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Monday, May 18, 2015

Organisers of conference plan hackathon for edtech entrepreneurs.

"The hackathon is being organized by IWCE in partnership with Ethiopian innovation hub, Iceaddis, African Union and GIZ" continues Pulse Nigeria.

The hackathon at the eLearning Africa conference is a first.  Photo: Pulse Nigeria

The International Communications Worldwide Events (IWCE), organizers of the 2015 eLearning Africa conference, have said that this year’s event will feature a hackathon for education technology (edtech) entrepreneurs.

The hackathon is themed: “Gamification for Social Good”.

With a primary focus on Africa, teams of programmers, designers, problem solvers and subject matters will be required to identify key challenges and problems from a variety of areas.

The hackathon is being organized by IWCE in partnership with Ethiopian innovation hub, Iceaddis, African Union and GIZ, according to TechCabal.
“I think it’s important to have a hackathon on social change because hackathons are a great way to collect ideas in a very informal way,” says co-founder of Iceaddis, Markos Lemma“It’s the first time we’ve been able to bring 35 people from all throughout Africa together to work on social causes in this way using technology.”
A total of 35 entrepreneurs will compete at the hackathon which commences at Iceaddis and will finish at the eLearning Africa conference on May 20, where the teams will then be expected to pitch their gamified tools to an international audience.
The winner, according to the organisers, will be invited to Berlin, Germany for the 21 edition of online educa Berlin (OEB) in December, 2015.

Source: Pulse Nigeria


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