Create data-driven applications to tackle a governance challenge

Join us on August 9th at IIM Bangalore, to take part in a Hackathon focusing on developing tools that help improve the quality of governance.

The IIMB App for Governance is an event hosted by the Centre for Public Policy, IIMB and is open to anyone - developers and civic hackers - who are interested in tackling a significant governance challenge. Over a period of 24 hours, teams will work on their ideas, create a working prototype and the event culminates with presentations and prize distribution. Shortlisted teams will be  invited to present at the 9th Annual International Conference on Public Policy and Management to be held from August 11 to 13, 2014 at IIM Bangalore campus.

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$1,135 in prizes


First Runner-Up

Second Runner-Up

Devpost Achievements

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The event is open to individuals (over 18 years in age) and teams of upto 4 members. Software developers, social scientists and other civic hackers are welcome. If you do not have a team, we encourage you to register and team up with the other participants.



The challenge is to develop an app that helps improve governance and public service delivery. Submissions can be a working prototype of a web/mobile/desktop app. The participants are requested to submit a one page write up about the app developed.


How to enter

Participants are requested to register on ChallengePost. You may also write to us at with the following details to register for the event.

Team Name, Team Members, Contact details

This is an in person hackathon. Please be at the Central Pergola (on the IIM Bangalore campus) by 2 pm on the 9th of August, 2014. The IIMB Hackathon organizing team will be giving detailed instructions on the Hack as well as unveiling details of the App for Governance case.


Vinay Avasthi

Vinay Avasthi
Master (Storage Software), Hewlett-Packard

Arnab Mukherji

Arnab Mukherji
Associate Professor, Center for Public Policy, IIM Bangalore

Grant Miller

Grant Miller
Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

Sridhar Pabbisetty

Sridhar Pabbisetty
Chief Operating Officer, Namma Bengaluru Foundation

Judging Criteria

  • Ease of Use