Consultation on launch of "UAE Hackathon"
About the subject
Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced the launch of the UAE Hackathon, the
country’s biggest data analysis challenge, which will be held in all emirates
next February, in conjunction with the innovation month. The wise
leadership of the UAE places community happiness at the forefront of its
objectives, which are embodied in the government’s strategies and plans. This
is why we have selected the ‘Data for Happiness’ as the motto of the hackathon.
The idea of the UAE Hackathon
The Hackathon concept
is to establish small teams of 5-6 persons, representing all categories and
segments of society, such as employees, university students, high school
students, entrepreneurs, IT professionals and others, to develop solutions and
ideas in the identified areas of the Hackathon, using big data provided by many
government entities in the country. The UAE Hackathon poses several challenges,
including transportation, traffic congestion, health, education, sustainable
development, and gender balance, which are among the governmental work
priorities in the UAE to achieve customer happiness.
UAE Hackathon organization
The UAE Hackathon is a
series of hackathons to be organized across the whole UAE. Every emirate will
host one hackathon, except Ajman and Umm Al Quwain, where one hackathon will be
organized. The first day of each hackathon will be for training. Hacking and
providing innovative solutions will be in the second and third days.
The six hackathons
will be hosted by Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, Zayed University in Dubai,
Sharjah University, Ajman University in Ajman, American University in RAK,
Ajman University in Fujairah. For more information about dates of hackathons
and registration, kindly visit the official website of the UAE Hackathon.
Share your thoughts
You are invited to visit the UAE
Hackathon page for more details
about participation, dates, and prizes. Kindly share your opinions on the hackathon
challenge themes and issues, which require urgent solutions.
What you expect
We promise to monitor and systematically
analyse your feedback and comments and take the necessary steps. We appreciate
your response, assuring that youth are real partners in shaping the UAE future.