The Hackathon

Saucecode hackathon is a sub-brand of Saucecode, an open community of African software developers. The Saucecode hackathon 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 practices, promote collaboration, make new role models out of the very best and put Africa on the global IT map.

The format is simple - We announce the problem statements on the competition's website, participants would then form teams to solve one of the listed problems and build their prototype in 3 weeks. The first 20 to submit their prototypes move to the next round, where users can start voting to pick the final 10. The top teams with the highest votes make it to the final round. These 100 teams will then compete against each other by pitching to the judges to be the best tech team in Nigeria.

For transparency and better engagement, the leaderboard will be visible to members of the public during the voting stage and will automatically update with every vote. The winning team will be the Saucecode champion for the year and will win a macbook pro. We invite you to join the movement as we celebrate some of our continent's next generation of engineering talents. Kindly follow our twitter accounts for updates.

Challenges


Each team participating in the hackathon will be required to build their application to solve a business problem in one of the following categories:

Agribusiness

Education

Fintech

Health

Rules


  • Team Application: A team lead would apply and invite team members.
  • Hackathon focus would be around Health, Fintech and Education.
  • All team members have to create an account on saucecode.xyz as this would be the medium for passing out information to the public.
  • You need at least one female in the team, with a maximum of 4 people in a team and a minimum of 3.
  • You need to make a post about your team and what you’ll be doing on saucecode.xyz, this could be from just a brief introduction about your teammates to the solution you are proposing (You do not have to go into details)
  • If you’re having problems with any part of your solution and you need help from experts and the public, you can write it in a post on saucecode.xyz, share the post on twitter and tag @saucecodexyz
  • All team members will be on the hackathon Slack. The Slack naming convention will be FirstName/TeamName example Janet/Soundwave-tracker-team.
  • All solutions would be hosted and deployed on simplifyd.com

2020 Nigerian Judges

Tomi Amao

CEO, Eyowo & Simplifyd

Edition: 2020

Aniedi Udo-Obong

Program Manager, Google

Edition: 2020

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Edition: 2020

2020 Kenyan Judges

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Edition: 2020

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Edition: 2020

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Edition: 2020

Previous Judges

Emeka Okoye

Chief Semantic Architect, Cymantiks

Edition: 2019

Damilola Teidi

Director of Incubation CcHub

Edition: 2018

Segun Awosanya

Founder, SIAF and #EndSARS.

Edition: 2019

Averi Thomas-Moore

Company Builder Associate, Accion

Edition: 2018

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

You think you got the sauce?

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