7th-8th September 2018

Day 1: 08:30AM-06:00PM
Day 2: 09:00AM-05:00PM


The Sports Hub,Trivandrum


Calling all developers in and around Kerala to come together and create solutions that matter.

We are hosting a 2 day hackathon in Trivandrum, Kerala where senior technical experts from IBM and the ecosystem will help you design and build solutions that are pertinent to solving some of the problems on ground.
The recent floods in Kerala have been devastating and we as a society are still coping with the after effects. There are many lessons learned and we saw several developers coming together to stand up websites and applications to aid the rescue efforts. There is no doubt that software developers have a lot to give back in terms of their talent and skills to aid humanitarian efforts and help solve global problems.

This is our chance to make a difference...

* How can we apply technology to better prepare for and reduce the losses that result from such large scale natural disasters?
* What solutions can be built to help aid rescue and relief efforts during and after the event?

This will also be a great opportunity to sign up and prepare to submit in the global Call for Code challenge which is open until 28th September 2018. Call for Code is a global initiative that unites developers to solve pressing social issues; benefits UN Human Rights Office, Red Cross in partnership with Linux Foundation and creator David Clark Cause. IBM is the founding member. It is the largest and most ambitious effort to bring startup, academic and enterprise developers together to solve one of the most pressing issues of our time: preventing, responding to and recovering from natural disasters.


 DAY 1- 7th September 2018

08:30AM - 09:30AM Registrations & Check-in
09:30AM - 10:00AM Kickoff and Welcome by program partners
Seema Kumar - Country Leader, Developer Ecosystems Group India/SA - Opening Remarks
Shri M Sivasankar IAS - Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology
Dr Saji Gopinath - CEO Kerala Startup Mission/Director IITMK
10:00AM - 10:30AM Himanshu Goyal(IBM Watson Media and Weather -
Using Weather data to mitigate natural disasters) in conversation with
Dr. Sekhar Lukose Kuriakose - Member Secretary (ex-officio), KSDMA & Head (Scientist), State Emergency Operations Centre, Govt. of Kerala - When Disaster Strikes
10:30AM - 10:40AM Call for Code Sign Up
10:40AM - 12:45PM Design thinking led exercise for Ideation and sharing the problem statements - Mandira Anand
12:45PM - 01:30PM Lunch
01:30PM - 06:00PM Hackathon begins.Teams begin coding

 DAY 2- 8th September 2018

09:00AM - 01:30PM Coding Continues
01:30PM - 02:30PM Lunch
02:30PM - 04:00PM Presentation and Evaluation feedback
Jury - Shachi Dhawan (Pitney Bowes), Ashok Madaravally (Pitney Bowes), Ganesh Samarthyam(CodeOps), Seema Kumar(IBM)
04:00PM - 05:00PM Awards and Recognitions




The Sports Hub,
Opp. University of Kerala,
Karyavattom, Trivandrum, Kerala - 695581.