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If you are looking for all the projects from the hackathon and if you are thinking of contributing to some of their projects, you will find all the projects with details (and github url) in google docs.
Three hackathon winning teams were given certificates by WB VP Isabel Guerrero and IFC VP Karin Finkelston amid scores of participants in the VAW Conference on Jun 18. The hackathon video (below) was also shown to all the participants then. The winning team also had stalls in the conference to showcase their work to people from different organizations from South Asia.
Chair of the Jury Committee, Ms. Maria Correia, Sector Manager, Social Development Unit of the World Bank Team thanked everybody for their passion and enthusiasm for making this hackathon possible despite all odds. She also did the honors of announcing the winners.
As part of the judging process, the jury members visited each group at a time to hear more about their product and score them as per the judging criteria. The teams focused on introducing their product and providing brief information about it. The four minutes presentation from each of the team followed right after, where they demonstrated their application that came out of a daylong hacking. They also had opportunity to give additional information on their product in two minutes QnA session as a part of their pitch.
According to the representative of the team Info Provider, it is necessary to supplement development issues like this with technology because it ensures fast dissemination of information that tends to solve problems in real time and also puts the work related to it on fast track.
The disruption in the Kathmandu valley due to bandh today could not stop the groups of enthusiastic developers, civil society organizations and experts to participate in the Violence against Women Hackathon. The program began with the welcome remarks from Mr. Bibhusa Bista, CEO of Young Innovations. In her opening remarks, Ms. Luiza Nora, Social Development Specialist at the World Bank welcomed everybody and expressed her view that it's exciting to see remarkably good participation despite the bandh today and hopefully the hackthon today will be worth all the effort.
More than 70 participants are working on 17 projects despite rain and nation shutdown in the first ever hackathon during Nepal Bandh. There was overwhelming response from all the participants with few working remotely and helping the team here. Interestingly few participants have arrived before the organizers before 7 in the morning.
Republica sat with 6 participants of the VAW Hackathons to discuss on various issues like the challenges they face during the hackathon and in case of implementation of the prototypes that come out of the hackathon. They also talked about what hackathon is and why they want to be part of this event.
There's rumour of bandh (shutdown) tomorrow, 16th June. In any case the VAW hackathon is on. Infact it's a good opportunity for all the hackers and participants to come early to the event and work on their projects. Now the team gets more than 7 hours to hack on their ideas. It might be difficult for some of us to get to the venue if the bandh happens so we are looking at the possibility of remote hacking as well. We will see the development of the news and post more information later today.
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