Creatives, developers and business strategists looking to seize an amazing opportunity to showcase their talents are invited to register for #CreativeHack2017. Taking place on 25 and 26 March 2017 at the V&A Waterfront’s Workshop17, this innovative 48-hour hackathon will see creatives and techies networking and pitching to industry leaders such as John Sanei and Alistair King.
Hackathons provide a unique environment for inspiration and networking and are on the rise both globally and in South Africa. But gone are the days when these pressure-cooker initiatives were aimed exclusively at techies. #CreativeHack2017 – hosted by Tiger Tail Digital in association with HackON, hosted by Workshop17 – is for all creatives, who will be pitching their ideas for Tiger Tail’s brand identity.
Trend specialist, business strategist, author and serial entrepreneur, and on his way to study at the highly revered Silicon Valley think tank Singularity University, John Sanei will be MC for #CreativeHack2017. “Hackathons provide a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate talent to a key audience so I’m looking forward to seeing what creative genius we uncover,” says Sanei. The judging panel includes Alistair King, founding creative partner of King James Group, Sabine Heckmann, Natasha Williams, Farai Madzima, Nikki Stokes and Julie Maunder.
The initiative will ultimately form part of a clever launch campaign for Tiger Tail Digital, a specialist workforce solutions provider focused on digital skills recruitment. Natasha Williams, Managing Director of Tiger Tail Digital explains, “77% of organisations see digital transformation as their top strategic priority – but only 17% have the digital skills onboard to make it happen. That’s the gap Tiger Tail is helping to close – we’re a strong team of Agile trained specialists, operating in very specific areas to ensure we really understand the right skillset and fit. This space is not about matching a CV to a job, it’s about thinking differently – doing things differently – putting the right people in the right place to achieve the required progress.”
Great prizes are up for grabs too – two finalist teams will be selected on the Sunday and receive a fully paid for trip to Johannesburg* to pitch their world class work to the country’s most prominent digital and design leaders. The winning team will scoop R75,000 and the runner-up team will win R25,000, with smaller spot prizes over the weekend including the latest in tech gadgetry.
To register visit http://www.bit.ly/creativehack2017 and then all that’s required is your talent and your own device.
Anyone keen to simply check out #CreativeHack2017, meet the team and see creativity in motion are welcome to pop in at Workshop17 over the weekend.
Follow #CreativeHack2017 on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to stay in the loop.
Contact Lianne Du Toit (HackON) at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the Hackathon or Natasha Williams at email@example.com for more information on Tiger Tail Digital and the launch on 11 April 2017.