INDIAN NEWS & TIMES

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Crosshairs Communications, a top tier agCKVsj37WIAAeh51ency specializing in public relations and social media is organizing the curtain raiser for Safehack – a hackathon campaign, to strengthen women safety.

With an aim to create a real impact in the society, Safehack will engage coders from all over India to develop an app for women’s safety.

The event is supported by Chime for Change, founded by Gucci in US. Safehack is an opportunity where participants across the nation will come together and compete for developing innovative mobile app solutions promoting safety for girls and women.

The idea behind the campaign is to raise awareness about woman’s safety and encourage participation from developers, engineers and coders across India

Shri Narayana Murthy, Founder of Infosys, extended his support to this initiative with his encouraging words. He said, “Safehack is an important step in empowering women and motivating app developers to work for the social good. It will be interesting to see how these hackers will merge skills and technology to build an innovative enterprise app.”

The Safehack drive has also been given the big thumbs up from ace Bollywood actor and UN goodwill ambassador, South Asia, Farhan Akhtar. He said, “Getting coders from all over India to come together and develop a women safety app can be a very daunting task. However, it’s imperative to address this compelling issue and hence, I am happy to extend my complete support for this social cause. The participation in this Hackathon will not only demonstrate the potential of Indian tech persons, but also turn ideas into tangible solutions leading to a positive social impact.”

Stuti Jalan, Founder of Crosshairs Communication, says “The event will bring together inventors and designers, thinkers and makers, local problem solvers and tech luminaries at one platform. I have to thank our supporters and partners who have come forward to give wings to our ideas. The wonderful people at Intel, ISDI, HackerEarth, KAZO and many others are the real force behind this humble endeavor. This event will definitely set the stage for something bigger, more meaningful and impactful.”

 Event Details

Safehack is being planned in Mumbai on Saturday, August 22nd at the Indian School of Innovation & Design (ISDI). Crosshairs Communication is getting support from various quarters in making this drive a great success, where sponsoring/supporting companies and individuals are not only getting an opportunity to support a compelling cause but also connect with the relevant audience.

An exclusive panel of judges is onboard to give feedback to the participants. Senior members from reputed organizations like Intel, Business Standard and Google will form the jury that will select the best apps adhering to various parameters.

Eligibility

Any individual or team that can build a woman safety app using is eligible to enter. It can be an app one has built prior to this contest or one is building now. The applicants will be screened by HackerEarth, a Bengaluru-based coding platform that specializes in organizing hackathons. HackerEarth will zero down top 10 participating teams, who will come down to Mumbai and showcase the blueprint of their mobile app at the venue. Applicants can register here: https://www.hackerearth.com/sprints/safehack/, or send in their entries to safehackindia@gmail.com.