Open Data has become a norm to many governments, businesses, civil society organizations as well as public at large. It is now established from several experiences that open data not only ensures transparency and accountability of governments
but also serves civil societies to identify their focused areas, induces business decisions/innovations based on facts. More importantly, people get benefited after being informed with data available in open formats for re-use.
However, data is not expressive enough for general public to understand it easily. We can not assure that everyone comes forward and use/enable the use of data. This is where the significance of such One-Day Hackathon lies -- potential change-makers
coming forward, assessing data and developing most innovative ideas/ tools/ advocacies that eases general public to understand and analyze the data.
It is a platform for innovators to come together and develop solutions for real challenges and issues using real data of our country. The solutions can be a creative visualization describing the data for anyone to understand it in a glance
or a web app or mobile app providing some sort of services to a niche. During this hackathon, like-minded individuals having different skill-sets team up to create amazing solutions for themselves and others. This year, the hackathon will
be focused on providing solutions in the domain of public procurement and health.
What will happen on the hackathon day?
Individuals with different skill set get along to form a team (maximum of 5 individuals only) to take up one of the challenges.
The teams will work on creating solutions such as visualization, web app or mobile app.
The judge will visit each team, while they are working, and starts evaluating each team.
Each team will have 5 minutes to present their solution
Once again, judges will evaluate each team.
The scores from judges will be tallied. However, the winners will be announced on Open Data Day 2017 Kathmandu on March 4, 2016
The teams will have a week to refine their solutions and showcase during Open Data Day.
What are the challenges?
The challenges are kind of guidelines with some relevant data for each team to work on and come up with expected solutions put forward by the organizers. However, the challenges are not limited to provided data and expected outcomes. The
team can bring other data sets relevant to the challenges and improvise the expected outcomes if needed. In addition to that, the teams can create their own challenges with the provided data or other data sets. While all of these innovations
and improvisations, the team should keep in mind that all challenges should be focused on two domains: health and public procurement in Nepal.
The challenge is to build a dashboard that depicts an overall scenario of health institutes in Nepal and dives into the components of those health institutes such as status and trends of manpower working for the institutes, incoming patients and population
coverage. A comparative analysis of such components can be a plus point for the challenge.
There could be various causes people visit health facilities, in terms of services they seek.The challenge is to build an infographic or some other tools that clearly depicts which diseases primarily lead people to health facilities.
The visualization is important to show the past as well current appearance and spread of diseases in different variables. The challenge is to build an online visualization that compares the health status of the population
residing in cities against the population residing in rural districts of our country, and the factors affecting their health.
The Social Health Security Programme (SHSP) is a social protection programme of the Government of Nepal that aims to enable its citizens to access quality health care services without placing a financial burden on them. It is a family-based health insurance
scheme. The benefit package is the services and drugs that are available to SHSP members at health facilities. This includes emergency services, out-patient services, select in-patient services, select diagnostic
services and selected drugs, in addition to any free services and drugs available at public health facilities through other programmes.
A total of 22,994 cases of HIV has been reported as of Asar 2070. The estimated prevalence of HIV in the adult population is 0.28 percent.Since the detection of the first HIV case in 1988, the HIV epidemic in Nepal has
evolved from a low prevalence to the concentrated epidemic. National Infection estimate 2012 indicates that approximately 48,600 adults and children are infected with the HIV.
All different types of public construction works are guided by the contracts made according to laws. The responsible agency enters into a contract with bidder detailing the nature of works to be done, start date, completion date and the liabilities of
both parties failing to work up to their contractual obligations.
Awardee in every procurement includes those who wins/gets the contract. They are the suppliers that may lie in the form of companies, joint ventures (J.V.). They have a legal status i.e. registered according to law and pay taxes to the government.
For every invitation for bids, the bidding document include contact details usually consisting of name of the procuring agency, address, telephone number, email address etc. Such information are very essential for contractors for their inquiries about
the contracts. Not every contractors have enough time to go through the documents to learn about the modes of inquiries. Sometimes, a focal person is assigned to receiving and responding to the enquiries.
Many big projects (hydroelectricity, irrigation, bridge, highways etc) of Nepal consume huge amount of budget as a part of procurement. Although public are interested learning more about the progress, not everyone has an access to related data/information.
Note that majority of the budget is spent through procurement of construction goods, works, services etc.
The organizers do not own the rights to nor are committed to utilize any solution developed during the event. Participants are encouraged to submit their solutions under a license that permits the free and open dissemination of the work. Participants
are expected to push their final codebase to github.