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Recap of the #hack4good- Hyderabad chapter!

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#hack4good 0.6 Hyderabad concluded last weekend through out the world with over 1500+ developers, ideators and designers coming together at the same time for building efficient solutions to handle climate change. Hyderabad was supposedly one of the largest cities to gather traction for this event but with only 50 serious developers who wanted to contribute their 48 hours of time in giving back to the society.

57 developers turn out to this hackathon whom we are very grateful for spending 48 hours of their life in hacking and deploying applications on various platforms including web, android, windows platform and others. [x]cubelabs became the host for this event providing with one of the best workspaces in Hyderabad for us to coordinate and organize #hack4good 0.6. Broadridge and Progress Software sponsored the event with extending their support for this event.

15 challenge partners through out the world joined hands with #hack4good and provided challenges and real time problems being faced by them in the climate change area for the developers to think and hack on. The brief was to check these ideas and implement them in their own way on the platforms they like. Most of the developers who attended the event turned out to be students from prominent institutions in hyderabad. Following are the 9 hacks built in Hyderabad which contribute to 123 projects built through out the world during this weekend.

1. Volunteer.Media – is the platform which brings the information about volunteering and sponsoring all the organizations worldwide. The website built by this team is now LIVE and can be accessed at Thanks to GANDI.NET our primary sponsors for giving away these awesome domain names.

2. PratyEK –

WORLD’S FIRST SOCIAL CURRENCY EK LAUNCHED BY PRATYEK- A forum that marries the willingness of every Indian to meaningfully add value through volunteering in their free time with needs of 3.3 million NGOs across India as well as thousands of other initiatives in a non disruptive manner. Every(EK) hour contributed counts Everyone(EK) who reaches out matters ..and thus PratyEK.

3. Disaster Management Platform –

A disaster management platform to instantaneously tackle situation and to avoid its adverse impacts. System will provide a step by step measure to the government and NGO’s to extend their help .It will publish the action to be taken on priority basis . It will monitor the proper allocation of resources .The report generated by the system will later become a tool to provide monetary help to the people affected. The data will be available for the near and dear ones to find out about their loved ones.

4. GeQu –

GeQu Stands for Green Quotient. It is estimated using the geographic location of a person and calculating various variables such as forestation, water bodies, roads and housing etc. are calculated using map data. So when a person travels from to various places, his GeQu varies, on the basis of which we have calculated a cumulative GeQu and various trends are also shown. To make it more interesting we have also included social comparisons with friends and world ranking (basically different kind of gamification elements).

5. Pick My Waste –

“The Waste if not segregated as wet and dry is a Waste.” – Proper waste management reduces greenhouse gas emissions, including methane. This app not only creates awareness of the Waste management, besides allow responsible citizens to earn money while doing good to the environment.

6. Electric Grid –

We provide a technical solution that will help people calculate their energy usage and know how much of that they can meet with solar PV (photovoltaic) and at approximately what cost, given their individual circumstances. This can then be followed by suggestions of names and ways to connect to a solar service provider.

7. Corbonica –

The project is aimed to create the awareness on day to day carbon foot print through any interactive and compelling game.

8. OurPlanet –

The idea is to make an application for the people/offices to change their lifestyle for the cause and to be easy spread on social networks.
Each change they made from a list that we provide will get a score on how much they helped changing the climate or/and a badge/star. Each action should be provided with a photo or a video.

9. CarbonTax –

Calculates the Amount of Carbon released by the Organization.This is the Sample Application which is developed for just seeing amount of Carbon emitted in the atomsphere.

The live demos of this event can be watched here:


Anish Kumar, pixel geek a.k.a designer at Deep Red Ink came over to talk about the fundamentals of design and how can design make an impact on the things we develop. Following is the video of his talk.

The judging panel for the hackathon in Hyderabad comprised of Mr. Leela Krishna, Head of IT at Broadridge, Mr. Vineel Nalla, Director of NBOS Technologies, Mr. Bharat Lingam, CEO of [x]cubelabs and Mr. Nilesh Jahagirdar, COO of YesGnome. After the pitching of each app demo, the judges concluded with the top 3 most innovative and impactful apps built at this hackathon which being GeQu, Electric Grid and Our Planet.

The top 3 apps from each city which move forward to a global judging this week which including technology experts from various industries through out the world. Wishing the top 3 teams best of luck for their next step and taking these apps forward. It doesn’t end here. All these apps built during these 48 hours have to go forward another step and bring them into production. Ravi Korukonda, COO of [x]cubelabs extended his support to give guidance in any way possible to all of these teams who have contributed to these hacks.

This is a movement and this shouldn’t end here. On this note, I once again extend my thanks to all the attendees without whom this event wasn’t possible, sponsors whose support was incredible and the mentors and judges who spared their time to give feedback to all the apps and developers. Keep hacking and make this world a better place with the technologies which run our lives.



Guest - Harish Kotra


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