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.

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  • Who can Participate

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

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  • When

    December 22nd -23rd, 2018. It will be a 24-hour long Hackathon

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  • Perks

    A boost up, Partnership and Product launch opportunities with Banglalink & of course a fun and adventure- filled 24- hour.

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  • Venue

    Tiger’s Den, House 4 (SW), on 1st floor, 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 Partners

  • Ecosystem Partner
  • Community Engagement Partner

Frequently Asked Questions

It will be a 24-hours 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. Also, expect more surprises!
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.
December 18, 2018
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 initial screening. If your team gets selected to participate in the hackathon, we will notify you by December 18, 2018.

The Winner's List

  • Champion

    Arohi, which was developed with a view to empower rural women by creating occupational opportunities for them. An online platform which enables rural women to sell various products such as Jamdani Sharee, Potteries and Cane Articles directly to customers. Due to the direct communication between the purchasers and the sellers, the costs of the products available on the platform will be relatively low. Rural women will get training facilities and investment opportunities on this digital platform as well. The developers aim at working in collaboration with local NGOs in order to bring more beneficiaries under the project.

    Champion: Team Excelsior

  • 1st Runner-up

    PlasTrick is an initiative to curb the environmental impact of plastic waste. It is a system that up-cycles plastic waste and sell the recycled products through their mobile app. People living in poverty will be taken under the project for creating employment opportunities for them.

    1st Runners-Up: Team Inception

  • 2nd Runner-up

    Bijoya is a mobile based application through which women entrepreneurs can sell their products to desired customers. Payment options are added to the app in order to ensure a convenient transaction process.

    2nd Runners-Up: Team Goofy