Nationwide hackathn #OpenGovDataHack launched

Q.   What is #OpenGovDataHack?
- Published on 13 Sep 17

a. Hacks for cybertechnology
b. Nationwide hackathon
c. Open source hackathon
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Nationwide hackathon
Nationwide hackathn #OpenGovDataHack launchedUnion Minister for Electronics & Information Technology Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad launched a nation-wide hackathon #OpenGovDataHack.

As part of the Startup Eco-system Development program, NIC and IAMAI have collaborated to conduct Nation Wide Hackathon #OpenGovDataHack across seven states of India.

It aims to Support & Showcase potentially great Ideas/Talent from Inner India by reaching out in their own State/City (7 Cities).

It is to enable them making their ideas developed into Apps/Infographics primarily by use of Open Government Data around the themes of Drinking Water& Sanitation, Transport, Education, Crime and Health to a stage.

Following this, it can be evaluated by jury and be selected for Prizes and future support/funding

The big data analytics should focus on poor & under privileged and facilitate inclusive growth.

While aiming at taking lead in data analytics it must be ensured that technology is inclusive, affordable, transformative & developmental.

#OpenGovDataHack being taken up in seven states would catalyse further start up movement.

Hackathon: Know More
  • The #OpenGovDataHack will being with the onsite City Challenge, a 24 hours Hackathon event will be held at 7 centres/ institutes/ organizations across Hackathon cities on different weekends.
  • The participating teams will be required to submit Apps prototypes and Info-graphics.
  • Selected Apps prototypes from all seven onsite city Centre and online submissions will be taken forward for App development.
  • Each team will be given 2 months of mentorship/incubation to develop the App, post which the teams will submit the final Apps for evaluation.
  • The apps will be evaluated by a panel of jury comprised of the members from the Community, Government, Academia and Industry etc., and the shortlisted teams will be invited for a presentation on the App.
  • The Hackathon process will conclude with an International conference on Open Data, wherein the winners of the Apps Challenge will be awarded.
About Open Government Data Platform:

The Open Government Data (OGD) Platform India has been set up by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) in compliance with National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDSAP) 2012.

The objective of the policy is to provide proactive access to government owned sharable data along with its usage information.

OGD Main Features Include:
  • Single point access to open datasets
  • Workflow based web access to the departments to publish their datasets through a predefined metadata
  • Enhanced visualization tool
  • Better user experience and efficient discoverability of resources
  • Cataloging of similar resources
  • Consumable Open APIs
  • Catalogue embedding
  • Catalogue sharing widgets, catalogue subscription
  • Mobile and Web Apps
  • Community participation through blogs, infographics, visualizations and much moreā€¦
A number of Hackathons, Data Meets and Open App Challenges have been conducted to bring out innovative applications, info-graphics and visualizations using the government data.

The Platform also acts as a knowledge - sharing platform through online communities.

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