MOPT hackathon flyer 2020 GGMC update-01 (2)

Form can be accessed below:



Summary of Hackathon :

Ministry of Public Telecommunications (MoPT), in collaboration with Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), will be hosting a Hackathon from MARCH 13 – 15, 2020. This completion (hackathon) will bring together the best professional software development companies, who will compete to create an ICT access and e-services solution.

The Contractor shall provide the following services:

Fully operational versions of their solutions which will be deployed for public use.


Winners of this Hackathon will be offered the opportunity to implement fully operational versions of their solutions that will be deployed for public use.

Eligibility criteria

Participating teams must consist of 3 to 5 persons. Age range is 18-40.

  • Teams must own the copyright or have expressed permission (in writing) to all pictures, sounds and assets used in the creation of the submission. All software used must be licensed copies. Participants accept liability for any copyright infringement.
  • The winning team should be available to complete the implementation after being awarded
  • Teams must apply under a group name, and must comprise of at least one female and also one current student of the University of Guyana.
  • Details of the individuals within that group should be provided on the registration form.
  • The Event organizers will not be responsible for the division of awards among team members. Prizes will be handed over to the group leader as identified on the registration form.
  • Team members must have prior experience programming in .net, HTML, JavaScript, C++, python or Ruby programming languages.
  • Complete authorization (signed) of all documents by taking part in the competition you warrant that all information submitted is true, current and complete at the time of submission. It is your sole responsibility to ensure that your details and email address are accurate, and that MoPT is informed of any changes to these.
  • The Submission should not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, copyright, trademark, patent or intellectual property or property related rights.
  • The Submission must not contain material that promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • All members must participate. During the last 48-hour period from Friday – Saturday, March 13-15, 2019
  • At least one member of each team must always be present working on their solution. At no time can a full team take a break all at the same time during the last 48-hour period of the competition. Food, Drinks and Caffeine will be provided throughout the competition.

Submission details

–  What to submit: Completed application form along with the student identification card of the student participant from the University of Guyana.

– When to submit: Forms and copy of the student’s identification card from the University of Guyana should be submitted to the address below not later than Saturday March 8, 2020

Individual/companies will be selected in accordance with the procedure set out by the executing agencies.

The expression of interest does not entail any commitment on the part of MoPT and GGMC, either financial or otherwise. MoPT reserve the right to accept or reject any or all expression of interest without incurring any obligation to inform the affected applicant/s of the grounds.