AFRIHACK AGENDA 25th - 30th August 2020
This is the agenda for the 1st AfriHack scheduled for 25th to 30th of August 2020. As a virtual hackathon, many people from all around the world will be involved thus creating a challenge of different time zones.
This is one of the reasons why the schedule is much longer than other hackathon events. Adjustments might be made to some program schedules according to the final variations in time zones.
For the purpose of this agenda, we are going to follow the GMT standard (GMT 0). This schedule will run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, but work in individual innovator teams can run past this schedule.
Included below the agenda are some guidelines about some of the various aspects of the hackathon. There is an extensive page of Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Qs) where more information can be found. You can also talk to our team of mentors and Klugcode staff for guidance.
Start End Agenda Item 9:00 AM 9:25 AM The official start of the hackathon and checking in. 9:30 AM 9:55 AM Hackathon briefing from KlugCode - the purpose of AFRIHACK & how to access help and mentorship 10:00 AM 10:25 AM Commencement webinar by chief mentor 10:30 AM 3:45 PM Innovators start hacking 4:00 PM 4:40 PM Webinar 1: Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation. The hard truths about entrepreneurship. 4:45 PM
Mentors sign off for the day Day 2
Start Stop Agenda Item 9:00 AM 9:25 AM Day 2 checking in. 9:30 AM 3:45 PM Innovators start hacking 4:00 PM 4:40 PM Webinar 2: Combining Technology & government services to deliver better health care in Africa. 4:45 PM
Mentors sign off for the day
Start Stop Agenda Item 9:00 AM 9:25 AM Day 3 checking in 9:30 AM 3:45 PM Innovators start hacking 4:00 PM 4:40 PM Webinar 3: Effects & Lessons learned from COVID-19 pandemic on African nations - and the way forward. 4:45 PM
Mentors sign off for the day
Start Stop Agenda Item 9:00 AM 9:25 AM Day 4 checking in 9:30 AM 3:45 PM Innovators start hacking 4:00 PM 4:40 PM Webinar 4: Education for the 21st century - the challenges in Africa and how to overcome them. 4:45 PM
Mentors sign off for the day Day 5
Start Stop Agenda Item 9:00 AM 9:25 AM Day 5 checking in 9:30 AM 11:50 AM Innovators start Final hacking session 12:00 PM 12:25 PM Webinar 5: Using data, research and analytics to drive better innovation Solutions for Africa. 12:30 PM 1:00 PM Briefing about submission and judging procedures 1:00 PM
Start of project and presentation submission 2:00 PM
Remarks from partners and mentors 4:00 PM
Project submission closes 4:10 PM 4:40 PM Closing Remarks from Klugcode Day 6 Start Stop Agenda Item 11:00 AM 11:30 AM Briefing from the chief judges’ panel 11:30 AM 12:00 PM Remarks from KlugCode CEO 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Announcing the best-ranked projects of the hackathon
Community Guidelines Past and beyond this hackathon, we are trying to build a thriving ecosystem of passionate problem-solvers. We completely believe in human potential and the ability for this community (which you are now part of) to help each person and the whole world in a positive way. For this community to grow and thrive beyond ourselves, we have to be nice to each other. That means respecting other people and their cultures, sensitivities, perspectives among many others. It is easy to be good to one another and we trust that you will excel at this. Guidelines for the webinars We shall use webinars to pass on some helpful information to everyone taking part in the hackathon.
Webinars are based around topics such as business, health, technology, innovation, entrepreneurship and more. Besides the hacking, we know this can help everyone learn something - and that is important.
Webinars shall be recorded beforehand and schedule to match their correct time on the Agenda. These video platforms allow for us to upload videos and schedule a time and date when the videos can start showing (when the video can Premiere). The recorded webinars will be uploaded to Youtube, and other video platforms as well.
Each webinar is 25 to 30 minutes long.
The webinars shall be transcribed so that we can have subtitles in various international languages. This is to support our multi-lingual community from all over the world. Presentation slides shall also be shared for future reference.
Having the videos ahead of time will give enough time to create subtitles in English as well as other languages. The subtitles are helpful for the people with hearing problems or those who don’t know the language. Judging Criteria As a way to choose which projects can be further supported, a panel of judges from various fields shall rank the top projects. This doesn’t make the other projects inferior in any way and innovators will still be supported by our community.
The final projects and presentations will be judged based on the following factors. Innovation. How innovative is the team’s solution? Social Impact. What is the possible opportunity for the solution to positively affect many people’s lives? Feasibility. Is the solution workable/implementable? Scalability. Does the solution provide an opportunity for scaling to larger areas and groups of people? Progress. Has the team made any significant progress on their innovation project?
The final result of the judges will be announced after the hackathon, via a webinar and an email of all the results will be sent to the various project teams afterwards. Guidelines regarding people with disabilities We have several people that are taking part in the hackathon who happen to have some disabilities. We know that beyond that, they are very capable innovators who can contribute. Real diversity is working with them on the basis of equality - and that is what we are going to do. Whether a team is trying to address the challenges faced by people with disabilities or not, working together is a good thing for everyone involved. Instead of talking about equality and diversity, we will try to LIVE it.
Team selection criteria/guidelines Project teams shall be chosen by the innovators through the communication of ideas and team roles needed.Interested team members can directly message the original poster to check for a slot. Team selection shall be done utilizing Slack to help different people easily connect with the people and ideas they want to work on. The specifics of how to fully utilize the slack channel shall be given after everyone get added on to the platform. The Mentors, as well as the KlugCode team, will be available to help and guide through the process. Our recommendation is for a well-balanced team with both technical, domain and business knowledge. Project submission guidelines Teams shall submit their projects at the end of the hackathon. Each team shall make a small video presentation and demo of their project and how it offers a solution. Teams which can upload their project (software/apps) can also share a link for the judges’ hands-on testing. Teams with Software solutions can also upload to code sharing platforms like GitHub for the judges to analyze their code. Each team shall create presentation slides which can be shared along with the video presentation. Copyright Concerns Generally, hackathons are open collaborations where people openly share their ideas and work on them. It isn’t common that people will ‘steal’ your idea. If you have serious concerns about your idea being stolen, this could make working in a team difficult for you. In such a case, we propose that you work on other ideas where your worries are not deep.