Preamble My name is Appiah George cryptocurrency enthusiasts and an ambassador for DASH. I have organised several meetup for Dash force meet-up and have also organize several meet up radio talk show and conferences under a project called building a dashy Africa phase1. @UltimateCrypto and @Nathaniel Luz all on discord can testify to the work am doing for DASH in Africa. On discord, twitter and facebook as George Pro Description The adoption of Africa seem different from other parts of the world and other continent. The kind of software and marketing ideas that work well in Other parts of the world may seem not to function well down here. This project seek to promote DASH ecosystem and technology and also to bring new computer engineers, software developers, programmers and other stakeholders to build new softwares to help move the massive adoption in Africa at a faster pace. How we will do it. We aim to organize competition for the developers. We are expecting not more than 50 developers and they will be competing for a price in DASH. The judges for the competition will be pioneers for DASH Africa and other Outstanding developers in Africa. Email and letters have been sent to the various software developers in Ghana and Head of department of the various IT universities to let outstanding developers students to also partake in the competition. After the competition teams will show their projects to each other and the judges. They are strongly encouraged to present a demo of what they have built. Pitch or presentation are also encouraged. But they will not be judge base on the quality of the pitch but base on what you have built even if broken or you weren't able to finish. Completion is only one part of the criteria.They must show demo is very necessary. Remember hacking is about building and learning not about selling. The criteria a Benefit To DASH. The ROI is very great and enormous to DASH and its community in Africa at large. Developers will be motivated to code in their own language. The benefits to DASH are: Developer Engagement The competition will build a bridge to the developer community. For cryptocurrency like DASH whose competencies lie in providing technology solutions, this competition help establish two-way conversations between those that develop the technology (APIs, APKs, data sets etc) and the people that use them. This feedback loop increases developer adoption, which is crucial if solutions are to proliferate across new channels. Corporate Branding Associating your brand with a competition like this can change the public’s perception of your brand and help acquire developer mindshare. Hosting a competition or getting involved as a sponsor is an efficient way to deliver more awareness about your coin to a prime, target audience – the maker community – and increase brand exposure in the tech world. IP Development This competition is great, not necessarily because the silver bullet will be found, but because participants may find something you never knew you were looking for. This may be using your software solutions to break into new markets or developing extensions that open up entire new customer bases. In addition, participants often not only develop a prototype of an app but frequently its infrastructure as well. This competition can build a genuine business case for the submission that justifies and facilitates further development and investment in the team that provided the solution. Recruitment As project-based challenges, this competition come closest to testing a candidate's capabilities of handling challenges in the workplace. With software developers and data scientists in high demand, it’s challenging for companies to gain exposure, garner interest and determine the best talent. This competition can address both challenges. It will the The DASH community to gain awareness in the developer community and are perceived as “hacker-friendly”. This helps attract top talent and once the candidates apply, they have at least one project under their belt and have proven to be passionate enough about their work to spend a weekend with little to no sleep. With this looking for software developers to create software for the ecosystem of DASH in the future will be simple. Agenda Friday 6 PM to Saturday 8:00 PM Friday 8:00 AM Registration 10:00 AM Opening 12:00 PM Conference 1 2:00 PM Workshop 1 4:00 PM Dinner 6:00 PM Workshop 2 8:00 PM Workshop 3 Saturday 8:00 AM Breakfast 10:00 AM Mentors Panel 12:00 AM Workshop 4 1:00 PM Mentors Panel 4:00 PM Hacks Registration 5:00 PM Hacks Presentation 6:00 PM Hacks Judging 7:00 PM Winners Announcement Awards 8:00 PM Closing Ceremony Justification Videos and pictures will be sent to the various community of DASH during when the competition is ongoing. There will be live streaming of the competition on facebook and twitter. Schedule The competition will be organise in the capital city of Ghana that is Accra for two days. Budget Dash price was taken as $250 judges + 2data analysers + moderators $700 Venue $600 Award for the winners $1000 Refreshments $500 Banners, pens ,stickers(all DASH branded) $200 DASH shirts $300 Transportation within the region $300 Total 3,600 15 DASH plus proposal fee of 1DASH Total 16DASH We aim at extending this project to other regions and other Africa countries after a successful execution of this mini one.