Universities To Trade Blows At ICT Hackathon Later This Year


Hove Group Investments (HGI) is partnering with the Richard Chemist Hove Foundation and the Graduate Assistance Programme (GAP) to HGI Inter-University ICT Hackathon 2018. As the name implies, the hackathon will pit universities against each other.



If you have never come across Hove Group Investments, the firm is an IT Business Solutions company (despite having a fancy sounding name). They provide businesses with hardware components such as routers, switches, load balancers and firewall solutions.

The HGI Inter-University ICT Hackathon 2018

The hackathon will be running under the theme “Developing A Competitive Zimbabwean Workforce.” The goal is to bring together ICT students from different universities to compete against one another while solving everyday business and ICT related problems that could potentially occur in the workplace.


According to HGI:

The contest will focus on helping students identify their core strengths and weakness in a number of key areas that are relevant to their success in the real world.

At the time of writing, the following four universities have been confirmed to be participating at the Hackathon:

  • University of Zimbabwe
  • Bindura University of Science Education
  • Midlands State University
  • National University of Science and Technology

Each of these four will select a team of students to represent them and each student team will be mentored by an industry professional.

The best performing team will be provided awarded a prize, though what exactly this prize will be is yet to be disclosed.

The hackathon will include an Inter-University ICT quiz and all the teams will also participate in this quiz.

When is the hackathon?

The Inter-University Hackathon will be hosted in September on the 27th and 28th.

University of ZimbabweNational University of Science and TechnologyMidlands State University

The University of Zimbabwe is the oldest tertiary institution in Zimbabwe that offers degrees, diplomas and certificates in various disciplines such as agriculture and law. Read More About University of Zimbabwe

National University of Science and Technology is a state owned tertiary institution located in Zimbabwe's second largest city Bulawayo in the Matabeleland province. The University is administered by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education. It was the second university to be established in 1991... Read More About National University of Science and Technology

Midlands State University located in Gweru is a state owned tertiary institution in Zimbabwe administered by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education. The University was established in 2000 and has branches in various parts of the country. Read More About Midlands State University

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