Karachi’s civic hack day event, Hack Karachi 2016, is going to be held tomorrow. The event is a part of Code Across, which is a global weekend of civic hacking activities. Hack Karachi 2016 coincides with the International Open Data Day which takes place on the 5th of March every year.
Aim of Hack Karachi
The goal of the event is to get the people of Karachi to come together and think creatively towards solving local issues in the society using their expertise in design and technology. Hack Karachi will be focused on teams researching and collaborating to look for solutions to common problems. Each team working on a solution will be accompanied by a mentor, who will assist in developing the ideas into solutions.
At the end of the day, teams will pitch their idea in front of everybody, including judges. They will be provided with feedback and whether their ideas are good or the need some improvement. Lunch and refreshments will also be provided to the participants.
The event has been organised by the British Council, HackManchester, Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab), T2F and Code for Pakistan.
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. HackManchester is a Community Interest Company which runs a series of coding competitions in Manchester, UK. The company was founded in 2011 and since then it has developed into a big competition for coders worldwide. MadLab is a grassroots innovation organisation based in Manchester as well. With focus on science, technology, arts and culture, they support a diverse range of communities and activities to promote technologies and innovations. Code for Pakistan is a non-profit focused towards technology and innovation to improve quality of life in Pakistan.
When will the Event Commence?
The event will start 11 AM on the 5 March and close at 7 PM in the evening. It will take place at T2F, Sunset Lane, Karachi. It should be noted that the tickets have been sold out and registrations are no longer possible though.
We hope the Hack Karachi 2016 serves as the start for some innovative solutions to the issues faced by Karachites.