What is Code for a Cause?

Do you want to make a change? Do you want to use technology as a means to solve critical issues the world is facing?

Code for a cause is an initiative by Banglalink to enable young people develop innovative solutions to social causes. This 24-hour long hackathon aims to bring together young coders and designers working together to develop solutions for achieving SDGs.

  • Who can Participate

    1. Any Bangladeshi Citizen

    2. A balanced team (i.e. app developers, coders, designers) of 1-3 members

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  • When

    To Be Announced

    Registration

    Till 30th July, 2022

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  • Perks

    1. A great opportunity to monetize your designed app though app placement in Applink. Along with mentorship and sustainable partnership with Banglalink

    2. In addition, the winning team will receive exciting tech gadgets and lots of other benefits.

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  • Venue

    Banglalink Digital Communications Ltd-Tiger’s Den, House 4 (SW), Bir Uttam Mir Shawkat Sarak, Gulshan-1, Dhaka 1212.

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What is SDG

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another. (Source: UNDP)

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Frequently Asked Questions

This Hackathon is open to individuals:

(i) Must be a Bangladeshi citizen

(ii) A tech-savvy person who has a passion for app development and coding, which may focus on SDGs and problem solving.

The ‘Call for Application’ round will be virtual where the participating teams are going to submit their ideas on a Google Form. However, the actual Hackathon event is going to be a 24-Hour event, which will be held in at Banglalink’s Head Office (Tiger’s Den, House 4 (SWH), Bir Uttam Mir Shawkat Sarak, Gulshan-1, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh).
It will be a 24-hour long hackathon with a pitching session at the end in front of an esteemed panel of Judges.
Registration will be open till 30th of July 2022. After that, the main competition will commence and detailed information will be communicated in due course.
You will get a confirmation email with detailed information on next step within 3 working days of successful registration.
The duration will be 3-5 minutes (approximately). However, on the day of the Hackathon it will be decided and announced by the judges.
Did you say mentor? We will bring industry experts to enhance your learning experience.
Problem Solvers, Tech ninjas, programmers and anyone who loves to design and code, can participate.
Each team must have at least 1 member and at most 3 members.
Just carry your laptop, charger and your fully energized team-that would be all.
There is no registration fee required for this event.
Opportunity to be a part of the development of your country is the biggest prize you can think of. If that is not enough for you, Partnership and Boosting opportunities with Banglalink, particularly being able to monetize your own designed app on Applink. Plus, look forward to a fun and adventure-filled night during the event. Even more surprises wait for the Winning team!
The amazing office of Banglalink Digital Communications Ltd-Tiger’s Den, House 4 (SW), Bir Uttam Mir Shawkat Sarak, Gulshan1, Dhaka 1212.
You can team up with anyone from any institution / organization.
15th of July 2022
Our thematic areas comprises of any of the 17 SDGs, along with corporate, entertainment and gaming sector. Therefore, it is up to you to decide which thematic area you want to work on and craft your idea to solve the problem digitally.
Please email us at: codeforacause@banglalink.net
You can simply apply online through our SDG Hackathon website or Banglalink’s Facebook page. The registration is open till the 15th of July 2022. Choose the cause that you care about the most and apply with your exciting and innovative app idea.
We will carefully evaluate the ideas and conduct the initial screening. If your team gets selected to participate in the hackathon, you will receive notification of such.
You are requested to register only once. In case of multiple idea/app submission, please submit each idea/app under a different team name.
Yes, you can participate in this year’s Hackathon as well.

Previous SDG Hackathon | Winners

  • Champion

    Team: Tahsin Mayeesha, North South University (CSE). Abdullah Md Sarwar, North South University (CSE). Sayeed Shaiban, North South University (CSE)

    Idea: Noyona, an end to end product to help women with legal support by matching them with legal services using deep learning and natural language processing based chatbot.

    Champion: Team Quirkybits

  • 1st Runner-up

    Team: Md. Jubayer, BRAC UNIVERSITY. Atiquzzaman Atik, BRAC UNIVERSITY. Mashiat Ferdous, BRAC UNIVERSITY

    Idea: A Nano Education Platform that creates employment by connecting teachers, content providers and reviewers.

    Runner Up: Team BeNotX

  • 2nd Runner-up

    Team: Nihal Bhuiyan, United International University (CSE). Majharul Islam Leon, United International University (CSE). Jahidul Islam Rahat, Dhaka International University (CSE)

    Idea: The idea is a process of planting tree using drone with the help of Seedball (a specialized compost ball with all necessary ingredient needed for seed to germinate). Drone will drop these seedballs to the land area.

    1st Runner up: Team Arial X