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Hacking for a difference

Second Quarter 2021 Editor's Choice News & events

All female hacker team made up of Melvin Kisten, Stefany Bam, Hannah Sebolai and Galaletsang Mabothe.

The annual Geekulcha Hackathon recently saw more than 100 coders, developers and programmers challenge each other in an online contest.The event has become a highlight in the African developer world. This year it went virtual, offering ‘hackers’ the chance to develop and code from the safety of their homes, with various challenges to test their minds.

Geekulcha founder, Mixo Ngoveni, says that these events have shed light on coding, technology and innovation for not only the youth, but anyone keen to learn something different. “I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to RS Components for always supporting our projects and endeavours,” he adds. This year, RS Components has come on board with sponsored components, hardware and prizes for the entrants. Wesley Hood, STEM education specialist for RS Components, says that these events truly add value to the youth of the country. “We are passionate about education and nurturing the next generation of South Africa’s tech geniuses and innovators.”

This year’s winner was Trevor Morethe, who came up with the idea of digitising street food vendors with his Let Me Serve You mobile app. Morethe says that his application will provide a platform where consumers can order food and discover street food vendors in their surrounding areas. “I want to help these micro-businesses track orders and streamline their processes and help them and their customers to step into the digital world,” he says.


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