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February 5, 2017

Open Source Day for Women

Why we organized an Open Source Day for Women (OSDW) Code for Pakistan recently hosted Open Source day For Women at the Habib University campus in Karachi. It was a day-long workshop aimed at increasing women’s participation in the open source community. The open source community is a movement where people all over the world contribute to create and maintain open source software. It denotes software […]
December 27, 2016
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JOB OPENING: Sindh Civic Innovation Fellowship Project Manager

Think about your last time stuck in traffic — or at NADRA getting your National ID Card renewed… Ever had to go to the police station? Visited a ghost government school? What about spending untold hours with no electricity thanks to load-shedding? No one wants to spend countless hours in traffic or wait in that interminable CNG line. Or pretty much have anything to do with […]
December 21, 2016
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My First CfA Summit

By Anam Zakaria When I was invited to attend the Code for America Summit in Oakland this November, I could not help but feel slightly anxious. It was going to be a huge room full of tech experts and civic innovation leaders; fields I was still trying to get my head around. I had joined Code for Pakistan as Head of Programs barely 2 months ago. […]
December 18, 2016
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Alumni Meet and Greet

By Ebtihaj  At Code for Pakistan, we all know how impressive our Fellows are. Just when we think our alumni have done it all in terms of giving back to the community, we hear from several more about how they have gone on to build incredible products, successfully pursued entrepreneurship, or have transitioned into newer, better careers. With the expansion of Code for Pakistan’s Fellowship Program, […]
August 8, 2016
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An Incredible Weekend for Civic Hacking in Islamabad!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Second Islamabad Civic Hackathon and made it a huge success! You brought such tremendous positive energy towards creating civic solutions for Pakistan. Hats off to all the newly-ignited civic innovators! Our Second Annual Islamabad Civic Hackathon brought together 150 civic-minded developers, designers, data analysts, professionals, students, mentors, and innovators at The Hive in Islamabad on the 16th and 17th […]
July 14, 2016
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Islamabad Civic Hackathon 2016 – Why you should care!

Article by Humzah Yazdani _ Global Shapers Islamabad Hub. He explains why we should all get involved in civic hacking to positively contribute to our communities. Global Shapers Islamabad is also a partner for the Islamabad Civic Hackathon 2016. . What is a “Civic Hackathon” and why should I even care? Most of you must have seen viral articles/videos about life hacks, which share ideas which […]
March 5, 2016
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Why We Should All Be Civic Hacking

This post by Sheba Najmi was first published on the OPEN Islamabad blog. Think about your last time stuck in traffic — or at NADRA getting your National ID Card renewed… Ever had to go to the police station? Visited a ghost government school? What about spending untold hours with no electricity thanks to load-shedding? No one wants to spend countless hours in traffic or wait in that […]
February 8, 2016
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The 2015-2016 KP Civic Innovation Fellowship Program

After the first successful batch of KP Civic Innovation Fellows, the second cohort of Fellows has achieved even greater success in improving the way government works in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Let us introduce you to the KP Civic Innovation Fellowship Program, its 2015 Fellows, and what’s been happening in the last 6 months.
April 28, 2015
Organizers of Karachi Civic Hackathon 2013 at T2F. From left to right: Sabeen Mahmud, Jehan Ara, Sheba Najmi

Sabeen Mahmud’s Legacy

Some of you might remember that before there was a Code for Pakistan, there was the Karachi Civic Hackathon at T2F in April 2013. Sabeen was the first person to believe in and throw her support behind Code for Pakistan, without whom we likely would not exist. She inspired us every day and made the world a much better place. Here Sheba Najmi recounts Sabeen’s legacy and […]
February 28, 2015
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Heartwarming Account on the Islamabad Civic Hackathon from first-time participant Amna Majid

“This weekend was unreal. I have so many overflowing thoughts and feelings about what i have witnessed and learned and i want to share it with everyone. At the islamabad civic hackathon i have seen so much talent and passion and enthusiasm in our youth! So much brilliance from young people, regardless of where they have come from, which has given me new hope that Pakistan […]