Faith Kyateka, the Hotline and PR specialist at Mariestopes Uganda addressing the gathering at Hive Colab in Decembe 2, 2015.
Faith Kyateka, the Hotline and PR specialist at Mariestopes Uganda addressing the gathering at Hive Colab in Decembe 2, 2015.

Marie Stopes Uganda has partnered with Hostalite Cyber Academy to organize the first ever inter-university hackathon on health,specifically sexual reproductive health.

The Health App challenge sponsored by Vodafone Uganda will take place on the 13th -14th may 2016 in a convenient hacker space environment at Hostalite Cyber Academy.

This two day hackathon will bring together young people from 12 universities across Uganda, along with innovators to develop a mobile health app solution that promotes young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services.

Dubbed #Hcahack, the hackathon aims at leveraging information and communication technologies to empower young people, complimenting Marie Stopes Uganda’s ongoing work in the area of reproductive health.

Based on design thinking and creative problem solving, participants are highly encouraged to think outside-the-box and design unconventional solutions to promote young people’s sexual reproductive health.

If you are a first-time hacker  there is no need to worry! There will be plenty of resources at your disposal including mentors from every invited university to support the teams in testing the prototypes and local experts that understand mobile technology. There will also be here will be “Mentor check-ins”, for teams to ask the experts any queries and discuss amongst themselves where doubts arise.

Faith Kyateka, the Hotline and PR specialist at Mariestopes Uganda addressing the gathering at Hive Colab in Decembe 2, 2015.
Faith Kyateka, the Hotline and PR specialist at Mariestopes Uganda addressing the gathering at Hive Colab in Decembe 2, 2015.

After two days of designing and developing, the hackathon will conclude with a pitch session where teams will demonstrate their apps to other hackers and to an audience of over 100 local supporters an expert panel of 6 judges will then select the winning app prototype(s).

Young people from all universities are welcome to apply. Developers from the different universities who can code along with the association of young people who can make successful mobile application solutions are encouraged to apply.

For more information please visit link or send an email to info@hcacademy@co.uk.