#OpenGovDataHack Launch and Panel Discussion

Open Government Data (OGD) Platform India is at the forefront in promoting innovation in Open Data ecosystem. NIC in association with IAMAI & StartUp India is organizing Hackathon – “#OpenGovDataHack“, for Students, Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Start-ups, Developers and Community to create unique and innovative service delivery Applications & Info-Graphics to foster innovation – local solutions to the local problems by the local entrepreneurs/developers.

The Hackathon is to be conducted nationwide in 7 cities & online. The seven cities are Jaipur, Surat, Patna, Noida, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad and Chennai. The sectors selected for the Hackathon are Water & Sanitation, Transport, Education, Crime and Health.

Hon’ble Minister of Electronics & Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad officially launched the #OpenGovDataHackathon and Sectoral Panel Discussions at an exclusive event organized in the Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi on 12th September 17. Sectoral Panel discussions were held with active participation from government, industry, academia, civil society, community members and sector specific experts. Detailed programme agenda attached for reference at page 6-7/c.

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• Water & Sanitation Sector
Discussion among the experts from Water and Sanitation came up with the real life problems that can be solved through app development based on available open data at OGD Platform. The concepts discussed during panel discussion are such as water audit, food & water energy nexus, water footprint and more.

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• Transport Sector
Large amount of Road and Civil Aviation Data is available on OGD Platform that can be analysed and applications can be built in interest of public. Panellist discussed the options like predicting and monitoring transport activities so that not only passengers but all public dealing with transport sector is at ease. Emergency services were also focused at great extent.

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• Education Sector
Education sector emphasized on analysis of skill based education in India with available open data. Panellist also highlighted the interoperability of data among sectors, if one sector is having shortage of manpower with certain skillset; education sector can focus on generating that skill set employees.

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• Health Sector
Subject Matter Experts from health sector discussed various real problem statements for Hackathon such as apps for mental health facilities; apps for women violence, app to guide people how to incorporate health in their life and health insurance policies for their benefit.

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• Crime Sector
Speakers discussed on possible development of various apps for missing/kidnapped people, district wise crime capture and theft, crime against women, etc.

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Online registration for Hackathon has started on 12th September and will end on 30th Oct’17 at event.data.gov.in.

More than 300 participants from Government, Academia, Community, StartUps, Industry, etc had been part of this Launch event. The media coverage is attached in the file for ready reference.