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BTNG Hackathon 2019

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The Microsoft Reactor London

70 Wilson St

Finsbury

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EC2A 2DB

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Following the success of BTNG Hackathon 2018, we are delighted to present BTNG Hackthon 2019!

Theme: Curbing the Effects of Brain-drain in Emerging Economies.

Brain-drain is a big issue with respect to the development of emerging economies. Skilled people are known to leave their countries of origin, looking for better paying wages and higher quality of living, often times this is to the detriment of the developing countries which require human capital to develop.

Focal Points:

Using Nigeria as a case-study, this hackathon will focus on four key areas: Finance, Health, Agriculture and Education. We have also raised some questions to be addressed:

1. Finance - How can we leverage remittance opportunities for development? Can we bridge the funding and investment gap by introducing viable, safe and trusted investment opportunities in Nigeria and other emerging economies to the UK using technology?

2. Health - In a pool by NOIPolls, over half of the 72,000 doctors registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) work in the diaspora. How can technology help make their skill relevant in Nigeria?

3. Education - How can diasporans in emerging economies facilitate education in their home countries using technology?

4. Agriculture - How can the diaspora help create more opportunities in this area?

Technology has been used to solve many problems in the world; can we use technology to curb the effects of brain-drain? We think we can!

We are looking to get design thinkers, developers, UI/UX pros, economists, business and political leaders, and enthusiasts to work together over 2 days and come up with practical solutions that address this modern-day problem.

Techies and non-techies – everyone is invited.



FAQs

What is a Hackathon?

https://bit.ly/1UAQO0u

Who can attend?

BTNG Hackathon series is open to anyone 18 years or older who is interested in working on creating fun, cutting-edged Apps for solving the problems of running successful elections in Emerging Economies

Is this event for developers only?

While developers are necessary for each team, anyone is welcome. UX/UI designers, marketers, biz dev, or even if you’re just interested in trying a hackathon for the first time anyone can participate and be a part of a team

How many people can be on each team?

Teams can have a maximum of 5 people

How do you join a team?

You can arrive solo and meet up with others to form a team at the event, or you can build your group beforehand and come to the event as a team. For that, you have to agree to join our Slack channel during registration

What can I bring into the event?

A laptop is a must and any other devices or equipment required to work on your project. Be sure to bring any dev tools that you use on your laptop or USB drive

What about food and drinks?

We will provide food and drinks throughout the event

Who Owns the IP?

Participants will own the rights to their work. Sponsoring companies may have their own terms and conditions for proprietary technology or content

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

team@btng.tech


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EC2A 2DB

United Kingdom

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