Hyderabad: About 700 students worked on the datasets to develop interpretations and insights on the progress of Telangana State on various Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the Data for Social Good Hackathon-2021.
The hackathon was organised by the Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC), Government of Telangana and Data Analytics and Computational Social Sciences (DACSS) program of the University of Massachusetts (UMass).
In all, there were 266 teams and as many as 121 teams have submitted the visual interpretations and 11 teams have made it to the winning list. The winning teams will now get the opportunity to present their proposals on the international platform Annual UMass Homecoming Research Symposium in November.
The focus was on zero hunger, good health and well-being, clean water and sanitation, and climate action .
The hackathon aimed to inculcate data analytics and critical thinking for social impact among 200 students across India, said TSIC Chief Innovation Officer Dr Shanta Thoutam.
“Teams found unique ways to use data to study SDGs. We will be showcasing the works of top 11 teams on November 4. The Government of Telangana is doing an excellent work in driving the social innovation ecosystem system in the State,” said Dr Meredith Rolfe, DACSS Programme Director.
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