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Tag-It Claims Top Prize at 4th Annual RAN-AidData GIS Hackathon

  • In General
  • 31 Jul 2017 - 2:38pm
  • By Mark Wamai
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Teams hard at work during the 4th Edition of the RAN-AidData GIS Hackathon, 28th July 2017, RAN Kololo Office, MakSPH, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University's ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) in collaboration with the AidData Center for Development Policy (AidData-USA) co-organized the ‘Fourth annual GIS Hackathon’, which took place on Friday, July 28, 2017 at the RAN Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (RAN EA RILab) in Kololo, Kampala Uganda. The theme and challenge for this year’s Hackathon, “Hack4TheCity” was based on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11, which seeks to make cities and human settlements more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Participants in their teams, were expected to compete in rapid ideation and prototyping of web and/or mobile applications, web maps, GIS apps, or static maps to address the challenge at hand.

Seven multidisciplinary teams comprised of 5 individuals were shortlisted from a pool of 40 applications to compete in the hackathon. Team Tag-It, which developed a mobile application with a map that allows users to simply tap a location and report manholes or other faults on the streets of Kampala claimed the top cash prize of US$250.

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