The 2015 Annual NYUAD International Hackathon for Social Good in the Arab World

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    April 10, 2015

  • End date

    April 12, 2015

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The 2015 New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Annual International Hackathon for Social Good in the Arab World will be held in the UAE on April 10th, 11th and 12th. 

This three-day program is a collaboration aimed at bringing together computer science students, academics and technology experts, from around the UAE, the Middle East, and the world, to foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in computer science.

This event will be held at the NYU Abu Dhabi Campus. Small teams of students (5 students per team), headed by a mentor drawn from academics, professional developers, and accomplished representatives from regional and international startups, will compete by creating mobile and web application dedicated to the social good in the Arab World. On the final evening, teams will present their application before a panel of distinguished judges and guests.  NYUAD cover accommodation, food, and airfare (if applicable) for all of the selected students and mentors.

There are two ways to participate in the NYUAD Hackathon:

  1. Computer Science professors: Nominate one highly talented student from your university for a full scholarship to participate in the Hackathon. NYUAD is looking for entrepreneurial, highly intelligent students skilled at working in a team. They would like to emphasize that each University should nominate only a single student, to encourage the participant to work with his faculty to select one highly talented individual. To nominate a student please click here.

  2. Technology experts: Apply to become a Mentor during the NYUAD Hackathon. The ideal mentor is someone with extensive experience in winning or guiding a winning team during Hackathons or competitions. Mentors MUST be proficient in web applications or mobile (iOS/Android) applications with third-party API dependencies, and other skills and processes needed for succeeding in Hackathons. NYUAD will only consider highly qualified academics, highly experienced tech developers, and founders of successful startups. To nominate yourself as a mentor please click here.

The deadline for both Computer Science professors and technology experts is February 7th, 2015.

For more information, please visit the NYUAD Hackathon website, or contact the organizers at

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