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 […]
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 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, […]
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 […]
June 5, 2016

API Hackathon 2016

Software development is fast growing towards a more productive and extensible open source ecosystems that have well defined interfaces. APIs establish the backbone of multi-platform application support. Jump in and join us to develop open source APIs that can be used by application developers to develop civic, and even, business apps for web, desktop and mobile platforms. Code for Pakistan is planning to build APIs to […]
February 20, 2015
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Islamabad Civic Hackathon

Calling all civic-minded geeks! Think your city could be better? Be it Lahore or Karachi or Islamabad, we have civic problems! Do you have ideas about how to fix things? Do you like working with other intelligent people? Have skills like web or mobile development or design? Want to innovate on top of government information and services? Come apply your geek or creative skills to transforming […]