Published On: Tue, Apr 2nd, 2013

Planning Commission to organise 1st ‘Hackathon’ on 12th Plan on 6-7th April 2013

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Planning Commission of India

Planning Commission of India

The Planning Commission and the National Innovation Council (NIC) are organising the first ever Hackathon on the 12th Five Year Plan on 6th – 7th April 2013.

The Hackathon is being organised simultaneously in 11 locations across India and participants can also join virtually. The event is taking place at University of Jammu, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Delhi University, Aligarh Muslim University, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur,Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai, Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, IIT Madras and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong.

Thousands of young creative designers, coders, film-makers along with policy and development enthusiasts will visualise and narrate the 12th Plan through infographics, short films, and support the initiatives proposed in the Plan by developing software applications.

The Hackathon will last for thirty two hours during which participants will gather in teams across India to compete for interesting prizes in three categories – mobile/web applications, infographics and short films.

The 12th Plan is the product of unprecedented participation from Indian citizens and civil society to set out a vision for India’s progress over the next five years. The Planning Commission and the National Innovation Council now invite similar participation to visualise and articulate its rich and insightful content to India.

More details about the hackathon are available on www.data.gov.in/hackathon. There are more updates about the event on Facebook at facebook.com/PlanComIndia and Twitter feeds @PlanComIndia and @pitrodasam.