Ever since Narendra Modi government came into power, both the center and the states have been working in the direction to attain the vision of a ‘New India’. Be it education, payments, government processes or solving citizen-centric issues, the government at all levels has been trying to introduce technology to ease the day to day life of the masses. In line with these efforts, the Rajasthan government has announced its two-day mega event ‘Rajasthan Digifest’, including a 24-hour coding hackathon.
Hosted by Department of Information Technology and Communication (DoIT&C) of the Government of Rajasthan, the event, scheduled for 2nd and 3rd December aims to provide a platform to various individuals from the field of IT and e-governance to showcase their skills and innovation. The event will include workshops for startups and the launch of latest citizen-centric projects by the Government of Rajasthan.
The winners of the hackathon will get incubated by the Rajasthan government. As mentioned on its website, the top three winners will also earn a contract with Department of Information Technology & Communication, Government of Rajasthan worth $22.9K (INR 15 Lakhs), $15.3K (INR 10 Lakhs), and $11.4K (INR 7.5 Lakhs) respectively. Furthermore, there will also be track specific prizes where the participants will be nominated from 10 different categories. The winners of the track will thus get preferential access to Rajasthan Government’s startup programme iStart.
Rajasthan Hackathon: A Chance To Build Scalable Tech Solutions For The State Government
Rajasthan Hackathon is a 24-hour, multi-topic, innovation marathon for coders, developers, designers, inventors and all-around creators. The state hackathon event has been organised in partnership with Hasura, a platform for developers to build and host powerful applications, featuring instant backend APIs.
The focus of the hackathon is to identify individuals or teams who can develop scalable tech solutions and help the Rajasthan government in solving citizen-centric problems.
The main tech themes on which solutions can be built are AI, AR/VR, Blockchain, bioinformatics, and IoT. The participants will also get a chance to build tech solutions for Rajasthan’s government first initiatives such as Bhamashah and e-Mitra as well as applications to promote state tourism.