Code 4 Good Sri Lanka will include a series of events and activities.
Social organisations, civil society organisations (CSOs) and individuals who work on challenging social problems will be invited to a special meet up, where they will be briefed on the project. Examples where ICTs have been used for development will be showcased, and participants will be invited to propose problem statements that can be presented to the ICT community to solve. If you are a social organisation or CSO or if you have an idea or problem you think can be solved using ICTs, then please come to this meetup.
The ICT community – web and mobile developers, tech entrepreneurs and designers are invited to attend to find out more about Code for Good, and talk to organisations who are presenting problem statements. At the end of the event, teams are formed and preparations commence for the Social Impact Hackathon.
The Social Impact Hackathon will commence on Friday 18th September for a launch dinner and special workshop from Facebook’s internet.org team on creating low-bandwidth apps. The coding will then commence and conclude at 3pm on Sunday 20th September. Yes! You can code all night if you want. We’ll be providing you with breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus plenty of snacks and drinks throughout. There will be separate rooms for guys and girls – enabling you to get some rest when you need it. Judging will commence at 4pm on Sunday, where all the teams will make brief pitches, showing off their working prototypes. Winners will be selected and prizes given. Winning teams will enter a incubation stage and have the chance to showcase their product at the Demo Day to investors and donors.
The winning teams will be invited to a special incubation process, where mentors, advisors and other experts will provide coaching and help maximise the social impact and sustainability or incoming generating potential of the product. At the end of the incubation process, teams will have polished products that work, and will be prepared to give compelling pitches to investors and donors.
Code for Good 2015 will end with a Social Impact Demo Day where the winning teams that have gone through the incubation process will have a chance to pitch their products to investors and donors. The Demo Day will showcase the potential of ICTs to make a difference locally. And It’s your opportunity to show off your product or service that will help make a difference.
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