Founder and Chair
Affiliated Faculty of Computer Science, New York University Abu Dhabi
Faculty Liaison for Global Programs of Computer Science, and Clinical Associate Faculty, Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, New York University
Thursday, February 21 – Monday, February, 25, 2013
New York University Abu Dhabi Downtown Campus, Abu Dhabi | Map
The NYUAD International Hackathon is a three-day programming marathon, where renowned international Computer Science professors, founders of successful startups, technology professionals, and venture capitalists come together to NYUAD to lead teams of Computer Science talented students from the Arab World and the US to create mobile and web applications. The teams will develop innovative applications relevant to diverse fields such as health, education, film, music, business and science for the benefit of social good in the Arab World.
The goal of the NYUAD Hackathon is to promote innovation in computer science, tech startups and the development of innovative technology for the social good. This event will provide an opportunity for students in the Arab world to experience the full cycle of creating a tech startup (sharing and generating ideas, pitching ideas, learning new platforms and programming languages, designing and developing mobile and web applications and working with a team.). Aside from learning top practices in software development, students will also get a rare opportunity to be mentored by leaders in both industry and academia. Also, students will create innovative and solution-based technology for social good, which is becoming an important goal for Computer Scientists world wide, as the field is now viewed as having created revolutionary innovations in many areas. We hope this Hackathon creates opportunities for future international project collaboration, launching startups and undertaking academic research. The best apps are eligible for great prizes.