African developers brace for TADHack 2016

September 30, 2016 11:15 am1 commentViews: 26
Sri Lanka team won the last edition of TAD HACK

Sri Lanka team won the last edition of TAD HACK

JOHANNESBURG – MTN has announced that 64 top developers have registered to participate in this year’s event and will pit their talents against the best developers in 30 countries around the world.

The African edition of TADHack will be staged with the theme ‘Decoding Africa: Africa solving African Problems’. The hackathon category allows developers to come up with new ideas or answer a sponsor’s challenge, while the Showcase category allows developers to showcase advanced development or commercial products that will be vying for industry recognition.

They will compete to create hacks using the global sponsors’ resources in the focus areas such as BOTs, AI, IoT, Enterprise Communications, NFV, and open source contributions.

Chief Information Officer for MTN SA, Benjamin Marais says the event is in line with MTN’s ongoing commitment to catalyse development and innovation in the African ICT industry.

“We are confident that with the high calibre of challengers entering from South Africa and Zambia, TADHack Africa will put the continent on the map by showcasing the talent and skills set that the continent possess.” said Marais

“This is the first time Africa is participating in TADHack, but with sponsors like IBM, Mahindra Comviva, ZTE and Huawei, it promises to meet international standards.” he conluded
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