For a period of 48hours, students from leading universities across Kenya were convened in a semi-lit dark room, they were fed and dosed with large amounts of coffee and were tasked to do one thing only, SOLVE A MAJOR PROBLEM FACING AFRICA using technology, simple, right? All this happened during the second Edition of the ‘dekutXfair’ held at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology. A few hours before the scheduled start of the event, three students from Meru University of Science and Technology, namely Michael Kamau(3rd year) , Henry Burii and Felix Kipyego (both fourth years) were seated in a matatu and were jokingly laughing about what they would do if they won the 50,000 cash price at the event. In their pockets was a Raspberry Pi, a single board hand held computer that can be used to build anything from a robot to a homemade helicopter! In their minds, they were going to put this device in the hands of every child in Kenya! They would build software that teaches kids (6-7 years) everything from Math to Computer Science and call it ‘Learn With The Rasp’. This all needed to be done in 48hours and so at exactly 8pm on a Friday night, the coding/hacking begun. It was a competition featuring 10 shortlisted teams each building a product/solution for Africa. With retrospect to ‘programming is boring or not interesting’, the total of 63 students involved had a great deal of fun as they coded their way to greatness. Two nights of no sleep and 2,047 lines of code later, it was time for the team to present their ‘solution’ to a panel of judges from Intel Kenya. All teams had a great product to say the least and competition was anything but low. Regardless, there had to be a winner. The judges made their decision and the team from Meru University emerged 1st runners up and they were ecstatic! They won a cash price and also licenses to the popular Jet Brains IDEs. They learnt a great deal of new information, were exposed to the actual process of building a product for the market and made lots of new fellow geek friends from all over Kenya.