Digital HackFair is back with a new theme and exciting new prizes.

Digital Hackfair 2.0 is a virtual hackathon bringing the best developers and innovators from Pakistan to use Google technologies and build impactful solutions. ​


Google Developers and Telenor Velocity have collaborated to provide an opportunity to the youth of Pakistan to build tech solutions as part of this hackathon that is open for developers, builders, innovators and students. Our theme for this year's hackathon is Women Empowerment and we encourage all entries to be centered around problems faced by women in today's time #MORESeZyadaEmpowerment.

No matter if you are a student, expert, professional or even hobbyist, as long as you know how to use the power of code to build a solution you are welcome to join the challenge in any of the focus areas:
Fin-tech, Health-tech, Agri-tech, Ed-tech, Cyber Security and Others.

Important Note : This competition is open for all genders to apply.


Hackathon Details:

  • The online hackathon will be open for submission for 5 weeks (2nd Sep - 11th Oct 2021)

  • After the submission deadline a team of online judges will select the top 10 teams from Pakistan and invite them to a virtual pitching competition to win prizes.

  • Judges for the final pitching competition will be announced later.
  • All submitted apps must use

    • either Android development (Java/Kotlin) or Flutter/Dart

    • use of Java/Kotlin for your application will fetch bonus points.

Submissions must include:

  1. Demo video: (hosted on YouTube). Your video should be around 2 minutes, include a demo of your working application via a step-by-step visual demo and explain how you are using Android /Flutter to power the experience of your app.

  2. Images. Submit few images / screenshots of the application that tells most about your product e.g. home page or any other feature page

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

PKR230,000 in prizes

First Prize (PKR, 100,000)

Second Prize (PKR, 80,000)

Third Prize (PKR, 50,000)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  1. This competition is only for developers from Pakistan.

  2. Both male and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  3. Submissions can be done as an individual or as a team (max 3 members) but only one entry will be allowed per Devpost account.

  4. Solutions presented in this competition must focus on Women Empowerment.
  5. Existing startups with developer teams are encouraged to apply but they must submit new and non pre-existing apps to make it a fair level playing field for everyone.

  6. Only the top 10 submissions will be invited to a virtual pitch session to make their final pitch in front of judges

Requirements

Please click on START A SUBMISSION as soon as you are ready.

  • Please add a 2 minute video of your app and a screenshot. Possibly a few screenshots.

  • Clearly explain what problem category is your app targeting that you are proposing a potential solution to.

  • Post your code to GitHub and link to the public repo (suggested but not mandatory).

  • List all team members on your submission with their DevPost usernames

Judges

Wajahat Karim

Wajahat Karim
Android Expert

Sakina Abbas

Sakina Abbas
Flutter Expert

Waleed Arshad

Waleed Arshad
Flutter Expert

Hira Tariq

Hira Tariq
Community Building Expert

Irum Zahra

Irum Zahra
Data Science Expert

Mashhood (Ali) Rastgar

Mashhood (Ali) Rastgar
Web Expert

MENTOR : Furqan Qureshi

MENTOR : Furqan Qureshi
Leadership, Coaching & Design Thinking Expert

MENTOR : Talha Zareef

MENTOR : Talha Zareef
Product UX Expert

MENTOR : Uma Subramanian

MENTOR : Uma Subramanian
Director, Developer Community at Turing

Judging Criteria

  • Visual Appeal
    How is the UI/UX? Is the app user-friendly and intuitive?
  • Relevancy & Presentation
    Does it really try to solve a relevant problem in assigned category?
  • Innovation & Tech
    Does the app solve the problem in a unique way? What is the level of detail and novelty?
  • Impact
    Could this app help only a few or thousands of people?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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