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CodeNaija Hackathon 2019 is a Nigerian hackathon hosted by Andela and the Blacktocats, GitHub's Black Employee Resource Group.

Participating engineers will be split into groups of 5 and will compete for the ultimate prize.

The goal of the hackathon is to highlight the existing community of Nigerian developers by showcasing their amazing talent and work.

There will also be plenty of time to interact with professional mentors and engineers, meet recruiters, and listen to great tech talks and tutorials from sponsors.

Join us at Andela EPIC Towers for +30 hours of hacking from Saturday 26th October from 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM and Sunday 27th October from 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM.

Showcase
Showcase

Your developer skills will be on display alongside some of the best talent in Nigeria.

Learn
Learn

Access the latest developer resources from Open Source Maintainers and GitHub Employees.

Impact
Impact

Give back to the Nigerian community through collaborative projects.

20

Teams

100

Software Engineers

30

Hours +

$4,000

Worth of Prizes

Frequently Asked Questions

Curious about attending a CodeNaija Hackathon? Browse some of the most common questions we receive below!

CodeNaija is a Nigerian hackathon hosted by Andela and the Blacktocats, GitHub's Black Employee Resource Group. The goal of the hackathon is to highlight the existing community of Nigerian developers by showcasing their amazing talent and work. A team of passionate sponsors and mentors is brought in to help software engineers achieve their goals. Come join almost100 mid level and senior software engineer professionals for 30+ hours of learning and technological passion.
CodeNaija is open to mid and senior level software engineering professionals who are passionate about innovative technology and solutions that can help solve some of Africa’s biggest challenges.
CodeNaija is absolutely free! There is no charge for attending or participating in this event. Catered meals and snacks will also be provided throughout the event.
CodeNaija is open to mid and senior level software engineering professionals who are passionate about innovative technology and solutions that can help solve some of Africa’s biggest challenges.
CodeNaija will be held at Andela EPIC tower office in Ilupeju, Lagos State. We will also be providing transportation from specific routes in Lagos. If you need help getting from your location to our, contact us for support.
No! Participants will be required to leave the venue at 9:00 PM and reconvene at 9:00 AM on Sunday, 27th October, 2019.
No, this wouldn’t happen at a stretch. Participants will be required to go to their various homes and reconvene.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer any travel reimbursements for CodeNaija
Just like having previous knowledge, having a team or an idea is not a requirement either! We will have an opportunity for team building and allow you to meet new people to work with. There will be a number of presentations to help inspire you with an idea, we know you’ll build something great!
Teams should include no more than five people. You can work with your best buddies, or with someone you just met during the opening ceremony!
The most important items to bring are your laptop, charger, and valid means of identification. We’ll try to get you anything else!
Participants are not allowed to begin progress on their hack before CodeNaija. However, the use of third-party APIs and libraries are allowed and encouraged. We also encourage you to be familiar with the tools you plan to use at the event, such as a specific programming language, as long as it is not a part of your hack
A panel of to-be-determined judges will assess your hacks creativity, difficulty, design, and potential. Ten hacks will be selected for a demo in front of the entire CodeNaija audience for a final round of judging. Stay tuned to see who our judges are!
Mentors will be assigned to each team to serve as guides on your projects.
There will be multiple prizes, but to highlight our grand prize: Access to pitch to the Venture Capital firm M12.

Have more questions? Send and email to info@andela.com

26th & 27th October 2019

CodeNaija Hackathon 2019

... building technology for social good