BTNG Hackathon 2018: Hacking Elections

Solving the problems of running successful elections in Emerging Economies

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Oct 3, 2018 · 3 min read

Elections impact lives directly. As a society, it’s the ‘best way’ to decide who govern us. The outcome of elections also reflects our approach to picking and solving the issues that affect us. Although, winners and losers collectively determine the important subjects to focus on; the winners get to implement their vision.

That’s the way elections are meant to work.

Sadly, in emerging countries, our experience with elections has been less than great. They are prone to manipulation, large-scale disruptions, voting irregularities, poor logistics and officiating and in some cases – incidents of violence, which sadly, lead to loss of lives.

This is why we are organising a hackathon to bring together bright, and determined people to help hack the problem of running successful Elections in emerging economies; using the Nigerian elections which come up in 2019 as a focal point.

Solving the problems of running successful elections in Emerging Economies

There are numerous technological, ethical, economic and political questions which can be answered by focusing on the theme solving the problems of running successful elections in Emerging Economies, and we are looking to explore and address issues such as:

  1. Elections are driven by political campaigns, which are dependent significantly on the availability of Big Data and its analysis. In what ways can Big Data be used to ensure fairness in the election process?

Right! You want to attend the hackathon and want details? Here you go:

Venue: Microsoft, 70 Wilson St London, EC2A 2DB

Time: 27 Oct, 9:00 am – 28 Oct, 6:00 pm

Who: Techies and non-techies – everyone is invited.

Register: Get your free tickets here.

Sponsors & Volunteers: You’re in the right place – please get in touch.

One last word about Sponsors & Volunteers. Surely, we can’t do all this without your assistance. Below are the ways you can join hands to help make the hackathon a success.

If you’re interested in finding more about how you can help – please signify your interest here.

That’s all folks! We’re excited about what we can hack together.

See you soon.

Ozo and Uche on behalf of the BTNG team.

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