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.