Multi-Billion Dollar Tech Company GitHub, Gives Ghanaian Developers Grand Prize of $500

10 August 2018


People are questioning why a company valued at 7.5 billion, couldn't put more monetary support behind the young developers.


GitHub—the multi-billion dollar software development company and hosting service—has come under scrutiny after a photo surfaced, showing that the winners of their recent Hackathon in Accra had received a prize of only $500.


The company hosts "Hackathons" in major cities across Africa, including Lagos and Accra and Cape Town. According to their website, the event is a 2-day event that combines using design and engineering to solve big problems in a short time." Read the full story on Okayafrica here.