Planning Commission is organising 1st Hackathon on the 12th Five Year Plan

The Planning Commission and the National Innovation Council are organising the first ever Hackathon on the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) on 6th 7thApril 2013. The Hackathon will invite citizens to innovatively communicate the Plan through creative visualizations and software applications.

The 12th Plan is the product of unprecedented participation from Indian citizens and civil society to set out a vision for India`s progress over the next five years. The Planning Commission and the National Innovation Council now invite similar participation to visualise and articulate its rich and insightful content to India.

The Hackathon is being organised simultaneously in eleven locations across India and participants can also join virtually. Thousands of young creative designers, coders, film-makers along with policy and development enthusiasts will visualise and narrate the 12th Plan through infographics, short films, and support the initiatives proposed in the Plan by developing software applications.

Registration for the Hackathon will occur online, in two phases: the first from 22nd 25th March and the second from 28th March 2nd April. More details are available at www.data.gov.in/hackathon. The initiative can be followed on Twitter (@plancomindia, @pitrodasam) and at the Planning Commission™s Facebook page (facebook.com/plancomindia).

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