DevCongress MPower Hackathon

DevCongress MPower Hackathon
past about 3 years ago

Starts: Saturday, 5 October, 2013 08:00am

Ends: Saturday, 5 October, 2013 10:00pm

Ticket Information

Tickets Fee Price (GHS) Quantity
DevCongress Hackathon 0.00 Free N/A

Event Details

The Event

The hackathon will be a full-day’s event running from 8am to 10pm. The event will be hosted at the premises of the iSpace Foundation at Osu on 5th October, 2013. The event will focus mainly on developers building applications on top of the MPower Payments API. Other considerations can be made for other APIs from MPower, notably the HTTP API, USSD APIs, etc.

Hackathon Guidelines

  1. All participants must be in teams to be eligible to participate.
  2. Each team comprises three people who will be grouped at the event based on their programming expertise.
  3. Each team should comprise an expert and a beginner, thus making the competition more beneficial to both parties.
  4. Employees of SMSGH, MPower Payments, Encodev Labs and DevCongress can participate but are not eligible to receive rewards due to their affiliation.
  5. There will be a checklist of tasks to be completed.
  6. Checklist items proceed in order of difficulty, the easiest being the first.
  7. The team to check off all the items on the checklist board with the most efficient code, wins the Hackathon.
  8. There will be attendants from MPower Payments who will support participants should they have any concerns relating to the API.


The rewards system is defined to make the whole hackathon fun and exciting. Each team will receive a reward for achieving a checklist task subject to the set rules. The ultimate prize for the hackathon is GHs2,000.00 All rewards shall be disbursed instantly via MPower. Total rewards will not exceed GHs2,000.00

Detailed Timeline of Events

Break (CodeChat)15mins 

Session Detail Duration Time Orientation & Speech from SMSGH 30min 8am Grouping and Spacing up 30min   Ideation 1hr 9am Session 45mins 10am Break (*CodeChat) 15mins   Session 45mins 11am Break (CodeChat) 15mins   Session 45mins 12pm Break (CodeChat) 15mins   Lunch 1hr 1pm Session 45mins 2pm Activity 1hr 3pm Soft/Fruit Cocktail Starts     Non-stop session 2hrs 4pm General Cocktail & Music Starts   5pm Small Chops (Meat, Pastry, etc.) 1hr 6pm


*CodeChats are little windows for to ask for help and guidance from everyone on some blocker your team is facing. Take advantage of it. There are points to be won for asking for help and giving help