Be it Lahore or Karachi, we have civic problems! Do you want to bring a civic innovation revolution to Pakistan? Do you have ideas about how to fix things? Do you like working with other intelligent people? Have skills like web or mobile development or design? Want to innovate on top of government information and services? Apply your geek or creative skills to transforming your city for the better!
We need to start innovating in public services if we want to see a change. Around the world, civic hackers are creating solutions that enable city governments to be more open, efficient, and in tune with the needs of citizens.
The Lahore Civic Hackathon will follow closely after Pakistan's first Civic Hackathon to bring together programmers, designers, urban mappers, data analysts, community organizers, and government information to reboot local services by creating open source web, mobile, and SMS applications. Imagine a peace corps of geeks for civic betterment.
During the 3-day Civic Hackathon, you will learn open-source hacking for civic good, get mentored, receive input from domain experts, and form teams to create useful prototypes that solve civic needs. All you need to do is bring your brain, skills, and enthusiasm!
Participation to the Hackathon is FREE, but admission is open only to those accepted from the pool of applicants. Please do NOT register here if you were not previously accepted.
All Lahore Civic Hackathon participants will have the opportunity to become Code for America Brigade members, to leverage an international network to continue civic hacking. We will share details of the Lahore Brigade at the event.