Election is happening in early November in Myanmar. Government announced that the country is on track of democracy since 2010. However people are not believing it yet as a true democracy. Now the another election is coming which will happen in few months. CSO/NGOs and many other non profit orgnizations are doing all things what they can for election such as informing people to check their name in voter list, making events and talks to encourage people to vote. From technology side, Phandeeyar is been recognised one of the most active organisation to foster CSO’s activities for election.
Phandeeyar is organising a hack challenge which invite geeks, designers, NGOs and independent media to participate. Phandeeyar was doing the hackathons since 2013 by it’s previous name ‘Code for Change Myanmar’. Application form closed already for upcoming challenge. There more than hundreds of developers, programmers, designers, CSO leaders and journalists registered. The hackathon will take place at Phandeeyar office in downtown, Yangon. The Hack Challenge will begin on Saturday 12th September. It will finish on Sunday 27th September.
The Hack Challenge is different from last year’s hackathons. Instead of only having 48 hours, participants will have two weeks to build products. They don’t have to work full time on this – if they can only work on the weekends is ok. Check the website Mae Pay Soh for more information. Mae Pay Soh means ‘let’s vote’ in Myanmar language.