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.
Imagine banking with your voice.
The ingenuity of 3 gentlemen and a lady during the Nigerian Re: code hackathon sponsored by Access bank may just make that imagination reality. VoiceIt- the app – allows banking customers to use voice commands to carry out banking operations such as account balance, funds transfer, and airtime purchasing.
Remember goal 4 and 5 of the Millennium Development goals?
For those who thought “Reduce Child Mortality and Improve Maternal health”, You guessed right!
In Nariobi, Amref Health Africa and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company partnered to deal with this impending issue during the ‘Innovate4life’ hackathon where innovators from different parts of Africa built startups that will help reduce the mortality rates by focusing on the challenges faced by expectant mothers.