South Africa-based technology incubator and research laboratory, Cortex Hub has announced that it will host a 72-hour hackathon for African female software developers.
Themed “Solving humanity’s problems”, the hackathon will bring together female software developers from South Africa and other African countries, to solve humanity problems through technology, specifically problems affecting women.
Participants will be paired in teams of two to five to develop technological solutions that will fix problems affecting women and the society. These include solutions to child development, women’s health, work-life balance and host of others.
The Women Hackers Unite Hackathon, which is set to take place from 25th to 27th August, will see participants vie for R150,000 ($11,000) prize.
Registration closes on the 20th of August, 2015.
Interested applicants can apply here.