SKAHack participants produced a number of apps to save water in different ways. Image credit: Fronne.

Eight water data projects from last weekend’s SKAHack

While the past week may have seen massive downpours, it doesn’tmean the drought and water shortages are over. This is why Geekulcha hosted its most recent hackathon – the SKAHack – to encourage developers to help find solutions for problems in their community. Named after the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), SKAHack was held in the Eastern Cape…

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Invitations are out for early childhood development hackathon

  by Matshelane Mamabolo, HTXT.africa  Developers, hackers, tech creatives and designers will join “unlike minded” folks at UCT’s Graduate School of Business in three weeks for a hackathon that’s aiming to improve the lives of children. If you want to take part, simply sign up through the UCT GSB website and you join in the efforts to develop…

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South Africa’s first health hackathon

I recently had the privilege of taking part in South Africa’s inaugural Health Hackathon – two days of building technological solutions to health problems in South Africa. I was totally out of my depth but loved every minute of it. Having taken Friday off work to attend the Hackathon, I arrived at Groote Schuur Hospital…