Sanitation Hackathon – Pune Dec 1-2

The Sanitation Hackathon challenges programmers to develop innovative software solutions that address real-world problems in sanitation.

In December 1-2 2012, technologists will team up with sanitation subject experts in an intensive marathon to find innovative solutions to challenges facing the sanitation sector.

The event, organized by the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program in partnership with the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) and Infosys in India in addition to dozens of local and global partners, will take place around the simultaneously in several cities around the world.

What is a Hackathon?

A hack-a-thon event (also known as an apps challenge, hack day, hackfest, or codefest) is an intensive marathon competition of brainstorming and computer programming that draws together the talent and creativity of software developers and designers.

Problem Definitions:

During the months leading up to the event, experts on sanitation and members of the public will create, submit and vote on “problem definitions” that highlight specific sanitation challenges that could be mitigated by innovative ICTs.

Then, during a weekend-long marathon event, teams of programmers in cities around the world will develop innovative solutions to these problem definitions.

Event:

In India, the first brainstorming event was held in Delhi on 27 September 2012, the second in Pune on 12 October, 2012.

The final event – Sanitation Hackathon – will be held in Pune from 1-2 Dec 2012.

Connect:

More information is forthcoming and you can also contact the following persons for further details:

  • Raghavendra Raju – rraju@iihs.ac.in
  • Vandana Mehra – vmehra@worldbank.org
  • Vivek Raman – vraman1@worldbank.org
  • Ravi Joseph – rjoseph1@worldbank.org
  • Ammu Menon – amenon@worldbank.org

Fees and Registration

The event will be held from Saturday, 1st December, 9am to Sunday 2nd December, 6:30pm, at Infosys Campus, Pune.

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here

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