NYUAD Team Wins Third Place at International Hackathon


Congratulations to NYUAD sophomores Katy Blumer, Alice Tessen, and Nishant Mohanchandra, who, along with Ali Taqi and Halim Lagrid from the American University of Kuwait, won third place in the NYUAD International Hackathon for Social Good in the Arab World.

Their Makindu Children's Center Database Project created an application designed for NGOs to increase efficiency in submitting records and reports to donors. 

As Sana Odeh, NYU clinical associate professor of computer science, a member of the NYU Abu Dhabi Affiliated Faculty, and the event's organizer, said, "In our increasingly connected world, application development is a tremendously impactful way to empower people with the tools and resources they need to overcome social challenges. I have been very impressed with the range of inventive and marketable ideas that have resulted from this event."