NaijaHacks is an online and in person hackaton hosted in Nigeria,the goal is to build solutions for Education, Housing, Job Creation and Citizen Safety

OUR GOAL IS TO INSPIRE A GENERATION OF NIGERIAN INNOVATORS TO USE TECHNOLOGY TO CREATE SOLUTIONS FOR THEIR COMMUNITIES.

NaijaHacks kicks off online from December 7th, 2019 and wraps up with a Demo day December 14th 2019 .Top teams selected from the online portion of the hackaton will meet, demo , and receive prizes on December 17th, 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria. Lots of amazing prizes to be won, plus a full day of networking, learning, great food and lots of fun with our international team of Mentors, Speakers and Judges from the US, UK, Canada and Nigeria.

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Prizes

$138,350 in prizes

The Dr. Andrew S.Nevin Prize for Best Citizen Safety Project

A Laptop for each team member, $10,000 in AWS Credit, $5,000 in AWS support credit, DigitalOcean Tshirts, NaijaHacks Medal

STEMHub Foundation Prize for The Best STEM Education Project

A Chromebook Laptop for each team member, $10,000 in AWS Credit, $5,000 in AWS support credit, DigitalOcean Tshirts, NaijaHacks Medal

Best Housing/Real Estate Project (15,000)

$10,000 in AWS Credit, $5,000 in AWS support credit, DigitalOcean Tshirts, NaijaHacks Medal

Best Job Creation Project

$10,000 in AWS Credit, $5,000 in AWS support credit, DigitalOcean Tshirts, NaijaHacks Medal

NaijaHacks 2019 Finalist (top 10 teams, 50% beginners)

Acceptance into Amazon Activate ($10,000 in AWS credit and $5,000 in support), NaijaHacks Medal, Opportunity to go through Incubation at BizSkills Academy, and option of funding

Best Project hosted on a .XYZ domain name

Gift Bag from Generation XYZ

Best Project hosted on Linode

First Prize:
A Laptop for each team member and $500 in Linode Credit for each team member |

Second Prize:
$250 in Linode Credit for each team member |

3rd Prize
$400 cash value

Best IoT/Hardware Project

Particle Wifi Bundle

BizSkills Prize for the team with the Best Pitch

Valued at $ 2,000 CAD, $200 CAD cash prize and 300 minutes worth of coaching sessions equivalent to - $1,800 CAD

Nexmo Prize for Best Use of Nexmo API

Nexmo Prize for Best Use of Nexmo API

DigitalOcean Prize for Best use of DigitalOcean - 1st place

$500 in DigitalOcean credit

DigitalOcean Prize for Best use of DigitalOcean - 2nd place

$200 in DO credit

DigitalOcean Prize for Best use of DigitalOcean - 3rd place

$100 in DigitalOcean credit

Beginner Category: Top 12 projects from Beginner teams (12)

1 year subscription to Egghead.io

Sketch Prize for Best User Experience Prize

Sketch License

Balsamiq Prize for Best User Experience Prize

Balsamiq License

Axure Prize for Best User Experience Prize

Axure License

Wolfram Prize for Best 30 Projects (30)

Wolfram 1 year License

Beginner Category: Prize for Best Project from a maority-beginner team

A Laptop for each team member, $10,000 in AWS Credit, $5,000 in AWS support credit, NaijaHacks Medal

The Dotts Media Prize for the Project with the best new media integration

A Laptop for each team member, $10,000 in AWS Credit, $5,000 in AWS support credit, NaijaHacks Medal

Popcentral Prize for the Best project developed to help young tech entrepreneurs find affordably priced home accommodation or office space in Lagos

A Laptop for each team member, $10,000 in AWS Credit, $5,000 in AWS support credit, NaijaHacks Medal

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

 

  1. Must submit a project to Github
  2. Must be able to attend demo day and finals
  3. 1-4 participants per team

Requirements

  1. Submit Project on Devpost
  2. Include Github URL
  3. Attend Demo day if invited

Judges

Samuel Uduma

Samuel Uduma
SuperGeek, Serial Entrepreneur/Investor

Samson Opaleye

Samson Opaleye
COO/Managing Partner, DOTTS Media House

Christine Dikongue

Christine Dikongue
National Director, Young Entrepreneurs, Strategic Partnerships,Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce

