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FCS Students Shortlisted by Civic Hackathon

 

Students from the IBA Faculty of Computer Science were short-listed from hundreds of people who applied for the Civic Hackathon organized by P@SHA. The selection process was based upon the technical and functional knowledge of the field of Computer Science and also the domain knowledge of various problems which are being faced by the citizens of Karachi. The aim of the Hackathon was to develop solutions that would address the civic problems, we all face every day.

The two day Hackathon ended up with 11 practical and useful ideas and solutions addressing 10 different Civic problems. It included Web Applications, Mobile Applications and SMS-Based solutions addressing problems of Education, Health, Disaster management, Human and Animal rights Corruption, Crime and many others. The participants were all professionals and belonged diversified fields including Doctors, Journalists, Mappers, Analysts, Developers, Designers and other areas.

Ayaz Ali Qureshi (BS-VIII), Syed Hasan Asghar (BS-VIII) and Imran Hemani (BS-VI) developed an SMS-based Crowd-sourcing reporting and Alert notification system. Through this system, people can retrieve the number of crimes that have happened in a particular area and also report them via an SMS which would be updated in the database.

A web-based system was also prototyped where anyone could report a crime. It also did the statistical analysis of crimes according to the parameters set by the user. The feedback given by the judges was highly appreciable and valuable.
The Faculty of Computer Science would like to congratulate these students on their success and wish them good luck for their future!