There’s not getting away from the fact that the future of Africa will belong to the innovators and Saucecode Hackathon 2018 aims to be at the forefront of that!
Saucecode is a project aimed at discovering and celebrating the finest tech talents in Africa, starting with Nigeria. it was conceived to challenge the talents in our ecosystem, encourage programming best practise, promote collaboration, make new role models out of the very best and put Nigeria on the map again.
The project hopes to stir the intellectual fabric of the Nigerian tech ecosystem by promoting competence and excellence. Saucecode Hackathon 2018 is about inspiring the African continent to groom the number of technical minds required to build the future.
Saucecode is a product of Findworka, a freelance hiring platform that builds and deploys great technology for organisations without the need to extend their payroll.
The competition has created a lot of attention for the industry and caused quite a stir besides. Supported by Facebook, Co-Creation Hub, budgIT to name but a few, every young or budding tech team is vying for the position of top dog in this one.
The leader board already boasts a few impressive names:
Besides the respeK that comes with triumphing over some of the hottest new names in the Nigerian tech terrain, the prizes to be won in this competition are enough to make any tech team worth their salt consider having a go. The winning team gets:
- $1000 cash prize.
- Admission tickets to attend 2-days conference of Facebook’s F8 2018 California, United States (valued at $800 USD each).
- Advice and coaching for the winning team to prepare their application for the Afrolynk’s $50K startup challenge
- Admission tickets to attend Afrolynk’s conference 2018.
Regardless of where they finish, the five finalists get the FbStart prize packages which will provide each team with a wide range of free developer tools.
The grand finale, pitching of prototypes, and announcement of winners will take place on March 10th, 2018, and we can’t wait to see what the future of IT in Nigeria looks like!
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