What exactly is CODEFEST+?
CODEFEST+ is where idea meets technology to create a unique product for enterprise and community. It is a hackathon event, a software coding and application contest where students come together and use technology to transform ideas into reality.


We love digital transformation. This best describes the challenge to Code for Nigeria's HACKATHON, happening within 48hrs.

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Our purpose is to help undergraduates and entrepreneurs convert coding skills to building a technology driven economy


It is a Hackathon event that brings together computer programmers to identify issues and create software solutions as a challenge within 48 hours.

Who should attend?

Software developers – Others are GIS Specialists, CEOs, Investors, Policy Makers, and everyone who desires to be part of this technology era.

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CODEFEST is one of its kind in Nigeria where software developers from tertiary institutions all over the country converge to compete for 48 hours.

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Nigerians thrive abroad given the right environment, such we are promoting an enabling culture for youth in technology to maximize the opportunity for value creation in the market place and easily start a flourishing career and business.



July 27th - 28th, 2018


September 28th - 29th, 2018

Interested? A few things you should know

You must be an undergraduate of any tertiary institution in Nigeria or a member of NYSC to attend.

This is a very hands-on and grassroots event. Bring your laptops, mobile phones, to whatever inspires you but above all, your energy and your brain! Don’t worry if you forget something, there will be tons of stuff to do.

We hope teams at the hackathon will form around problems expressed by organisers or the provided hack categories. Teams are at most 4 people and we do encourage participants to start forming teams before the event, but if you don't have one, don’t worry, We’ll have a team formation before the start of the event.

Admission to CODEFEST NIGERIA HACKATHON 2018 is completely free. Unfortunately we cannot reimburse travel costs for this event.

You must to be an undergraduate of any tertiary institution in Nigeria or member of NYSC to attend.

We are able to provide winners monetary awards and software incubation - thanks to our partners, sponsors, and every team that signs an exclusivity agreement with the organizers/host on the team project.

CODEFEST NIGERIA HACKATHON 2018 is strictly for those who possess coding/programming knowledge except you want to join our boot camp training during the event.

We will provide meals for our hackers on Day1 and 2. There will also be snacks and coffee.

Hacking all night can be great fun, but unfortunately the venue does not allow a sleepover.

If you want to organize a CODEFEST+ in your area or have one at your existing event, contact us and we will let you know how to make it happen BIG.


The Challenge

Solve a problem in one of these sectors: Health, Security, Education, Agriculture, Power, Energy, Infrastructure, Finance, Trade, Transportation, Social interaction


The Prize/Award

Seed funding - $1,000 (each winning team to incubate your ideas), Network, Internship, Incubation, Job placement, State Award, Ambassador


The Goal

Challenge students to innovation and technology. Develop new market ready software. Crowdsource talent for companies and facilitate participating teams to start a start-up.

CODEFEST NIGERIA is a quest for placement in innovation and technology.

"The Future People in today's time." CODEFEST+ !

We love digital transformation. This best describes the challenge to Code for Nigeria's HACKATHON, happening within 48hrs.

Eligibility to participate as a contestant in the fest is strictly for undergraduate of Nigerian schools or persons under NYSC with prerequisite knowledge of computer programming or software development in various structures: programming languages, web application, APIs, operating systems etc.

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What People Say
Maya Horgan Famodu

This is exactly what Nigeria needs, the private sector and social impact organizations teaming together will help drive the innovation investors are looking for

Maya Horgan Famodu Founder of Ingressive & Ingressive Capital
Richard Ogbuji

The event was fantastic and met my expectations. Looking forward to the next season.

Richard Ogbuji Managing Director of Chrematech
Demola Onanuga

CodeFest is the first of many and we are convinced that we can be a change agent. I have learnt that whatever a person gives attention to, oftentimes improves of which, innovation is one of them.

Demola Onanuga CEO of Basscomm Group

To all organisers/sponsors that made CODEFEST a success, we say a very big thank you for giving us a platform to showcase our product to the world! We are indeed grateful!

Alao Ayemidotun Team Gegneroc
Sean Burrowes

I knew we had some real talent in this Hackathon, but I was blown away by how many of these solutions could end up being a part of our daily lives. Nigeria has a bright future if we are smart about how we invest local and international resources…

Sean Burrowes COO of Ingressive
Olu Oyinsan

I left with a renewed faith in the next generation’s ability to forge the Nigeria we need!

Olu Oyinsan VP of Ingressive Capital
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