SDG Hackathon - Ignite Civic Innovation

Last Updated On: August 15, 2017

NOTE: This hackathon site is being updated regularly as the event details are finalised.

 

This event is only for those who have registered for the hackathon at http://bit.ly/sdghackreg and have recevied acceptance email. If you have not yet registered, please register now using the above-mentioned URL.

 

Calling All Civic-Minded Geeks!

Do you have ideas about how to fix things? Do you like working with other intelligent people? Have skills like web or mobile development, design, mapping, data analysis, research, subject matter expertise in SDGs or the civic space? Want to innovate on top of government information and services? Come apply your geek or creative skills in transforming Pakistan in line with SDGs for the better.

During this weekend, you will learn design thinking, open-source hacking for social good, receive mentoring and input from domain experts in government and local organizations, have opportunities to network, and work in teams to create solutions — all for free.

You will form teams to create prototypes that address civic and social problems in line with the SDGs. All you need to do is bring your creativity, skills, and enthusiasm!

 

Selected SDGs for participants to focus their projects and solutions on are:

  • Good Health & Well-Being
  • Quality Education
  • Industry Innovation & Infrastructure
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Responsible Consumption and Production

For more info visit event website.

 

Hackathon Agenda

DAY 1: Saturday, August 19, 2017

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM - Registration + Tea + Networking
09:45 AM - 10:00 AM - Ignite Intro
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM - Agenda of the Day + Event Guidelines + Participation Rules + Judging Criteria
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM - Team Formation
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM - Ideation + Hacking + Mentoring
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM - Lunch Break
02:00 PM - 06:30 PM - Ideation + Hacking + Mentoring
05:00 PM - 05:30 PM - High Tea
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM - Hacking


DAY 2: Sunday, August 20, 2017

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM - Registration + Tea + Networking
09:45 AM - 10:00 AM - Agenda of the Day
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM - Pitching Rules + Judging Criteria
10:10 AM - 01:00 PM - Hacking and more Mentoring
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM - Lunch Break
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM - Hacking, Pitch Mentoring and Final Submission (DevPost and GitHub)
04:00 PM - 04:45 PM - High Tea
04:45 PM - 07:00 PM - Final Demos and Judging
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM - Speakers + Next Steps
08:00 PM - 08:30 PM - Prize Distribution

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Eligibility

  • Everyone with passion for improving community through technology solutions is encouraged to apply to this Civic Hackathon. We encourage diversity (gender, skillsets, backgrounds, both professionals and university students, etc.).
  • You do not need to have technical skills to participate. We encourage diverse backgrounds to apply, including open source developers, graphic designers, product managers, researchers, data analysts, civic innovators, subject matter experts in the fields of health, education, poverty alleviation, social change, environment, and other community services, etc.
  • Participation in the Hackathon is FREE, but admission is open only to those accepted from the pool of applicants. Please do NOT register here if you were not accepted.

Requirements

When you’re ready to enter your submission, go to http://isbhacks2017.devpost.com home page and click CREATE A SUBMISSION. You can also start this process and save a draft of your submission as you’re working on it.

  • Make sure your code is fully functional; it compiles and runs without any major issues.
  • Make sure to include good screenshots.
  • Write a clear, detailed description of your application.
  • Include the link to the public GitHub repo.
  • Include the link to the prototype demo site.
  • We recommend not creating presentation slides, but instead focusing all your time on creating a functioning demo.
  • On the submission form, list all your team members by their DevPost usernames.

How to enter

Registration for this hackathon DevPost site is only open to those who had previously applied and been officially accepted. Due to space constraints, we will have to remove anyone who is not on that accepted list.

Judges

Judge: Ather Imran Nawaz

Judge: Ather Imran Nawaz
OPEN Islamabad

Judge: Kalsoom Lakhani

Judge: Kalsoom Lakhani
invest2innovate

Judge: Maryam Mohiyuddin

Judge: Maryam Mohiyuddin
Social Innovation Lab

Judge: Owais Zaidi

Judge: Owais Zaidi
The Hive

Judge: Sayyed Ahmad Masud

Judge: Sayyed Ahmad Masud
TiE Islamabad / Founder Institute

Mentor: Sheikh Waqas

Mentor: Sheikh Waqas
Co-Founder Media Clicks

Mentor: Shahzad Badar Qazi

Mentor: Shahzad Badar Qazi
Project Manager at Bentley Systems

Mentor: Saad Hamid

Mentor: Saad Hamid
Consultant at World Bank

Mentor: Rameeza Moin

Mentor: Rameeza Moin
CEO Transparent Hands

Mentor: Nida Salman

Mentor: Nida Salman
CreateOriginal

Mentor: Mehreen Javaid

Mentor: Mehreen Javaid
Principal Software Engineer at Bentley Systems

Mentor: Maliha Khalid

Mentor: Maliha Khalid
Co-Founder & CEO EZPZ

Mentor: Maliha Elahi

Mentor: Maliha Elahi
Program Manager at Teradata

Mentor: Javeria Masood

Mentor: Javeria Masood
Designer of Systems, Spaces and Services

Mentor: Haroon Kanth

Mentor: Haroon Kanth
IT Management Professional at Teradata

Mentor: Fahim Akhter

Mentor: Fahim Akhter
Product Head at MONT5

Mentor: Ejaz-ul-Haq

Mentor: Ejaz-ul-Haq
Software Development Team Lead at Bentley Systems

Mentor: Ali Raza

Mentor: Ali Raza
Owner Deltacron

Mentor: Ali Khurshid Ahmed

Mentor: Ali Khurshid Ahmed
Account Manager at Facebook

Mentor: Rehan Muneer Malik

Mentor: Rehan Muneer Malik
An Entrepreneur, Investor, CEO and Youth Activist

Mentor: Maryam Kausar

Mentor: Maryam Kausar
CEO and Co-Founder MMI

Mentor: Suhail Awan

Mentor: Suhail Awan
CEO Development Watch

Mentor: Sofia Shakil

Mentor: Sofia Shakil
Country Representative, The Asia Foundation, Pakistan

Mentor: Sana Khalid

Mentor: Sana Khalid
Professional at Pakistan's First National Digital Design Conference

Mentor: Saadiya Razzaq

Mentor: Saadiya Razzaq
Team Leader/ Senior Research Associate at SDPI

Mentor: Sadia Bashir

Mentor: Sadia Bashir
Founder of PixelArt Games Academy(PGA)

Mentor: Aamir Jehangir

Mentor: Aamir Jehangir
Founder and CEO of MISHAL

Mentor: Muhammad Adil

Mentor: Muhammad Adil
Manger ICT & Data Journalism at Internews Network Pakistan

Mentor: Asma Usmani

Mentor: Asma Usmani
Manager of Monitoring and Evaluation at Internews Network Pakistan

Mentor: Adnan Khan

Mentor: Adnan Khan
Chief Knowledge Officer at Research and Development Solutions

Mentor: Jawaad Vohra

Mentor: Jawaad Vohra
Education Economist at Cambridge Education, UK

Judging Criteria

  • Development Work
    All the development work on the project must be done during the hackathon time period.
  • Relevancy
    Does the project solve a relevant problem for the targeted SDG(s)?
  • User Experience
    User experience must be intuitive and clear
  • Innovation
    Does your solution solve a problem in a novel way?
  • Sustainability and Scalability
    Is the solution sustainable and scalable?