Kigali Hacks, Hack The Future.
Join us at Kigali Hacks, in-person high school hackathon be a part of a 12 hour journey of coding, building, learning, and sharing. Open to all high schoolers across Rwanda, technical or non-technical backgrounds. We warmly welcome you

284 spots remaining

Our Mission Statement

Morncast Community is a student-led organization focused on promoting community engagement and improving TECH exposure for local high school students.
  • Even if you're not an expert at coding, this hackathon offers an opportunity for you to strengthen your skills and collaborate with others to create something useful. Below are important dates to keep in mind:
    • Jul 26 Signup Period Ends
    • Jul 28 2023 Hackathon


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7/28 9:00amOpening Ceremony
7/28 10:00amHacking Begins
7/28 8:00pmProjects Due
7/28 9:00pmProject Presentations
12/28 10:00pmAwards Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

7/28 | 9:00am - 10:00am

The official start of the hackathon where we deliver the opening presentation along with the finalized prompts, rules, and timeline.

  • It is highly recommended you attend this portion of the hackathon
  • =IMPORTANT= Link for prompts, rules and rubric
  • =IMPORTANT= DO NOT START CODING during this period

Hacking Begins

7/28 | 10:00am

Now's your time to shine! Start working with your team to build your project. No strings attached!

  • =IMPORTANT= Your project must follow one of the given prompts and guidelines; otherwise, your team may lose a lot of points for unrelated topic deductions
  • Remember use your time wisely

Projects Due

7/28 | 8:00pm

STOP coding! intense stress and turmoil are finally up! We hope you learned some valuable skills and made some new friends along the way.

  • =IMPORTANT= Make sure you turn in your project BEFORE the deadline at 8:00pm. You can submit using our github Morncast Community
  • Don't leave yet though, because you still need to present your project to the judges
  • From now until Project Presentations (8:30pm), your team will have around 30 mins to prepare for your presentation. Get back to work!

Project Presentations

7/28 | 8:30pm - 9:30pm

This is where your team will present your product to our honored judges.

  • Be Creative! Make your product stand out by including a demo or showing its function across multiple sources
  • Presentations will occur in order of team number (i.e. Team 1 will go first)
  • It is advised you have your camera on and that you ensure your microphone and tech work before presenting
  • =IMPORTANT=Your team's presentation is NOT ALLOWED to go above 5 minutes... Use your time wisely.
  • Your team will be graded on both the product and presentation as per the rubric

Awards Ceremony

7/28 | 9:30pm - 10:00pm

Congratulations! Judge scores are tallied and here's where we announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams along with constructive feedback for each in the

  • Winners: we will contact you via Email about your prizes; allow up to 2 days for a response

Event Schedule

This is not the official 2023 Hackathon schedule, it might change.


Check In8 - 9:00am
Opening Ceremony9:00 - 10am
✅ Hacking startsStart 10am
🌐 Web Dev Workshop11am - 12pm
🍕 Lunch12 - 1pm
💻 Python Workshop1:30 - 2:30pm
🏓 Ping Pong TournamentStart 3pm
🤖 AI (Artificial Intelligence) WorkshopStart 4pm - 6pm

What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is an invention marathon where students come together to build, learn and share. The project can be anything as long it solves a problem. Everyone will create their own project in teams of up to 8 and at the end each team presents its project. The best projects will get prizes, and there will be swag and food and drinks for everyone.
Do I need to know how to code?
No, everyone is welcomed since there will be workshops that introduces some to programming.
Who can attend?
Everyone is eligible to particpate in Kigali Hacks 2023 if only you are in high school, and if you already graduated and still want to attend you can consider volunteering or mentoring for the event email us at
How much does Kigali Hacks cost?
It cost nothing basically it is free.
Can I use past projects?
No, you can't use them