Re:Code Hackathon 2018

Re:Code Hackathon 2018

Team Cosmos Constellation (C-Stell) have emerged winners of the //Re:Code Nigeria Hackathon 2018 themed “Data Hack”. The team was part of the 115 multiple teams of talented developers, designers, problem-solvers, out-of-the-box thinkers, and code magicians that participated in the event. //Re:Code Nigeria Hackathon is an event that brings together developers from diverse background in Nigeria to collaborate in providing innovative solutions to help resolve some of the Nation’s toughest challenges in the financial services industry.

Participants were grouped into 26 teams to provide solutions to three problem statements, and pitch their solutions to the judges within a time frame of 48hours. The winners went home with a cash prize totalling almost N5million among other prices. The winning team this year, Cosmos Constellation (C-Stell) created a system to minimise demurrage contributed by human errors by creating a system that uses optical character recognition to fetch text from scanned documents. It also provides notifications to minimise demurrage and offers the tracking of shipments across ports.

Team Ace took second place with their solution called TrackIt. They created a system that not only views and gives up to date tracking of shipments, but can check analytics and provide information of all payments accrued and shipments in process or honoured in real time.

Third place went to Team BAT (Building Awesome Technologies). They created a Smart assistant which leverages Imputed data set, Unsupervised Deep-learning algorithm and Internet of things to aid and guide the users in making informed decision while keeping engagement simple.

Speaking at the event, Adeleke Adekoya, AFF’s Business Solutions Architect said, “At AFF, we are known to lead and deliver a comprehensive digital strategy and be at the forefront in providing innovative technological solutions leading to significant improvements in customer satisfaction. We organize Hackathon to bring indigenous technological solutions to the global stage, and showcase Nigeria’s strides and solutions in the Fintech and technology space as this will rapidly unlock new economic opportunities and accelerate our development as a nation.”

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