The OneMoney hackathon has been running since yesterday the 13th of July. As of yesterday, a 106 participants have registered and formed 16 teams that will battle it out and present their solutions to a panel of judges tomorrow for a grand prize of $5000 to be given to the winning team as seed capital to develop their idea. The participants have been given a task to design a solution for OneMoney’s project on mobile payment systems. The hackathon has attracted participants from all corners of the country with different skills.
Presenters have also graced the camp and presented on different topics. The NetOne CEO Mr Lazarus Muchenje also graced the event and in his short courtesy presentation likened NetOne to a young hot 21 year old instead of the 65 year old some people perceive it to be. Other presenters spoke about, financial inclusion and data science and one presenter gave the participants idea pitching tips. The participants were given more time to brainstorm and perfect their ideas, it was a productive day all together.
Tomorrow will be the presentation day when participants will have to show the judges the solutions they have come up with. Techzim will be live-streaming the event. Make sure by 9:45 AM you are signed into your Twitter, or Facebook so that you can catch this exciting competition. Its a date…
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OneMoney formerly known as OneWallet is a money transfer facility which is operated by a government telecoms company NetOne Zimbabwe. The facility runs on NetOne lines only and offers services such as Zimswitch-enabled debit card, money payments, mobile banking and airtime top-up. Read More About OneMoney