Sefunmi Osinaike

Sefunmi Osinaike
Product Lead, Dot Health

Ekundayo Temitope

Ekundayo Temitope
Chief Growth, Printivo

Obafunto Ayinoluwa

Obafunto Ayinoluwa
Snr. Manager, Portfolio Planning & Strategy, Royal Bank of Canada

Banke Alawaye

Banke Alawaye
Digital Transformation Spcialist, Independent Consultant

Shedrack Akintayo

Shedrack Akintayo
Frontend Engineer, Reliance HMO

Ara Sadiq

Ara Sadiq
Business Development Lead, Finconecta

Namnso Ukpanah

Namnso Ukpanah
Product Designer, Flutterwave

Phillips Tunde

Phillips Tunde
Brand Engagement Manager, Printivo

Kevin Eligwe

Kevin Eligwe
Designer, Hemcloth

Doug Gould

Doug Gould
Startup Business Development, Amazon Web Services

Oluwasola Obagbemi

Oluwasola Obagbemi
Senior Comms Mgr., Africa, Andela

Adeola .D. Olubamiji , PH.D

Adeola .D. Olubamiji , PH.D
Founder, Stemhub Foundation

Nelly Mesik

Nelly Mesik
Creative Director, Nelly Mesik Consultancy/Vanguard Allure

Oghenekevwe Omotosho

Oghenekevwe Omotosho
Founder, Isabiwork

Muyiwa Aleshinloye

Muyiwa Aleshinloye
Head, Digital Media, Starcom Media Perspectives

Tiwalola Olanubi Jnr

Tiwalola Olanubi Jnr
Creative Director, Dotts Media House

Ada Ohh

Ada Ohh
OAP/Producer, Feva Tv

Stanley Chukwuma

Stanley Chukwuma
CEO, Bankspace Corp, Canada

Opeoluwa Victor Babasanmi

Opeoluwa Victor Babasanmi
Cloud Engineer, Amazon Web Services

Uchendu Onyekachi

Uchendu Onyekachi
Cloud Engineer, Amazon Web Services

Ayodeji Razaq

Ayodeji Razaq
Marketing & Experiental Events Lead, Risquesa Africa

Ik Obi

Ik Obi
Integrations Lead, Paystack

Tope Adenola

Tope Adenola
Photographer, Horpload Works

Tolu Akinwumi

Tolu Akinwumi
Manager, Supply Programs & Sustainability Engineering, Lyft

Tobi Akinwumi

Tobi Akinwumi
Product Manager, Member Digital Products, Socan

Ihunanyachi Thompson

Ihunanyachi Thompson
Founder, Bubble Innovation Hub

Jackye Madu

Jackye Madu
Co-Founder TCMN, CONVRSAH & DBA, The Content Man Network

Olumayokun Okunnu

Olumayokun Okunnu
CEO, Bodyrox Fitness Studio

Jasper Jaja

Jasper Jaja
Digital Media Consultant, The Norris Campbell Company

Ekene Eze

Ekene Eze
Developer Advocate, Flutterwave

Femi Taiwo

Femi Taiwo
Executive Director, Leap Africa

Segun Maleghemi

Segun Maleghemi
Co-founder, Director of Incubation, The Nest Innovation Technology Park

Bukonla Adebankin

Bukonla Adebankin
Chief Operating Officer, Red Red/For Africa

Oluchi Anyagaligbo

Oluchi Anyagaligbo
Lawyer, Private Practice

Barry Vopnu

Barry Vopnu
Founder, Bvb Digital

Yinka Obebe

Yinka Obebe
MD/CEO, Popcentral TV

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    How unique and innovative is the demo?
  • Practicality
    How useful is this project based on the problem participants are trying to solve?
  • Technicality
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components?
  • Aesthetics
    How good is the visual design and interaction experience?
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • WOW Factor
    Will a Judge be blown away by what they see?

themes

  • Productivity
  • Social Good
  • Cybersecurity