The m2work hackathon Kenya is almost coming to an end and you can almost feel the tension in the atmostphere as judges deliberate on the winners. The hackers wait anxiously....
As the clock counts down, all teams are rushing to polish their prototypes ready for the pitching session at 2:00 pm. There are 10 groups in total, each providing a different solution. Everyone is getting ready to present hoping they will walk away as the top prize winner.
May the best team win
The hackthon is taking place across the five m:Labs globally. The event attracted a huge number of techies in Kenya, with over One Hundred and Fifty of them stating their interest in participating in the event.
The event kicked off well on 15th September with One Hundred and Twenty participants showing up. Participants came up with 10 ideas, forming 10 teams with each of the teams being on the same level ground, working their way towards the goal.
Prize money at stake is as follows:
After an entire night of coding and product development, the teams are almost on their way to go with the products. However the last hurdle reamins- Day 2.
The hackathon is already halfway through, teams are showing signs of breaking through with a solution. One question still lingers though...are we winning?
10 teams, 10 ideas, 2 days, 3 winners...watch it all unfold live on our ustream channel at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/25425949
m2work Hackathon Kenya sees a huge turnout as over a hundred participants show up for the event. The Prize money at stake stands at Ksh 100,000 for the first prize, Ksh 70,000 for the second prize and Ksh 40,000 for the third prize. In addition, the two best ideas stand to win $2,000 each worth of investment fund.
The hackathon kickstarts at 9:30 am at the iHub. Turn-up is in huge numbers.
Less thirteen hours to m2work hackathon and counting... Meanwhile, hackers in Vietnam have already started hacking.