Digital Geekaship Campus Battle(South Africa)

The Digital Geekaship is launching its exciting new unique challenge “Digital Geekaship Campus Battle”! a challenge that combines team work, software engineering and kick ass programming skills. In short, Students and their tertiary institutions in South Africa are invited to take part in a 2-day team-based application development challenge to solve a specific problem and the best team will stand a chance to win a dope prize. The challenge is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students studying in the fields of software, mobile development, web development, front-end development, systems design and engineering.

This challenge will run nationally and virtually, so each team will send us the GPS location of where they will be stationed during the 2 days.

The challenge will take place over two days; 21st January 2017 from 09:00 until 22nd January 2017 at 13:00.  Please review the Programme section for specific detail of the activities on those days.

The winners will be announced on 22nd January 2017 at 17:00.

Judges’ Evaluation Criteria

  • All entries will be judged according to a scorecard.
  • Design of the application and user experience.
  • The problem statement that the challenge is centered around must be solved.
  • The application must be functioning.
  • Judges and teams will have no contact during the challenge.
  • Judges scoring is final once announced.

Team Entry Criteria

  • Each member of the team must be between the ages of 18 – 30 and currently registered as a student at a tertiary institution in South Africa. Student numbers will be verified with the institutions they’re representing and students must submit proof of enrollment during online registration.
  • The challenge is open to 3 teams per tertiary institution on a first come first served basis.
  • A team should consist of no more than 5 people and should include the competencies of a digital designer and developer.

Challenge Activities

Activity 1: Build a small application

  • For this level’s battle, the team can use any programming language or approach to getting the application developed and running. Show us your strut.

Activity 2: Submit videos recording your progress and human state at defined intervals

  • Throughout the day each team will be required to post a 30 seconds video of where they are at, sharing anything that is on their mind.  Like your Big Geek Brother!  Each team member MUST submit the 30 second emoji check-in.


Team : R5000 in cash secured already.

Institution : The title of “Top Digital Geeks Campus Battle 2016” goes to the winning institution.


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