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Sentech hackathon calls for innovators to “hack” the future

By , ITWeb
Africa , 29 Oct 2020

As part of its research and innovation strategy, SENTECH is breaking down the time continuum barriers and hacking into the future with the #SENTECHHackTheFutureChallenge.

The company is calling on all innovative minds in the fields of technology, software development and broadcasting to step into the future with it. The Hack the Future Challenge provides participants with a chance to bring their work to life and go head-to-head for a share of R 185 000 in prize money.

The challenge is a chance for coders, developers, technologists and creators to test their skills within the technological advances of the Fourth Industrial Revolution namely 5G, cloud computing, open computing, data analytics, artificial intelligence and web/mobile applications.

Growing the industry through collaboration

Sentech recently launched Sentech Connect and the online streaming platform Sentech.tv to solidify its position in content delivery in this digital era. In building better technologies for the industry and to encourage collaboration with its partners and clients, the company will also run an Ideation Challenge alongside the hackathon.

The top 2 ideas of the Ideation Challenge will win a share of R 15 000.

Sentech recently earned its first B-BBEE level 1 rating, a testament to its commitment to transformation.

Mlamli Booi, Sentech's CEO says, “In order to respond appropriately to the disrupted world of business, we must disrupt ourselves as a company and design for disruption that will bring new service offerings to our customers. We believe in transforming the lives of South Africans; ensuring that we create the opportunities and platforms needed for the disadvantaged and underserved communities.”

Register for the hackathon or Ideation Challenge here

Applications for the hackathon close on 10 November with the event running from 16-18 November.

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