Announcing TADHack Global, 21-22 October 2023

TADHack ( is the largest and longest running hackathon focused on programmable communications / telecoms. Since its founding in 2014, TADHack has always been hybrid, you can take part in-person or online.

At TADHack you’ll learn about important new technologies, share your hack and skills with the world, and potentially create a solution to an important problem that could become your side-hustle or even main job, like many other TADHackers. This is our 10th year of TADHack, we guarantee you’re going to have fun!

To win cash prizes you must hack on the global sponsors’ technologies. This year we have:
STROLID. vCon is the new global standard, a ‘PDF for conversations’;
Stacuity. Mobile connectivity for IoT;
Jambonz. Open source voice platform; and
* We still have space for one more sponsor, the more sponsors the more prize money, so please let potential sponsors know about TADHack.

Solve problems that matter to you in your home, work or community life using the global sponsors’ technologies. Please mash-up the sponsors to increase your chances of winning!

We have many old and new in-person locations. For example, TADHack Sri Lanka run by hSenid Mobile and Ideamart have been with us since the first TADHack in 2014; TADHack Colombia run by Yeapp is a powerhouse of innovation.

New for this year we’re working with Africa’s Talking, we have 5 in-person locations around Africa including: Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Kaduna, Kampala and Lagos. Plus Africa remote for the rest of the AT Community. Check out the TADHack Africa page.

All the TADHack regulars can choose a location or hack remotely. All the hacks are judged for the prize pot. The global sponsors’ decide how to distribute the prize money, their guidance is to share the love (prize money) across all locations / regions.

Check out the ‘Choose your location’ section on the TADHack landing page, click on the location you plan to attend, and then on the specific location page click on the register button. If there is no location close by, click on Global Remote and register. You’re now on the TADHack Global 2023 list!

The Location page will contain the address, schedule, and other important information about the specific location (coming soon). Your chances of winning are the same regardless of where you register.

Also thank you to all the TADHack partners for making this possible such as WebRTC.Ventures, TelecomsXchange, Yeapp, W3C, hSenid mobile, Ideamart, NetworkX, Africa’s Talking, and many many more.