I don’t know if you caught it or not but in an effort to encourage a public debate on the 12th Five Year Plan, the Planning Commission recently organized a Google+ hangout. The Commission has also started making extensive use of other social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to this end. Taking it a step ahead, a 32 hour ‘hackathon’ is now being organized.

The Planning Commission is teaming up with the National Innovation Council and nine institutions, including the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and the I.I.T.s at Delhi, Bombay, Kanpur and Madras. The event, to be held on 6th and 7th April, would be the first of its kind. The hackathon will encourage “innovators” to play with and (hopefully) make sense of the data in the draft of the on-going 12th Five Year Plan.

What the fuss is about

      What the fuss is about

Here’s the cool part – there are no restrictions whatsoever on age or profession for those wanting to participate! The team size, though, cannot exceed four. There would be three categories for submissions – visualizations, short films and mobile applications – with separate prizes for each category.

Get in the groove people, registrations start March 22nd. Everything you need to know can be found at the government’s data portal website.


The official hackathon website
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Last Updated on April 24, 2014

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