VIT Chennai witnessed the pre-launch of the ‘#OpenGovDataHack’ on 19 September 2107 . Highlighting the need for more data-driven mobile applications, representatives from the National Informatics Centre (NIC) inaugurated the pre-launch of the hackathon which will be conducted in October in the city.
The hackathon will judge solutions from students, start-ups and professionals under five themes – health, education, transport, crime, water and sanitation. Among Subject Matter Experts (SME) were Bruce Schwack, Co-founder, Netmeds and N Shanthi, General Manager (e-Governance), ELCOT. SME’s gave keynote address to encourage the attendees to participate in #OpenGovDataHack.
As part of the Startup Eco-system Development program, NIC, IAMAI and StartupIndia have collaborated to conduct Nation Wide Hackathon across seven cities of India and an online event. It will run through OGD event portal https://event.data.gov.in
#OpenGovDataHack aims to Support and Showcase potentially great Ideas/Talent from Inner India which is done by reaching out in their own State/City, helping them making their ideas developed to Apps/Infographics primarily by use of Open Government Data around the themes of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Transport, Education, Crime and Health to a stage, after which it can be evaluated by jury and be selected for Prizes and future support/funding.
We are looking for local solutions to the local problems by the Local Budding Entrepreneurs.
First Prize: Rs 2,00,000/-
Second Prize: Rs 1,00,000/-
Third Prize: Rs 50,000/-
Top 7 excellent entries: Rs 20,000/- each
Winner App: Rs 5,000/-
Runners-up App: Rs 2,500/-
Winner Infographics: Rs 2,500/-
Winner App: Rs 5,000/-
Runners-up App: Rs 2500/-
Winner Infographics: Rs 2500/-
5 Winner App: Rs 5,000/- each
5 Runners-up App: Rs 2500/- each
5 Winner Infographics: Rs 2500/- each
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All participants must register at https://data.gov.in/user/register on the OGD Platform India. A registered user can directly login at https://event.data.gov.in/ and submit required details to participate in the event. It is expected that the participants would submit the real details and they have to confirm this before submission. There are total 200 seats at each challenge city for the #OpenGovDataHack. Seats left vacant on account of non-turn up by registrants will be made open for on-spot registrants.
All team members must be a registered member of OGD Platform. A team leader or member can be a part of only one team. One of the team members can create a team for participation.
#OpenGovDataHack is for development of Apps and Info-graphics on the following themes/sectors:
An individual/team (Except Winners or Runner-Ups) can participate in both challenges; onsite city & online challenge but can submit only one project (Apps or Info-graphics). Following are the details of City and Online Challenges.
The Onsite city Challenge will be conducted in the following seven cities on specific venues and dates and time (to be announced in due course of time-TBD):
On completion of the Onsite City Hackathon in the above mentioned cities, the Challenge will also be conducted online on a specific date, to be hosted through https://event.data.gov.in on 25-26 November 2017.
The event would be conducted in two phases:
There would be six token prizes for each onsite city challenge. Two winners would be under Infographics category and four winners under Apps category. For the online challenge, 10 entries would be selected for phase 2. These selected entries would be given certificate of appreciation.
Phase 1 (Hackathon) would have following prizes at each of the onsite city challenge:
Phase 2 (Final App Development) would have three winning prizes and seven excellence prizes as mentioned below:
All applications will be rated on the parameters listed below:
Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully as they apply for both phases of the #OGDHackathon. To be eligible to participate and declare as shortlisted or winners in the Hackathon, the participants must accept these Terms and Conditions:
What is the #OpenGovDataHack?
NIC and IAMAI have collaborated to conduct Hackathon #opengovdatahack across seven cities of India. It involves various challenges, which aims at development of citizen centric apps/infographics primarily by use of open government data.
What sectors/themes should we focus on?
Where can I find datasets related to themes/sectors?
Please visit Data Portal
What challenges are there in Hackathon?
Can I participate online as well as on city challenge?
Yes, you can participate online as well as at city venue but winners of city challenge cannot participate in online challenge.
How can I participate in the Hackathon?
To participate in the event:
What I need to do during Hackathon?
What is the duration for App/infographics building?
What will happen to my submission after the event?
Who can participate in this event?
Anyone can of minimum age 18! Maximum number of participants per team is 4. We suggest you form teams with people from different professional and educational backgrounds such as students, professionals, public servants etc.
Can I submit more than one entry?
No, you cannot submit more than one entry in any or multiple categories.
Can I be in more than one team?
No, you can participate in this event only in one team.
What are the prizes?
Please refer to the Prize Money
How do I submit my entries?
All the developed prototypes would be hosted on a OpenForge repo by the participants. The URL and process would be decided during the course of Pre Hackathon workshops and registration mails.
I am not proficient in coding, but, I have some valuable ideas that I would like to showcase. Can I be part of this Hackathon?
You are most welcome to attend. There will be a lot of registrants with coding experience who will be looking for team mates.
What about my accommodation during the event?
There will be limited facilities to stay at venue on sharing basis but you are free to go home and come back. The organizers are not making explicit arrangements.
Should I bring any proof/confirmation for my registration?
The registration on the site is enough. You just need to show up on city venue and we’ll tick off your name at the registration desk.
Can I form my own team? Is there any limitation in team structure?
Yes, we encourage organizing your own team. A team size of 3 to 4 is ideal. Please note that everyone in the team should have registered to attend the event.
Are we supposed to use only the datasets available in data.gov.in for this Hackathon?
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.
What kind of additional registration is required on Hackathon city venue?
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.
Can I start development of any idea prior to the Hackathon?
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.
Can I submit already developed work as an entry?
No. Previously developed content is not permitted.
Can I use any platform or technology for developing the applications?
Do we have to complete a working application or just a prototype for the day?
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.
How many apps would be selected in final challenge?
Top 10 apps would be shortlisted by the selection panel. A high-level jury would be constituted to take the presentation from the shortlisted teams and judge 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners of the challenge. Rest of the entries from top 10 selected apps would also be awarded with cash prize.
Who is responsible for our travel expenses?
Unfortunately, we cannot reimburse you for your travel or any other expenses and that cost shall have to be borne by you.
Can I register on the spot?
Yes, seats left vacant on account of non-turn up by registrants will be made open for on-spot registrants.
Should I bring my own laptop?
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).
Will there be wifi/internet?
Yes. We are working to provide wifi with internet for application development needs.
Would there be food available or should I bring with me?
We are organizing food coupons within Hackathon venue canteen along with tea/ coffee.
Would my travel costs be reimbursed by Hackathon organizers?
Participants would have to arrange their own travel and the costs cannot be reimbursed.