Hackathon 2013 – Mentors


  • Mohamad Eid, Ph.D, P. Eng., Reasearch Associate, Division of Engineering, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Sameer Sortur, GM, Innovation 360
  • Kamal Hassan, President and Chief Excitement Officer, Innovation 360, UAE and USA
  • Mutaz Qasem, CTO, Zeedna


  • Faical Azouaou, Associate Professor & Researcher, ESI, Ecole Superieure d’Informatique


  • Melanie Gorka, Co-Founder, Partner, Commons11
  • Hussein Al Osman, PhD Candidate, University of Ottawa


  • Noha Seada, Technical Team Leader, Healthy-IT, Free Zone; Assistant Lecturer, Ain Shams University
  • Ramy Eltarras, Assistant Professor of Software Engineering, Arab Academy for Science and Technology
  • Mohammad El-Ramly, Assistant Professor of Computer Sciences, Cairo University


  • David Hutchful, Senior Technical Program Manager, Grameen Foundation


  • Aditya Vashistha, Research Assistant, Microsoft Research


  • Mousa Al-Akhras, Assistant Professor, Jordan University
  • Kamel Al-Asmar, Founder & CEO, Nakhweh, Founder & Online Communication Strategist, Ideation Box Nakhweh / Ideation Box
  • Abdel-Karim Al-Tamimi, Assistant Professor, Yarmouk University


  • Amir Zeid, Associate Professor of Computer Science, American University of Kuwait


  • Bouchaib Falah, Assistant Professor of Software Engineering, Al Akhawayn University


  • Mohannad Zalloom, Software Project Manager, Souktel Inc.


  • Thierry Sans, Assistant Teaching Professor, Carnegie Mellon University Qatar

Saudi Arabia

  • Eiman Kanjo, Assoiciate Professor, King Saud University and Cambridge Moile Sensing LTD
  • Rawan Alharbi, TA, King Saud University


  • Raouf Amor, Software Consultant, Sungard

United States

  • Jason Jho, Senior Software Engineer, Cambridge Semantics
  • Ramsey Nasser, Fellow, Eyebeam Art+Technology Center
  • Susannah Raub, Software Engineer (Expert on Google Maps), Google
  • Kelvin Chan, Software Engineer, Google
  • Arnaud Sahuguet, Product Manager, Google
  • Mohamed Mansour, Software Engineer, Microsoft
  • Neha Narula, Ph.D Candidate, MIT
  • Michael Paik, Ph.D. Candidate, New York University
  • David Tomczyk, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Quinnipiac University
  • Jeremy Johnstone, Product Engineer, Random Hacks of Kindness and Tumblr
  • Max Stoller, Developer, Lerer Ventures
  • Sean Herron, Technology Strategist, NASA

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

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