Pimp My Site UI/UX Hacakthon

University Of Nairobi - Chiromo Campus, Wasawo Drive, Nairobi, 00100

University of Nairobi - Nairobi, Kenya

Calling all Creatives, Designers and Developers!! The state of user experience on Government Websites in Kenya needs you 😰. Join us from 28th April to 5th May at the University of Nairobi for this one week UI/UX hacakthon that dares us to push our UI/UX skills further as we learn by competing. Lots of quality speakers, grand prizes, merch and more goodies in store!

Apr 28, 2023, 11:45 AM – May 5, 2023, 1:00 PM

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About this event


Pimp My Site is UI/UX hackathon driven by the idea of learning by competing. The competiton calls on designers and creatives alike to gather in teams and redesign a website or mobile application infamous for bad user experience using a design tool of their choice. This year we would like to target a few government websites that have received countrywide critique over the years for the same issue.

The Challenge

To participate in Pimp My Site, teams will be required to pick one of the five government websites listed below for redesign:

  1. KRA/iTax
  2. KNEC
  3. Ministry of Health
  4. Kenya Power

The goal is to first identify the UI/UX issues present on the site. Afterward, the teams will be required to conduct user research pertaining their selected site. Finally the team will redesign the site using Figma, and finally make their submissions before the deadline (Wednesday 3rd May 11:59PM). 

The submission should contain the following:

  1. A Case Study - documenting the issues present in the original site, their user research as well their redesign process
  2. The Figma design link - ensure the link is viewable by anyone with the link
  3. A video demo of the working prototype - optional

Participants will be assigned certified UI/UX experts as team to help on this awesome journey! The challenge provides a platform for individuals to showcase their creativity, work collaboratively, and receive recognition for their design skills.


  • Friday, 28th April: Curtain Raiser Event to kick off the hackathon
  • Wednesday, 3rd May: Deadline for submission of entries for judging
  • Friday, 5th May: Closing Awards Ceremony


Teams must consist of a minimum of two and a maximum of four participants. Teams can be formed before the event or during the curtain raiser event.

Team Registration Link


1st Place : Certificate + Kes.7,000 + Merch

1st Runners Up : Certificate + Kes.5000

2nd Runners Up : Certificate + Kes.3000


To ensure a fair and competitive event, participants must adhere to the rules and guidelines of the hackathon. Participants must work in teams of between two to four people. All submissions must be original work and the intellectual property of the participating team. Participants must submit all entries by the submission deadline.

Don't miss this chance to showcase your design skills, collaborate with other creatives, and learn more about user-centered design principles. Register today for the Pimp My Site UI/UX hackathon and help make government websites more user-friendly!

Would you like to sponsor this event, be a judge or team mentor? Have any further inquiries? Email us at melaniefayne33@gmail.com



April 28 – May 5, 2023
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM UTC


Participants Arrival
First Speaker Session
Challenge Explained
Second Speaker Session


  • Winnie Mandela

    Friends of Figma Advocate, Nairobi

  • Melanie Fayne

    UI/UX Track Lead @ GDSC UoN


  • Reuben Jefwa


    GDSC Lead

  • Melisa Michuki

    Chapter Mentor

  • Barry Wire

    The Barry Experience

    Frontend Lead

  • Jane Muthoka

    Data Science Lead


    iOT Lead

  • Felista Njeri


  • Janice Kariithi

    Frontend Co-Lead

  • Elizabeth Waithera

    Social Media Lead

  • Tania Waiganjo

    Partnerships and Outreach

  • Terry Mukundi

    Data Science Lead


    Backend and Cloud Services Lead


    Mobile Lead

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