Building software for the African ecosystem of SMARTCASH.
My name is Kingsford Yankson cryptocurrency enthusiasts and an ambassador for SmartCash. On discord as @yankdiary.
The adoption of Africa seem different from other parts of the world and other continent. The kind of software and marketing ideas that work well in Other parts of the world may seem not to function well down here. This project seeks to promote smartcash ecosystem and technology and also to bring new computer engineers, software developers, programmers and other stakeholders to build new softwares to help move the massive adoption in Africa at a faster pace.
How we will do it.
We (my team and I) aim to organize competition for the developers. We are expecting not more than 50 developers and they will be competing for a price in SmartCash
The judges for the competition will be pioneers for SmartCash Africa and other Outstanding developers in Africa.
Email and letters have been sent to the various software developers in Ghana and Head of department of the various IT universities to let outstanding developers students to also partake in the competition.
The competition will be organize in the capital city of Ghana that is Accra for two days
Friday 6 PM to Saturday 8:00 PM
6:00 PM Registration
7:00 PM Opening
8:00 PM Conference 1
9:00 PM Workshop 1
10:00 PM Dinner
11:00 PM Workshop 2
12:00 PM Workshop 3
8:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM Mentors Panel
11:00 AM Workshop 4
1:00 PM Mentors Panel
4:00 PM Hacks Registration
5:00 PM Hacks Presentation
6:00 PM Hacks Judging
7:00 PM Winners Announcement Awards
8:00 PM Closing Ceremony
Workshops - This would be a series of preparation talks given to the teams that will be participating on the Hackathon, with technical specs.
Hackathon - Programming session will go from x to y pm. Teams will be assembled and coding sessions will go on for the remainder of the day.
Award session - Closing of the event as well as evaluation of the code from Judges and final award to the teams.
Judging session - This will be a space to have the developers to Judge and participate in the judging session they will be key part of the winners decision
Benefit To smartcash
The ROI is very great and enormous to smartcash and its community in Africa at large. Developers will be motivated to code in their own language. The benefits to Smartcash are:
The competition will build a bridge to the developer community.
For cryptocurrency like Smartcash whose competencies lie in providing technology solutions, this competition help establish two-way conversations between those that develop the technology (APIs, APKs, data sets etc) and the people that use them. This feedback loop increases developer adoption, which is crucial if solutions are to proliferate across new channels.
Associating your brand with a competition like this can change the public’s perception of your brand and help acquire developer mindshare. Hosting a competition or getting involved as a sponsor is an efficient way to deliver more awareness about your coin to a prime, target audience – the maker community – and increase brand exposure in the tech world.
This competition is great, not necessarily because the silver bullet will be found, but because participants may find something you never knew you were looking for. This may be using your software solutions to break into new markets or developing extensions that open up entire new customer bases.
In addition, participants often not only develop a prototype of an app but frequently its infrastructure as well. This competition can build a genuine business case for the submission that justifies and facilitates further development and investment in the team that provided the solution.
As project-based challenges, this competition come closest to testing a candidate's capabilities of handling challenges in the workplace.
With software developers and data scientists in high demand, it’s challenging for companies to gain exposure, garner interest and determine the best talent. This competition can address both challenges. It will enable the The smart-ass community to gain awareness in the developer community and are perceived as “hacker-friendly”. This helps attract top talent and once the candidates apply, they have at least one project under their belt and have proven to be passionate enough about their work to spend a weekend with little to no sleep. With this looking for software developers to create software for the ecosystem of smartcash in the future will be simple.
Videos and pictures will be sent to the various community of smartcash during when the competition is ongoing. There will be live streaming of the competition on facebook and twitter.
Developers who will show outstanding performance will be introduced to the Smartcash community for further collaborations with other developers of SmartCash around the world
Award for the winners $1000
2 Software Developers and 2 data scientists + 5 Judges. $416
Transportation within the region $360
Smartcash shirt $300
advertising the competition (Radio and Television) $319
My team and I aim at extending this project to other Africa countries. But since this is my first project I want to see my performance in this mini project before I roll in another one. We aim at completing the smartcash road map which state that developing local base multi currency wallet which trading abilities.