Built By Her 2021 is a 48-hour long online hackathon that focuses on empowering young women between the ages of 18 and 35 from Sindh and Balochistan in building solutions for key developmental challenges present in Pakistan.
Women Economic Inclusion
Women make up nearly half of the country’s population but according to a World Bank report only about 26% of women are an active part of the workforce. Their participation will not only make the country more inclusive but become a driver for economic prosperity as well.
Accessibility to Education
It is estimated that there are at least 18.7 million children who do not go to school. This is in part due to the inaccessibility of educational resources/tools and at times the lack of quality schools. Technology and innovation can be vital to making education accessible to all.
The impact of climate change is now more evident than ever before. Sporadic and unpredictable weather patterns are just the beginning of what will become a long and difficult road ahead. However a concentrated effort can be made right now to mitigate the impact.
Tourism in recent years has been a major economic driver. Many areas of Pakistan have the potential to become a hub for travel for tourists home and abroad.
Participants must be females between the ages of 18 and 35.
Participants will be competing in teams of at least 2 members each.
In case of teams made up of 5 or more members, 1 member may be male. The team lead however must remain a female.
Each team must select one Challenge from the list of 4 Challenge Sets.
Teams must base their solution on the respective solution they have chosen.
The solution can be web based, mobile app based, desktop based or hardware based (IoT).
Teams will be assigned tasks during the duration of the competition that they must complete in the given time frame.
Teams will be subject to a code-review following the event.
Frequently asked questions
I have signed up, when can I expect to hear back?
We'll be reaching out to accepted applicants with participation details a week before the Hackathon.
I am not a coder/programmer. Can I still take part?
My teammates aren't from the same city, will that be an issue?
Not at all. This is an online hackathon and as long as you can coordinate with your team you are good to go.
Do we have to stay online for the entirety of the 48 hours?
As a part of the Hackathon you will be assigned tasks and will have your progress monitored. We want you to be able to communicate with us whenever needed.