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60 Students Across Nigeria And Kenya Participate In Microsoft Hackathon

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April 6, 2021, 12:42 p.m.

12 teams made up of 60 university students across Kenya and Nigeria are participating in the second season of the Microsoft Africa Development Center, Game of Learners (GOL) virtual hackathon.

Over five weeks, the teams will take on the challenge of solving the education accessibility problems in Africa using technology. They will develop a solution, corresponding code, and shippable product that will be judged by Microsoft and partners. Each team is led and captained by a Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador.

The students will get access to developer resources and learn new technologies to build their products. Assisted by 40 volunteers from Microsoft who will train, mentor, and coach them.

Meet the 12 Microsoft Hackathon Teams

Blooming education in Africa – Team Bloom

Team Crowducate – Crowd for education

Education to all – Team Elimisha

Team Kaizen – Change for better education

Making quality education accessible to Africans – Team Blazers

Team Tulearn –

Empowering every student – Team Eagle

Team Elite – Next stop, mass education

Aim for the peak – Team Peak

Where Africans can all be sabis – Team Sabi

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Team Shauku

Each member of the winning team will be awarded one year of Azure credits, one year of LinkedIn Learning vouchers, a digital certificate and digital badge for winning, and one on one mentorship from preferred professionals.

A mobile-based medical application dubbed RemD (Remote Doctor) emerged as the winner of the 1st season of the Game of Learners (GOL) competition.

Follow the journey of the teams on social media platforms using the hashtag #GameOfLearners.

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