Upcoming Events

Calling All Civic-Minded Geeks!

Do you have ideas about how to fix things? Do you like working with other intelligent people? Have skills like web or mobile development, design, mapping, data analysis, research?  Or subject matter expertise in SDGs or the civic space? Want to innovate on top of government information and services? Join us and apply your tech or creative skills to transform Pakistan for the better.

Announcing Pakistan’s first SDG Hackathon 2017!

Join us in Islamabad the weekend of August 19-20 and learn how your tech, creative, and problem solving skills can be used to make a positive impact at a national scale. During this weekend, you will learn design thinking, open-source hacking for social good, receive mentoring and input from domain experts in government and local organizations, have opportunities to network, and work in teams to create solutions — all for free.

You will form teams to create prototypes that address civic and social problems in line with the SDGs. All you need to do is bring your creativity, skills, and enthusiasm!

The SDG Hackathon will bring together programmers, designers, urban mappers, data analysts, community organizers, researchers, journalists, and government information to reboot local services by creating open source web, mobile, and SMS applications. Imagine a peace corps of geeks for civic betterment.

Participation in the hackathon is FREE, but while we’d love to include everyone, space and logistical constraints mean that admission is open only to those accepted from the pool of applicants. So Apply Now before space runs out! The application deadline is August 12, 2017.

If you are interested in being a Mentor or Partner at the event, please send us an email by August 12 at islamabad@codeforpakistan.org.

The SDG Hackathon is brought to you by Ignite (formerly known as the National ICT R&D Fund) – Ministry of IT & Telecom, co-organized by Code for Pakistan and its Islamabad Civic Innovation Lab, a joint program with OPEN Islamabad.

August 19, 2017
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SDG Hackathon – Ignite Civic Innovation

Calling All Civic-Minded Geeks! Do you have ideas about how to fix things? Do you like working with other intelligent people? Have skills like web or mobile development, design, mapping, data analysis, research?  Or subject matter expertise in SDGs or the civic space? Want to innovate on top of government information and services? Join us and apply your tech or creative skills to transform Pakistan for […]
July 16, 2016
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Islamabad Civic Hackathon 2016

Join us in Islamabad the weekend of July 16-17 and learn how your tech, creative, and problem solving skills can transform your city. The Civic Hackathon will be a 2-day event (Saturday and Sunday). During this weekend, you will learn design thinking, open-source hacking for civic good, and you will get mentored, receive input from domain experts in government and local organizations, have opportunities to network, […]
June 9, 2016

Civic Hackers: Code for Social Activism in Asia

Asia Society Northern California, in partnership with Code for Pakistan, brings together a range of experts to discuss an exciting new phenomenon. Civic “hackers” utilize technology to empower citizens and generate positive social change. We will ask questions such as: what are the mechanisms through which civic hackers bring about social transformation? What is the philosophy, aim, and genesis of this phenomenon? What is the impact […]
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 […]