Hackathon 2015 – Judges

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • Anna-Liisa Goggs, Chief Operating Officer, Consult and Coach for a Cause
  • Sana Odeh, Affiliated Faculty, NYU Abu Dhabi, Faculty Liaison for Global Programs of Computer Science, and Clinical Professor of Computer Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York.
  • Nina Curley, Abu Dhabi Director, Flat 6 Labs
  • Muhammed Mekki, Founding Partner, AstroLabs
  • Lara Demirijian, Advisor for Service Improvement in the Government, Prime Minister’s Office, Dubai, UAE
  • Anna Chefter, Head of Investment Risk – Investment Services Department, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
  • Mohamed Hamdy, Managing Director of Turn8 Accelelator, Dubai
  • Rudayna Abdo, Director of Business Strategy, Otak International


  • Muhammed Mansour, Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator, Mercy CorpsEgypt, Venture Capital & Private Equity


  • Abdallah Absi, CEO, Zoomaal


  • Kamel Al-Asmar, Founder & CEO, Nakhweh


  • Dina Sherif, Founder, Ahead of the Curve


  • Jeffrey Avina, Director of the Middle East and Africa Division of Microsoft International’s Citizenship and Community Affairs Department, Microsoft.org

United States

  • Arnaud Sahuguet, CTO, GovLab / NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
  • Jeremy Johnstone, Head of Data Infrastructure and Chief Architect , Nomi
  • Owen Davis, Managing Director, NYC Seed

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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