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AfricaHacks 2020

North America-Africa Sustainability edition

Largest Global Tech Innovation Competition for People of African descent

- Online Dec 5 - 11
- Demo day Dec 12, 2020

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A different kind of Hackathon

We aim to get 50% women, create an inclusive Hackathon via our beginner category, and create a sustainable impact by working with top teams post-hackathon in the AfricaHacks Startup creation program.

Unlike other Hackathons, we follow up, match participants to companies and mentors and support the projects that come out of AfricaHacks Hackathon. Join us this year!`

We are the Largest Tech Innovation competition in the world for People of African descent.

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What is AfricaHacks 2020?
At AfricaHacks, African and youth of African descent of different skill levels come together and create unique software or hardware projects from scratch. We empower and enable teams to make something great by providing an abundance of resources like workshops, mentors, sponsors, challenges and prizes.

Who can participate?
Anyone of any education level from anywhere in Africa are eligible to apply for AfricaHacks!

How much does it cost to attend AfricaHacks?
Admission to AfricaHacks is completely free. We also provide food and some travel reimbursement!

How do I get to AfricaHacks?
Actual building and workshops happen remotely. Demo day will also be virtual

How many people can be on a team?
You can form teams of up to 4 people. There are no restrictions for who they can be, so you can team up with hackers from any school, country, or experience level. Teams can be formed before or during the event.

What if I’m new to programming?
That's okay! A hackathon is a great place to gain valuable experience. There will be tutorials, workshops and mentors to help throughout the event!

What if I've never been to a hackathon before?
AfricaHacks welcomes participants of all skill levels. We’ll have talks, mentors and workshops to help you with your project; hackathons can be a great place to learn new skills in a short amount of time. Just be eager to learn, and excited to meet lots of awesome people. Check out our Hacker Guide!

Can I start working on my hack before the event?
No. In the interest of fairness, participants should not be working on their projects before AfricaHacks begins and we do not allow participants to work on pre-existing projects. However, you can familiarize yourself with all the tools and technologies you intend to use beforehand!

When will applications for AfricaHacks 2020 open?
Applications for AfricaHacks opened in the next few weeks - follow us on social media to learn more!

What if I can't find a team?
Don't worry! The team formation session on the first day of AfricaHacks is a great place to find teammmates!

What can I win?
Over 30 Prizes worth over $500,000 will be won at AfricaHacks. Stay tunned for prize announcements!