TEENNATION, a Nigerian community for teenagers is set to hold its first ever hackathon called iHackAfrica. The hackathon is scheduled to hold in Lagos, Nigeria between July 25 and 26.
Touting itself as “Africa’s largest community of teenagers”, TEENNATION supports young Africans become change agents in their locations. It supports teenagers to develop social innovations, digital innovations, and become community leaders.
"I am a #TEENNATIONHQ Digital Ambassador. Join me at #iHackAfrica2018 where we will be coding solutions to our community needs"@TeenAssemblyHQ pic.twitter.com/CcvRxoyEGR
— Bọ́lájí Ayọ̀dejì (@iambolajiayo) July 12, 2018
The hackathon is a new chapter in the organization’s journey. According to TEENNATION, #iHackAfrica2018 is a 48-hour rapid prototyping hackathon where teenagers with ideas and teen programmers collaborate to build working prototypes of web and mobile apps that improve quality of life and solve social problems.
Teenagers who have can develop these ideas and are skilled in IT are also encouraged to take part in the event. Basically, skills such as web and mobile development skills as well as UI/UX knowledge are needed.
Of course, winners of the hackathon would win some prizes, however, none has been disclosed yet. The event is scheduled to hold in Lagos at Meadow Hall Alma Beach Estate, Meadow Hall Way, Lekki. Interestingly, the hackathon holds right about the same time as TEENNATION’s Teen General Assembly (TGA).
TGA holds between July 23 and 27, and is poised to feature a large number of teenage participants involved in various social works across the African continent. At the assembly, delegates will contest, innovate, formulate, and share sustainable solutions for the pressing issues facing Africa.
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