We’ve been hearing this word pop up more and more, but what really is a HACKATHON?
Join iSpace and Hub Accra as we explore this question with a panel of guest speakers/experts in the launching of TWO big hackathons making their way to Accra – The Negawatt Challenge and Hack for Big Choices (more info below).
Date: Thursday, February 5th, 2015
Venue: iSpace (http://ispacegh.com/routes-to-ispace/)
So come on by to learn something new, ask that question that’s been on your mind, meet some new faces, and network. Refreshments will be provided.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | 0244575306
About the two upcoming hackathons:
The Negawatt Challenge:
Negawatt is a global competition empowering communities to innovate around local energy issues. Using a multi-phase open innovation methodology, this initiative aims to transform cities into more sustainable and energy efficient places. Cities all over the world have been selected on the basis of their government’s commitment to energy efficiency and low carbon growth, as well as the existence of dynamic and growing entrepreneurial and technology sectors. (To commence March 2015)
Hack for Big Choices:
Hack for Big Choices is a global movement with the mission to empower talented people to solve local problems by developing innovative products and businesses. We’re rolling out a program in Ghana to provide the opportunity for the next generation of leaders to come together, hope, and execute towards positive impact for their cities and their countries. Transformation is an incremental process, so we encourage the participation of every individual, at every skill level, to push the world in the right direction. The sum of such parts will always lead to a greater whole. (To commence February 2015)
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