Build with AI Pwani Hackathon 2024

Sote Hub, Moyne Drive, Mombasa, 80100

Calling all tech innovators! Join GDG Pwani for the Build with AI Pwani Hackathon! This electrifying event will push you to explore the immense potential of Gemini AI across various tech domains. Are you ready to unlock the power of Gemini AI and build the future? Register now for the Build with Gemini AI Pwani Hackathon!

Apr 27, 5:00 AM โ€“ 3:00 PM


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About this event

Ready to Supercharge your Projects? Build with AI alongside GDG Pwani!

GDG Pwani is thrilled to host a hackathon on 27th April 2024 where you'll harness the power of Gemini AI and turbocharge your creations across Web, AI/ML, Cloud, and Mobile landscapes.

#BuildWithGemini #GDGPwani #WTMPwani

Steps to Register for the Build with AI Pwani Hackathon:

  1. Team Up: 
    • Gather up to 4 tech enthusiasts, developers, or anyone curious about AI to form a team (5 total, including you)

    • If you don't have a full team, you can still register and might be matched with others at the event.

  2. Register Your Team:
    1. Choose one person to be the official team representative.
    2. Fill out this registration form, including your team name (if applicable) and team members' details.
  3. Prepare for the Hackathon:
    • Focus on Local Problems: Brainstorm ideas on how to use Gemini AI to address a challenge faced by your community.
    • Bring Your Laptop: You'll be building your solution during the hackathon, so make sure to bring a fully charged laptop (solutions built before the said date will not be allowed).
    • Familiarize Yourself with Gemini AI: Spending some time learning about Gemini AI's capabilities beforehand can give your team a head start. You can find resources about Gemini AI on the Google AI website or through YouTube tutorials. Some resources have been shared below.
  4. Hackathon Day:
    • Arrive at the venue with your team and your laptop.
    • Listen to any opening remarks or introductions.
    • Get ready to showcase your problem-solving skills and creativity using Gemini AI.
    • Develop a solution that tackles your chosen local challenge.
    • This solution can be a web application, mobile application, cloud-based solution, or anything else that leverages Gemini AI's functionalities.
    • Prepare a clear and concise presentation to showcase your work to the judges at the end of the day.
  5. The Big Pitch and Prize Time!:
    • Present your solution to the panel of judges, highlighting how it tackles the local problem using Gemini AI.
    • Be prepared to answer questions from the judges.
    • The winning team will be announced, so wait with anticipation!

Additional Tips:

  • Think outside the box! There are endless possibilities when it comes to using Gemini AI.
  • Work collaboratively as a team to leverage each other's strengths.
  • Most importantly, have fun and enjoy the learning experience!

Key Resources

To #BuildWithAI, here are key tools to help you set up:

1. Learn more about Gemini AI here

2. View Documentation on Gemini API here

  • This will help you get started with code snippets, instructions, parameters use, how to plug in, etc.
  • For the hackathon, this will be a KEY page.

3. Access Google AI Studio Quickstart here

  • This is the guide to where you get started with the Google AI Studio

4. Access Google AI studio here

  • This is a browser-based IDE for prototyping with generative models)

5. Get to use Gemini in your dev projects with guidance from tutorials here

  • They will guide on aspects like API key, dependencies - as per the technology stack

6. Our counterparts at GDG Nairobi have had Virtual AI Sessions leading up to this Hackathon. Missed out? The nuggets can help you too. Here are some recordings to help you get started:

7. Some helpful articles? We gatchu! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ

With that, you have all you need to get started.

Note: Carry your laptop, and the energy to build solutions.

Happy Coding!



Saturday, April 27, 2024
5:00 AM โ€“ 3:00 PM UTC


Arrival & Registration
Opening Remarks & GDG Keynote
Partners Keynote: Payd
Partners Keynote: Sote Hub
Ice Breaker & Team Formation
Hackathon Begins!
Finalize Projects + Presentation Prep
Hackathon Solutions Presentations
Judges' Presentations Deliberations
Winners' Announcement
Closing Remarks + Networking


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Payd logo


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Sote Hub

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GDSC Taita-Taveta University


  • Wayne Gakuo


    Lead, GDG Pwani

  • Jemimah Kavyu

    Lead, WTM Pwani

  • Mukhtar Salim


    GDG Co-Organizer - Operations Lead

  • Brenda Mwaura

    GDG Co-Organizer - Media Lead


    GDG Co-Organizer - Social Media Manager

  • Mary Dhahabu

    GDG Co-Organizer - Social Media Manager

  • Victor Jotham Ashioya


    GDG Co-Organizer - Strategic Partnerships

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