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Banglalink SDG Hackathon Code for a Cause 3.0 final held

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 4 September, 2022 12:00 AM
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Banglalink SDG Hackathon Code for a Cause 3.0 final held

The final of Banglalink SDG Hackathon “Code for a Cause”, an initiative that aims to encourage young problem solvers to come up with innovative solutions to SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) challenges, was held at Tiger’s Den, Banglalink Head Office in Dhaka.

It was organised in collaboration with AppLink this year, said a press release.

After a 24-hour-long competition, winners of the hackathon were officially announced by Banglalink’s panel of judges.

Taimur Rahman, Chief Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Officer, Banglalink, Huseyin Turker, Chief Technology and Information Officer, Banglalink, Mohit Kapoor, Digital Business Director, Banglalink, Abdul Muqit Ahmed, Digital Services Director, Toffee and other high officials of Banglalink were present at the event. Brig. Gen. Md. Nasim Parvez, ndc, afwc, psc, Director General, Systems & Services Division, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) graced the event as the Chief Guest.

Young problem solvers from across the country participated in Banglalink SDG Hackathon through online applications. Based on the prototype solutions they submitted, a total of 15 teams were selected and invited to the 24-hour hackathon event to develop and pitch digital ideas on solving SDG problems related to corporate culture, quality education, climate action, gender equality, entertainment, and gaming.

Team Electric, Team Ubermensch, and Team FarmEx were declared as champion, first runner-up and second runner-up respectively for their innovative digital ideas.

The three winning teams were awarded exciting prizes and exclusive partnership opportunities with Banglalink such as monetizing their apps through AppLink.

 They will get networking opportunities with ecosystem stakeholders as well.

Banglalink will continue to empower innovative minds through such initiatives.