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 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:

City Date  Venue Hackathon Sponsors
HYDERABAD
Registrations open: July 6, 2015
Registrations close: July 28, 2015
August 1, 2015 Microsoft India R&D Pvt Ltd,
Building 3, Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500032, India.
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PUNE
Registrations open: July 8, 2015
Registrations extended and close on August 4 , 2015
August 8, 2015 Allscripts (India) Pvt. Ltd
Cluster D,EON Free Zone,MIDC, Kharadi Knowledge Park, Pune – 411 014, Maharashtra, India
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MADURAI
Registrations open: July 16, 2015
Registrations close: August 8, 2015
August 16, 2015 Thiagarajar College Of Engineering,
Madurai 625 015
Tamilnadu, India
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NEW DELHI
Registrations open: July 22, 2015
Registrations extended to August 22, 2015
(We will also allow on-spot registrations at the event)
August 22, 2015 Silver Oak,
Habitat World, at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003.(Entry from gate number 3 on Vardhman Marg)
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BANGALORE
Registrations open: July 29, 2015
Registrations close: August 21, 2015
August 29, 2015 Nasscom 10000 Startups Warehouse,
Tower D, 5th Floor, Diamond District, Old Airport Road, – Bangalore
Accenture logo for webpage

More about the Hackathon and selection process:

First round

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.

Second round

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 India@anitab.org.