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Peshawar Civic Hackathon – Code for Pakistan

Start:
January 31, 2014
End:
February 2, 2014
Cost:
Free
Category:
Address:
Peshawar

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Peshawar Civic Hackathon

 

Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA) is the supporting partner for Peshawar Civic Hackathon to be held from 31st January 2014- 2nd February, 2014 at UET, Peshawar.

 

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 2-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.

 

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/JqT2jI

 

AGENDA: 

Friday: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Intro, Github workshop, APIs, Datasets

 

Saturday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
9:00 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – Intro, App demos, Problem Presentations by Govt
1:00 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – Team formations
2:30 pm – Judging criteria/prizes
3:00 – 4:00 pm – Internal Discussions in teams
4:00 -7:00 pm – Hacking
5:00 pm – Intro mentors + tea
7:00 pm – GitHub + Set up Hosting check-ins
8:00 – 9:00 pm – Dinner

 

Sunday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
9:00 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – Hacking
1:00 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Team Mentoring
4:30 pm – Submissions due
Break – tea
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Demos
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Dinner while Judges confer
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Prizes

 

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/JqT2jI
Please apply to participate by Jan 23. You will be notified by Jan 25 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 Peshawar Fellows Program members, so they can continue civic hacking.

 

We hope to see you create some great civic solutions!