Developing Solutions for Sustainable Social Development

The hackathon presents an opportunity for stakeholders in the tech sector to engage the Kaduna state government in order to come up with software prototypes that could be further developed to solve problems within the following sectors:

  1. Education
  2. Health

The prototypes will be leveraging on the data collected during the phase one of the GRID3 project. Highlighted below are the overall goals of the hackathon:

  1. To create an environment that stimulates ideation of solutions to the problem statements identified.
  2. To enable tech professionals (software developers, UI designers, data engineers etc.) come up with creative use cases and software prototypes for data available via the GRID3 project to solve problems identified in Kaduna.
  3. To identify areas where Kaduna government lacks quality datasets to solve pertinent problems.

Applicants should expect to receive a mail asking them for extra information after they sign up.

Registration closes on 20th of November, 2018

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Eligibility

  1. Participants will be primarily based in Kaduna.
  2. Equal opportunities will be given to the applicants regardless of gender, tribe, and disability factors.
  3. Participants must have prior experience building apps and working with APIs.

Requirements

Functioning App

Submissions should include a prototype solution that leverages data available on GRID3 and stimulates ideation of solutions to the problem statements identified.

 

What to enter

Applicants are to submit a link to their github repository housing their codes and / or demo to the solution they developed.

File Upload

Contestants are to zip all other files such as mockups and presentation documents and upload as a single zip file.

 

Other

We require contestants to enter an entry name and description.

 

Platform

Applications/Prototypes developed by contestants should be able to run on either web, mobile or desktop environments.

 

Resources

Solutions built by contestants are meant to leverage on data exposed via the the GRID3 API.

 

Topic / Categories

Solutions developed should fall within one or more of the following sectors:

  1. Education
  2. Health

 

New vs. Existing

Applications/Prototypes must be created at the Hackathon. Previously existing applications are not allowed for submission.

Judges

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Muhammad Sani Abdullahi
Honorable Commissioner, Kaduna State Planning and Budget Commission

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Dami Sonoiki
Deputy Director GIS, eHealth Africa

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Ismaila Sanusi
CEO, CoLab

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Michael John
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Lead, Ventures Platform

Judging Criteria

  • Practicality
    Does this solution solve a problem that is described by any of the problem statements?
  • Sustainability
    Will this solution be able to reach the point of completion and will it be manageable?
  • Accessibility
    How inclusive is this solution? Does it impact the most vulnerable?
  • Originality
    Is this solution new and innovative? Has it been done before?
  • GRID3 Data usage
    Is GRID3 datasets a primary data source for this solution?