one million Lagos residents basic coding skills.
The month long programming competition which commenced on October 2 is designed to encourage Lagosians to solve everyday problems encountered in the metropolis using technology. It was made open to all computer programmers in the State.
The event is slated to be held at Landmark Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos and here are 3 major things you should look forward to at the hackathon event.
Innovative Solutions Demo
Of course tomorrow is Demo day, and as such contestants will be showcasing their solutions to the judges, tech community and the general public.
A total of 16 teams across two categories will be competing at the hackathon. Six of the teams are competing in the junior category (secondary school students between the ages of 14 and 17 years). The other ten will compete in the senior category (individuals between the ages of 18 and 30 years).
Each teams will have 10 minutes to pitch their innovative solutions to the attendees and judges. So get ready to have your mind blown with groundbreaking technological solutions to problems in different sectors ranging from health, transport and environment to energy, education, and finance.
Amazing Rewards for Innovation
To reward their hardwork and help the top 3 innovative teams from both categories fine-tune their projects, the initiative would give amazing prizes to the winning teams.
For the Junior category, the winning team would receive Laptops and Certificates, while the 2nd and 3rd placed teams would get Tablets and Certificates.
For the senior category, The winning team would receive a cash prize of N2 million and 3 months incubation. The 2nd place team would receive N1 million and 6 weeks incubation. The 3rd placed team would receive the sum of N750,000.
Attendees and other participants not only have a chance to watch teams pitch and win, they also have the opportunity to attend a masterclass at the event. These classes includes:
- A Web design Masterclass with Delphi Technologies
- A Blockchain Technology Masterclass with Seso Global
- A Women in Tech Masterclass with Women Technology Empowerment Centre (W-TEC).
These provide opportunities to learn from industry leaders as well as interact and exchange ideas with other professionals and participants.
So do you want to be a part of this event, you can click here to get started.
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