Commissionerate of Municipal Administration (CMA) is responsible for the administration of 135 ULBs (Urban Local Bodies)
consisting of municipalities and corporations across Tamil Nadu.
The CMA has organised the first Hackathon - "Code for Urban Governance" to bring together the passionate community
of professionals and students to build web and mobile applications designed to improve the lives of the citizens of Tamil Nadu's municipalities.
The CMA will be publishing up-to-date data from the 135 municipalities of Tamil Nadu
on Data Portal India - http://data.gov.in/ in open formats for this event, and hopes to get ideas and applications
that fuel a technologically-rich and efficient future for the state's urban governance.
The 5 key themes of the hackathon are:
|Day 1 – December 14, 2013 Saturday|
|9:00 AM IST||Registration of Participants and Team Formation|
|9:30 AM IST||Inaugural address by Thiru K.Phanindra Reddy, I.A.S., Secretary to Government,
Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department, Government of Tamil Nadu
|9:45 AM IST||Address by the Thiru T.K. Ramachandran I.A.S., Secretary to Government,
Information Technology Department, Government of Tamil Nadu
|10:00 AM IST||Overview of Hackathon Themes, Rules, Expectations|
|10:30 AM IST||Start Hacking!|
|01:00 pm IST||Lunch|
|Day 2 – December 15, 2013 Sunday|
|12:30 PM IST||Lunch and Wrap Up Hacking|
|02:00 PM IST||Showcase Your App (Maximum 5 minutes per team-excluding Q&A)|
|04:15 PM IST||Selection of Projects by panel of Judges:
|04:30 PM IST||Prize Distribution and address by Shri Vikram Kapur|
|05:30 pm IST||Vote of Thanks by Thiru Ajay Yadav, I.A.S.,
Joint Commissioner of Municipal Administration, Government of Tamil Nadu
Click here to know more about Ideas for CMA Hackathon
Yes! Unfortunately, we can't provide computers. Please bring anything you'll need to code (though it's fine if you share equipment with a teammate).
Yes. We are working to provide wifi with internet for application development needs.
You are most welcome to attend. There will be a lot of registrants with coding experience who will be looking for team mates.
There will be limited facilities to stay at Anna University hostels on sharing basis but you are free to go home and come back.
The organizers are not making explicit arrangements.
The registration on the site is enough. You just need to show up on Dec 14th and we'll tick off your name at the registration desk.
Yes, We encourage to organise your own team. A team size of 4 to 5 is ideal. Please note that everyone in the team should have registered to attend the event.
Not necessarily. If you can build interesting ideas/apps around the existing datasets, that is great. But you are welcome to build apps, which are beyond the datasets available.
Also, we are working on adding more datasets around Tamil Nadu urban bodies.
No additional registration is required. Please bring a valid ID and you are all set.
The certification of participation would use the same name that you have registered with.
Typically, idea formulation and basic prototype can be made ready prior to the event and further refinement can be done during
the hackathon based on inputs from the organizers so that it is aligned to the overall theme and sub-theme.
We are organizing food coupons within Anna University Canteen along with tea/ coffee.
Participants would have to arrange their own travel and the costs cannot be reimbursed.
Yes, you are encouraged to use any tool/platform that you are comfortable with. However, every individual is responsible
While it would be good to see as many functional applications as possible, the ideas do carry a good weightage.
It is recommended that you take an idea to a working prototype. This will help others (including the respective authorities) understand your idea better.