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  • The application period for #HackforGood2017 is now closed. Congratulations to all accepted into this cohort. See how awesome our incoming cohort looks here.

     

    Through a competitive application process, HackforGood will attract 25 students between the ages of 18 and 30. Applicants may be techies, programmers, humanists, artists, entrepreneurs, graphic designers, educators and creative visionaries.

    Teams will first participate in a Human Centered Design, Fusion 360, Arduino programming and 3D printing workshop. They will form teams and brainstorm solutions to problem in the area of health, security, transportation and agriculture.

    Team products will be judged based on communicated criteria and prizes will be awarded.

    HackforGood will:

  • Identify local talent with the desire to learn and embrace human centered design and 3D printing for impact.
  • Enhance positive team building for participants fueled with creativity, innovation and cross-collaboration.
  • We invite you to apply and come and meet other enthusiastic creators passionate about designing and building a world with cutting edge technology!
  • Participants will be given opportunities to identify possible problems in the communities as they relate to education, health, security and agriculture and provide some solutions in the form or drones, robots and
    machines.

    Check out the HackforGood postcard.

    We especially welcome applications from female participants. Application deadline is July 1, 2017.

    Theme

    This years theme is, “Connect, Collaborate, Create for Good.” With your innovative mindset and 3D printers, we will come up with the world’s best solutions to real problems. Participants will be asked to use digital technologies in creative, innovative ways to benefit people and the environment with a view to offering solutions in a range of fields. The goal of this challenge is to create mock-ups or prototypes of products, services and ideas that are able to generate social and economic value for the community by hacking common objects and using open data, public APIs, frameworks for fast prototyping and software development, micro-controllers, sensors, and 3D Printers.

    If you are interested in sustainability, the environment, Internet of Things, 3D Printing, Wearables, Design Architecture, Artificial Intelligence or all and anything creative, be sure to follow #HackforGood2017 on twitter during this years hackathon, July 13-15, 2017 and join our mailing list so we can keep you posted on when the next call for applications for HackforGood 2018 is.

    Check out our amazing student ambassadors and 3D Africa interns learning with our team this year.

    Date and Time

    The hackathon will be held on July 13-15, 2017 at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, Anambra State, Nigeria.

    Take a peek at our lightning talk speakers.

     

    Wednesday, July 12: Travel Day
    Time Activity
    8:00 am – 9:00 pm • Arrival and accreditation of hackers
    5:00 – 7:00 pm • Dinner

     

    Day 1: Thursday, July 13: Kick-Off
    Time Activity
    9:00 – 10:00 am • Welcome and opening of #HackforGood2017
    10:00 – 10:15 am • Coffee/tea/break
    10:15 am – 12:00 noon • Pre-hack prep

    • Background of 3D Africa team, Student Ambassadors, and mentors

    12:00 noon – 12:10 pm • House rules
    12:10 – 12:45 pm • Kickoff

    • Team formation and bonding

    12:45 – 1:00 pm • Lightening Talk: Erica Nwankwo (Autodesk)
    1:00 – 2:00 pm • Hacking: Kick Off!
    2:00 – 2:30 pm • Lunch
    2:30 – 6:00 pm • Hacking
    6:00 – 6:30 pm • Coffee/tea/break
    6:30 – 6:45 pm • Lightening Talk: Nora Touré (Women in 3D Printing)
    6:45 – 8:30 pm • Hacking
    8:30 – 9:00 pm • Dinner
    9:00 pm • Hacking closes for Day 1

     

    Day 2: Friday, July 14—“Hack ‘til ya drop!”
    Time Activity
    7:00 am • Arrival of hackers
    7:00 am – 7:30 am • Breakfast
    7:30 – 11:00 am • Hacking begins
    11:00 – 11:30 am • Coffee/tea/break
    11:30 – 11:45 am Lightening Talk: Samuel Somuyiwa (Merck)
    11:45 am – 2:00 pm • Hacking
    2:00 – 2:30 pm • Lunch
    2:30 – 3:00 pm • Hacking
    3:30 – 3:45 pm • Lightning Talk: Allison Alassan, HP
    3:45 – 6:00 pm • Hacking
    6:00 – 6:30 pm • Coffee/tea/break
    6:30 – 8:30 pm • Hacking
    8:30 – 9:00 pm • Dinner
    9:00 pm • Hacking closes for Day 2

     

    Day 3: Saturday, July 15
    Time Activity
    7:00 am • Arrival of hackers
    7:00 – 7:30 am • Breakfast
    7:30 – 10:20 am • Hacking begins
    10:20 – 10:50 am • Coffee/tea/break
    10:50 am – 1:00 pm • Hacking
    1:00 – 2:00 pm • Pitch practice
    2:00 – 2:30 pm • Lunch
    2:30 – 3:30 pm • Wrap-up/testing
    3:30 – 4:30 pm • Pitches delivered to judges
    4:30 – 4:50 pm Guest Speaker: Prof. (Mrs.) Gloria Chukwudebe: “Youth and Technology, A Catalyst for Development”
    4:50- 5:10 pm Guest Speaker: Prof. Julius Onyeka: “The Future of Manufacturing in Nigeria, Key Drivers”
    5:10 – 5:20 pm • Closing

    • Acknowledgement of partners

    5:20 – 5:40 pm • The Judges’ Decision and Announcement of Winners!
    5:40 – 7:00 pm • #HackforGood2017 Celebration
    7:00 pm • Return to hotel

