The 2017 NYUAD HACKATHON FOR SOCIAL GOOD IN THE ARAB WORLD

The 2017 NYUAD Hacakthon

Event Details

Date

April 14-16, 2017 Arriving on April 13 and Leaving on  April 17.

Location

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Saadiyat Campus

Hackathon 2016 Winners

Arabic Snippets | قصاصات

First Place Winners and Audience Choice

A “ReCaptcha-inspired” mobile application for crowd-sourcing Arabic text digitization

Sana Odeh Affiliated Faculty, NYU Abu Dhabi, Faculty Liaison for Global Programs of Computer Science, and Clinical Faculty, Computer Science Department Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York.

Organized by

Sana Odeh, Affiliated Faculty, NYU Abu Dhabi, Faculty Liaison for Global Programs of Computer Science, and Clinical Professor of Computer Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York.

Sponsorship

About

The Annual NYUAD International Hackathon is a three-day programming marathon, during which renowned international computer science professors, founders of successful startups, technology professionals, and venture capitalists come together at NYUAD to lead teams of talented computer science students from all over the world (the majority of the students will be from the Arab world), to create mobile and web applications. The teams will develop innovative applications relevant to diverse fields such as HEALTH, education, film, music, business, and science for the benefit of social good in the Arab World.

Goal

The goal of the NYUAD Hackathon is to promote innovation in computer science, tech startups, and the development of innovative technology for the social good. This event will provide an opportunity for students in the Arab world to experience the full cycle of creating a tech startup (sharing and generating ideas, pitching ideas, learning new platforms and programming languages, designing and developing mobile and web applications, and working with a team). Aside from learning top practices in software development, students will also get a rare opportunity to be mentored by leaders in both industry and academia. Also, students will create innovative and solution-based technology for social good, which is becoming an important goal for computer scientists worldwide, as the field is now viewed as having created revolutionary innovations in many areas. We hope this Hackathon creates opportunities for future international project collaboration, launching startups, and undertaking academic research. The best apps are eligible for great prizes.

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For questions or comments, please email us at nyuad.hackathon@nyu.edu.

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