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Friday, 31 March 2023 07:06AM




Thu, 01 Jun - Fri, 30 Jun 2023 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM free

Top 15 Young Geeks 2023

Hosted by Geekulcha


The role of Geekulcha in this journey is to create and enable platforms for Innovation and Creativity. In this regard, the organization also seek to showcase the shifts and health of the South Africa Geek Culture. During the Youth Month, Geekulcha name and honor Top 15 Young Geeks in South Africa. These are the minds marking their stamp and playing a greater role in the Digital Revolution. These are Geeks who have been identified as being a role player in the transformation. One gets nominated and selected to be on the list based on the work they had been doing and contributing the SA tech ecosystem.

Wed, 22 Feb - Sun, 26 Feb 2023 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Northern Cape VacWork - Springbok

Hosted by Northern Cape DEDAT

The week-long programme provides a simulated or real-working environment for youth in the province to acquire working experience in the ICT scene while building their own technological startups.

During the programme, the youngsters work together to build a solution based on a predetermined theme that addresses a common issue in the Northern Cape province. Business development is of great focus and accordingly, the participants are taken through a Business Model Canvas session in which they create and map business cases for the solutions being developed.

Tue, 24 Jan - Thu, 26 Jan 2023 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Lesotho Public Financial Management Hackathon

Hosted by Ministry of Finance Lesotho

The hackathon will be in the form of a three-day (72 hours) design thinking event where multidisciplinary teams will analyze the problem, generate ideas, and propose some concrete technological solutions to set up digital signature infrastructure for the IFMIS in Lesotho.

Proposed IT solutions are expected to be presented in the form of a prototype. The hackathon’s working sessions will be conducted by professional facilitators with experience in public sector digital innovations.

Fri, 18 Nov - Sun, 20 Nov 2022 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM

GEW Hackathon 2022

Hosted by 22OnSloane

The GEW Hackathon aims to bring in startups, developers, strategists, and thinkers to explore Digital opportunities and help solve pressing problems faced by large corporates and startups in key industry sectors. The Hackathon will focus on five key sectors: Education, Financial services, Gaming, Health, and Services.

A total cash prize of R500k will be awarded and each winner will receive R100k each. There is no guarantee that each sector will have a winner. It is plausible that a particular sector could have more than one winner, while another sector fails to secure a win.

Hackathon winners have an opportunity to join 22 On Sloane’s Catalytic (Accelerator) Programme where they can  access up to R750k in funding (subject to terms and conditions).

Sat, 24 Sep - Sun, 25 Sep 2022 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Mpumalanga Tourism Hackathon 2022

Hosted by Vuligqondo Digital Lab

Building Tourism solutions for Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality 

Fri, 23 Sep - Sun, 25 Sep 2022 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM Free

NCDev Hackathon

Hosted by NCDev Ecosystem

More info to come

Tue, 09 Aug - Tue, 09 Aug 2022 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM Free

NCDev Women's Summit

Hosted by NCDev Ecosystem

More info to come.

Tue, 26 Jul - Fri, 02 Sep 2022 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM Free

MTN Business App Academy (Advanced Cohort)

Hosted by MTN Business

The MTN Business App Academy is a SETA accredited online app development programme, where you will be mentored and tutored by experts in the field, ensuring that you are up-skilled for a future career in app development. Classes take place on the zero-rated App of the Year website and offers learners an opportunity to obtain a SETA accredited NQF Level 5 certificate. There are three different cohorts each lasting six weeks: Beginners (starting 26 April), Intermediate (starting 07 June) and Advanced (starting 26 July).

Sat, 02 Jul - Sun, 03 Jul 2022 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM Free

Mpumalanga Agricultural Hackathon

Hosted by Vulingqondo Digital Lab

The Mpumalanga Agritech Hackthon (#MPAgriHack)will take place on Saturday 02 to Sunday 03 July at the Vulingondo Digital Lab in Maphotla, close to Siyabuswa, Mpumalanaga. The hackathon theme is "Achieving rural food security and poverty alleviation through innovation" and participants can take part either physically or virtually.

