Nigeria's Official Hackathon

 

Our goal is to inspire a generation of Nigerian innovators to use technology to create solutions for their communities.

NaijaHacks kicks off online from October 18-23, 2018 and wraps up with a Demo day Oct 24 and Award ceremony on October 25, 2018 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.

Our Focus  

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Prizes

$16,505 in prizes

Best use of Linode

iPad Mini with a case for each team member or equivalent and $300 of Linode Credit for each team member

2nd Best use of Linode

$200 of Linode Credit for each team member

3rd Best use of Linode

$100 of Linode Credit for each team member

Best Agriculture project (Agriculture Grand Prize)

Official NaijaHacks 2018 Medal

Best Education project (Education Grand Prize)

NaijaHacks 2018 Official Medal, $500 in digital ocean credit, A year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition for each team member, A year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro for each team member both valued at $375.00 and A Wolfram Award letter

Best FinTech Hack (FinTech Grand Prize)

NaijaHacks 2018 Official Medal, $125 in digital ocean credit, A year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition for each team member, A year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro for each team member both valued at $375.00 and A Wolfram Award letter

Best Entertainment/Media Tech (Media Tech Grand Prize)

NaijaHacks 2018 Official Medal, $250 in digital ocean credit, A year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition for each team member, A year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro for each team member both valued at $375.00 and A Wolfram Award letter

Best Hack from a majority-women team

STEMHub Foundation Prize and the opportunity to Intern at STEMHub Foundation

Project most likely to sponsor NaijaHacks in four years from now

₦1,000,000 in exchange for 2% equity to NaijaHacks

The Dr. Andrew S. Nevin Prize

This prize is for the best solution that enables transparency and accountability in government. One Hundred Thousand Naira (₦100, 000)

Best IoT or hardware project sponsored by STEMHub Foundation

Raspberry Pi Kit for each team member sponsored by STEMHub Foundation

Most technically challenging sponsored by AfriqCan

One-on-one admissions consultation and application services - AfriqCan Bronze package (Value of $600 CAD)) and Application fee to an International University

Best User Experience

Desktop license of Balsamiq for Desktop for each team member

Best hack/website hosted on a .TECH domain

$300 for the team

Best use of Blockchain

Best Pitch

NaijaHacks 2018 Medal

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

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

Requirements

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

Judges

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Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    How unique and innovative is the demo?
  • Practicality
    How useful is this demo based on the problem they 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
    Are you blown away by what you see?