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14 - Oct
(Nearby Event: Business)
Where:General Assembly Washington DC, 1133 15th Street Northwest , 8th Floor, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Pakathon 2016 Ever get the itch to give back in a developing country by applying your current skill set? Here's your chance! Join us at Pakathon DC's 3rd Annual hackathon, where you can form an idea, build a team, and pitch to possible investors ALL within ONE weekend! What is a Hackathon? Our 'hackathon' is a workshop where you will learn how to work in teams to create a solution for a social issue in Pakistan - coding skills not required. Perhaps you’d like to create an alternative syllabus taught at schools or an app that allows easy transfer of money or create a mockup of better farming techniques in Pakistan. Over the course of this workshop, you will learn team-building, creating a simple model of a solution to your identified problem and creating a plan on how to implement it. You will also get the opportunity to meet other like-minded Pakistanis who are passionate about going back and making a difference. We will also have volunteers on hand specifically to help people who have little or no prior experience in designing solutions, programming or creating a business plan. Participants of all backgrounds are welcome! What is the format of the Hackathon? The format of the workshop is fast-paced. The word “hack” means to creatively fix things that conventional wisdom or processes are not solving. We are applying this framework to improve Pakistan’s socio-economic conditions. The topics of this year's Hackathon are as follows: Education Energy Healthcare Women Empowerment Who Wins? The best team from each city’s hackathon will present at the next round at Global Finals in DC on November 19th, 2016 either through video or in-person and get feedback from investors and entrepreneurs. Every city also has the option of nominating runner-ups to Global Finals in DC for a wildcard entry. We will help the winner from Global Finals build their solution. Winners from Global Final who are moving back to Pakistan will automatically have the option of enro
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