USPF HACKATHON 2015

USPF HACKATHON 2015

Sep 19 '15 4:00pm - Sep 21 '15 4:00pm @ 296, Herbert Macaulay way, Yaba, Lagos. Nigeria, Lagos
USPFHackathon Sep 2015
In 2013, the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) carried out a study and identified 207 geographical clusters with an estimated 36.8 million people all over Nigeria who have little or no access to telecommunication services including phone service coverage, the Internet and other ICT services.

USPF is calling out to brilliant software developers, data scientists, UX designers, ICT experts, engineers, strategists, public policy experts and students to get involved and solve this underlying ICT problem within 48 hours by building fully working prototypes of their solutions following specific technical guidelines.

Any solution or technology that could extend telecoms services and connectivity into previously unreached areas in Nigeria.

•Visualisation & Natural Language Interface software for the access gap data and other large data sets. Spatial data infrastructure.

•Decision support and network-optimisation software that help Telecom carriers, and other companies to plan their...
In 2013, the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) carried out a study and identified 207 geographical clusters with an estimated 36.8 million people all over Nigeria who have little or no access to telecommunication services including phone service coverage, the Internet and other ICT services.

USPF is calling out to brilliant software developers, data scientists, UX designers, ICT experts, engineers, strategists, public policy experts and students to get involved and solve this underlying ICT problem within 48 hours by building fully working prototypes of their solutions following specific technical guidelines.

Any solution or technology that could extend telecoms services and connectivity into previously unreached areas in Nigeria.

•Visualisation & Natural Language Interface software for the access gap data and other large data sets. Spatial data infrastructure.

•Decision support and network-optimisation software that help Telecom carriers, and other companies to plan their expansion

•Prototype of a web-based data marketplace that allows for natural language search and easy visualization of data (sponsored by iDEA. Special Prize)

•Business models that can bring commercial viability to existing USPF pilot projects, and other rural connectivity projects

Your prototypes should be relevant to various economic sectors, especially, education, health, agriculture, and infrastructure.
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iDEA Nigeria
iDEA (Information Technology Developers Entrepreneurship Accelerator) helps Nigerian IT entrepreneurs develop successful businesses