Mest–Unicef Ghana 3Days Hackathon begins today the 15th of January 2014 with the THEME: Solving BIG problems using little technology for the Hard-To-Reach in Ghana. OLAMOSH was present at the event venue (Meltwater Entrepreneurial School Of Technology) it was really interesting, having the opportunity to chat with young Programmers and problem solvers in Ghana.
Problem statement presented by UNICEF Ghana for the 3 Days Hackathon
- Technology to improve birth registration
- Knowing your rights
- Showcasing the best (and highlighting the worst) Districts in Ghana
- Tracking Child Friendly Schools
- Monitoring sanitation in communities
- Making sure school children get the BEST toilets
- Improving information flow for safe water
- When emergencies strike, quick reporting is needed
Check Out the List of all Members Participating & Problem they choose To Address
|SNO||Team Name||Problem To Address||Team Members|
|1||Team ThoughtWorks||Technology to improve birth registration||Edem Kumodzi (Team Lead), Raindolf Owusu, Edem Kwadzo, Nii Adjetey, Samuel Obeng|
|2||Team SIS||Monitoring sanitation in communities||Lady-Omega Hammond (Team Lead), Cheryl Dzifa Tetteh, Sherrie Thompson, Gerald Prince Pharin, Ferdinand Badong|
|3||BAD||Monitoring sanitation in communities||Ammishaddai Ofori (Team Lead), David Annan, Kofi Boison, Nicholas Tanye, Frank Acquaye|
|4||NOW I KNOW||Know Your Right||David Mumuni(Team Lead),Rubin Apore, Adjekum Gideon, Godwin Abenbire Abene, Bright Ahedor|
|5||Vivaflow||Improving information flow for safe water||Paul Damalie(Team Lead), Pascal Agbadi, Dzage Saviour, Andrews Lartey, Derrick Nii Tagoe|
|6||Code Ninjas||Tracking Child Friendly Schools||Charisma Naa Buxton (Team Lead), Papa Kwabena Opoku, Edward Tagoe, Nathaniel Padi|
|7||RRIG||When emergencies strike, quick reporting is needed||Victor Ofoegbu(Team Lead),Jeffrey Godwyll, Simon, Ontoyin Vladut Ion|
|8||Team ID||Technology to improve birth registration||Isaac Fuseini Addo (Team Lead), Cecil Ato Kwamena Dadzie, Abubakari Ibrahim,Rodney Kwabena Boachie|
|9||CFS_FEKS||Tracking Child Friendly Schools||Francis Asare (Team Lead), Evans Domina Attafuah, Kwame Owusu Afram, Samuel Nyarko|
|10||Team Lorem||Technology to improve birth registration||Osborn Adu (Team Lead), Precious Nyarko, samuel Ako|
|11||Radsoft||Technology to improve birth registration||Kenigbolo Meya Stephen(Team Lead),Yoofi Couston, Barbara Akoto|
|12||MPKF||Monitoring sanitation in communities||Kofi Owusu-Kwarteng (Team Lead),Panin Osei, Prince Asare,Felix Marley|
|13||BirthWatch||Technology to improve birth registration||Samuel Kweku-Bio Dzidzornu(Team Lead), Masaud Alhassan, Mukaila Hadi|
|14||WASHreport||When emergencies strike, quick reporting is needed||Nana Opoku Agyeman-Prempeh(Team Lead),Elisha Senoo, Abass Zakari|
|15||SkuulCheck||Tracking Child Friendly Schools||Gbeila Aliu Wahab (Team Lead), Francis Kofigah, Alfred Ayi-Bonte|
|16||Project ALFEP||Showcasing the best (and highlighting the worst) Districts in Ghana||Patrick Ohemeng-Tutu (Team Lead), Lorretta Cobson, Abdul-Rahim Munanga, Eli Agbenu,Agbeko Frank|
|17||ChildRec||Technology to improve birth registration||Didi K. E. Keke(Team Lead), Kingston Tagoe, Muriel Nartey, William Obeng, Philip Nunoo|
|18||Team of One||When emergencies strike, quick reporting is needed||Moses Obeng|
|19||EmergiCare||When emergencies strike, quick reporting is needed||Mohamed Kessir Adjaho(Team Lead), Delali Vorgbe, Peter Vanderpuye, Daniel Ankomah|
|20||District6||Showcasing the best (and highlighting the worst) Districts in Ghana||Divine Pupulampu (Team Lead), Emelia Agblevor, Osei Daniel Sarfo, Festus Ofori – Tettey, Kirk Saviour Agbenyegah, Dieu-Donne Gameli|
