Wednesday, January 7, 2015

#MNLShapingDavos: Get Ready to Hack the Sangguniang Kabataan

Wazzup Pilipinas!

On January 15, young people will gather to interact with fellow youth and key government personalities about the merits and shortcomings of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK). Don't waste the opportunity to compete in creating game-changing apps for a better youth government. Will you be a part of #‎HackTheSK‬?

#MNLShapingDavos is a two-day hackathon from January 15-16 that aims to address the challenges in creating a more transparent and accountable SK. We will also host Interactive Panels on the morning of the 15th (open to non-participants of the hackathon) with key personalities from the government like Senator Bam Aquino, the development sector like Transparency International-PH, and the media. The hackathon will give its participants the opportunity to compete in creating game-changing apps for a better SK.

This is part of the international project #ShapingDavos where 40 cities worldwide will discuss 10 topics related to the theme of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting on Jan. 20-24. It will provide local stakeholders and the general public with unprecedented live access to the communities and issues that are driving the global agenda.

There are two (2) ways you can participate:

1/ Join or create a team that will come up with a web or mobile app to solve the challenges in the SK (more details below); or

2/ Sign up as an individual during the Interactive Panel. Invite your friends, groups, and organizations to join.

Register through before January 15. For detailed information about the hackathon rules and mechanics, please read below.

Hackathon Rules:

1/ Teams:
Form teams of 3-5 members with this ideal composition, but one person can take multiple roles. This is ideal but not required.
(a) Active youth/community leader with deep interest in good governance or previous experience with the SK
(b) Strategy/Business development person: Someone with the foresight for project marketing and sustainability
(c) Frontend/Backend developer
(d) Graphic designer

2/ Registration:
Teams are required to register through the Eventbrite link. No onsite registration will be allowed.

3/ Challenges:
The goal of the hackathon is to generate solutions in the form of web/mobile apps for the following challenges in the SK:
(a) Improve awareness of SK roles in the community.
(b) Engage the community and the youth SK activities.
(c) Improve transparency and accountability in the SK.

4/ Hackathon Proper:
The hackathon will commence for 24-hours, starting 1:30 pm on January 15 and ending 1:30 pm on January 16. Code finalization and submission will be 1:30 – 2:00 pm.

5/ Ownership:
Teams have full ownership of the apps but we encourage them to use the GNU (General Public License) APIs. Usage of any proprietary APIs from partners is encouraged, but not a requirement.

6/ Submission:
Teams are required to use repositories of their choosing (i.e. GitHub, BitBucket, etc), public link and deployment instructions should be provided for code review.

Fresh code is required, only exemptions are API and configuration codes. Submissions will be subjected to code review.

7/ Code Review
Teams who do not use a repository and provide the link will either forfeit their submission or the technical review score.

8/ Pitch:
Each team will be allotted 10 minutes to present their product.
• 4 minutes – Pitch presentation
• 3 minutes – Product demo
• 3 minutes – Q & A

9/ Criteria for judging
a. Pitch and Problem-Solution Fit: 70% of total score
• 40% - Impact (Essential value and utility)
• 30% - Creativity and Innovation
• 30% - Sustainability (Usability after the hackathon)

b. Technical Review: 30% of the total score
• 40% - Readability
• 40% - Structure / Frameworks
• 20% - Innovation / Integration

This event is part of ‪#‎ShapingDavos‬, a global conversation engaging 40 community hubs of the Global Shapers Community with the participants of this year's World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. Be a part of this historical event in the making!

‪#‎MNLShapingDavos‬ is brought to you by our special partners, Globe Labs and Red Wizard. The community thanks its global partners Coca-Cola, Reliance Industries, and The Abraaj Group.

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