Hackathon 2014 – Mentors

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • Michael Paik, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Fareeha Amjad, Sofware Engineer, CTED, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Saad Harous, Professor, College of Information Technology, United Arab Emirates University
  • Ibrahim AlSuwaidi, cofounder, Liwa Ventures LLC and the lead technology partner
  • Eyad Salamin, Enterprise Architect at C4 Advanced Solutions


  • Alexandre Spaeth, CTO & PhD, E-180 & École Polytechnique de Montréal


  • Serge Humpich, Development Engineer – Security Specialist
  • Guillaume Leseur,  Software Architect,Work4
  • Irene Kapusta, Senior Strategy Consultant & Project Manager


  • Samer Atiani, Co-Founder & CTO, liwwa


  • Ghady Rayess, Co-Founder & Managing Director, FOO
  • Mackram Raydan, CTO, Seeqnce Alice


  • Maraim Masoud, Technical Entrepreneur & Research Assistant, University of Southampton


  • Akram Dweikat, Co-Founder & Co-Leader, PALinnO


  • Thierry Sans, Assistant Professor,Carnegie Mellon University Qatar
  • Ahmed Ali , Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI)


  • Taher Mestiri, General Manager
     I.T.GRAPES & Hadrum

United States

  • Alexandra Qin,  Front-End Developer, Bloglovin
  • Baris Yuksel, Senior Software Engineer, Google
  • Max Stoller,  Analyst, Lerer Ventures
  • Anirudh Koul, Data Scientist, Microsoft
  • Michael Schidlowsky,  Senior Software Engineer, Google
  • Zahra Ashktorab, PhD Student in Information Science: Focus on HCI & Social Computing, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Geoffrey Litt, Student – Major in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Yale University
  • David Hu, Developer Advocate, FourSquare
  • Kenneth Leland, Senior VP of Engineering, Monmouth Telecom
  • Yamil Asusta, Developer Evangelist, SendGrid
  • Stephen Lang, Digital Director, Silkstone

Event Details

February 14-16, 2014
Arriving on Thursday February 13th and Leaving on Monday February 17th.
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Downtown Campus

Contact Us

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

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