WHAT IS HAKNUST?
An initiative (which we named HACKNUST) to bring together students with different abilities ranging from programming, project managers, graphic designing and others in the field of software engineering. These students collaborated intensively on software related projects/tasks.
WHY THIS HACKATHON?
To close the gap between universities and industry. We noticed that most students struggled when they were faced with real world problems, therefore we devised HACKNUST as a means to increase student engagement in industry. This event also allowed for students to be creative, to stretch their minds without limitations, to network and gain a deeper understanding of their areas of focus through solving these problems in their teams.
We collaborated with the Computer Science Department at the National University of Science and Technology in Zimbabwe.We pioneered this project with the 2nd and 4th year computer science classes .