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Lahore Civic Hackathon – Code for Pakistan

Start:
January 24, 2014
End:
January 26, 2014
Cost:
Free
Category:
Address:
Lahore

Lahore Civic Hackathon

Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA) is the supporting partner for Lahore Civic Hackathon to be held from 24th-26th January, 2014.

 

Calling all civic-minded geeks! Think your city could be better?

 

Be it Lahore or Karachi, 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.

 

We need to start thinking differently about public service and the institution of government if we want to make a change. Around the world, civic hackers are building open source solutions that enable city governments to be more open, efficient, and in tune with the needs of citizens. We need innovation in public services.

 

The Lahore Civic Hackathon will follow closely on the heels of Pakistan’s first Civic Hackathon to bring together programmers, designers, urban mappers, data analysts, community organizers, and other innovators to reboot local services using web and mobile technology. Imagine a peace corps of geeks for civic betterment.

 

Join us in Lahore for the weekend and learn how your tech, creative, and problem solving skills can transform your city.

 

During the 2-day Civic Hackathon, you will learn rapid skills via workshops, 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, and work together to create solutions.

 

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/1k2ompr

 

AGENDA: 

Friday: 6pm to 9pm

Intro, GitHub workshop, APIs, Datasets

 

Saturday: 9am to 9pm

9 am – Breakfast

10 am – Intro, App demos

1 pm – Lunch

2 pm – Team formations

2:30 pm – Judging criteria

3 pm – Internal discussions in teams

4 pm – Hacking begins

5 pm – Intro to Mentors

7 pm – GitHub + Hosting check-ins

8 pm – Dinner

 

Sunday: 9am to 9pm

9 am – Breakfast

10 am – Hacking

1 pm – Lunch

2 pm – Team Mentoring

4:30 pm – Submissions due

5 pm – Demos

7 pm – Dinner while Judges confer

8 pm – Prizes

 

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/1k2ompr

 

Please apply to participate by Jan 12. You will be notified by Jan 15 as to whether or not your application was accepted. Admission is limited to those accepted.

 

The most promising prototypes will receive prizes to support the design and development of the open source apps. All participants will have the opportunity to become Lahore Brigade members, so they can continue civic hacking.

 

We hope to see you create some great civic solutions!