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Week Long Hackathon

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Kent Beck

Have you ever dreamed of working side-by-side with one of the rock stars of the software development community? This could be the chance of your life!

The JCSE at Wits University will be hosting Kent Beck in South Africa in December. From December 12–16, he will be working closely with four teams of developers at the Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein in a week-long project – The Kent Beck Project (KBP). The aim of the project is to develop some software that provides a solution to some important social or community need. After the KBP this software will be open-sourced and made available to users and developers.

Interested? Register NOW! Only 24 developers will be chosen to participate, so be sure to get your name and details into the mix as soon as possible. You can also give us your suggestions for socially relevant projects.

The “Hackathon” is open to techies (devs, testers, analysts, etc) and entrepreneurs. Teams present their solution at the closing event.


Help the KBP identify an urgent and important issue affecting South Africa. Complete the form below describing the issue and possible solutions.

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The KBP is looking for participants from diverse backgrounds and varying levels of programming experience. If you are keen to take your skills to the next level, complete the application form. Thanks to the sponsors, participation is FREE.

Apply here