Tag: Challenge

These Zimbabweans’ Bots made it to the Messenger Bot Challenge finalists

Two Messenger Bots made by Zimbabweans made it to the 60 finalists of the Messenger Bot Challenge being run by Facebook. The Challenge was launched by Facebook in February this year. The Bots – Zimbabwe: Sphinx The Game and Zimbabwe: PopTime Bot – Movie Companion – are a game and a movie recommendation app respectively. The movie recommendation bot was […]

There’s a Facebook Messenger Bot Party in Harare this month

Remember the Facebook launches Bots Developer Challenge wrote about last month? There’s some good news for those of you looking to take part. As part of activities to promote the challenge, a local tech hub called Impact Hub Harare is working with Facebook to host a Bot Party this month. Essentially you will learn how to make […]

Zimbabwe: Applications development, nothing new under the sun?

I am enthused by one author who sells the proposition, “Throw away your NDAs out the window”. He stresses one major point that I agree with, that is, what you thought was a unique brilliant idea might already be out there doing the rounds but what’s critical is how speedily and effectively you can implement […]

ZOL Startup Challenge 2013 finals: D-Day is nigh!

Tomorrow marks the pinnacle of the 2013 ZOL Startup Challenge. What began as a list of 44 applications has gone through a rigorous pitching , feedback and refinement process of with 5 teams remaining. It’s been yet another exciting journey filled with learning and collaboration. All the best to each of the five startups and […]

Culture Shift Zim: Calling cultural folks, developers, designers & all the geeks in between

A wave of digital innovation is currently seeping Africa and at the same time, causing a sea change in the conventional thinking on the role of technology, innovation, creative economies and development. Culture Shift Zimbabwe will challenge entrepreneurs to find creative new ways to benefit from the digital shift and respond to local market challenges as well explore unexploited opportunities.

Have an innovative idea in science, technology & business? read this

Recently we were pointed to an innovation challenge that we think is a great opportunities if you’re an innovator and in need for both exposure and some investment. The challenge was announced in July but thankfully, if you’re reading this now, you still have more than 5 weeks to participate; the deadline for submission is […]

Event report: ZOL Jumpstart Challenge & BarCamp Zimbabwe 2012

So we kept pushing forward an article about how BarCamp Zimbabwe 2012 and the two rounds of the ZOL Jumpstart Challenge went, but we have received enough emails reminding us not everyone had the opportunity to attend and that even those that did may have missed some things. We have of course posted tens of […]

Winners of the AMH Hackathon announced

We’re just from the AMH conversations breakfast event where Google Africa Policy Manager, presented on how seriously they take innovation at Google and the things that company is doing on the continent and world over. Great initiative by Alpha Media. More on that in another post today. This post is for announcing the winners of […]