[okfn-za] Fwd: Join our Hack4Water hackathon

Adi Eyal adi at code4sa.org
Tue Mar 29 08:59:35 UTC 2016

Hi All

Come through to the Hack4Water hackathon this Saturday in Cape Town,
Pretoria and Durban. See the invitation below.


*Hack4Water - Don’t wait for water restrictions to do something about the
water shortage!*
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NEWSFLASH: South Africa is currently experiencing a severe drought, with
five provinces already declared disaster areas and rising food prices on
the cards as affected farms are unable to harvest crops or feed their

Code for South Africa is working in partnership with the Department of
Water and Sanitation, as well as The Open Government Partnership to help
address this issue, and we want you to get involved!

As part of the nationwide challenge for South Africans to #Hack4Water and
submit innovative solutions to water issues, we are hosting local
hackathons across the country to bring South Africans together and explore
different approaches to the issues caused by this drought.

We have confirmed venues in Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria with more to
follow in other cities.

How can you get involved?

   1. Attend one of our local hackathons on 2 April 2016. Sign up here

   Host a hackathon (with our help) on 2 April 2016. Register here

   Submit a video entry to the #Hack4Water challenge here

Hacks for the #hack4water challenge can take the form of a big idea,
commercial product, community initiative, school project, home solution,
inspiring water story, app or online tool, research paper, invention, a
cool water-related song or dance or something we haven’t even thought of,
as long as it relates to tackling water issues.

You are free to submit multiple entries and there some great incentives and
prizes up for grabs for both the hackathons and the national challenge.

To take part in this challenge, submit a 2-minute introducing your water
hack, upload it to YouTube and submit the link to your video on the
submission form at www.hack4water.org.za.
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