Hackathon 3.0 in Dubai UAE 2020
Last month across the UAE hackathon was conducted by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). it was an initiative to push digital transformation at the federal level.
Hackathon theme was based on:
- Happiness & Wellbeing
- Expo 2020
- Smart Sustainable Cities
- Environment & Climate Change
- World-Class Healthcare
- Invest in Space
- Sustainability & Integrated Infrastructure
- World-Class Education
- Digital Transformation
- Security & Safety
We decided to participate in hackathon3.0 in Dubai UAE which was on 24 – 26 February 2020. We form a quick team within our office and register. we named our team as iHifz (which means conserve in Arabic).
After initial brainstorm sessions, we pick two main ideas that revolve around wellbeing and smart sustainable cities. Hackathon.ae provides very good information regarding data points aka APIs.
I Had participated in other hackathons in the past, which was conducted by IATA and other big names in the tech industry, I am very impressed by the hackthon.ae team who manage such a big event with ease.
For Dubai, they have selected Zayad University, as the venue was near to our office building it was a bit convenient for the guys to travel.
For opening keynote, we were little bord as all the speakers were talking in Arabic. however, after lunch when other teams were pitching their ideas we were blown away, so many college teams had great ideas and were showing their concept to the jury.
We had great fun building our prototype and showing it to the final selection committee.