Payaza Hackathon 2.0 aims to set the stage for advancement in the African payments space

November 6, 2023
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Payaza, a leading payment service provider offering secure and efficient payment solutions to businesses and individuals, has announced the launch of its highly anticipated annual hackathon, Payaza Hackathon 2.0.

The event aims to foster innovation and drive advancements in the African payments gateway and finance sector, marking a significant milestone in Payaza's mission to establish itself as the most trusted African payment gateway.

Margaret Cole, Digital Product Marketing Executive at Payaza, emphasised the significance of the hackathon, stating, 'Payaza Hackathon is an event that aims to nurture innovation leading to significant advancements in the African payments gateway and finance sector in general. This is a substantial part of our mission.'

'We want to gather highly creative individuals with excellent skill sets in the tech world who can generate ideas to enhance the payment journey for both the merchant and the user,' she added.

She further emphasised the company's commitment to empowering individuals through the hackathon, affirming, 'Our aim is to reward participants with cash and potentially offer them opportunities within our organisation. This initiative serves as a youth empowerment tech outreach programme.'

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Notably, one of the members of the previous winning team now serves as the only female front-end developer on Payaza's team.

For this year’s hackathon, Payaza has come up with the theme, "Empowering Africa: Leveraging Regenerative AI for a Tailored Financial Journey," aiming to harness the potential of AI for a more convenient and efficient customer experience.”

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Participants in the hackathon will have the exclusive opportunity to leverage Payaza's cutting-edge APIs and SDKs. The event, spanning two action-packed days, will witness intense hacking sessions on the first day, followed by product demos and the highly anticipated announcement of winners on the second day.

As such, Payaza invites tech enthusiasts and innovative minds to join this transformative event, offering a platform to showcase their skills and contribute to the future of the African payment ecosystem.

Registration is currently open for both individuals and teams (with a maximum of 5 members), with a prize pool of $5,000, $3,000, and $1,500 for the winner, first runner-up, and second runner-up, respectively.

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To be a part of the transformative force in African payments, register now at the Payaza Hackathon 2.0 website.

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