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    Opportunities Weekly: Andela’s free coding training, $1800 from Wikipedia Photo Contest and more


    Opportunities are here again for the takers. From exciting challenges to software development training, and not to mention funding programmes, we’ve got you covered on all sides. Without further ado, let’s dive into them.

    Wiki Loves Africa 2017 (Photo Contest)

    Wiki Loves Africa is an annual contest where anyone across Africa can contribute media relating to that year’s theme to Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and other project websites of the Wikimedia Foundation. Wiki Loves Africa encourages participants to contribute media (photographs, video and audio) that illustrate the specific theme for that year.

    Each year the theme changes and is chosen by the community from universal, visually-rich and culturally-specific topics (for example, markets, rites of passage, festivals, public art, cuisine, natural history, urbanity, daily life, notable persons, etc). The competition, which began on October 1, 2017, will last through November 30, 2017.


    • Photo Essay Prizes: Women Working ($200)
    • Photo Essay prizes: Rare, Fading or Threatened Traditional Craft, Style or Way of Working ($200)

    How to apply

    To participate in this competition and see examples of what’s expected, visit the website immediately.

    Andela Learning Community (ALC 2.0)

    In partnership with Google, Andela is calling on interested participants for its learning community. The free programme gives individuals the opportunity to learn Android/web development or product design either as a beginner or an intermediate. The programme, set to commence on November 25, will be conducted online with optional in-person meetups.

    How to apply

    Anyone in Nigeria or Kenya over the age of 13 (with or without prior programming experience) could visit the website to commence application process. Deadline is October 21, 2017.

    Digital Africa startup challenge 2018

    Photo Credit: homethods Flickr via Compfightcc

     

    If you are engaged in an entrepreneurial adventure, have created an innovative product or service in response to the major challenges of African economies or you want to contribute to the digital transition of Africa in a dynamic of open innovation and common good, you can make your innovation known, accelerate your growth and increase your impact with the Digital Africa startup challenge 2018. The program promises network, support and acceleration to selected entrepreneurs.

    For more information and to apply for this challenge, head to the website.

    AfricaConnekt Competition

    AfricaConnekt.org is an innovation platform that gives young African entrepreneurs a space to share their ideas, collaborate with their peers, and receive mentoring. The second AfricaConnekt.org Competition is now on, and your company could win funding. All you have to do to enter the competition is create an account, submit a video explaining your business or idea.

    How  to apply

    Visit the online platform to apply.

    Microsoft “Dream, Build, Play” Contest for Game Developers 2017

    The Dream.Build.Play 2017 Challenge is pushing game makers to maximise their creativity and create experiences that engage gamers from across the world. This competition is open to all creators, working solo or in teams of up to seven. Create a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) game for one of the categories below by December 31, 2017, and you’ll have a chance to win cash prizes and share your game with the world.

    To participate, entries must fall in one or more of these categories:

    • Cloud-powered game ($100,000)
    • Mixed reality game ($50,000)
    • Console game ($25,000)

    For more information on eligibility and to apply, visit the website immediately. Registration ends December 31, 2017.

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