The Annual NYUAD International Hackathon for Social Good in the Arab World (2011)

1st Place Winner of the 2011 Hackathon:


Description: Making physical therapy a fun experience with minimum expense and effort for child and parent for the children with handicaps issues by using kinect (xbox360 game controller sensor) and unity game engine.
Ahmad Malkawi (University of Jordan) and Hamza Al Kofahi (University of Jordan)

2nd Place: Open Mena (

Description: We’re building an API for public data in the MENA region. Citizens will be able to access and create value through the reuse of data that is exposed by our API.
Max Stoller (NYUNY), Tengchao Zhou (NYUNY), and Monir Abu Hilal (Princess Sumaya University for Technology)

3rd Place: Makindu Children’s Center Database Project

Description: Streamline and automate the data entry and report generation components of the workflow for an orphanage in rural Kenya. The current paper-based system is error-prone and time-consuming, resulting in both poor quality data and potential loss of grant funding due to the difficulty of timely generation of reports for donors. Automation of this system will allow the orphanage to focus on delivery of care rather than administrative paperwork, and allow greater transparency from the donors.
Katy Blumer (NYUAD), Alice Tessen (NYUAD), Ali Taqi (American University of Kuwait), Nishant Mohanchandra (NYUAD) and Halim Lagrid (Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Informatique)

Event Details

October 28-30, 2011 
Arriving on Thursday October 27th and Leaving on Monday October 31st.
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Downtown Campus 

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