Go Sheng Winners of the 2015 BBC Connected Studios Hackathon


At the start of February, the BBC World Service in collaboration with their partners Connected Studios announced a hackathon in Kenya. The mission was to develop new ways to extend access to news and vital information services across the country, and eventually Africa as a whole.

The event saw thirteen teams from across Africa -- and even as far afield as the US -- come together for two days to have their creations judged on a combination of factors such as distinctiveness, audience impact, accessibility, innovation, and feasibility. Ultimately, two Kenyan teams were deemed promising enough to have real impact on the BBC Africa's outreach to audiences. Go Sheng was one of the two who were selected through a vigorous judging process, to develop a pilot project in conjunction with the BBC team and iHub Kenya as the Project Managers. Read about the teams' stories and subsequent interviews on these links:

Kenya techies Go Sheng join BBC pilot

Kenyan tech innovators chosen for BBC digital pilot

How the BBC's Kenyan hackathon could change news delivery

BBC chooses 2 solutions for piloting after Nairobi hackathon


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