Banglalink, one of the leading digital communications service providers in Bangladesh, has officially started the submission phase of ‘Banglalink SDG Hackathon Code for a Cause”, a program launched in association with Preneur Lab and GDG Dhaka to encourage innovative youngsters’ participation in solving socio-economic problems related to SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) through innovative digital initiatives.
Tech enthusiasts, programmers and problem solvers with passion for coding and design can participate in the 24-hour long Hackathon, which will be held from 22-23 December, 2018. In order to participate, interested candidates have to form a team consisting of 3 members and submit their innovative ideas on solving problems related to 5 SDG thematic areas – Quality Education, Gender Equality, Industries-Innovation-Infrastructure, Climate Action and Sustainable Cities &Communities – visiting this website: https://sdghackathon.banglalink.net/. All the necessary information about the Hackathon can be found on the aforementioned website. The deadline for the submission is 17 December, 2018.
The teams eligible for participation in the competition will be selected through an initial screening, and they will get the opportunity to showcase their problem-solving skills at the24-hourlong program that includes a pitching session in front of an esteemed panel of Judges. On the basis of the efficiency and uniqueness of the proposed solutions, the Judges will announce the winning team, which will get a lucrative partnership opportunity from Banglalink.
Taimur Rahman, Chief Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Officer, Banglalink said, “As a leading digital service provider, Banglalink strives to play an exemplary role in securing a sustainable future of the country through digital innovations. We firmly believe that our innovative youngsters have what it takes to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals successfully. Banglalink SDG Hackathonis giving them a great opportunity to showcase their skills and make significant contributions to solving different socio-economic problems.”
ArifNezami, CEO, Preneur Labsaid, “It’s great to partner up with a renowned organization like Banglalink for such an important initiative.In order to ensure sustainable development in future, Bangladesh needs to address the SDG problems and take necessary initiatives accordingly. Talented youngsters can actively participate in this process and play a vital role in taking the country forward through their innovative endeavours.”
In addition to providing quality digital services to customers, Banglalink has always been committed to taking innovative digital initiatives to strengthen the socio-economic infrastructure of the country. The leading digital communications service provider will continue to play the role by taking similar initiatives in future as well.