University Of Nairobi Student Shares Microsoft LEAP Hackathon 2019 Nairobi Event Experience

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Date and time: 
Mon, 2019-07-01 01:26
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MIcrosoft Africa

All-Female Microsoft LEAP Hackathon event in Nairobi.

I thought it was going to be just an ordinary hackathon, when I first heard about the Microsoft LEAP hackathon. Where you just go and compete for prizes and that is it. Says Rosianah Musyoka from School of Computing and Informatics,Univesity of Nairobi, selected participant at Microsoft LEAP hackathon in Nairobi, Kenya.

“I was very excited when I got the acceptance email to participate in the programMy expectations were surpassed, interacting with some of the Microsoft engineers and learnt quite a lot from themI gained a lot of knowledge around Microsoft Azure and made new friends.” she shares.

The female developers were put in teams and tasked with solving societal problems in Agriculture and financial services industry (FSI).  Requiring them to develop creative solutions using the technologies they’ve learnt. Rosianah and her teammates emerged winners of the hackathon event. Designing a web application powered by Microsoft Artificial Intelligence. The app helps Maize farmers predict and manage pests and diseases, predict harvest time and the yield amount as well as connect buyers to the farmers.

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Thu, 2020-05-07 13:31
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