|21||Gemroc||Tracking Child Friendly Schools||Jonas Afutu (Team Lead), Alfred Afutu, Emmanuel Eliphalet, Steve Adu, Mark Danquah|
|22||ACE||Showcasing the best (and highlighting the worst) Districts in Ghana||Mawufemor (Team Lead), Kelvin Entsua-Mensah, Kingston Coker|
|23||KMK||Making sure school children get the BEST toilets||Kingston Coker(Team Lead), Kelvin Entsua-Mensah, Maufemor Ashong|
|24||Ipaid||Knowing your rights||Collins Afeti Gadawusu (Team Lead), Prince Aaron Bredzei, Hanson Peprah Yeboah, Thomas Kofi Annan|
|25||JACE||Technology to improve birth registration||Christian Osei-Bonsu (Team Lead), Joel Funu, Elorm Adjaho, Albert Fiati-Kumasenu|
In total we are having 25 Teams not 26.
- 7 Teams Chooses to Address the Problem “Technology to improve birth registration”
- 3 Teams Chooses to Address the Problem “Monitoring sanitation in communities”
- 2 Teams Chooses to Address the Problem “Knowing your rights”
- Only 1 Team Choose to Address the Problem “Improving information flow for safe water”
- 4 Teams Chooses to Address the Problem “Tracking Child Friendly Schools”
- 4 Teams Chooses to Address the Problem “When emergencies strike, quick reporting is needed”
- 3 Teams Chooses to Address the Problem “Showcasing the best (and highlighting the worst) Districts in Ghana”
- Only 1 Team Choose to Address the Problem “Making sure school children get the BEST toilets”
FIRST: The Team (Team of One) consist of 1 member, don’t know if this is allowed in the hackatton. Kindly read below the Event Flow, Team formation, presentation requirements Provided by the hackatton organizing team
- Three days to develop an application prototype targeted at the hard-to-reach population in Ghana.
- Form a team or join a team you want to work with, choose a problem from UNICEF’S problem statement document.
- Develop a solution that addresses your selected problem
- Finally together with your team pitch your solution to our panel of judges.
- All participants will have the opportunity to select a problem and be part of a team.
- Ideas that gather enough support to form a team will carry through.
- Teams must be between 3-5 people. No teams can be formed before Wednesday 15th January 2014.
- MEST will stay open until 10pm Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
- Presentations must be 4 minutes or less. A 2 minute Q&A from the judging panel will follow
Wish him best of Luck if allowed to Pitch on Friday 17th January
SECOND: Some teams are already formed before Wednesday (15th of January 2014). My confirmed case study goes to the Team (Team ThoughtWorks), One of the team member (namewitheld) arrived the venue late but with just a single call he joined his fellow members in the brainstorming room. i tried to chat with other teams to know if they truly formed it on the Hackathon day or already formed before the Hackathon day but couldn’t wait because of the urgent call i received from a new client.
THIRD: The organizers make themself available to all participant/teams, disseminating more tips on how they should handle the hackatton problem statement. Kudos to Rich, Amma and other organizing members.
FOURTH: Most of the participant likes foods ooo, was amazed during the Lunch break, couldn’t wait to watch you guys dinner. i think that is programmers life…. lolz….. BIG THUMB to you all Am impressed #More_Vim
I will be resting my fingers at this Junction (J) Time (T). My dear reader, Here is my Mest-Unicef Hackathon Day 1 report/observation. Hope to be there tomorrow (Day 2) but not 100%. And also do not forget that Admission Now Open at MEST Ghana for Young African Graduates who wish to Start Their Own Software Companies
Kindly make use of the comment form below to add your view,comment or PREDICT Team To Win
WISH ALL THE 25 TEAMS BEST OF LUCK!!!!! OLAMOSH Remain Loyal!