Garage48 is coming to Uganda to carry out a design hackathon in October 2021 to empower the local talents in digital design and prototyping skills and prepare them to enter the technology and startup sector!
WHEN AND WHERE?
5th - 9th of October, Uganda, Kampala, Innovation Village (Ntinda Complex, Block D, Ground Floor).
It is an on-site hackathon. COVID-19 safety measures are provided and applied at the hackathon according to current needs and restrictions.
Design Hackathon is a 5-day workshop to learn the basics of design, user experience, branding, design and prototyping tools.
During the hackathon the participants will learn:
- visual design principles
- user experience (UX) design fundamentals
- how to listen and observe users
- use basic design tools
- branding fundamentals and insights into why people buy brands
- real-world tips and tricks
- a clear understanding of the principles and benefits of good user experience (UX) and how to apply it to your design
- how to work in a team
The workshop is built around the Garage48 hackathon format with team formation, checkpoints, mentoring sessions and pitching, led by Garage48 design and prototyping experts.
NOT JUST A HACKATHON
Design Hackathon in Uganda is a part of the EU:Africa They Journey 2021 edition. It is an African-European online hackathon programme that brings together hot digital heads from both continents and kicks off new businesses that could contribute to the wellbeing and digitalization of both continents.
Top teams that will come out of the design hackathon will get a straight pass to the EU:Africa They Journey 2021 edition- an online hackathon in December 2021.
#euafricathejourney 2020 edition brought together over 2000 participants. Two hundred best teams were formed, out of which TOP20 continued in the post-hackathon acceleration programme and received small grants in the total amount of 100 000 euros. This year #euafricathejourney will be just as awesome, so don’t postpone your journey of becoming an entrepreneur and apply now.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
We’re calling all inspired minds aged 18-30 to take the chance to develop their basic digital design and prototyping skills and enter the technology and entrepreneurship field.
Register to the design hackathon here:
Deadline for registration Sunday, 26th of September.
More info for the EU:Africa 2021 online hackathon program: https://www.euafricathejourney.com/
The program is supported by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Development Cooperation Fund. The design hackathons are organized in partnership with Garage48 and Innovation Village.