On December 1-2 2012, creative developers convened at dozens of sites around the world to address challenges facing the sanitation sector. Each site ran with its own unique flavor and was facilitated by local partners and sponsors.
The Sanitation Hackathon will not end in December for teams and individuals who develop creative solutions at the hackathon event and would like additional support to further refine and prepare their apps. During and immediately after the hackathon, participants and the wider public will be invited to register for the Sanitation App Challenge, a months-long process that links developers with each other and with mentors to support the development of prototypes into apps that are stable and ready for deployment. Through various mechanisms – including forums, videoconferences, webinars, etc. – developers and mentors with expertise in sanitation, business development, marketing, design and other backgrounds will work together to refine projects that address a global subset of problem statements submitted here.