The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), in collaboration with the Urban Unit, P&D Department, and the Water and Sanitation Program, The World Bank, concluded on Sunday the country’s first Water and Sanitation Hackathon tackling some of the most challenging issues faced by the citizens. Speaking on this occasion, World Bank’s Communication Consultant Anjum Rahman said that first time “Two-Way Communication System” between people and government organizations had been introduced which would not only help to monitor the performance of the organizations but also help solve the problems regarding water supply and sanitation.
PU College of information technology (PUCIT), Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, a private university and some other institutes competed alongside app-development software houses in a two-day coding fest. The Hackathon was a global event, being held simultaneously in 14 cities including Cape Town, Dhaka, Pune, New York, London, San Francisco and Helsinki.
Monday, December 03, 2012
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