Sanitation Hackathon 2012 – tapping innovation in global sanitation

Infosys and Indian Institute for Human Settlements partnered with World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program to co-host ‘Sanitation Hackathon 2012’ on December 1 and 2 at the Infosys campus in Pune. More than 100 software developers from Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi participated in the event.

The software programmers were divided into 23 teams and worked closely with sanitation experts to develop innovative solutions that can improve the quality of public health in India. The participants, professionals from leading IT companies, brainstormed to design applications aimed at helping the reach and quality of sanitation services through information technology.

A total of 18 applications were created with most of them targeted towards addressing sanitation grievance redressal, sanitation awareness creation, toilet finder, tracking toilet usage and sanitation reporting system.

The India event was one of 14 locations around the globe where information technology experts found solutions to sanitation problems facing developing countries.

Winners of Sanitation Hackathon 2012

Team TernUp from Bangalore was chosen the winner for their innovative applications on tracking toilet usage and detecting clogged pipes. Team Three Sensitizers from Pune was declared as the runner-up, followed by four other winning teams – EcoLogic, IAAP, Mobility Warriors and One Erics.