On 25th February more than 40 young techies gathered in a big room at Leap Frog Technology to tussle for the Open Data Hackathon challenge. They worked in groups of five, diving deep into data to create solutions to the issues facing public health and procurement in Nepal. At the end of the day they presented their product ideas, including web apps, mobile apps, and visualizations, to a panel of judges from Nepal's IT, health and public procurement sector. The winning teams will be announced at the Open Data Day event on 4th March and the top products in each category will be showcased.
Open Data Day has lots of other interesting sessions in store, including panel discussions on public health and procurement with government officials and development actors. There will also be lightening talk sessions where organizations and individuals will be given five minutes showcase their open data initiatives. For more information and latest updates please check out the Open Data Day event page here.
Here are some of the pictures from the Open Data Hackathon. If you would like to check out more pictures and video updates from the event please check out Young Innovations facebook page here!