Calling all civic-minded geeks! Think your city could be better?Be it Peshawar or Lahore, 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 Peshawar the weekend of Jan 31st 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: Friday: 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
3:00 pm – Inaugural Kick-off at PC Hotel
5:00 pm – Intro to Civic Hacking
6:00 pm – Project Pitches & Team Formation
8:00 – 9:00 pm – Dinner

Saturday: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
8:00 am – Check in & Breakfast
8:30 am – Agenda
8:45 am – Workshops
10:00 am – Judging Categories & Team Discussions
11:15 am – Hacking Begins
1:00 pm – Lunch
4:00 pm – Tea
7:00 pm – GitHub & Hosting Check-ins
8:30 – 9:00 pm – Dinner

Sunday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
8:00 am – Breakfast
8:30 am – Agenda
8:45 am – Hacking
9:30 am – Team Mentoring
12:30 pm – Submissions Due & Lunch
1:00 pm – Presentations & Demos
4:30 – 5:00 pm – Next Steps, Prizes, Tea

Location: UET, Peshawar
Men and women’s accommodations are provided for out-of-town participants.

The Peshawar Civic Hackathon has completed.

The most promising prototypes received prizes to support the design and development of the open source apps. We received 250 applications for the Peshawar Civic Hackathon, and we were amazed by the highly motivated, enthusiastic participation. Many participants will have the opportunity to become Peshawar Fellowship Program members, so they can continue civic hacking.

We saw 21 great civic solutions, several of them around ideas that were pitched by KP Govt departments! Take a look…