     

     

    Wednesday, July 12: Travel Day
    Time Activity
    8:00 am – 9:00 pm • Arrival and accreditation of hackers
    5:00 – 7:00 pm • Dinner

     

    Day 1: Thursday, July 13: Kick-Off
    Time Activity
    9:00 – 10:00 am • Welcome and opening of #HackforGood2017
    10:00 – 10:15 am • Coffee/tea/break
    10:15 am – 12:00 noon • Pre-hack prep

    • Background of 3D Africa team, Student Ambassadors, and mentors

    12:00 noon – 12:10 pm • House rules
    12:10 – 12:45 pm • Kickoff

    • Team formation and bonding

    12:45 – 1:00 pm • Lightening Talk: Erica Nwankwo (Autodesk)
    1:00 – 2:00 pm • Hacking: Kick Off!
    2:00 – 2:30 pm • Lunch
    2:30 – 6:00 pm • Hacking
    6:00 – 6:30 pm • Coffee/tea/break
    6:30 – 6:45 pm • Lightening Talk: Nora Touré (Women in 3D Printing)
    6:45 – 8:30 pm • Hacking
    8:30 – 9:00 pm • Dinner
    9:00 pm • Hacking closes for Day 1

     

    Day 2: Friday, July 14—“Hack ‘til ya drop!”
    Time Activity
    7:00 am • Arrival of hackers
    7:00 am – 7:30 am • Breakfast
    7:30 – 11:00 am • Hacking begins
    11:00 – 11:30 am • Coffee/tea/break
    11:30 – 11:45 am Lightning Talk: Samuel Somuyiwa (Merck)
    11:45 am – 2:00 pm • Hacking
    2:00 – 2:30 pm • Lunch
    2:30 – 3:00 pm • Hacking
    3:30 – 3:45 pm • Lightning Talk: Allison Alassan, HP
    3:45 – 6:00 pm • Hacking
    6:00 – 6:30 pm • Coffee/tea/break
    6:30 – 8:30 pm • Hacking
    8:30 – 9:00 pm • Dinner
    9:00 pm • Hacking closes for Day 2

     

    Day 3: Saturday, July 15
    Time Activity
    7:00 am • Arrival of hackers
    7:00 – 7:30 am • Breakfast
    7:30 – 10:20 am • Hacking begins
    10:20 – 10:50 am • Coffee/tea/break
    10:50 am – 1:00 pm • Hacking
    1:00 – 2:00 pm • Pitch practice
    2:00 – 2:30 pm • Lunch
    2:30 – 3:30 pm • Wrap-up/testing
    3:30 – 4:30 pm • Pitches delivered to judges
    4:30 – 4:50 pm Guest Speaker: Prof. (Mrs.) Gloria Chukwudebe: “Youth and Technology, A Catalyst for Development”
    4:50- 5:10 pm Guest Speaker: Prof. Julius Onyeka: “The Future of Manufacturing in Nigeria, Key Drivers”
    5:10 – 5:20 pm • Closing

    • Acknowledgement of partners

    5:20 – 5:40 pm • The Judges’ Decision and Announcement of Winners!
    5:40 – 7:00 pm • #HackforGood2017 Celebration
    7:00 pm • Return to hotel

     

    FAQ

    How Does It Work?
    Who Can Attend?
    I Have Never Participated in a Hackathon. Can I Still Apply?
    How Much Does It Cost?
    Are you providing travel reimbursements?
    How Do I Apply?
    What Hardware Will be Available?
    What Should I Bring?
    What Size Should Teams Be?
    What Should I Make?
    How Does Judging Work?
    Other Questions?

    Rules

    Intellectual property rights
    Protection of intellectual property
    Copyright
    Eligibility
    Winner selection/Judging criteria
    Awards
    Conduct

    How entries will be judged

    Each 3D Africa HackforGood project will be judged using 4 key criteria:  

    1. IMPACT:  Innovation / Ambition /Creativity
    2. TECHNOLOGY:  User Interface / User Experience /Ingenuity
    3. MARKETABILITY:  Overall Quality
    4. COLLABORATION:  Quality of Pitch/Impact


    A.  IMPACT
    Innovation / Ambition/Creativity

    • Is the idea unique, or a different take on an existing problem?
    • What was added to the prototype that made it special or more useful?
    • Is the idea behind the prototype ambitious? Creative?
    • Did the prototype execute upon the theme/category chosen?

     

  • B. TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
  • Ingenuity/User Interface / User Experience

    • Does the prototype look professional or is it sloppy?
    • Apart from the end product, did the team use a particularly elegant or interesting construction technique?
    • Is the workflow intuitive?
    • Is the prototype easy to use?
    • How clever or innovative was the approach the team used to build the project?  

     
    C. MARKETABILITY
    Overall Quality

    • Does the prototype work completely from start to finish?
    •  How many and how severe were any flaws or bugs encountered?
    •  Is there anything in the product that wasn’t fully implemented?
    • Did the team scope their prototype features well given the time frame of the hackathon?

     
    D. COLLABORATION
    Quality of Pitch / Impact

    • Is the team able to leverage their backgrounds and strengths to collaboratively solve the challenge?
    • Is the team able to explain their idea coherently and within the 6 minute timeframe allotted?

    Each judge will assign a score between 10 and 50 inclusively for each of the four criteria, with 10 being unexceptional and 50 being exceptional.  Total Number of Points Achievable is 200.  

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