WhereIsMyTransport has partnered with Facebook for Developers and Developer Circles from Facebook to host The CONNECT Series of Hackathons in five cities across Africa. The Nairobi edition will take place in our Ngong Road event space.
The event, CONNECTNairobi will focus on how Nairobi can be made more accessible, safer, cleaner for all residents to live. With billions of dollars and millions of hours lost each year to gridlock traffic, air pollution, and road accidents, making transport in Nairobi more sustainable and efficient is one of the biggest challenges the city faces. This same challenge is growing worldwide, and we need you to help solve it. Your entries should address:
Register here: http://qkt.io/CONNECTNairobi
Sponsored by the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI), this hackathon will bring your innovative ideas and leading technology platforms together to tackle these challenges. TUMI is a global alliance of NGOs, governments, and researchers committed to helping cities achieve more sustainable transport, and they’re looking to you to build the products and solutions those cities need.
CONNECTNairobi is the finale of this five city series, the culmination of innovation, creativity, and problem-solving for city residents. Using the Facebook Places API and the WhereIsMyTransport Public Transport API, you can build solutions to your city’s most pressing challenges.
The winning team stands to win $1000 USD. TUMI will also be launching an exciting new initiative at the hackathon, which will be announced soon—but winners could receive more than $10,000 in support for their innovations. Stand-out teams can also win Palmclub Premium Memberships from the Palmstore, which includes promotional support of $2000, mentorship, possible investment, and support from the makers of Tecno, Infinix, Itel, and other leading brands. Second and third place stand to win Facebook coupons valued at $500 each, and the top three teams secure a year of free access to the WhereIsMyTransport Public Transport API.
Nairobi Garage will offer the winner 1 year free coworking membership, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded with 6 months club space membership.