After successful events in Lahore and Peshawar, Code for Pakistan and OPEN Islamabad has announced that they are going to conduct “Civic Hackathon” in Islamabad this month. The event is free for all “civic-minded” geeks, programmers, app developers, data analysts and anyone who is creative enough to chalk out some solution for any problem of society, specifically, Islamabad city.
Islamabad Civic Hackathon is a three day event in which the participants will learn how to use their tech knowledge and creativity to solve civic problems. Code for Pakistan announced this on their official website and said that experts from government and other multifarious sectors will come to share their skills about channelizing the knowledge for the well-being in society.
This will not be a theoretical workshop type event only. Participants will have enough time to develop practical, working solutions, refine and revamp them.
The event will start from 20th February and end on 22nd February. Here’s the agenda of the 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
You can take part in Islamabad Civic Hackathon by registering here. The event is free, however, only those are urged to apply who can attend it for 3 complete days.
Prizes and Awards
There will be generous prizes for the best prototypes and recommended solutions by the participants. Apart from first, second and third prize, there will be an “Audience Favorite” award slot as well. There will also be an award for “Best App for Women Empowerment” and “Best Visualization for Data Journalism.”
After Islamabad Hackathon event, Code for Pakistan will launch Islamabad Civic Innovation Lab, for all those who want to practically continue with their work for civic wellbeing.
The event will take place in NUST-SEECS, Islamabad.
Partners and Sponsors
Some of the pronounced partners and sponsors are P@SHA, NUST, The Nest I/O, Knowledge City, FAST-NU, Hacks/Hackers Pakistan, Invest2Innovate, the Planning Commission, JumpStart, Alif Ailaan, Jumpstart, SpeechofPak, Cogilent Solutions, BrightSpyre, and Code for America.