Theme: Curbing the Effects of Brain-drain in Emerging Economies.

Brain-drain is a big issue with respect to the development of emerging economies. Skilled people are known to leave their countries of origin, looking for better paying wages and higher quality of living, often times this is to the detriment of the developing countries which require human capital to develop.

Focal Points:

Using Nigeria as a case-study, this hackathon will focus on four key areas: Finance, Health, Agriculture and Education. We have also raised some questions to be addressed:

  1. Finance- How can we leverage remittance opportunities for development? Can we bridge the funding and investment gap by introducing viable, safe and trusted investment opportunities in Nigeria and other emerging economies to the UK using technology?
  2. Health- In a pool by NOIPolls, over half of the 72,000 doctors registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) work in the diaspora. How can technology help make their skill relevant in Nigeria?
  3. Education- How can diasporans in emerging economies facilitate education in their home countries using technology?
  4. Agriculture- How can the diaspora help create more opportunities in this area?

Technology has been used to solve many problems in the world; can we use technology to curb the effects of brain-drain? We think we can!

We are looking to get design thinkers, developers, UI/UX pros, economists, business and political leaders, and enthusiasts to work together over 2 days and come up with practical solutions that address this modern-day problem.

Techies and non-techies – everyone is invited.

 

Dates:

Saturday, 3rd of August 2019 9am - 6pm

and

Sunday, 4th of August 2019, 10am to 6pm. 

We are now sold out on Eventbrite. This platform is only open to participants who have already registered on Eventbrite. Please email us team@btng.tech if you have any questions. Thank you. 

 

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Eligibility

WHO CAN ATTEND?

BTNG Hackathon series is open to anyone 18 years or older who is interested in working on creating fun, cutting-edged Apps for solving the problems of brain drain in emerging economies.

IS THIS EVENT FOR DEVELOPERS ONLY?

While developers are necessary for each team, anyone is welcome. UX/UI designers, marketers, biz dev, or even if you’re just interested in trying a hackathon for the first time anyone can participate and be a part of a team

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN BE ON EACH TEAM?

Teams can have a maximum of 5 people

HOW DO YOU JOIN A TEAM?

You can arrive solo and meet up with others to form a team at the event, or you can build your group beforehand and come to the event as a team. For that, you have to agree to join our Slack channel during registration

WHAT CAN I BRING INTO THE EVENT?

A laptop is a must and any other devices or equipment required to work on your project. Be sure to bring any dev tools that you use on your laptop or USB drive

WHAT ABOUT FOOD AND DRINKS?

We will provide food and drinks throughout the event

WHO OWNS THE IP?

Participants will own the rights to their work. Sponsoring companies may have their own terms and conditions for proprietary technology or content

HOW CAN I CONTACT THE ORGANIZER WITH ANY QUESTIONS?

team@btng.tech

Judges

Nzube Ufodike

Nzube Ufodike
Venture Capitalist & Founder @ Amoo

Andrew Nwawudu

Andrew Nwawudu
Senior Software Engineer @ Glint

Aminata Ba

Aminata Ba
Lawyer & Business Partner

Frederic Nze

Frederic Nze
CEO @ Oakam

Cyprian Njamma

Cyprian Njamma
Director of Advice - Institutional Team @ SEI

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How original is the idea? How creative has your team been in solving the challenge? Did they come up with a radical approach, or did they follow existing patterns and solutions?
  • Design
    How well designed is this solution, from front end through to UI/UX? Did your team think about the user interface(UI) and user experience(UX)? How well designed is your demo? Is it easy to use or does it require a lot of training to understand the demo?
  • Related to Challenge
    Is the solution relevant to the theme?
  • Impact
    How impactful will this solution be for its target audience? Is it scalable, feasible and provide economical and societal value and sustainability? This can be looked at as the business model.
  • Execution
    How well executed is this solution from start to finish? Does the hack work? Is the hack testable, and can the team show the minimum viable product? The hack does not have to be perfect or production ready, but does the idea come to live with your demo?
  • Pitch
    A good pitch, for example, can get you a job, promotion and investors. It can also convince customers to buy a new product or service. Therefore, your team will be judged if they were convincing enough, was it short and to the point? Enthusiasm?