About Hackathon

What is Hackathon?

The word hackathon is combined from the words hack and marathon, where hack is used in the sense exploratory and investigate programming (not as a reference to committing a cybercrime). It has been described as a problem-focused computer programming event, as well as a contest to pitch, program, and present instances of prototype digital innovation (e.g. a prototype mobile application). They bring together programmers and others (interface designers, graphic designers and others) to collaborate intensively over a short period of time on software projects.

National Hackathon 2016

Bangladesh Government constantly on the lookout for game-changing ideas and technologies – and National Hackathons is the source of exactly those kinds of new ideas.
The National Hackathon 2016 will feature problems to achieve selected 10 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) and ask the participants to innovate new solutions to solve those problems. Any Bangladeshi national, specially university students and professional developers, can join the event by forming teams of 5 participants each. A team with developers, designers and ideators can be said to have an ideal combination. Team leads will be responsible for all team communications.
A pool of 40 top notch tech mentors will be there to guide the teams. Country’s best tech entrepreneurs, experts, developers are designers will be in the role of mentors to help out the participants to achieve their targets. Mentors will start working with teams via email even before the main event. Sample data sets ready to be used in apps or systems to be used by the participants will be provided.
The main event will be arranged with 1000+ participants and 250 teams around the country. Teams will be judged by their coding skills, designing skills, innovative ideation and overall execution capabilities.
Participants will get the chance to show their skills in this national level competition. It is a lifetime opportunity to compete with best developers and to get mentorship from the country’s top mentors. Teams can network with tech companies and policy makers from this very event. Winning the NationalHackathon will give participants nationwide visibility and amazing prizes. Selected solutions will get the opportunity to be implemented in real with the help of ICT Division.

National Hackathon Date: APRIL 6th-7th, 2016

VANUE: PSC Convention Hall, Mirpur-14, Dhaka-1206

The word hackathon is combined from the words hack and marathon, where hack is used in the sense exploratory and investigate programming (not as a reference to committing a cybercrime). It has been described as a problem-focused computer programming event, as well as a contest to pitch, program, and present instances of prototype digital innovation (e.g. a prototype mobile application). They bring together programmers and others (interface designers, graphic designers and others) to collaborate intensively over a short period of time on software projects.

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