Northern Cape Developer Hackathon : #NCDevHack

Northern Cape Developer Hackathon (NCDevHack) is an annual provincial hackathon (coding and innovation festival) aimed at stimulating and developing more ICT/Entrepreneurship in the province.

 

The 2019 Theme: Sustainable Innovation that Matters

 

With a culture of hackathons on the rise, we need to explore the role that hackathons play in the tech ecosystem of the Northern Cape. Participants will be challenged to contextualize their solutions for the betterment of the ecosystem and channel economic growth.

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Eligibility

To be qualified to participate in this hackathon, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Individuals (over 18 years in age) pursuing any kind of higher education in colleges or universities
  • Teams must consist of 2–4 members.
  • By participating in the hackathon, you consent to your image being used in any promotional or media material for Accenture.
  • You must sign up here before the 15th of November.

Requirements

Teams are created to come together and brainstorm. In a 24 hour time-frame, these teams will work towards accomplishing the challenge statements, build MVPs and develop business plans for their projects. After the hacking ends, each team will pitch their idea to our esteemed judges who will select the best projects and award prizes to the winners.

Below are the submission requirements for the hackathon. 

  • At the end of the time period, a working demo and presentation must be ready for the judges.
  • All code must be uploaded by the end of the time period to some code repository (such as GitHub). Any submission or adjustment after this time will not be considered.
  • Presentations will be 7 minutes long, with an additional 3 minutes for questions from the judges.
  • Links for submissions will be provided as we arrive closer to the date.

Judges

Eva Mamabolo

Eva Mamabolo
Sol Plaatje University

Mohau Girrute

Mohau Girrute
Department of Economic Development & Tourism

Mapaseka

Mapaseka
Mlab NC

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How does the project creatively analyze or define the problem?
  • Business Value
    What investment opportunities does it create?
  • Innovation
    How does it utilize innovative technologies or ideas to solve the problem?
  • Design
    Does the project implement good design principles?
  • Functionality
    Are the working parts of the project viable?

themes

  • AR/VR
  • Communication
  • Productivity