Hackathon against Gender Based Violence is a initiative brought together by The Bachchao Project and other partners to enable technologists and activists to creatively think of sustainable solutions needed to enable the fight against gender based violence in East and NorthEast India .
In doing so we also make sure the following are achieved in the process:
- To include the best practices of humanitarian technology building in the solutions
- To encourage creativity and new approaches to solving a persistent problem
- To encourage more women to participate in the solution building
- To build sustainable solutions through this event
Gender and Technology Course
This is an online Eliademy.org course designed with the end goal of general education as well as to promote better application development during the intense period of application development at the hackathon. This will be a set of webinars, chat sessions and reading material which will equip the participants to build usable and sustainable technology solutions for prevention of GBV.
This programme will run through November and December and will consume few hours every week of the participants. It is compulsory for the participants of the hackathon to undergo this. The programme will provide the flexibility in terms of when the participants can complete. But it require certain submissions to be done before/during the last week of December.
Apart from this in the month of January there will be a series of webinars and chat sessions with technology experts from the Random Hacks of Kindness India Community and Industry Experts. These sessions will be optional and will be provided to help the participants look at a strong technical design for their solutions. These sessions will also focus on educating basic technical skills sets that will be useful for the hackathon.
We have also released a open course for non hackathon participants
On the 24th Jan 2016 participants are expected to come to ranchi for the orientation workshop. Where there will have a set of hands on workshops on building their solutions and also interactions with various national and international practitioners to evaluate their ideas. This is also where people who don’t have teams to work with can form teams and discuss ideas.
At the end of the hackathon, one (1) project will be awarded the top prize which includes 6 months of mentorship through the Geeks Without Bounds Accelerator Program and a $5,000 stipend to support their ongoing work on their project. During the Accelerator Program, Geeks Without Bounds will work with the winning project team to determine how the project can best become sustainable long term and based on decisions made by the team regarding status and legal container for their project, they will be assisted in seeking further funding — as is standard for all projects in the Accelerator Program. Additionally, the winning project will receive other benefits such as a free one year Bronze Organizational Plan on GitHub, up to $10,000 worth of server space on IBM Softlayer for one year, and other benefits which may be available from our corporate sponsors.
If there are other projects at the hackathon that show significant promise, they will be offered places in the Geeks Without Bounds Accelerator Program — without having to go through the normal application process — under the normal contract.
There will also be efforts to find partner NGOs and Accelerator partners for promising solutions which would need a host to continue their solutions.
Dates : 24, 25 and 26th Jan
24th Jan 2016 – Judicial Academy , Dhurwa Dam, Dhurwa , Ranchi
25th , 26 th Jan 2016 – JSCA Cricket Academy , Dhurwa , Ranchi
Gram Vaani, Internet Democracy Project ,
Weaker Sections Development Council, Oxfam India, Amnesty India