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SENTECH has launched the #HackTheFuture challenge to encourage coders, developers, technologists, and creators to test their skills in 5G, cloud, and open computing, data analytics, artificial intelligence, web, or mobile applications.
SENTECH launches innovative challenges for technology innovators. Winners will be provided their share of R185 000
The aim of the challenge is to create an innovation that can change the media industry’s landscape. Six to eight individuals will be selected to compete and three selected individuals will win a share of R185 000.
SENTECH has partnered with Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct to create a Hackathon where individuals in the technology, software development, and broadcast fields can test their inventions and innovations against other competitors for the chance to win a share of the grand prize and an opportunity for future development.
Mlamli Booi, CEO of SENTECH, comments on the company’s goal to offer opportunities for South Africans.
“We believe in active corporate citizenship; we believe in transforming the lives of South Africans and ensuring that we create opportunities and platforms needed for the disadvantaged and underserved communities to be economically viable and sustainable. In order to respond appropriately to the disrupted world of business, we must disrupt ourselves as a company and design for disruption that will bring new service offerings to our customers”
How to enter
The #SENTECHHackTheFutureChallenge will choose the top three innovative individuals to split the prize money of R185 000. The event will take place from 16 – 18 November 2020.
SENTECH will also select the winning innovation, who will be provided an opportunity to develop further. Interested applicants can apply online and stand a chance to win and entries close on 10 November 2020.
SENTECH is a state-owned company that provides electronic communication network services to South Africa’s broadcasting and communications industry which include SABC radio and television stations as well as commercial radio and TV stations, reaching over 150 community radio stations daily.
The company also provides connectivity and infrastructure services to the retail, telecommunications, and public sector.
SENTECH aims to connect with customers and individuals by producing content and innovative digital solutions to create smart communities.
The company has also recently launched SENTECH Connect and the online streaming platform SENTECH.tv, aiming to prove they have secured a space in the digital era by delivering quality content.
In an effort to encourage the creation of cutting-edge technologies in the industry, SENTECH has unveiled that it will launch the Ideation Challenge. The two top proposed ideas will win a share of R15 000.
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