Hackathon on CivicMapping

Swecha is organizing a Hack-a-thon in view of the growing civilian necessities of Hyderabad. Everyone are welcome to participate and contribute to the Free(dom) Software projects for the Hyderabad Civilians.

Civic tech is a Digital Freedom project which deals with public data and facilitates engagement with citizens. This project uses OSM and comprises of different modules such as mapping open GTFS data of HMRL and MMTS including live status of the trains, Pothole detection and mapping, mapping Public schools, Public toilets, traffic congestion areas, Sewage mapping, etc.

‘Digital freedom’ is the universal access, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to privacy, and the right to creativity, development and innovation. We recognize that universal human rights to free expression, access to information, and privacy (The right of individuals to send messages and emails without being monitored, the right to privacy with regard to data stored on the internet and the prohibition of government monitoring of either individuals or groups as well as the prohibition of other behavior by governments or private companies that could represent a breach of individuals’ privacy.) are being challenged by governments, companies, and other powerful factors worldwide. By creating awareness about freedom of use, development and innovation. Which refers to free software and its philosophy and ability to support digital freedom and technological growth in addition to the principles of Free Software, Creative commons content and Open Hardware. And also, by helping create tools that de-iterate ‘digital authoritarianism’.

Pre-requisites:
Wi-Fi, Drinking water and Toilets available at the venue. Good to have Debian installed in your PC/Laptop before the hackathon. Please bring your device so as to participate in the Hands-on coding.

Please join us in this hackathon to learn, explore, create innovative applications and meet an enthusiastic and vibrant community of Free(dom) Software Developers.

Quick Look::
Date: Sunday, December 29, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Venue: Swecha, Gachibowli(https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/5469029529)

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