The event begins on Friday with an orientation and welcome, lightning API Talks, and then moves onto “open mic” pitches for ideas and team selections on Friday evening. On Saturday and Sunday, teams will develop their applications. On Sunday evening, teams will present their applications to a panel of experts during a public event.

Thursday April 14, 2016

Time Title
7:00-10:00pm Welcome Reception & Dinner (A6 Conference Center Atrium)
8:00pm Mixer Activity (A6)
9:00pm NYUAD Campus Tour
10:00pm (Mentors Only) Meeting in A6


Friday April 15, 2016

Day 1: NYUAD Saadiyat Campus Conference Center (A6)
Time Title
7:30-8:30am Breakfast (A6 Conference Center Atrium)
9-9:15am Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:20-10am Lightning Talks and Plenary
10:05-10:45 am Social Good Themes Presentation
10:45am Break
11:00-Noon Ideation: Brainstorming
Noon-1:00pm Ideation: Consolidate ideas, practice pitch
1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm-3:00pm Idea Pitches followed by voting
2-3:00pm Finalizing of teams and team meetings
3-6:00pm Teams announced and hacking starts
6:00-7:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Depart for Grand Mosque Visit


Saturday April 16, 2016

Day 2: NYUAD Saadiyat Campus Conference Center (A6)
Time Title
7:30-8:30am Breakfast
8:30am-6pm Coding
Team Determined Schedule
Noon – 1:00pm Lunch

Sunday April 17, 2016

Day 3: NYUAD Saadiyat Campus Conference Center (A6)
Time Title
7-8:30am Breakfast
8:30am-2pm Coding
Team Determined Schedule
Noon-1pm Lunch
2pm Submit all files related to your project (Teams should submit the project code, presentation, text me file describing project and code).
Test Rehearsal in Conference room with Advising committee ( 5 minutes per team)
5:00-6:30pm Team Presentations (Public)
Building Apps for Social Good in the Arab world
Presentations with application demo (5 minutes per project)
6:30pm Judging
7pm Winning Apps Announced
7-10pm Reception

Monday April 18, 2016


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