The annual hackathon and technology conference, Hacklab begins on Friday, 6th April till the 8th April, at the College of Science in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.
Over the decade, organizations have used hackathons to find code-enabled solutions for everything. It’s now hard to identify a field where a hack day hasn’t been utilized to solve one problem or another. A hackathon is a hacking marathon: a collaborative computer programming event in which a group works under a tight deadline to find software or programming approaches to real-world problems.
Over one hundred participants from a little over twelve universities all around the country.
Just one Winner.
What a vast change from seventy-four participants from four universities that was had during the first edition of HackLab that was organised last year. The energy from the participants fills the room during the opening ceremony as the organisers made their various speeches. All you had to do was be in the room to feel their need to be done with the preliminaries and begin the hackathon. Finally, a buzz filled the room as the rules were explained. Ideas were brainstormed. Clarifications were made. The hack began.