Mon, 27 Jun - Fri, 01 Jul 2022 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM Free

June 2022 VacWork: Mpumalanga

Hosted by Vulingondo Digital Lab

The Youth ICT and Business Vacation Work Programme (gkVacWork) is an annual vacation skills development programme that brings together up to 50 high school pupils per edition to learn about ICT, with a specific focus on mobile app development, Web development, and entrepreneurship skills. Learners will take part in a multi-day programme in which they will work in teams to set up a mock start-up, conduct user research in their communities, ideate, wireframe and pitch a mobile or web application.

Mon, 27 Jun - Fri, 01 Jul 2022 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM Free

June 2020 VacWork: Limpopo

Hosted by Mapitsi Foundation

The Youth ICT and Business Vacation Work Programme (gkVacWork) is an annual vacation skills development programme that brings together up to 50 high school pupils per edition to learn about ICT, with a specific focus on mobile app development, Web development, and entrepreneurship skills. Learners will take part in a multi-day programme in which they will work in teams to set up a mock start-up, conduct user research in their communities, ideate, wireframe and pitch a mobile or web application.

Mon, 27 Jun - Fri, 01 Jul 2022 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM Free

June 2022 VacWork: Northern Cape

Hosted by NC Department of Economic Development and Tourism

The Youth ICT and Business Vacation Work Programme (gkVacWork) is an annual vacation skills development programme that brings together up to 50 high school pupils per edition to learn about ICT, with a specific focus on mobile app development, Web development, and entrepreneurship skills. Learners will take part in a multi-day programme in which they will work in teams to set up a mock start-up, conduct user research in their communities, ideate, wireframe and pitch a mobile or web application.

Tue, 07 Jun - Fri, 15 Jul 2022 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM Free

MTN Business App Academy (Intermediate Cohort)

Hosted by MTN Business

The MTN Business App Academy is a SETA accredited online app development programme, where you will be mentored and tutored by experts in the field, ensuring that you are up-skilled for a future career in app development. Classes take place on the zero-rated App of the Year website and offers learners an opportunity to obtain a SETA accredited NQF Level 5 certificate. There are three different cohorts each lasting six weeks: Beginners (starting 26 April), Intermediate (starting 07 June) and Advanced (starting 26 July).

Tue, 31 May - Wed, 01 Jun 2022 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM Free

Security Summit Hackathon 2022

Hosted by ITWeb

The Security Summit 2022 Hackathon, hosted on the sidelines of the ITWeb Security Summit 2022, will challenge local geeks/techies to build high-end solutions with security at the heart of the solution. Over the years, this hackathon has played a pivotal role in improving cyber security skills, tools and capabilities of ICT students, young techpreneurs and cyber security aficionados. 

Tue, 26 Apr - Fri, 03 Jun 2022 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM Free

MTN Business App Academy (Beginners Cohort)

Hosted by MTN Business

The MTN Business App Academy is a SETA accredited online app development programme, where you will be mentored and tutored by experts in the field, ensuring that you are up-skilled for a future career in app development. Classes take place on the zero-rated App of the Year website and offers learners an opportunity to obtain a SETA accredited NQF Level 5 certificate. There are three different cohorts each lasting six weeks: Beginners (starting 26 April), Intermediate (starting 07 June) and Advanced (starting 26 July).

Tue, 22 Mar - Sat, 26 Mar 2022 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM Free

VacWork

Hosted by Geekulcha

With focus on AquaTech and a proportion of learners from Alexandra, the programme challenges learners to build solutions in the energy, water and food nexus.

Tue, 22 Mar - Sat, 26 Mar 2022 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM Free

VacWork

Hosted by Geekulcha

Hosted at the St. John’s Road Junior Secondary School with focus on hardware, geodata / mapping intelligence, business and web development.

