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IndabaX Teens in AI Africa Hackathon

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Kenyatta University

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Teens in AI in partnership with Black in AI and Deep Learning Indaba, is organising the first Teens in AI Hackathon in Africa, which will take place alongside Deep Learning Indaba in Kenya.

We are on a mission to encourage teenagers in Kenya and acorss Africa to pursue computing and technology, and to promote diversity in this ever-growing field.


What is a Hackathon?

A hackathon is an event that gathers people with a diverse set of skills (programming, design, entrepreneurs) to solve a real problem within a limited amount of time. Our teen hacks run on weekends, 9-5 pm.


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CALLING ALL TEENS AGED 13-18!

JOIN US FOR A 3 DAY EVENT OF FUN AND LEARNING ABOUT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE.

SOLVE A REAL PROBLEM AND CHANGE THE WORLD.

YES, IT TAKES ONLY 2 DAYS TO CHANGE THE WORLD FOR GOOD.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

READ ON...

We use Artificial Intelligence all day, every day. Siri, Alexa, and Cortana are obvious examples of artificial intelligence, but AI is actually all around us. It can be found in vacuum cleaners, cars, lawnmowers, video games, Hollywood special effects etc...But how does AI really work and WHY should it matter?

Join our unique bootcamp and develop your own entrepreneurial project surrounded by the best of the Tech sphere!

[DESIGN THINKERS, TECH MENTORS AND ENTREPRENEURS – PLEASE REGISTER TOO!! We need you to help inspire this teenagers]


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What is Acorn Aspirations?

Acorn Aspirations is a social impact company, which aims to inspire young people aged 11-18 into the world of technology and entrepreneurship. We are on a mission to bridge the digital skills gap and nurture the next generation of digital talent to fill the jobs required by the tech industry.

Our curriculum is designed to give teenagers the chance to utilise AI and Machine Learning techniques to tackle global challenges in a holistic manner giving an understanding of design thinking, strategy and business model development, ethics, social responsibility and pitching skills. We will be exploring the following:


1. Human-Centred Design

2. AI Ethics

3. Machine Learning Tools such as Python, Tensorflow, Keras, Jupyter Notebook, OpenAI gym and more

4. Expert talks

5. Workshops in Pitching skills; Business Models and more

How much will that cost me?

This event is offered to all participants for FREE.

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Do I need to bring a laptop? (MENTORS)

We do not provide laptops, so please bring your own.

Do I need to bring a laptop? (TEENS)

We are working in partnership with Kenyatta and we hope to provide laptops.

Do Teens need to know how to code?

No prior coding skills needed. If you are a beginner in Python, that's great! Do not worry - we will teach you all the essentials. Trust your mentors - they will guide you through the entire process!


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