About Us

FutureHack2020

SOUTH SOUTH

Solution Location Date & Duration
Cybersecurity Centre for Information and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Port Harcourt,Port Harcourt Rivers State. 2nd - 3rd March, 2020 (48hrs)

NORTH EAST

Solution Location Date & Duration
Digital Inclusion PTDF Auditorium, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi, Bauchi State. 9th - 10th March, 2020 (48hrs)

The Competition (Campus Hackathon)

Each participant will be attached to a mentor in a hub or university to enable them to conclude the 48-hour hackathon by allowing the students an opportunity to present their work. Three champion teams will be identified at each region.

Prize (Overall 6 best startup )

  • Incubation for 6 months
  • Mentorship
  • Startup with ready working solution before October will be showcased at eNigeria 2020.
  • Cash prize


  • Terms and Conditions.

    Eligibility

    FutureHack organisers have the right at their sole discretion to determine whether an entrant is eligible for the contest. Below are the eligibility criteria:

    1. Participation from all backgrounds and genders are welcome.
    2. You can come from any part of Nigeria to participate.
    3. There is no age restriction to participate at the hackathon.
    4. Your team must be solving problem in Cybersecurity, Digital Inclusion.
    5. Each team must give an executive summary about their cybersecurity, Digital Inclusion idea upon registration.
    6. All team members should be present at the event and come with their own personal computers.



    Team forming

    1. It is expected that teams will build working applications, proofs of concept, or prototypes, as well as presentation materials to explain, pitch, and present the application.
    2. Teams can consist of two members to a maximum of five members including female.
    3. All teams should have at least one software developer, and a business person.
    4. All teams should have a team name.

    Requirements

    1. Pre-shortlisted participant is responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and for covering all associated costs and expenses in connection with your participation in the Hackathon. However, certain food and non-alcoholic drinks are expected to be made available during the Hackathon.
    2. Each Participant teams must bring or obtain whatever hardware and/or software they believe they need to participate (e.g. programing application, laptops, phones, etc), including any necessary chargers. There will be electrical outlets available on a first come, first serve basis.

    Judging Criteria

    Teams will be judged on these four criteria. Judges will weigh the criteria equally. During judging, participants should try to describe what they did for each criterion in their project.

    1. Technology: How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique, or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"? Did teams successfully leveraging new technologies as a material component of their solution should be given preference. (I.e. machine learning, blockchain). For example, someone who uses a machine learning or blockchain solution for a non-critical component of their product will receive a lower ranking.
    2. Design: Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are. For a hardware project, it might be more about how good the human-computer interaction is (e.g. is it easy to use or does it use a cool interface?).
    3. Completion: Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
    4. Learning: Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new?
    5. How closely does the solution align with one of the four challenge sectors?
    6. Uniqueness of the solution: How novel is the solution’s approach?
    7. Real-world application: Do you think the application develop by the participant will has the potential solve the problem in identified sectors?