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 your city for the better.
Join us in Islamabad the weekend of Feb 20th and learn how your tech, creative, and problem solving skills can transform your city. During the 3-day Civic Hackathon, you will learn open-source hacking for civic good, get mentored, receive input from domain experts in government, have opportunities to network, and be fed meals — all for free thanks to our sponsors. All you need to do is bring your brain, skills, and enthusiasm. You will form teams to create prototypes that address civic problems.
AGENDA (3-Day Event):
Friday (Team Formation): 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday (Ideation & Design): 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday (Coding & Demos): 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Deadline to Apply: Feb 8, 2015
Applications are now closed.
The most promising prototypes will receive generous prizes to support the further design and development of the open source apps. Following the Islamabad Civic Hackathon, we will be launching the Islamabad Civic Innovation Lab, so some of the apps can continue being developed and deployed. The prize categories include:
- 1st Place
- 2nd Place
- 3rd Place
- Audience Favorite
- Best Solution Using Civic Data
- Best Data-Based Education App
- Best App for Women’s Empowerment
- Best App for Govt-Submitted Problems
We hope to see you create some great civic solutions!
The Islamabad Civic Hackathon is brought to you by Code for Pakistan and OPEN Islamabad, with the support of these wonderful partners: