The 2016 NYUAD HACKATHON FOR SOCIAL GOOD IN THE ARAB WORLD

The 2016 NYUAD Hacakthon

Event Details

Date

April 15-17, 2016 Arriving on Thursday April 14 and Leaving on Monday April 18.

Location

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Saadiyat Campus

Hackathon 2015 Winners

حكيمي (hakee.me)

First Place Winners

A wearable device to monitor construction worker health. Provides anonymized reports of working conditions to governments / third party monitors and can provide warnings to workers if they are getting dehydrated or getting too much sun.

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

NYUAD Institute

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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Contact Us

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

If you are a member of the media and have a query about the Hackathon, please contact Public Affairs at nyuad.public.affairs@nyu.edu 



Past Hackathons

2015 Hackathon Winners

Hackathon 2015

حكيمي (hakee.me)
First Place Winners
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2014 Hackathon Winners

Hackathon 2014

MedCare/Tabibi
First Place Winners
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2014 Hackathon Winners

Hackathon 2013

Take Flight
First Place Winners
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2014 Hackathon Winners

Hackathon 2011

MedCare/Tabibi (Healthcare)
First Place Winners
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