The Annual NYUAD International Hackathon for Social Good in the Arab World (2013)

1st Place Winner of the 2013 Hackathon: Take Flight

Description: “Take Flight” is an online platform for cross-language video mentoring. Students: Seth Thompson (Yale University, US), Alex Qin (NYU New York, US), Geoffrey Litt (Yale University, US), and Omar Omran (Lebanese American University, Lebanon) Mentors: Ramsey Nasser (Fellow, Eyebeam Art+Technology Center), and Max Stoller (Developer, Lerer Ventures).

2nd Place Winner: Safe Journey

Description: A mobile app to track a vehicle route from source to destination. It sends SMSs to a designated contact to keep track of the passenger route during the journey on the vehicle. It is aimed to maintain security and follow-up on passengers, especially ladies. Students: Amanda Coston (Princeton University, USA), Omar Abdel Galeel (Khalifa University of Science (Sharjah Campus), UAE), Mostafa Hammad (Khalifa University of Science (Sharjah Campus), UAE), Abdulla Zoubir Ourad (Khalifa University of Science (Sharjah Campus), UAE), and Abdul Rahman S. Mohamed (Ain Shams University, Egypt) Mentors: Noha Seada (Assistant Lecturer, Ain Shams University, and Technical Team Leader, Healthy-IT, Free Zone, Egypt)

3rd Place Winner, Tie: Laha (For Her); Landmarkr

Laha (For Her)

Description: A social platform for Arab women with chronic diseases to share experiences. Students: Tahar Zanouda (Quinnipiac University, Algeria), Daniel Gur (Kent State University, USA), Kartik Mandaville (Carnegie Mellon University, USA), Aysha Siddique (University of Michigan, USA), and Caroline Wong (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark). Mentors: Michael Paik (Ph.D. Candidate, New York University, USA)


Description: A website providing landmark cues for navigation. Students: Oleg Grishin (NYUAD, UAE), Moiri Gamboni (NYUAD, UAE), Morgante Pell (NYUAD, UAE), and Dmytro Krasnoshtan (Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE) Mentors: Rawan Alharbi (Teaching Assistance, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia), and Susannah Raub (Software Engineer, Google, USA)

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2013 Students

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2013 Judges

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2013 Program

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2013 Mentors

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Event Details

February 22 -24, 2013
Arriving on Thursday February 21st and Leaving on Monday February 25th.
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Downtown Campus

In the News — 2013

Seedstars World April 3, 2013
Safe Journey Interview

The National May 21, 2013
Obesity? We have an app for that

Salaam February 27, 2013
NYUAD Hackathon Welcomes Programmers from Around the Globe

Emirates 24|7 February 26, 2013
Professor Sana Odeh’s Interview

WAMDA February 26, 2013
Building a Hacker Culture in Abu Dhabi

Khaleej Times February 25, 2013
NYUAD concludes Hackathon 2013

WAMDA February 25, 2013
NYUAD Hackathon Winners Debut Startups for Social Good

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