iHub, a Nairobi-based part co-working space, part vector for investors and part pre-incubator for startups, and world’s biggest microblogging platform, Twitter have announced the launch of the #SmartCityNairobi Challenge.
The #SmartCityNairobi Challenge will see developers participate in a hackathon to create a solution to a problem in Nairobi using Twitter’s API with the support of Twitter’s Developer Relations Team.
At the end of the hackathon, the best 3 ideas will receive a US$2,000 cash prize and continue on a 6 week programme which includes red membership at the iHub, support and mentorship from Twitter and iHub teams, and a final presentation to technology experts to further the development of their idea.
At the end of the programme, the winner will receive a cash prize of US$10,000. The second placed developer will receive US$7,000 while US$5000 will be awarded to the developer that come third.
“We look forward to seeing what is possible when the best developers in Nairobi use technology to build solutions to make our city economically sustainable, to improve the quality of life, to improve service delivery and so on – possibilities are endless,” iHub stated in a post.
The #SmartCityNairobi Challenge will hold at the Nairobi Tech Week, which will take place on April 27-30, 2016 at Strathmore University.
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