over 5 years ago

Sat, Mar 22: Lahore Brigade Meetup

Since the Lahore Brigade is meeting every 2 weeks to work on civic projects, the next meetup will be this Saturday (March 22) at 11 AM.

Please register at http://lahorebrigade.eventbrite.com !

Let's have fun together while making our city better!


over 5 years ago

Sat, Mar 8: Lahore Brigade Meeting

Dear Civic Innovator!

We’re really excited to invite you to the fortnightly Lahore Brigade meetup. Whether you were a participant in the Lahore Civic Hackathon, or if you registered specially to be a part of the Lahore Brigade, this is the time to act. You’ll find several other enthusiastic civic innovators in the Lahore Brigade, and you'll join hands with others for the betterment of Lahore.

This will be a working session. We'll work on some civic tech projects and discuss the way forward.

WHEN: Sat, 8th March, 11 AM sharp

WHERE: Smart Lab, School of Science & Engineering, LUMS

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over 5 years ago

And another app is out!

Civispot.org, the civic reporting platform created during the Lahore Civic Hackathon, is up and running as well! Excited to see 2 apps from the Lahore Civic Hackathon up & running in just 4 weeks. Please start using Civispot to report any civic problems you see. Congratulations to the team for their hard work in deploying it quickly!

Who's next?!

Best,
Code for Pakistan


over 5 years ago

The first app is out!

An exciting update for all Lahore Civic Hackers: The Blood for Life team formed during the Lahore Civic Hackathon, and 4 weeks later, the web app is live! Congratulations to the Blood for Life team for their excellent, fast work. Check it out at BloodforLife.com.pk. If you have feedback or ideas for the Blood for Life team, start a new Discussion thread with your input.

We're hoping many of you are also continuing to work on your projects. Be sure to join the Lahore Brigade, which will be meeting every alternate Saturday. You can have additional members join your…

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over 5 years ago

Sun, Feb 23: Lahore Brigade Kick-off Meetup

Dear Civic Hacker!

We’re really excited to invite you to the first Lahore Brigade meetup. Whether you were a participant in the Lahore Civic Hackathon, or if you registered specially to be a part of the Lahore Brigade, this is the time to act. You’ll find several other enthusiastic civic innovators in the Lahore Brigade, and you'll join hands with a large network of civic hackers for the betterment of Lahore.

This will be part-meetup, part-working session. We'll look at some civic tech projects and discuss the way forward.

This kick-off meetup will be a part of CodeAcross 2014,…

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over 5 years ago

Thank You For Your Civic Hacking!

You were all so inspirational! Thank you for your whole-hearted participation the entire weekend. You're truly can-do hackers, and it was phenomenal to watch you come together with such positive energy of collaboration, doing, problem-solving, camaraderie, and fun to produce   innovative solutions!

An enormous thank you to all who participated, volunteered, organized, sponsored, judged, and helped show what's possible. View all the winning projects in the Gallery.

Next Steps:

  1. Fill out the form for your team project before Feb 10th. We want to see you take your app to the real world, so we will help you with ongoing…

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over 5 years ago

Public voting is now open

The public voting period for Lahore Civic Hackathon has begun. Browse the Submission Gallery and vote for your favorites!

If you’ve entered a submission, be sure to spread the word through your social networks.

Thanks,

The Lahore Civic Hackathon team


over 5 years ago

Slides and a Write-up

Coverage of Day 2 of the Lahore Civic Hackathon! The AppJuice interviewed 13 of the 16 teams!: http://theappjuice.com/lahore-hackathon-code-for-pakistan-day-2/ . (If your teams wasn't interviewed, that means you weren't in the Smart Lab).

 

Some of you requested the slides of the FirefoxOS presentation by Fawad Hassan. You can download them at https://jumpshare.com/v/t27gYcrAWHJESiqyuLx1

 

Best,
Code for Pakistan

 


over 5 years ago

Details for Final Day (Today)

Hello everyone,

We had a great day today. Looking forward to the third and last day at the hackathon seeing you all present your ideas and become agents of change. Special thanks to all the mentors and judges, along with the teams, for making this day happen.

What To Do Today:

  • We'll start at 8:00 AM: Please bring your CNIC, name badge, and meal coupons with you
  • You will have a Mentoring session at 11 AM
  • 4:00 PM is the submission deadline, and we will have project presentations and judging at 4:30 PM 
  • We will have awards for some teams, and we…

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over 5 years ago

Elance is coming to the Lahore Civic Hackathon

Hello Everyone!

A note from our friends at Elance, who’ve generously offered Elance credit to a winning team, so that the team can hire any help it needs post-hackathon for its project to be successfully deployed in the real world:

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Hello everyone, we are very excited to be a part of the Lahore Civic Hackathon.

At Elance, we enable people to co-create products throughout the world. With 160,000+ freelancers and 27,000+ businesses registered from Pakistan in IT, design, writing, etc., we hope that Elance is a premium online workplace for users where they can find work or hire…

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over 5 years ago

Details for Day 2 (Saturday)

We had a great kick-off today! 16 teams were formed to create civic solutions to our country’s problems, and Team Mentors were assigned.

 

What To Do Next:

  • Idea Leads:  Please create a submission draft at lhrhacks.challengepost.com. Add your team members to your submission project team.
  • Tomorrow morning at 8:30 AM: Please bring your CNIC, name badge, and meal coupons with you.  
  • Find a list of publicly available datasets at http://bit.ly/pk-datasets . Please feel free to add datasets to this list.
  • Be proactive in following up with your Team Mentor for guidance.

 

We have a great session…

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over 5 years ago

Final Details for TODAY

Hello Everyone!

We hope you’re all as excited as we are about kicking off the Lahore Civic Hackathon! Here are some final details for TODAY, Friday, Jan 24:

  • The LUMS security guard at the “IN” Gate should have your CNIC # on the list. If you have any trouble, you can call Khaqan Mukhtar (Ph: 0333-992-5915).
  • Arrive around 5 pm at Smart Lab (School of Science and Engineering, LUMS). 
  • Bring your CNIC card.
  • Bring your laptop.
  • NEW TIMINGS: We’ve updated the schedule for each day at codeforpakistan.org/lhr-hacks.html. On Friday, we’ll end at about 10 pm

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