What’s Being An Ambassador All About:
AngelHack’s Ambassadors are an integral part of our global community. They play a key role in:
- Building tech and start-up communities
- Strengthening local ecosystems and promoting innovation
- Bringing together passionate and motivated individuals
- Organizing and running a kick-ass hackathon
“AngelHack gives me the chance to fulfill my goal of empowering women in technology. As a female who has been programming and designing algorithms for a decade, I’m motivated to spread the love for science and technology. It turns out in return that I learnt so much about innovation and gained so much passion while running hackathons and the community.”
"AngelHack appeared at a good time in my life, challenged me, taught me, led me to innovate, I won AngelHack at some point and everything I learned with it changed me to be better and impact the lives of others. Now as an Ambassador, I can motivate more people from my country and the world to do the same and be better."
"AngelHack has given me the chance to get to know a lot of interesting people from different tech communities around the world. All the ambassadors I have met are passionate about growing their communities and helping entrepreneurs to improve their skills and get them connected with potential investors. It is a great feeling when you do something like this and see how someone else could truly benefit from it."
"Hack is what I do every day, what I share with everyone and AngelHack is a family where all these things happen - coding, teaching, organizing hackathons is something I love and will never stop doing even I get older I'll keep hacking and teaching to the next generation of hackers - let's hack this society for the better."
"AngelHack allows me to give back to the community. As a professional in the education, technology and entrepreneurship field. I love the passion of people prototyping their ideas in a Hackathon, and I really enjoy helping out the teams to give an advice on viability, desirability and feasibility of the products they want to innovate."
"Coming from a non-tech background, I first got to know AngelHack through their workshops. From the beginning I was amazed by the hands-on approach which makes you build things from the first hour. Meeting so many inspiring people from different backgrounds made me want to be a part of the community. My motivation is to help others realize their ideas, and I believe AngelHack's hackathons and workshops are a great start for that journey."
Why Become an Ambassador:
This volunteer role offers unique perks and incentives:
Who’s an Ideal Ambassador Candidate:
Ambassadors come from all different backgrounds, professions, hackathon experience, and technology prowess. We’ve come to find if you encompass the following, you are most likely Ambassador material!
- Interest in making connections and building relationships and communities
- A Passion for tech, start-ups, hackathons, innovation, or event organizing
- Dedication and Enthusiasm
- Commitment & Availability
- Chronic Craving for Pizza and Redbull
Featured Ambassador Team
The best way to win any competition is to create a perfect match with your team, but also enjoy it… Have a good time hacking towards a clear goal. When you have a planned path to follow it is the ideal way to achieve awards.
I’ve won 3 hackathons. My first hackathon was AngelHack 2016.
I’m crazy about order, I love to plan every detail, this was a big challenge at first, but now is my most powerful tool.
Include breaks in the planning! We are humans after all and after a certain point working non-stop, it gets hard to stay focused and tired people tend to make more mistakes.
My friends say I’m a bug hunter (software bugs) because I always find the weirdest bugs in the weirdest places. For example, anything from getting an error stating that “something happened” to receiving empty SMS in a two step authentication.
It is useful to make a list of all the things you need to do and what everyone knows, so if you forget something, another member of your team will remember. Trust your team!
I lack the sense of orientation. Finding addresses is pretty difficult for me. One time, I was looking for a place and I thought I was lost, so I knocked on a door to ask, and to my surprise it was the place I was looking for… This kind of stuff happens to me a lot.
Don’t forget to enjoy it. Even if it is a competition and you feel pressure, never get stressed and never give up. There will be some moments where you just want to quit, but the most important thing is to try, even if you don’t know how to solve it.
In my first hackathon, Hackatravel in 2017, I remember I thought I knew enough to solve any situation, but in fact, I didn’t. I was desperate due to the fact I had to develop an application in Android, and I didn’t have any idea how to. I remember the rest of the teams were working hard using tools that they knew. So, we decided to implement our solution our way, the result was that we learned new things and we got third place. It wasn’t that bad after all. Hackathons I’ve participated in include:
- Hackatrave 2017 (3rd Place)
- Angelhack 2018
- The Only Key 2018 (2nd Place)
- Hackatravel V2 2018 (1st Place)
- Hacer Visible lo invisible 2018 (2nd Place)
I usually look serious, however, once you get to know me better, you would notice that I am not. Metalhead, cat lover, tech geek.
Building and empowering the African tech ecosystem through hackathons has always been my dream. Being an AngelHack ambassador has not only exposed me to the African tech ecosystem but to a global network of passionate individuals who aim to change the world through technology.
Eugene was a master Ambassador at 2018’s Nairobi Tech Week, helping over 160 participants build 38 prototypes solving problems in Kenya. He is currently EIT at MEST Africa in addition to all his grassroots work organizing tech opportunities via HackIt Africa.