The Annual NYUAD International Hackathon for Social Good in the Arab World (2015)

1st Place Winner of the 2015 Hackathon: حكيمي (

Description: A wearable device to monitor construction worker health. Provides anonymized reports of working conditions to governments / third party monitors and can provide warnings to workers if they are getting dehydrated or getting too much sun.
Students: Farah Shamout (NYU Abu Dhabi, Jordan), Martin Slosarik (NYU Abu Dhabi, Slovakia), Tony Lin (NYU Abu Dhabi, Taiwan), Nora Benson (University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, USA), Agoune Juba (Ecole nationale Supérieure d’Informatique, Algeria), Badreddine Zebbich (Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering IGEE Ex.INELEC, Algeria), Hajrah Jahan (Manipal University, UAE), Mohamed-Zakariae EL KHDIME (Ibn Tofail University, Morocco), Hassan Bello (University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE), Dora Palfi (NYU Abu Dhabi, Hungary), Saif Rehman (University of Sharjah, UAE), Malak Milhem (Yarmouk University, Jordon)
Mentors:Katy Blumer (Software Engineer at Google, USA), Anas Shahrour (Research Assistant at NYU Abu Dhabi, Jordan), Ayman Farhat (Software Engineer, Lebanon)

2nd Place Winner: ترجمني (TranslateTube)

Description: TranslateTube is a crowdsourced voiceover translation service for existing video content.
Students: Khouloud Sahli (National School for Computer Science, Tunisia), Krishna Chaitanya Aluru (Brown University, India), Andrej Maris (Imperial College London, Slovakia), Jiadong Du (NYU Shanghai, China), Mark Surnin (NYU Abu Dhabi, Russian Federation), Dana Abu Ali (NYU Abu Dhabi, Jordan)
Mentors: Rasha Rasem (Web Developer, Palestinian), Thierry Sans (Assistant Professor, French), Arkadiy Kukarkin (Software Engineer, Russian)

3rd Place Winner:Eco-Eco

Description: An open world Farmville-like game where the resources can only be earned through doing real-life environmental activities. In order to let children understand the issues and actively engage in making changes in their real life, we believe gamification is the best way.
Students: Yan Zou (Rock) (NYU Abu Dhabi, Chinese), Julia Xu (NYU Abu Dhabi, Canada), Yaser Omar Abdelaziz (Helwan University, Egypt)
Mentors:Hussam Mohsineh (Advisor, Power of Art Startup Consultancy, UAE)

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Event Details

April 10-12, 2015
Arriving on Thursday April 9 and Leaving on Monday April 13.
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Downtown Campus
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