UDUS Hackathon Application Form 2020: e-Solutions to Campus Insecurity

Usman Danfodio University Sokoto (UDUSOK) Hackathon Application Form, Objectives, Eligibility Criteria, Requirements, Prizes, Application Guidelines / Procedures and Deadline for 2020 Session.

Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS) hereby announces a technology hackathon event aimed at developing indigenous innovative digital solutions to the security challenges bedevilling university campuses and similar environments in Nigeria. Through this event, the University aims to bring together imaginative individuals who can conceive and develop sophisticated systems from basic digital technologies. The security challenges include but not limited to the following categories: 

  1. car/motorcycle and property theft,
  2. vehicular surveillance, and
  3. general security of the university community. 

The e-solutions are to be developed for a university campus that is wide, porous, and entangled in villages and farm lands. Note that a proposed e-solution may address more the one of the afore-mentioned challenges.

OBJECTIVES

The event has the following objectives:
  • To leverage on technology talented Nigerians to develop ideas, prototypes and products aimed at solving security problems facing university campuses in Nigeria
  • To create indigenous functioning products (or prototypes) combining basic hardware, software and telecommunication by the end of the event.
  • To enter into partnership with the best product (or prototype) for a full scale development

ELIGIBLITY CRITERIA

  • All team members must be Nigerians from any part of the Country
  • There is no age or gender restriction to participate in the hackathon.
  • An executive summary clearly stating your identified campus security challenges and your preconceived approach to tackling them must be attached.
  • All team members should be present at the event and come with their own personal computers.

MODE OF PARTICIPATION:

  • Individual and teams of a maximum of three (3) persons can apply through the hackathon website: http://hackathon.udusok.edu.ng
  • All team members must be Nigerians from any part of the Country. There is no age or gender restriction to participating in the hackathon
  • As part of the application, candidates are to submit an executive summary clearly stating their identified campus security challenges and their preconceived approach to tackling them. The executive summary should not exceed 1,000 words, and should include the title, aim and objectives, methodology, and expected outcome of the preconceived e-solution. It should be in PDF or MS Word format written with the font style of Times New Roman and font size of 12. It should also include diagrams and images where applicable
  • At the application deadline, all applications will be reviewed and successful candidates will be contacted.
  • Successful candidates are expected to attend the hackathon, bringing along their own personal computers
  • During the hackathon, participants will have access to mentors and domain knowledge
  • Participants are expected to build a product or prototype of their idea, create a pitch deck for demonstrations, present their results to a panel of judges that will select the winning teams, and prizes will be given.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

  • Individual and teams of a maximum of three (3) persons can apply.
  • At the deadline of the application, all applications will be reviewed and successful participants will be contacted.
  • Successful candidates are expected to attend the hackathon event.
  • During the hackathon, participants will have access to domain knowledge.
  • Teams are expected to come up with a team name and attempt to build a product or prototype of their idea.
  • Teams are to create a pitch deck for the demonstrations in which each group presents their results to a panel of judges that will select the winning teams, and prizes will be given.

CLOSING OF APPLICATIONS: 

Monday, 28th February 2020.

DATE/TIME: 

The event will run for 24 hours; from 4:00pm, Friday, 20th March, 2020.

VENUE: 

University Auditorium, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Main Campus, Sokoto, Sokoto Sate.

For further information, please contact 09033760371 and 08036647597

Thank you.

(Signed)
A. Belko Registrar