Friday, September 30, 2016

KLL set to Organise Open Data Challenge 2016 in Pokhara

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Kathmandu Living Labs is organizing a mega tech event 'Open Data Challenge 2016' in Pokhara. Local ideas, local problems, local solutions with open data will be the main theme of the event that is going to be held in Pokhara. The event will be a platform for innovative programmers to utilize the open data.

Prototype Development and Submission

October 7 – November 7
Participants Should produce and showcase a prototype system (e.g. mobile app, web app, maps, data visualizations) that makes use of OpenStreetMap data in Pokhara. There are no limitations on what should be or what it should look like. Here are the things to keep in mind while developing the prototype:

Keep the prototype simple, you should be able to easily iterate over and make changes to the prototype.
Make the prototype functional, you should be able to explain and demonstrate what the idea/product might eventually accomplish.
A full fledged solution is not expected within the given time frame.


  • Understanding of the problem being addressed
  • Team composition
  • Innovative use of OpenStreetMap data
  • Sustainability
  • Five teams will be selected to make the final pitch.

kathmandu Living Labs Open Data Challenge 2016

Idea Pitches from finalists

November 14
10 minutes per finalist is allotted for presentation of your prototype to the select audience. Audience members will consist of personnel, among others, from Pokhara Municipality, Red Cross Kaski, Kaski Scout, Nepal Police, Nepal Army, Western Regional Campus and the United States Department of State. The judging panel for this competition will comprise of people from Regional Environmental Officers of the U.S. Department of State from around the world.


The five finalists will have an opportunity to showcase their prototype in front of local leaders and officials of the U.S. Department of State from around the world. The finalists will also have an opportunity to have lunch and network with the participants of the Secondary Cities in Action Workshop being held in Pokhara. The winner will receive a three month mentorship under the guidance of a local organization relevant to their prototype and Kathmandu Living Labs. During these three months mentoring organizations will provide support to develop the prototype into a full fledged solution. 

A full fledged solution is not expected within the given time frame.


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