Emisha City Hack is Bulwayo’s first hackathon of the year and will be run at the Techvillage, where, as a participant, you get to showcase your tech or design skills and hustler mentality whilst creating solutions for the City of Kings. The teams that qualify will receive a chance to pitch to the City Council with the opportunity of creating a viable business.
Friday to Sunday
April 6 to 8, 2017
It is the heart of a tremendous wide sweep of the western parts of Zimbabwe; the second largest, best run and organised city in the country. With an estimated population of about 1 million fully integrated people with diverse culture.
Located at a vantage point in the Sub-Saharan Region, Bulawayo forms the axis of a well-planned road and rail network along the North-South Corridor Initiative.
Prospective participants Reserve your Ticket on Eventbrite to be a part of this intriguing experience. You could be any of these individuals during the event; Hipster, Hustler, Hacker or Tinker, explained here. >
There after you will be contacted within 24 hours inorder to complete the purchase of the ticket.
Attending the BootCamp is a must! It will help you understand the subject matter.
You will be taken through a crash course on how to effectively tackle the problem and develop relevant solutions by the TechVillage.
Using the acquired background information and training, you will become part of a team on Day 1, to start developing and testing respective solutions/products.
The events are clearly detailed here.
So, with the City Hack we do things in a cool way, we engage these participants that will form organic but balanced groups comprising of: Hipsters, Hustlers, Hackers & Tinkers; to solve the hack. So, where do you fit in?
Graphic communication, UI/UX, media and content development - you have an essential role to play to get the product home!
Web development, app development... or anything code - and yes, all the technical stuff - we have just the place for you!
Business-minded? No problem - have your shot at solving the Hack, and have fun with crunching the figures whilst you figure out the commercial viability to your solution!
Problem solver, always looking at the bigger picture no matter how dark the road looks. Fear not, your place is also available for you
FST brings together young, ambitious and driven innovators to solve prevailing challenges through hackathons and various mentoring and networking opportunities.
- Meals & Snacks
- Guaranteed Incubation
Reserve your ticket and get intouch on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Arrive at the venue and get checked in
Get set up for the evening and get to know your fellow participants.
Introduction into what the Hackathon will Entail!
Learn something new about city council's systems and take it all in!
Learn something cool and useful for the hackathon and dont forget to take it all in!
Make those last-minute connections before you leave...
Arrive at the venue and get checked in.
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants.
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders.
Teams start forming and discussing ideas
Going old school! Pick-a-problem-from-a-hat
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow.
Teams formed the previous day get to setup working spaces for the weekend from the allocated space
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow.
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions
ASK QUESTIONS one more time or forever hold your peace!
Final hours of work time should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place.
Lets see whose built to impress!
Its Grilling time! At least Simon is not on the panel.
Crowning the winner and the 2 runner up's!
Finished for the day. Vote of thanks in order...
Time to Go home.