The Geekulcha Hackathons

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The Era of Hackathons

What a Hackathon is:

A hackathon is where like minded people to come up and solve business and socially-relevant solutions through Technological and Innovative means.

At the end of the Hackathon, Most Viable Products (apps, websites, electronics systems, data visualizations, etc. are developed of which ignite new startups.)


The following are the Hackathons that Geekulcha is involved driving in the country. Have you attended a Hackathon hosted by Geekulcha before? Let us know of your experience.

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Geekulcha Associated Hackathons


  • #SkateHacks: Hack-a-Skate

  • 10 July 2018 | Northern Cape | geekulcha.com/skatehacks

  • SkateHacks is an initiative by the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DeDaT) and Geekulcha - Sports Science Workshops and Maker/Developer activities are organized for STEM stimulation.

    This in efforts to encourage youngsters to follow the path of Sports and Science and be involved in making the Northern Cape a smart and an inclusive province.

    The mission is driven by the Knowledge and Innovation Economy sub-programme of DeDaT.
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  • Provincial NCDevHack Hackathon

  • 08 Sep 2018 | Northern Cape | hackathon.ncdev.co.za

  • Northern Cape Developer Hackathon (NCDevHack) is an annual provincial hackathon aimed at stimulating and developing more ICT/Entrepreneurship in the province.

    The hackathon is championed and hosted by the Department of Economic Development and Tourism and Geekulcha.

    Spear-headed by the Geekulcha Student Society (GKSS) team, NCDevHack will also be against the backdrop of youth skills development , employment exposure and women empowerment .
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  • SafeHack for InfoSec Skills

  • 14 Apr 2018 | Centurion | safehack.geekulcha.com

  • Set in the midst of the need of bringing more consciousness onto software/hardware developers to develop with security in mind.

    Unlike those in the past, this Hackathon is curated and set a challenge to intermediary developers to make their tech solutions as secure as possible.
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  • Random Hacks of Kindness (RHOK)

  • 08 Sep 2018 | Pretoria | #RHoKPta

  • Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) Pretoria is a part of a global community of technologists and changemakers who are 'hacking for good'.

    Twice a year, we run hackathons that bring together volunteer developers and tech-savvy do-gooders to work with charities, community groups and social enterprises.

    RHoK was originally started as a global initiative in 2009 by a number of big science and technology organizations in the United States.

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  • Open Dataquests: Smart Citizenship and Innovation

  • 03 Mar 2018 | Joburg | geekulcha.com/odisc

  • Open​ ​Data​ ​Day​ ​is​ ​a​ ​gathering​ ​of​ ​citizens​ ​in​ ​cities​ ​around​ ​the​ ​world​ ​to​ ​write applications,​ ​liberate​ ​data,​ ​create​ ​visualizations​ ​and​ ​publish​ ​analyses​ ​using​ ​open public​ ​data​ ​to​ ​show​ ​support​ ​for​ ​and​ ​encourage​ ​the​ ​adoption​ ​of​ ​ open​ ​data​ ​policies​ ​by the​ ​world's​ ​local,​ ​regional​ ​and​ ​national​ ​governments.
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  • ITWeb Security Summit Hackathon

  • 24 May 2018 | Midrand | #SS18Hack

  • #SS18Hack will be hosted at the 2018 edition of the ITWeb Security Summit with following objectives:

    - Build more interest, conscious and and momentum into the Information Security paradigm
    - Skills development by enabling a platform for peer-learning
    - Scout talent for work or collaborative opportunities
    - Build a framework in approaching skills development in Information Security
    - Connect developers from different backgrounds
    - An opportunity to put security products into test
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Hackathons are perfect places to meet new people, new skills, industry leaders and many more. We advise that you take advantage of these hackathons to build new networks, grow skills and presence/footprint in the industry.

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Geekulcha is happy to write you a letter of recommendation/reference after the hackathon. Certificates may be issued as well.