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Will Belgium Campus Win the Cup?

17/07/2019

Belgium Campus has been invited to take part in the 2019 Entelect Challenge University Cup on the 3rd of August 2019. “This will be our first year taking part in the challenge and I am thrilled that we received an invitation,” beamed Administrative Dean, Thinus Kritzinger.

The challenge is a team-based hackathon, where students in teams of 2 or 3 are challenged to create solutions to a coding problem. It provides a unique opportunity for students to showcase their coding capabilities in a fun and rewarding way, while also preparing them for future hackathons like the main Entelect Challenge. The challenge is open to any undergraduate students registered at a South African University and institutions from across the country have been invited to take part virtually.

This will not be Belgium Campus’ first hackathon. Belgium Campus has participated in a number of hackathons including Hack the Waste, as well as the Google Hash Code hackathon where we placed 4th in South Africa. Kritzinger encourages all students to take part in the upcoming challenge, “I believe our students are more than capable of excelling at this challenge and I encourage students from all our campuses and from all years of study to participate.”

The challenge will take place between 8:30am and 3pm and there are a number of prizes up for grabs. Each member of the winning team will receive a gaming laptop, tickets to Comic Con Africa to attend the main Entelect Challenge, as well as some of the latest IoT devices for their university’s lab. The prizes will be awarded to the winning team at Comic Con Africa in September.

Registrations open on the 22nd July 2019 and your teams must be formed on the portal by 12pm, midday, on the 2nd of August 2019. For more information or to register, go to the following link: https://challenge.entelect.co.za/portal