This December, civic technologists team up with subject matter experts to find innovative solutions to challenges facing the sanitation sector.
The Sanitation Hackathon:
The Sanitation Hackathon challenges programmers to develop innovative software solutions that address real-world problems in sanitation.
In December 1-2 2012, technologists will team up with sanitation subject experts in an intensive marathon to find innovative solutions to challenges facing the sanitation sector.
The event, organized by the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program in partnership with the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) and Infosys in India in addition to dozens of local and global partners, will take place around the simultaneously in several cities around the world.
During the months leading up to the event, experts on sanitation and members of the public will create, submit and vote on "problem definitions” that highlight specific sanitation challenges that could be mitigated by innovative ICTs.
Then, during a weekend-long marathon event, teams of programmers in cities around the world will develop innovative solutions to these problem definitions