Saucecode Hackathon 2020

A celebration of our shared courage to face the new normal continuing to innovate via remote collaborations in the middle of a decade-defining pandemic.

The Hackathon

Saucecode hackathon is an annual event where some of the brightest software designers and developers battle to make their teams our Saucecode champion. The hackathon comprises of different stages with teams of no more than 4 developers battle across different elimination stages. The members of the public vote and our finalist emerges. These finalists would then take turns to pitch in front of our judges. The team with the highest score would then be crowned as the winner of the Saucecode hackathon 2020.

The hackathon, this year, is for Nigeria and Kenya.

What you get when you join Saucecode Hackathon 2020

Cash Prize

Macbook pro for every member of the winning team

Dev. Resources

Hosting credits from Simplifyd.

Placement Opportunities

Considering a switch? The finalists would also be given priority matching within the Findworka Pro pool.

It’s simple - form a team, pick a problem statement and start building.

Form A Team

Competition Timeline

  • 1

    Registration

    500 teams (minimum of 3 and maximum of 4 in a team) All team should include a male and a female.

  • 2

    First stage qualification

    Teams will submit a prototype related to their chosen problem statement before the 30th of October.

  • 3

    Online Voting

    Teams that successfully submitted would get a voting link to share, and the top 50 teams with the highest votes would move to the next stage.
    15th of October - 1st of November 2020

  • 4

    Semi finale

    Findworka would review their progress and work based on various criteria and determine the top 20 teams.

  • 5

    Mentorship for finalist

    Top teams will have a one hours call session with a mentor to help shape and advice on their product. After which Judges will also do a first round review.

  • 6

    Grand finale

    The finalists pitch at a live event for the grand prize in front of our judges. The winning team will be crowned the new Saucecode champion.

2020 Nigerian Judges

Tomi Amao

CEO, Eyowo & Simplifyd

Edition: 2020

Aniedi Udo-Obong

Program Manager, Google

Edition: 2020

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2020 Kenyan Judges

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Here's what our past judges have to say about this event

"I was a judge during the maiden edition and I was impressed with the brilliant approach of those teams to the challenges. What a hackathon like this does for developers is give them the opportunity to showcase their technical skills and ability to quickly build MVPs"


Oluseun Onigbinde

Co-founder and CEO (BudgIT)

Tunji Elesho

Managing Partner, CcHub GC Fund

Edition: 2018

Femi Taiwo

CTO, INITS

Edition: 2018

Oluseun Onigbinde

Co-founder/Director, Budgit

Edition: 2018

Nkemdilim Begho

Founder & MD, FutureSoft

Edition: 2019

Emeka Okoye

Chief Semantic Architect, Cymantiks

Edition: 2019

Damilola Teidi

Director of Incubation CcHub

Edition: 2018

Averi Thomas-Moore

Company Builder Associate, Accion

Edition: 2018

Segun Awosanya

Founder, SIAF and #EndSARS.

Edition: 2019

Partners & Organizers

You think you got the sauce?

Saucecode is a project aimed at discovering and celebrating the finest tech talents in Africa. it was conceived to challenge the talents in our ecosystem, encourage programming best practise, promote collaboration, make new role models