Steve Tshwete Local Municipality and GIZ are hosting a virtual hackathon in Mpumalanga

A hackathon is an energized, real-time collaboration and creation process, that empowers the skills and knowledge of participants through the sharing of problem versus solution-driven content.

The Steve Tshwete Local Municipality and GIZ are hosting a virtual hackathon in Mpumalanga to help strengthen the digital interface between municipalities and their citizens. A vision towards a smart city, this exercise seeks to involve the youth in building interactive government-citizen digital solutions.
The Steve Tshwete Local Municipality and GIZ would like to invite young people in the Mpumalanga province with skills in software development, design, engineering, technology and/or knowledge of local government and public administration to take part in the hackathon and ideate solutions around the scenario that best fit the needs and vision.

Virtual Hackathon

Due to ongoing restrictions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hackathon will take place virtually. Participants will code/build solutions from home, network with and get mentored by related industry mentors, submit solutions and then submit before a panel of judges via an online platform. Prizes will be given for the best solutions developed.

Hackathon Participation

If you are registering as an individual and would like to find other team members, don’t worry! After you have registered we will help to match-make you with other young people with complementary skills to work on creating a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) solution.

Hackathon Registration details

Dates: 09 – 10 February 2021
Start: Tues, 09:00AM on the 9th
End: Wed, 17:00PM on the 10th
Registration closes on 08 February 2021 at 12:00PM.
Briefing Webinar Session: Friday 06 February from 14:00PM to 15:30PM
If you have any other questions please contact
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