open data and smart citizens

Aug 11, 2018

11 Aug 2018

First session: 10:00 - 10:50 Am

The session began by introducing "code for Iraq", as introduced by members of the team as: a non-profit voluntary humanitarian initiative, aims at serving community through programming, creating applications and primarily relying on technology, as well as, it aims at helping and serving people in all aspects of life.
The speaker (Mayada Naji) explained that "decision-making in "Code for Iraq" depends on the principle of decentralization, which means that the decisions could be taken by the members themselves with the participation of decision-makers and the most experienced members.
"The initiative has been established since a year ago, and is developing constantly day by day. At the beginning, the team was consisted of a few members only, and then turned from members to one family of more than 500 members, from various governorates," she said.
"On the other hand, the work of the members and their development is followed up through (a platform), through which data are entered into the website, and then those data are sent to (a server). After that, they get processed to provide the required (Services) ", the speaker Osama Ismail added.
Taif Khudair clarified the challenges that face the team of Code for Iraq: "The challenges lie in following up the work of (500) members. Therefore, the (platform) was established to follow up the proportion of tasks performance for members that are from the governorates, its projects, problems that it faces and other things".
Mohammad Issa assured what his colleagues said: "the production of using and exploiting the applications properly gives us the best results, and this is the primary objective of the team, which is to spread the culture and optimal use of technology