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The battle for sustainability will be won or lost in cities. Regenerative cities go beyond sustainability and into new models for the economy, ecology and empathy of their societies.
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The hackathon explores novel and creative uses of data science to enable some of the regenerative city challenges. If you are a data scientist, python coder, or web developer looking to explore new ways of using PyScript, data science and or blockchain to solve fun and future challenges then sign up. All levels welcome.
Talha Liaquat, Karl-Henrik Nilsson, Keith Satuku, Luigi Bungaro, Muhammad Ali Sakhi, and Tanzeel Shaikh
Sarah Bailey & Zayna Ahmed
Zayed Al Raeesi, Abubaker Alseri, Mohammed Patel, Sohrab Setoodeh, Ali Al Yafei, and Tsvetan Paskov
Ape Consulting are offering the opportunity for the winning team to engage in a series of 1-on-1 mentoring sessions with experienced industry professionals to work further on their idea. This team will receive 8 mentoring sessions, providing them with guidance, insights, and expert advice tailored to their project's requirements and goals in addition to 40 hours of code review and development support.
Wolfpack Digital is offering the winning team an opportunity to take your product to the next level with 100 hours of UX/UI Design & Development consultancy.
Valued at 5K Dollars, Trend Atelier will be giving away a Foresight Essentials Mastercourse for every participant in the winning team. More details on the course, titled ‘Forecast Like a Futurist’, can be found here- https://www.thetrendatelier.com/courses/forecast-like-a-futurist.
OPEN UNTIL 18TH OCT, MIDNIGHT
SELECTION AND TEAM MATCHING
Confirmation of Acceptance
Pre-Access to Training Materials
IDEATION AND PREPARATION PERIOD
16TH - 19TH OCT
Start ideating and building your team's concept for the hack
Interact with exclusive mentors
19TH OCT 2023
PHYSICAL ATTENDANCE at
DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE
Learn how to effortlessly put Python on the Web
Present and Demo Pitches to Judges
Part 1 - Dojo Style Training
Part 2 - Making The Future
20TH OCT 2023
PHYSICAL ATTENDANCE at
DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE
Meet the Mentors
Present and Demo Pitches to Judges
OCT 2023 - APR 2024
Winners will enjoy their prizes
Winners will receive details about possible recruitment or sponsorship
YOU WILL BE INTERACTING WITH WORLDWIDE MENTORS
MENTORS FROM HACKMASTERS
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Professor at DIDI + Co-Founder of Reid-X
Prof. Carlos Montaña PhD is a founding faculty and chair of research in the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation DIDI (in collaboration with MIT and Parsons), and full professor (adjunct) at Queensland University of Technology QUT. He is an academic, design and innovation strategist, advisor for government and industry, jury for international design awards, speaker, and an entrepreneur currently based in the Middle East. An award-winning design and academic leader, he has 30+ years’ experience in Colombia, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Founder + CEO of HACKMASTERS
Saher founded and leads HACKMASTERS work with governments and global brands on developing future propositions. Saher regularly works with C-Suite and Minister Level groups to develop, align and execute strategic vision, policy and future scenarios. Saher is the author of the HACKMASTERS playbook and is a regular speaker and lecturer at top business schools on future industries, design and engineering courses in universities across Europe.
Azure Innovation GTM at Microsoft
Hatim Nagarwala is currently working at Microsoft Middle East as a Go-To market Manager for App Innovation, responsible for growing the Apps Business on Azure in the Middle East. Hatim is known for his technical acumen towards Microsoft Technologies and for creating high-quality products. Hatim loves to talk in technical Symposiums and has delivered over 300+ sessions across the globe.
Global DevSlam is revolutionizing the region's technology landscape.
This unprecedented gathering brings together tech enthusiasts, transformation buys, and the elite developer community in a groundbreaking 3D experience.
Elevate your business by exhibiting at Global DevSlam and secure new opportunities, ensuring you stay ahead of the competition.
THE BIGGEST MEETUP FOR THE DEVELOPER & CODING COMMUNITY THE BIGGEST MEETUP FOR THE DEVELOPER & CODING COMMUNITY THE BIGGEST MEETUP FOR THE DEVELOPER & CODING COMMUNITY
1 / When and where does the hackathon take place?
You’ll prepare for the Hackathon online from 8th – 18th October, using the tools we provide and meeting our mentors throughout. On the 19th of October, you will attend a Coding Dojo IN PERSON at Dubai World Trade Center to collaboratively ideate on the problem spaces and meet each other while brushing up your skills for Python on the web. You'll also get to practice presenting in a safe space. On the 20th of October, you’ll present your submitted solution and its accompanying presentation to our mentors IN PERSON in the Dubai World Trade Centre. If you make it through to the final round of presentations, you’ll get to present to the judges and everyone else at the hack.
2 / Who can participate? When will I know I've got a guaranteed place in the hackathon?
The hackathon is open to everyone. Whether you are a coder, a designer, an ideas person, or you know how to speak in public, you are welcome and encouraged to join us. All you need is passion! Hackathon has no age limit. We have limited spaces, with up to 80 physical participants able to join us. The first 20 registrations will be guaranteed a spot, so register whilst you still can!
3 / Can I participate alone?
Yes you can, but you might find it hard to create a solution on time. Our recommendation is to find a team of around 4-6 people, with different abilities. For example: one person codes, one knows design, and one person organises the team's work and presents your results. If you don't already have a team in mind when you register, don't worry. We will have an event dedicated to team building. Nobody will get left behind.
4 / What will I do during the hack?
From the 2nd – 18th Oct you’ll be participating in hack activities. This generally includes a few days ONLINE to get used to the tools we’ll be sharing, a week of ONLINE ideation and solution creation, and a final presentation IN-PERSON at Global DevSlam on the 19th and 20th of October. Throughout this timeframe, you’ll have access to mentors who will provide feedback and support on your solutions.
5 / When and how can I sign up?
Registration will remain open until 13th October. We will communicate with you via email and Discord upon registration. To make sure you get all the useful information (e.g. the schedule, tool walkthroughs), sign up as early as possible. You can register by filling out the form that can be found here. Only the first 60 - 80 participants will be able to guarantee their place in the hackathon so guarantee yours now!
6 / Why should I sign up for a hackathon?
Great question! Hackathons are a fantastic opportunity to test yourself: can you create a feasible working solution to a problem in such a short time? You’ll get to learn from your teammates, your mentors and also your competitors. And there’s prizes too, of course. Who doesn’t like winning, especially after working hard on something?
7 / Can I take the idea further after this hackathon? Does my idea stand?
The intellectual property of projects developed by established teams during the hackathon belongs to the team of developers who create it. Existing technologies and tools that are used by the developers belong to the owners and creators of the tools and technologies.
8 / How can I benefit from mentors' expertise?
We’ll be setting up mentor chats so that each team has the opportunity to discuss and get feedback on their ideas. To benefit from this, make sure you book in with mentors when we open up the appointments. Information about this will be shared on our hackathon Discord server.
9 / How do I redeem my complimentary ticket to Global DevSlam?
You will be sent your ticket to Global DevSlam a week prior to the event via email. Only official participants attending the hack will receive a ticket.