iHub, a part open community space, part vector for investors and VCs, and part incubator, in Nairobi, is partnering with Oracle to host a hackathon. The event is tagged the  iHub & Oracle Hackathon and will happen from December 2 to December 3, 2016, in Nairobi, Kenya.

The participants will be required to develop solutions that will fall in the following sectors; environment sector and energy sector. The hackathon will target local developers with solutions leaning towards tackling climate change. They will be working in teams (not less than 3 and not more than 5) to compete.

For the competition, participants will be required to develop an application that utilizes the Oracle Application Container Service. According to the iHub blog, Oracle’s application container service is “a scalable cloud platform implemented using Oracle Linux docker container that you can use to easily and quickly deploy polyglot applications like Java SE, PHP or Node JS. This service can be easily integrated with the Oracle Database Cloud Service to allow applications to seamlessly communicate with the Oracle Database Cloud Service.”

After registration, the teams will be required to attend a webinar that will give an overview of the above Oracle services a few days before the hackathon date.

The winning team will receive  Ksh. 100,000 (tax inclusive), the first runner-up will receive Ksh. 75,000 (tax inclusive), and the second runner-up will get Ksh. 50,000 (tax inclusive).

Each team will be required to pay a commitment fee of ksh. 1050 per team, and Ksh. 1000 will be refunded to the teams on the last day of the competition. Participants in the hackathon are required to bring their own laptops. There are only 10 team slots available and the deadline for registration and payment is Thursday, November 24, 2016.

Interested parties can sign up here.

Loretta Adamu Author

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