Islamabad Hackathon 2016 - Reshaping Islamabad

Calling all civic-minded citizens! Think your city could be better? Be it Islamabad or Rawalpindi, we have civic problems and opportunities! 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? 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 innovating in public services if we want to see a change. Around the world, civic hackers are creating solutions that enable city governments to be more open, efficient, and in tune with the needs of citizens.

Like last year, the 2nd Annual Islamabad Civic Hackathon will bring together programmers, designers, urban mappers, data analysts, community organizers, and government information to reboot local services by creating open source web, mobile, and SMS applications. Imagine a peace corps of geeks for civic betterment. Our tracks for the hackathon include education, health, sustainable city, social change, poverty and development, energy, and environment from government submitted problems and for Islamabad specific solutions.

During the 2-day Civic Hackathon and pre hackathon creative workshops, you will learn open-source hacking for civic good, get mentored, receive input from domain experts, and form teams to create useful prototypes that solve civic needs. All you need to do is bring your brain, skills, and enthusiasm!

Problem statements from our partners will soon be shared with all the participants on this page. However, if you would like to share your own ideas that relate to civic innovation, please do so on the Discussions page by posting one idea per discussion topic.

 

Hackathon Agenda

DAY 1: Saturday, July 16, 2016

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM - Registration + Tea + Networking
09:45 AM - 10:00 AM - Agenda of the Day + Event Guidelines
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM - Participation Rules + Judging Criteria + GitHub Demo
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM - Team Formation
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM - Ideation Starts
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM - Lunch Break
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM - Ideation + Hacking + Mentoring
05:00 PM - 05:30 PM - High Tea
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM - Reviewing Design and Business Model with Mentors
07:00 PM - 07:15 PM - Logistics for next Day
07:15 PM - 08:30 PM - Hacking

DAY 2: Sunday, July 17, 2016

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 - 10:30 AM - GDG Islamabad Talk
10:30 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

View full rules

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://isbhacks2016.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 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.

Prize categories for the hackathon include:

  • 1st place (PKR 75,000)
  • 2nd place (PKR 50,000)
  • 3rd place (PKR 25,000)

Judges

Judge: Ather Imran Nawaz

Judge: Ather Imran Nawaz
President - OPEN Islamabad

Judge: Mansoor Malik

Judge: Mansoor Malik
Chairman - Kamyab Pakistan

Judge: Shabana Khan

Judge: Shabana Khan
CEO at LMKT

Judge: Yusuf Hussain

Judge: Yusuf Hussain
Founder/CEO at DM Ventures

Mentor: Javeria Masood

Mentor: Javeria Masood
Design Thinking, Social Scientist, Urban Design

Mentor: Saad Hamid

Mentor: Saad Hamid
Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, Design Thinking

Mentor: Maryam Kausar

Mentor: Maryam Kausar
Computer Scientist, Entrepreneurship

Mentor: Mehreen Javaid

Mentor: Mehreen Javaid
Software Development

Mentor: Maliha Kiyani

Mentor: Maliha Kiyani
Entrepreneurship, Health

Mentor: Omer Maqbool

Mentor: Omer Maqbool
Mobile Development

Mentor: Sihah Wariq

Mentor: Sihah Wariq
Social Entrepreneurship

Mentor: Sajjad Zaidi

Mentor: Sajjad Zaidi
Entrepreneurship, Software Development

Mentor: Salman Sharif

Mentor: Salman Sharif
Health

Mentor: Rehan Muneer

Mentor: Rehan Muneer
Education

Mentor: Awais Naseer

Mentor: Awais Naseer
Entrepreneurship, Product Development

Mentor: Ejaz Ul Haq

Mentor: Ejaz Ul Haq
Mobile Development, Graphic Designer

Mentor: Waqas Jabbar

Mentor: Waqas Jabbar
Web/ Mobile Development

Mentor: Dr Saima Hamid

Mentor: Dr Saima Hamid
Health

Mentor: Helen Kamal

Mentor: Helen Kamal
Education

Mentor: Shahzad Badar Qazi

Mentor: Shahzad Badar Qazi
Software Development

Mentor: Nida Salman

Mentor: Nida Salman
Graphic Designer

Mentor: Syeda Yumna Hasany

Mentor: Syeda Yumna Hasany
Public Policy, Governance

Mentor: Faheem Akhtar

Mentor: Faheem Akhtar
Entrepreneurship, Game Design

Judging Criteria

  • Problem-Solution Fit
    Is the problem well-defined? Is the solution a good fit for mitigating or resolving the issue?
  • Potential Impact
    How widespread is the community problem that the application intends to solve? Is there any market research on the problem and solution? Can the solution be scaled easily to actual deployment in the real world?
  • Novelty and Learning
    What is novel about the solution the team has proposed? Has it been done before? What will we learn from the solution that we didn’t already know before?
  • Prototype
    How easy-to- use is the application? How elegant and engaging is the user experience and design? How functional and well-implemented is the prototype demo?
  • Sustainability
    How committed is the team to scaling and deploying the application beyond the hackathon? How will the app be adopted by users (Govt, citizens, or media) and usage sustained over time? Does it have a business model?