Following calls by tech enthusiasts, Nigeria’s leading digital bank ALAT by Wema has extended the registration deadline for the 2022 edition of its Hackathon programme tagged #Hackaholics 3.0 – Building the Future. Applications for the tech competition, originally set to close on February 5, 2022, has been extended to the 5th of March 2022. The 2022 edition of the Hackathon programme is also targeted at young Nigerians who will put their coding, product curation, and pitching skills to work, by solving interesting problems. According to ALAT, the programme aims to discover and nurture at least 50 hirable tech talents across Solutions Engineering, Data Science, Product Management, Product Design across identified University communities.
Speaking on the initiative, the Head of Innovation, Wema Bank, Solomon Ayodele, said: “tech space is filled with emerging technological advances that hold so many possibilities and we want to key into that by raising the next generation of tech giants who will use their creativity and talent to change the course of society. We truly believe our aspirations as an
organisation aligns with the desires of a lot of young Nigerians in creating and implementing a disruptive technology solution.” While registration is ongoing, the first round of live pitches should begin on Tuesday, February 15th at the Federal University of Technology, Akure.
Selected candidates will pitch their ground-breaking ideas to a panel of judges who will select the best of the ideas and proceed to the next round.
Interested applicants can apply here or on the Wema Bank website.