Next TungaThon scheduled for October

African-Dutch outsourcing software development company Tunga announces the next edition of the TungaThon, a hackathon where teams of two to four African software developers collaborate online to submit a proposal to the jury.

The proposal for this edition should provide an MVP that contributes to economic recovery from Covid-19.

The TungaThon is planned for the period of October 15 through November 5th. The deadline for applications is October 14th.

This hackathon is a new tool to strengthen the skill sets of African developers, in order to unleash talent.


Tunga is on a mission to provide 20th century jobs to African tech talent. With its remote IT staffing services, the company provides scalable IT support to companies in Europe and North America.

Tunga provides its’ growing talent pool of 400+ African developers with a range of courses and other helpful initiatives.

With this hackathon, the abilities of African developers can be further strengthened. The contestants – many of them students and at the start of their career – are given a proper brief and their products will be assessed on industry-standard criteria.

Through the competition, developers sharpen their skills, both in the technical as in the social field. They also create a new product to add to their portfolio.

Winners of the first TungaThon

With so many passionate participants and great entries, the judges had a hard time, whilst discussing the results ot TungaThon I.

However, they decided that Team Staunch, featuring Mustapha Habeeb and Adebayo Aonullahi deserved the first prize, as well as the prize for technical excellence.

Runners-up were Team 6th Hokage, with Clinton Omondi and Mark Odhiambo.

The third prize went to the all-female Team Anchors, consisting of Hamna Nanteza Nuriatt, Komuhangi Tumuhairwe, Vivian Maria Awori and Nakayiza Shamim. You can read more about the teams and their contributions here.


The first TungaThon is considered an all-round success, and not just for the ones who won a prize.

With the next edition scheduled for October 14th through November 5th, Tunga is looking forward to the coming hackathons.

Tunga founder Ernesto Spruyt: “At Tunga, we aim to be a relevant and meaningful partner for our clients as much as we do for our colleagues. Our developers help us grow and in return we help them with their personal growth.

“It was great to see the enthusiasm of so many young talents during the first TungaThon. We look forward to the October edition, continuing our efforts to support and nurture African tech talent.”