3D Africa’s HackForGood comes to the University of Lagos for its 2018 edition

Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) will be hosting 3D Africa's HackForGood 2018 design and prototyping challenge on the campus of the University of Lagos from August 2nd through the 4th.

HackForGood is a three-day curriculum and contest that will provide 50 young people from across Nigeria with access to technology tools, instruction, and mentoring to help them develop functional prototypes that address real-world needs of their communities.

Africa's workforce is expected to be the largest in the world by 2040. World Bank Group President Dr. Jim Yong Kim has estimated that two-thirds of all jobs that currently exist in developing countries will be wiped out by technological innovations like automation and robotics.

3D Africa HackforGood empowers youth to future-proof themselves by exposing them to emerging technologies like 3D printing, robotics, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and the Internet of Things so that they can become the innovators, job creators, and highly skilled employees that the future of work requires.

The 2017 edition of the hackathon held on the campus of Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University in Uli, Anambra State. Team Techkers came third, having developed a hybrid power plant that had solar panels, a wind turbine, and a battery for energy storage. The first runner-up, Team Crea8-Good, developed a device that detects car accidents and informs emergency agencies of the location of those accidents. The winner was Team Hack-botics; they developed a cost-effective robotic arm.


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