Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) and 3D Africa will host a 3D Printing Hackathon, a platform for creators and idea makers to invent new products. The hackathon will be a gathering of coders, makers and creative minds in a setting that encourages idea exchanges and innovations. YTF will challenge participants to design and 3D print new things for their communities. Participants will be given opportunities to identify possible problems in the communities as they relate to health, security and agriculture and provide some solutions in the form or drones, robots and machines.
The hackathon will hold on May 11-13, 2017 at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
|Day 1, May 11, 2017||Day 2, May 12, 2017||Day 3, May 13, 2017|
|12:00pm – 5:00pm||Out of state participants arrive and check into hotel||7:30am||Breakfast||7:30am||Breakfast|
|5:00pm||Pre-Hack Preparation, Background of 3D Africa, Introduce Mentors||8am||Equipment draft||8am||Hacking|
|6:00pm||Hackathon introduction, weekend overview, team formations||9am||Hacking Begins||12:30pm||Lunch|
|6:30pm||Review of Hackathon Rules/Answer Questions||12pm||Teams update||2:30pm||Hacking Ends|
|8pm||Team bonding exercises and games||1pm||Hacking||5pm||Awards Ceremony: Winners announced, Prizes|
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Out of state participants arrive and check into hotel
Pre-Hack Preparation, Background of 3D Africa, Introduce Mentors
Hackathon introduction, weekend overview, team formations
Review of Hackathon Rules/Answer Questions
Team bonding exercises and games
Awards Ceremony: Winners announced, Prizes
Through a competitive application process, HackforGood will attract 20 students between the ages of 18 and30. Applicants may be techies, programmers, humanists, artists, entrepreneurs, graphic designers, educators and creative visionaries.
During the hackathon, participants will first participate in a Human Centered Design workshop, Fusion 360, Arduino programming and 3D printing. 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.
We especially welcome female participants, so please apply by May 1, 2017.
|50||How easy is your solution to use?
Is your solution visually appealing and does it demonstrate good human centered design?
Does it require fewer user interactions than the competition, or automate processes that others require to be done manually?
|Creativity||50||How unique is your solution?
Does your solution contain a feature that is useful, cost effective, non-obvious, or not considered by others?
Does your solution go above and beyond in some way that effectively solves the problem while removing pain points for service providers and clients?
|Execution||50||How well does your solution work?
Is it technically sound?
How fully does your solution answer the challenge posed at the beginning of the hackathon?
How close to production-ready is your solution?