The University in collaboration with the Nyeri County government organized the first ever Nyeri Hackathon from 31st October to 2nd November 2014, at the Student Catering Complex at the University Main Campus. The objective of the event was to get prospective software developers to build creative software Real Life Solutions for daily civic challenges in Nyeri County.
A civic Hackathon is a weekend-sprint development activity for information technology products where the participants collaboratively work together to address specific civic challenges. Potential projects include applications for encouraging farmers to trade online, provide an efficient way of managing health records, tracking public infrastructure, improve local security and county government utilities such as parking and business licensing, encourage use of digital content for education, understanding local government budgets, and market the county activities such as tourism among others. The event was mainly attended by students, staff, young entrepreneurs and county government officials