READing Hackathon

16 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 5

This campaign is over.

starts on:
Dec 15, 2017, 08:30 PM
ends on:
Dec 17, 2017, 08:30 AM


Hacking is building things that you love, to solve real world challenges using tech and iterative prototyping, it is to come up with an amazing idea and work tirelessly on it. It is to fail, fail again and fail better. It's to work together, collaborate and build things that are innovative. It is to be a better programmer.

With that spirit, READ Alliance is organizing - READing Hackathon and invites all developers, coders, techies, education experts and tech enthusiasts to participate in an interesting and engaging hackathon with an aim to bring change in the recent early education scenario.

There isn't a problem without a solution. So, unleash your brain's creativity and potential, use your coding skills to bring out the developer in you and come up with a viable solution to find out if you've got what it takes to not just survive but thrive in the 21st century and in turn make it a better place to live in!

Immerse yourself into educational technology development for a continuous stretch of 24 hours on the 9th and 10th of December 2017 in Delhi and 16th and 17th December in Bangalore. Bring your team of maximum 5 people and pitch your revolutionary educational solutions to our eminent judges and we'll make sure that your playtime ends in rewards and glory worth 8 Lakhs!

Come face to face and solve the real world problem in the education domain.

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Improving Teacher Effectiveness

Although we are all aware of the complex and comprehensive role teachers play in the education eco-system, yet the entry requirements and training periods for elementary school teachers are much lower than those in other countries. Moreover, our dated teacher training programs do not have a defined focus on early grade reading. Need of the hour is to redesign teacher education programs in the country. Additionally, a platform for teachers needs to be created where they could share knowledge and best practices amongst themselves.

Increasing availability & use of reading materials

Reading materials are scarce, particularly in local languages and children, who are beginning to read, find it difficult to comprehend stories that are not written in their mother tongue. Instead of engaging children, the text - in an alien language - often ends up distancing them from reading. Moreover, without engaging reading materials, it is unlikely that students will develop a positive attitude towards reading and see it as a meaning making, or even a pleasurable exercise.

Tech enabled Reading Assessments

There are differential learning levels inside a single classroom with many students struggling to read grade - level texts. The need of the hour is to come up with a solution that can help in identifying the learning gaps and provide personalised remediation for them at the earliest. To truly close the loop on formative assessments, there is an urgent need to invest in tech-based assessment frameworks that rely on data and personalization to provide remediation and diagnosis of challenges each child might be facing in their classrooms.


Main Prizes
Winner- Funded Acceleration Program

Stand a chance to join READ Alliance and USAID run Acceleration Program and win Incubation support worth INR 8 lacs

First Runner-Up

Top 3 entries shall get get $1000 Amazon Web Services credit.

All Participants

Free $100 Amazon Web Services credit for Hackathon participants

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