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32-hour hackathon on 12th Plan on Apr 6-7

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 21:53

New Delhi: The Planning Commission and National Innovation Council (NIC) will organise a two-day hackathon on the 12th Five Year Plan on April 6-7.

"The hackathon will last for 32 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," an official statement said on .

The hackathon, in which computer programmers and others collaborate on software projects, will be organised simultaneously in 11 locations across the country and participants can join it virtually.
Some hackathons are intended for educational or social purposes.

"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 statement said.

It said the 12th Plan is the product of unprecedented participation from Indian citizens and civil society to set out vision for country's progress over the next five years.

The event will take place at University of Jammu, IIT Delhi, Delhi University, Aligarh Muslim University, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, TISS Mumbai, IIIT Hyderabad, IISc Bangalore, IIT Madras and IIM Shillong.

The Planning Commission and the National Innovation Council invite similar participation to visualise and articulate its rich and insightful content to India, the statement said.


First Published: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 21:53
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