Open Data Day Hackathon Kicking Off this Month

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Open Data is a concept that some data should be free without any bounds that means no copyright, patents, or any restrictions. The concept is similar to what we’ve been hearing about the Open Source Software. Open Data are usually the data collected by governments or from several other projects which ensures transparency and accountability. More importantly, people get benefited after being informed with data available in open formats for re-use. But these data may not be recognized by every other average Joe so this is where the Open Data Day Hackathon comes in, where these open data are used to create a platform either web or mobile to visualize and understand the data and also use these data to tackle the real challenges of the society.

Open Data Day Hackathon will be held on 25th February and the participation is completely free. The event will be taking place on Leapfrog Academy.

To be eligible to participate in the Hackathon, you must be:

  • Data Analyst
  • Front End Developer
  • Project Manager
  • Data Enthusiast
  • Designer
  • Mobile Developer
  • Student (Having the aforementioned specs)

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What will happen on the hackathon day?

  1. Individuals with different skillsets get along to form a team to take up one of the challenges.
  2. The teams will work on creating solutions such as visualization, web app or mobile app.
  3. The judge will visit each team, while they are working, and starts evaluating each team.
  4. Each team will have 5 minutes to present their solution
  5. Once again, judges will evaluate each team.
  6. The teams will have a week to refine their solutions and showcase during Open Data Day.

The winners will be announced on the Open Data Day which will be held on March 4th, 2017.

The event is Scheduled in the following codification:

  • Registration: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
  • Team Formation: 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
  • Development: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Lunch: 12:00 AM to 12:45 PM
  • Development: 12:45 to 2:00 PM
  • Tech Check: 2:00PM to 3:30 PM
  • Judges Visit: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Presentation: 4:00PM to 5:00 PM

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Judging Criteria


How much impact (quality and quantity) can this project have? Does it solve a big problem or a little problem?


How creative is the approach? Is the project new and something that hasn’t been attempted before? Is it something that isn’t being addressed by the market?


How well does this project fit the needs of the challenge it addresses? How user friendly is the technology? Is it a complete solution or does it have a long way to go?


How well did the team communicate their project? Are they effective in telling the story of the project and why it is important?

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