Congratulations to the winners of OSM Hackfest 2022

Open Knowledge Nepal

Open Knowledge Nepal


Tue Jul 05 2022

This post is written by Arjun Gautam and compiled by James Shrestha.

We would like to congratulate the winners of OSM Hackfest 2022.

After a very long journey of learning open technologies, participating in the workshops, submitting ideas for the Hackfest, being selected to participate, building and presenting tools based on their ideas; team ”Omnecal” has won the OSM Hackfest 2022. The idea of team Omnecal was to simplify public transportation using OpenStreetMap.

Winning the very first OSM Hackfest is not just an achievement but also an opportunity to explore, learn and create more in the dynamic space of an open community. Omnecal has got an opportunity to present its idea to a much bigger audience at the “State of The Map – Asia” conference.

Besides the title winner, OSM Hackfest 2022 also has winners under various categories. There are 3 category winners: Impactful Project, Best Presentation and Best UI Design.

Team Geoneer has won the category “Impactful Project”. The project is about managing landfill site by providing informed decision-making.

Team Sagarmatha has won the category “Best UI Design”. This project is about finding new hiking routes, powered by a community created in firfirey app a user can see all the routes recommended by the community and can also share their new routes.

Team Pollyanna has won the category “Best Presentation”. The project is about creating a map to locate public infrastructures and find potential places to develop infrastructures keeping sustainable development in mind.

Congratulations!! to the team Omnecal, Geoneer, Sagarmatha, and Pollyanna. All the best for your future endeavors.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our mentors, judges, chief guest, and volunteer, who has provided proper guidance and supported the participating teams to develop their ideas into projects.

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