NYU Abu Dhabi to Host Annual International Hackathon

ArabNet Team, Apr 14 2017

Aspiring hackers and computer science students from across the globe are set to gather at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) starting today until the 16th for the 7th Annual International Hackathon for Social Good in the Arab World. Participants will be divided into teams and mentored by renowned international computer science professors, founders of successful startups, technology professionals, and venture capitalists, as they lock horns to develop the best innovative applications for social good across a wide range of sectors.

Organized by Founder and Chair for NYUAD Hackathon, Sana Odeh, the event invites teams to develop innovative applications relevant to diverse fields such as health, education, journalism, film, music, business, and science. Presenting their applications to a panel of judges on April 16 at 4pm, the teams will compete for top honors during the annual Hackathon.

Winning projects from last year’s edition of the annual Hackathon included language tools such as a “ReCaptcha-inspired” mobile application for crowd-sourcing Arabic text digitization and an inline translator for informal Arabic and English, as well as a personal digital assistant for refugees termed Sadiki.

"The NYUAD International Hackathon is a global event that offers top computer science students and leading professionals from around the world the opportunity to work together and design innovative solutions that contribute to social good in the Arab World,” said Odeh “With projects ranging from mobile apps to hardware applications, the Hackathon encourages talented young minds to pursue new avenues of creative thinking through strong collaborations that cross borders in order to build technical solutions that will impact future generations.”

For further information on the 2017 Annual NYUAD International Hackathon for Social Good in the Arab World, visit http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/news-events/conferences/nyuad-hackathon.html

 

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