Tag: Hackathon

Space Apps Challenge 2017

Since its inception in 2012, the International Space Apps Challenge, a part of NASA’s Open Innovation Program, has become the biggest global hackathon in the world, engaging thousands of citizens each year across the globe to work with NASA in designing innovative solutions to global challenges using open source data. At Space Apps events, teams of technologists, scientists, designers and entrepreneurs work together to develop answers to some of the most pressing challenges on earth and space using publicly available NASA data.

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Space Apps Hackathon taking place this weekend! We were skeptical about continuing with the original date due to the public holidays however it would not be the same experience if we chose to do it independently of the global community.

mLab SA is proud to present The NASA International Space Apps Challenge 2017 this weekend (29th – 30th April) at the Cape Town lab starting promptly at 9:00AM.

Since its inception in 2012, the International Space Apps Challenge has become the world’s largest global hackathon, engaging thousands of citizens across the globe to work together with NASA to build innovative solutions to complex challenges using open source data. Space Apps inspires local innovation communities to convene, ideate and create. Teams of technologists, scientists, thinkers, designers and entrepreneurs work together in a 48-hour sprint to develop solutions to some of the most pressing challenges on Earth and in space.

Is the event limited to just software developers?

Absolutely not, Space Apps projects don’t have to be apps. We need people with all types of skills to participate! Teams need project managers, designers, artists, educators, writers – anyone who can help advance the cause. You can contribute! Participants in the event will collaborate to build software, open hardware, data visualization, and citizen science platform solutions that contribute to solving global challenges that focus on improving life on earth. In fact, most teams will benefit from having non-programmers working with them.
Teams:

A major focus of Space Apps is collaboration. As a participant at Space Apps Cape Town you will work as part of a team of 3-5 people to build a project in response to one of the challenges.

It is not necessary to form a team prior to registering to participate in the Space Apps event. Local organizers will help facilitate team formation for those who do not already have one.

Registration:

To participate in this event, please ensure you register on our website at https://2017.spaceappschallenge.org/locations/cape-town/ the program for the event can also be found there.

Laptops:

BYOD – Bring Your Own Device. We will not be supplying any devices, so keep vigilant with yours.

Social Media:

Join us in engaging with the global community using the official hashtags #spaceapps #spaceappsCT and @spaceapps @mlabSA

Transport:

We will arrange transport for those those who need it on Saturday night at 20h30 only. Help us make the arrangements smoother by getting in touch with us should you need to make use of this service.

We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday!

Durban AgriHack 28November – 2 December

Durban AgriHack 28November – 2 December

After the successful implementation of two editions of the AgriHack Talent initiative, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is pleased to launch the Durban AgriHack Talent Challenge! This event is organised in the framework of the Global Forum on Innovations in Agriculture in Africa (GFIA Africa) Conference,…

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Electronics Hackathon

Electronics Hackathon

Organised and Managed in Partnership with mLab Southern Africa and Geekulcha Electronics

Innovation Live 2015, the definitive innovation conference for private and public sector organisations in South Africa offering the latest innovation capability essentials and solutions, will also bring you a Hackathon that is managed and organised in partnership with mLab Southern Africa and Geekulcha Electronics….

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GAP ICT Finalist Open Collaboration Hackathon

GAP ICT Finalist Open Collaboration Hackathon

Every year mLab and The Innovation Hub play host to a Hackathon dedicated to the amazing semifinalists from the year’s GAP ICT Challenge to help them prepare for their final pitches. The Hackathon pulls on the skills and talent within our community and creates a platform of open collaboration where teams form to support a semifinalist and spend the weekend improving and expanding on those entries….

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Want to Hack in Doha?

Want to Hack in Doha?

Al Jazeera is organizing an international hackathon this fall, and you’re invited to apply.

We’re kicking off Canvas, a platform for experimentation, with an inaugural hackathon in Doha, Qatar this November. If selected, you’ll collaborate with some of the most innovative minds in media and journalism to imagine the future of news and information….

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GovHackSA

GovHackSA

GovHackSA  #WDC241 Press Release – May 2014

The #GovHackSA ran as part of an official World Design Capital Event in May 2014 at the offices of 22seven in Cape Town. It was a free, day-long coding marathon for novice and experienced developers and coders to create new and novel solutions to problems posed to #GovHackSA by the City of Cape Town….

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m2work South African Hackathon

m2work South African Hackathon

This past weekend we played host to the South African leg of infoDev’s global m2work Hackathon.

We kicked off the event on Saturday morning and spent the rest of the weekend creating concepts and apps to solve unemployment through creating mobile micro work opportunities. Teams pushed straight through the night to get their presentations and prototypes ready for Sunday afternoon’s demo….

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m2work Hackathon – South Africa

m2work Hackathon – South Africa

We have been hard at work planning our local #m2work hackathon, 15 – 16 September, and we are happy to share some more info on the South African leg of this awesome 5 country challenge.

Partners: We are proud to announce the following partners who will be working with mLabsa to turn these 2 days of coding at the #m2work hackathon into something special:

Prizes: our partners have come on board to offer participants some awesome spot prizes and support over the 2 days and @mLabsa is offering the winning m2work team R20,000 in capacity funding and membership at mLab,…

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