This is your chance to help make our world a better place
The Tech for Good 2015, is the exclusive women-only Hackathon. This is a great opportunity to interact and code with other women students and industry professionals from computing and technology backgrounds. During the Hackathon the participants will work on ideas/projects that have a social impact.
The Hackathon is being conducted as a contest over two rounds. The first round was conducted in five different cities (Bangalore, Hyderabad, Madurai, New Delhi and Pune). The top finalists selected from the first round, will present their applications at the grand finale. This round will be held at the largest technical conference for women in India – the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India (GHCI) 2015 in Bangalore during 2-4 December, 2015. The winning teams will be chosen by a panel of judges at the grand finale during GHCI 2015.
The first round of the hackathon has been completed and was held in the following cities:
More about the Hackathon and selection process:
At the first round of the Hackathon that was held in the five cities, the participants were briefed on the projects from our carefully selected NGO partners who presented their technical challenges to be solved. These are social organizations that are working on making our world a better place and can really do with some helping hands to beef up and bolster their technology footprint.
The first round also included the team formation among the participants and discussion of problem statements by the NGOs. The Hackathon managing committee conducted a lucky draw to allot projects to teams to ensure all problems get equal attention from India’s best women coders.
Post the first round of the Hackathon, the teams are working together and building a working software product before the grand finale at the GHCI 2015 conference. The teams have been requested to submit their code by 11 pm on November 1, 2015 from which the finalists will be selected to attend the GHCI 2015 conference. These teams will get a chance to present their work during GHCI 2015 and share the impact that they can make with the larger conference audience. The winning teams will be chosen by a panel of judges that will include industry experts as well the NGO partners.
At the end of the entire Hackathon the participants will walk away with the experience of expanding their knowledge in areas of innovation, design, coding, collaboration and presentation. The participants can also look forward to the satisfaction of knowing that they have contributed and helped to make the world a little better for those in need.
For any queries write to us at ABI-India@anitaborg.org.