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What is a Hackathon?

Hackathon is software development competition where teams of developers are developing new software components or products within a specified limited time. Hackathons target education or promoting new software technologies (one of the SECC goals). SECC  will start a series of hackathons to engage developers at different levels of expertise and backgrounds in new and emerging software technologies such as open data.


Hack for Community Overview

Hack for Community is the first Hackathon organized by ODI Cairo Node in cooperation with Giza Governorate with the aim to use government open data to come up with solutions to societal
challenges. This Hackathon will focus on health, education and environment data from Giza Governorate and specifically Dokki District.

So what will you get to do so? 

  1. Learn about Open Data
  2. Get Open Datasets from health, education and environment sectors in Dokki/Giza
  3. Listen to specialists describing the  challenges facing each sector in the district

And  what are you expected to do? 

  1. Bring your team (if you have) or team up with practitioners
  2. Think.. think.. think and come up with innovative applications that help solve the previewed challenges
  3. Develop your application
  4. Demonstrate your solution to the panel of judges

Download Hack for Community Call for Participation

Registration is now closed!!!

Download Hackathon Agenda Here

When and Where?

  • Dates: April 14-15-16.
  • Location: Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) Premises
  • Address: Smart Village, B5 Alexandria Desert Road, Giza Governorate 12577


Bus Routs

  • 7:30: ميدان العباسية أمام مسجد النور
  • 8:00: ميدان عبدالمنعم رياض – موقف السوبرجيت
  • 8:15: ميدان لبنان أمام مؤمن



Conditions and Participation Rules

Team Formation Minimum 2 and maximum 5 members per team
Required Technical Background Good programming skills

Participation Rules FAQ

  • I am affiliated to an organisation, can I participate? 
    • Yes, but you will be affiliated as an individual.
  • I don’t have a team,  can I participate?
    • Only teams can participate. However, you can come and team up with other individuals. You will not be able to continue with the Hackathon unless you form a team.
  • We are a team, shall we all register?
    • Yes, each team member should fill a registration form.

 The winners will receive

  • Free seats in the Open Data in Day Course 
  • Free ticket to AMECSE 2016 conference that will be held 28-29 May, 2016
  • Addition of winners names and affiliations to ODI Cairo Node website
  • Opportunity to participate in The TIEC Entrepreneurship Accelerator (TEA) Program


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