Three Zimbabwe university students have scooped a prize for the Most Creative Idea during a hackathon at the 10th World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) forum in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Hackathon had students from over 20 countries taking part who registered to participate.
Computer students Isaac Gadzimbe (University of Zimbabwe), Kudakwashe Godfrey Paradzayi (Harare Institute of Technology) and Charmaine Matsaudza (National University of Science and Technology), won after presenting a prototype on Hacking Solutions For Lifelong Learning and Livelihoods.
Zimbabwe teamed up with Iran and contested in a brainstorming contest under the name PeerED.
In a tweet Minister of ICT, Postal and Courier Services Hon Kazembe Kazembe congratulated the Zimbabwe Hackathon team.
“Congratulations to our young techpreneurs participating in the Hackathon for winning the prestigious award for The Most Creative Application Idea,” he said.
The Regulator, Potraz also congratulated the Zimbabwean/ Iranian students on their award.
Hackathon is an event in which young creative people with different skills mainly, computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, and project managers, collaborate using minimal resources and maximum brainpower intensively during a timeframe of 24h to develop innovative technology prototypes.