Calling all hackers, engineers, coders and developers: how do you fancy giving the Airports Company of South Africa a hand in streamlining its security access?

Tshimologong and ACSA have put the call out to interested parties that the pair have partnered up for a hackathon aimed at finding “a unique and impactful security solution utilising a Single Sign On (SSO) approach” for the latter’s security.

“ACSA is a world-class airports management organisation running a wide range of systems within each of its operations,” Itumeleng Dhlamini,Tshimologong’s community manager, said in a statement.

“The issue of managing access to these systems is a major challenge and resulted in ACSA approaching Tshimologong to not only find a solution, but to use the challenge as a means to identify and build new generation IT skills.”

After a briefing session, entrants are required to complete an entry form and upload a 2-minute video clip describing their idea. The top 50 applicatants will then be invited to complete in a three-day hackathon, at the end of which, they’ll have to present a 10-minute pitch to the judges. The top 10 ideas will then be selected.

The top 10 entrants will then receive a six-week membership to Tshimologong Precinct’s pre-incubation programme, during which time they’ll be mentored and given access to the precincts facilities to prototype and refine their business model.

Three winners will be chosen from the ten entrants, who will all receive a further seven-month membership to the Tshimologong Precinct incubation programme.

The initial briefing takes place at Tshimologong on January 23rd. Entrants and interested parties can enter on the precinct’s official website.