IT Club hosts nine universities to hackathon event

By IT Club

Recently, the IT club hosted an inter-university innovation hackathon. It involved teams from various Kenyan Universities competing for top positions in coming up with innovative ideas that revolved around these four SDGs:

  1. Quality education (Goal 4) - The growth of fake news is an alarming trend worldwide. Projects were to ensure that the general public and those who stand to inherit the planet acquire accurate and transparent information.
  2. Affordable and clean energy (Goal 7) – Projects were expected to explore how to power our planet safely, sustainably, and without detriment to our resources.
  3. Zero hunger (Goal 2) – Projects were themed around growing healthy food, tackling food deserts and scarcity, and developing smart sensors for composting.
  4. Good Health and wellbeing (Goal 3) - Projects involved a wide range of issues, including maternal and child health and fitness.

There was a total of 10 teams participating from various universities including Kenyatta University, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Catholic University of East Africa, Kabarak University, University of Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, KCA University, Moringa School and Chuka University.

The hackathon was a 6-hour long competition which gave the 39 participants ample time to come up with innovative tech ideas and implement them.

The hackathon was sponsored by Postman, Github and Coca Cola.

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