Do you have an idea for a mobile or web-based solution that can improve the lives of ordinary South Africans? Then Geekulcha wants you to join in on its GKHack hackathon.
The Pretoria-based youth-tech-org is hosting its annual GK Hack hackathon on Friday 27th June to Saturday 28th June and it’s inviting students and young tech professionals who are into coding to sign up.
This year’s theme is titled “Make Life Easy”, and attendees will have to build products or solutions that will make the daily lives of people a lot easier. The product or solution can fall under a wide variety of categories, including education, health, gaming, entertainment, social media, fashion, construction, transport, music, art and more.
Geekulcha will also be hosting an Ideas Workshop and mobile app development boot camps prior to the event in partnership with mLab which will help attendees learn more about how to come up with ideas, create a market for their ideas, structure and execute them and how to polish their skills before taking part in the hackathon.
“By doing this we will be adding real value to the attendees of the hackathon and it will help them to start seeing the potential business value of their idea,” says Mixo Ngoveni, founder of Geekulcha.
A maximum of four people per team will be allowed to enter and there’s only space for 60 people to take part in the hackathon
Ideas will be judges on the following criteria:
- Best use of technology
- Concept behind the idea and its viability
- Presentation skills
- Functionality and progress of the prototype
- Business Model
The grand prize for the winners is yet to be announced, but Mixo does say that the opportunity to be mentored and network will be part of the package. Registration will open soon, if you are interested in the GK Hack 2014, subscribe on the Geekulcha hackathon page and you’ll be notified as soon as registration opens.
Geekulcha is also looking for sponsorship for the event, anyone who is interested can contact Mixo at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
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