Data Science Nigeria 2021 Energy Hackathon Competition

Data Science Nigeria invites applications from interested and qualified individuals for its 2021 Energy Hackathon for Young Nigerians competition. If you are reading this article now and you are interested, we advise you to, upon reading to the end, apply immediately because the deadline is imminent. This post is about 2021 Energy Hackathon Competition and, by applying, you stand the chance to win up to N1.5 million naira for the first prize.

The project is a pan-Nigeria learning hackathon and industry seminar aimed at solving specific geographic challenges and pushing data-driven decisions in the Energy sector, with wide social and corporate implications. The event aims to create an atmosphere for local youth development and sectorial implementation in the energy industry.

Data Science Nigeria in Brief

Data Science Nigeria taught and inspire 100, 000 Nigerian undergraduates and graduates to develop new skills in Advanced Analytics and Data Science in order to create 1, 000, 000 jobs for fellow Nigerians. The organization’s aim is to make Nigeria the go-to place for international Data Science and Advanced Analytics.

Goals of 2021 Energy Hackathon Competition

Increasing the employability of young Nigerians by providing real-world data science experience.

Developing a solution-oriented mindset in which concepts are applied and implemented

Increasing the quality of the nation’s machine learning skill base while expanding the local content agenda

To develop a real-world application that addresses specific business challenges while bridging the gap between theory and practice.

Requirement for 2021 Energy Hackathon Competition

To take part in this competition, you must be:

  1. An undergraduate or graduate student of any Nigerian higher institution with a valid evidence
  2. 18 years and above, or present a written approval of your parents or guardian.

Selection Criteria for 2021 Energy Hackathon Competition

  1. Proven talent and expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Data Visualization, Database Management, Front-end development, business development, etc.
  2. Readiness to work as part of a group
  3. Verified ability to tackle comparable challenges
  4. Age limit of 18 is required. Minors will be required to get legal consent from their guardians.
  5. The awareness or knowledge of the practice by the team


N1, 500, 000—1st Prize

N1, 000, 000—2nd Prize

N500, 000—3rd Prize

How to Apply?

Interested candidates are to apply online by filling this form. Note that consideration will be given to applicants from all the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria. Submissions for the working prototype/solution begin on the 16th of August 2021 and ends on the 3rd of September 2021 by 11:59 pm (WAT).

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