On Dec 14, our team DataSansar attended Solvathon 2019, a 2 days hackathon for solving problems with data-driven solutions.
Solve-a-thon2019 was a two-day, the first of its kind, was organized by the World Bank and The Asia Foundation with support from UKAID at the Kathmandu University School of Management on 14-15 December.
The agenda behind the Nepal Solvathon 2019 were:
Find data-driven solutions to issues facing our society today.
Collaborate, contribute, and share data skills with the community while working on data projects.
Contribute to an emerging open data community in Nepal.
We had 3 people on the DataSansar team i.e Diwash Shrestha, Prakriti Dhungana and Binod Jung Bogati (me).
Day 1: Starts with Problem Statement
There was some pre-defined problem in Solvathon. Our team had decided to work in the tourism sector since we applied.
Also,Visit Nepal 2020was approaching, so our team planned to work on the Nepal Tourism Dashboard project. Our project was developed for helping Nepal Government for decision-making looking at the statistical data published by the Nepal Tourism Board.
Day 2: Building a Dashboard with R
On day two, we build the prototype using R + Flexdashboard. We integrated different visualization tools like plotly, highcharter.
We@datasansarteam built Nepal Tourism Dashboard at#solvathon2019#rstats@DFIDNepal@worldbankdata@RaviNepal@bjungbogati@prakriti50@rugnepal#VisitNepal2020#Nepal#hackathon— Diwash Shrestha 🇳🇵 👨🏽💻 (@diwastha)December 15, 2019
We pitched our idea at the front and let know what we developed in two days.