What is Code for a Cause?

Do you want to make a change? Do you want to use technology as a mean 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

    A balanced team (i.e., coders, designers) of 3 members

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  • When

    February 15th – February 16th, 2020 (24-hour hackathon)

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  • Perks

    A boost up, Partnership, and Product launch opportunities with Banglalink & of course, fun and adventure-filled 24 hours. Winning team will receive exciting tech gadgets!

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  • Venue

    Banglalink, 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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Our Past Partners

  • Ecosystem Partner
  • Community Engagement Partner

Frequently Asked Questions

It will be a 24-hour long hackathon with a pitching session at the end in front of an esteemed panel of Judges.
180 Seconds (approximately)
Did you say mentor? We will bring the experts to enhance your learning and experience.
Problem Solvers, Tech ninjas, programmers and anyone who loves to design and code, can participate.
Each team must have 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 and also a fun and adventure-filled night during the event is what you will get. 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.
January 31st, 2020
It is up to you on which Problem Area you want to focus on and craft your idea to solve the problem, we will treat all the problems in an equal manner.
Please email us at: codeforacause@banglalink.net
Please read the problem statements very carefully. Choose the cause you care about the most- and apply with your exciting and innovative idea.
We will carefully evaluate the ideas and conduct the initial screening. If your team gets selected to participate in the hackathon, we will notify you within a week of the Registration Deadline.

SDG Hackathon 2.0 | 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