All these programmes will include Data Literacy as Geekulcha prepares to activate civic digital labs to enhance localised public sector innovation and participation.

The programme is set against the Skills Redistribution pillar of Geekulcha by inviting university students to mentor the school learners during the period.

Sat, 19 Mar - Sat, 19 Mar 2022 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM Free

VacWork

Hosted by Geekulcha

strengthening research, green economy, and manufacturing, the one-day VacWork edition will produce prototypes that will be incubated at the Vulingqondo Digital Innovation Lab.

Sat, 05 Feb - Sat, 05 Feb 2022 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM Free

GKSS Leaders Summit

Hosted by Geekulcha

The Geekulcha Student Society (GKSS) is aimed at getting students into Tech and Innovation Leadership for students on campus in generating an understanding of the digital environment, becoming inspired, and enabling life-changing innovation.

The country need a next generation of problem solvers, captains of industries and leaders of society at large, the GKSS initiative was create to help build and prepare leaders of tomorrow in the ICT sector.

Thu, 13 Jan - Thu, 13 Jan 2022 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM Free

Azure Dev Lab - A DevOps Journey

Hosted by Geekulcha & Microsoft

This edition of the Azure Dev Lab will take focus on introducing developers on how they can develop software with DevOps through Micrososoft Azure.

The development phase of DevOps is where all the core software development work happens. It takes in plans for the current iteration, usually in the form of task assignments, and produces software artifacts that express the updated functionality. This requires not only the tools used to write code, such as Visual Studio, but also supporting services like version control, issue management, and automated testing.

Fri, 03 Dec - Fri, 17 Dec 2021 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM Free

Summer Dev Days 2021

Hosted by Geekulcha

Summer Dev Days is a practical developer skills capacity build festival where developers get to build and enhance skills with tools available to them. Dev Lab workshops sessions will be hosted for enlightenment and walkthrough of the tools.

Sat, 27 Nov - Sat, 27 Nov 2021 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM Free

Azure Dev Lab #1

Hosted by Geekulcha & Microsoft

Build without boundaries across on-premises, multicloud, and the edge—using an Azure free account and the newest technologies announced at Microsoft Ignite. Sign up and get 12 months of popular services free, and a $200 credit.

Azure App Service enables you to build and host web applications in the programming language of your choice without managing infrastructure. Learn how to create a website through the hosted web app platform in Azure App Service.

Fri, 26 Nov - Sun, 28 Nov 2021 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM Free

Startup Business Hackathon

Hosted by The Business Clinic

Startup Business Hackathon 2021, hosted as part of the Startup Business Festival in collaboration with Geekulcha, will bring together innovators, entrepreneurs and coders from 26 to 28 November 202. Under the he theme “Building a living entrepreneurial ecosystem”, they will focus on finding technology-based solutions to address entrepreneurial barriers.

Startup Business Festival is a premier Startup Business Ecosystem event brings together enablers and entrepreneur and is committed to making entrepreneurship fashionable and attainable. 

In celebration of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, Startup Business Festival launched a month-long hybrid festival programme from 1st to 30th November 2021. The festival’s programme of activities has fetured keynote addresses, masterclasses, panel discussions, pitches, awards and innovators bioscope.

Thu, 11 Feb - Sat, 20 Nov 2021 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM Free

VacWork

Hosted by Geekulcha

Geekulcha is extending its VacWork programme into a 5th province - KwaZulu-Natal.

The KZN Youth ICT and Business VacWork Programme will be hosted in Howick from 9 to 13 December, according to Geekulcha COO Tiyani Nghonyama.

Geekulcha VacWork (#gkVacWork) is an annual vacation skills development programme that brings together about 50 high school pupils to learn about IT, with a specific focus on mobile app development, Web development, and entrepreneurship skills. It aims to encourage youth to venture into the ICT field to increase work opportunities within the industry.

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