Open Data Day 2017 Kathmandu
3rd Floor, Siddhi Bhawan Charkhal Adda, Dillibazar (Opposite to Siddhi Poly Clinic) View in map
Leapfrog Technology Nepal 3rd Floor, Siddhi Bhawan Charkhal Adda, Dillibazar (Opposite to Siddhi Poly Clinic)
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About Open data Hackathon

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.

Hackathon Schedule

What will happen on the hackathon day?

  1. Individuals with different skill set get along to form a team (maximum of 5 individuals only) to take up one of the challenges.
  2. The teams will work on creating solutions such as visualization, web app or mobile app.
  3. The judge will visit each team, while they are working, and starts evaluating each team.
  4. Each team will have 5 minutes to present their solution
  5. Once again, judges will evaluate each team.
  6. The scores from judges will be tallied. However, the winners will be announced on Open Data Day 2017 Kathmandu on March 4, 2016
  7. 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.

Public Health

Health Institutions in Nepal
Type of challenge Dashboard
Description of challenge

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.

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Why do people visit health facilities?
Type of challenge Infographics
Description of 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.

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Differences in status of public health
Type of challenge Visualization
Description of challenge

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.

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Social Health Security Programme
Type of challenge Visualization, trend analysis
Description of challenge

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.

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Open Challenge

HIV/AIDS in Nepal
Type of challenge Open
Description of challenge

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.

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Safe-motherhood Recording

Public Procurement

Tracking the Progresses of Public Constructions
Type of challenge Visualization & Crowdsourcing
Description of challenge

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.

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Enabling Awardee Search
Type of challenge Visualization
Description of challenge

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.

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Contact Persons Search
Type of challenge Visualization & Analysis
Description of challenge

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.

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Open Challenge

Analysis of national pride projects of Nepal
Type of challenge Open
Description of challenge

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.

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Am I eligible to participate in the hackathon?

Data Analyst
Data Analyst
Frontend Developer
Frontend Developer
Project Manager
Project Manager
 Data Enthusiast
Data Enthusiast
Designer
Designer
Student
Student (Having any of the mentioned skills)
Mobile Developer

If you are one of them then you are highly eligible.

How to Participate?

Registration
A few days later, you will receive an email. The email will instruct to confirm your participation or inform you that the seats are full.
In case it asks you to confirm your participation, follow the instruction to confirm.
In your next email, you will receive an email informing about your confirmation and list of important instructions and information for the hackathon.
After being selected, make sure to select one of the challenges, go through the data provided in the challenge and prepare your ammunitions (laptop, software, hardware, plans etc) for the day.
  1. Registration
  2. A few days later, you will receive an email. The email will instruct to confirm your participation or inform you that the seats are full.
  3. In case it asks you to confirm your participation, follow the instruction to confirm.
  4. In your next email, you will receive an email informing about your confirmation and list of important instructions and information for the hackathon.
  5. After being selected, make sure to select one of the challenges, go through the data provided in the challenge and prepare your ammunitions (laptop, software, hardware, plans etc) for the day.

Judging Criteria

Impact

How much impact (quality and quantity) can this project have? Does it solve a big problem or a little problem?

Creativity

How creative is the approach? Is the project new and something that hasn’t been attempted before? Is it something that isn’t being addressed by the market?

Product

How well does this project fit the needs of the challenge it addresses? How user friendly is the technology? Is it a complete solution or does it have a long way to go?

Presentation

How well did the team communicate their project? Are they effective in telling the story of the project and why it is important?

Judges/Speaker

Schedule

Registration

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Team Formation

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Team Formation

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Development

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Development

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Lunch

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Lunch

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Development

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Development

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Tech Check

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Tech Check

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Judges Visit

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Judges Visit

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Presentation

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Presentation

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Closing

Closing

Rights/Licensing

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.

Organizer

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