are you a

developer

ready to 

build the metaverse?

LIMITED NO. OF SPACES AVAILABLE. EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE TOP 200 DEVELOPERS WORLDWIDE.

PARTICIPANTS CAN REGISTER BOTH AS INDIVIDUALS OR AS A TEAM.

11TH OCTOBER, 2022
DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

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about

It is time to use new technologies to re-imagine a more sustainable world for future generations. The metaverse brings a whole new paradigm shift for how we think about sustainability. GDS will bring the best in the business to hack and reveal futuristic concepts that define: sustainability solutions. How do we make new planet friendly solutions using Azure and metaverse technologies, to re-invent and enhance the following sectors: tourism, food and smart cities by reducing carbon footprints and improving quality of life.

challenges

Build a mixed reality experience to reinvent MENA as a sustainable region!

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CHALLENGE 1

tourism

How to redefine the tourist experience of visiting Dubai by maximising visitor enjoyment while minimising carbon footprint?

participants can register both as individuals or as a team

CHALLENGE 2

food

How to minimise food waste by giving people contextual insight into the nutritional value and the carbon footprint of the food they are about to buy?

participants can register both as individuals or as a team

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CHALLENGE 3

virtual spaces

How to redefine the virtual spaces for new ways of human interaction in ways that minimise the carbon footprint of energy, mobility and education?

participants can register both as individuals or as a team

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prizes

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overall winner

Mentorship opportunities for winning team, with the Microsoft product team, plus exclusive Microsoft gear.
More information coming soon... TBC.

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most creative concept

The HACKMASTERS prize - an all expenses paid trip to our London Studio for the team with most creative concept.

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best hololens design

Winners will receive the opportunity to join Founders Hub, Microsoft's new, innovative platform offering support at every stage of idea development. TBC.

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prizes

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE:

FREE ENTRY TO GLOBAL DEVSLAM ON 10TH, 12TH AND 13TH

COMPLIMENTARY AZURE CREDITS

EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO MICROSOFT TRAINING MATERIALS

1-1s WITH INSPIRING MENTORS

MORE YET TO BE ANNOUNCED

timelines

REGISTRATION
NOW OPEN!
ONLINE

Free Registration

SELECTION AND TEAM MATCHING
2ND OCT
ONLINE

Confirmation of Acceptance

Teams Formation

Teams Briefing

Training Resources

Pre-Access to Azure APIs and exclusive Microsoft Training Materials

IDEATION AND PREPARATION PERIOD
4TH OCT
ONLINE HACKING BEGINS

Start ideation and building your team's concept for the hack

Interact with exclusive mentors

Submit a one-minute video of your team's concept by the 10th of October

the hack

Meet the Mentors

Develop Concepts

Present and Demo Pitches to Judges

Prize Presentation

11TH OCT 2022
PHYSICAL ATTENDANCE at
DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE
AFTER HACK
OCT 2022 - APR 2023
ONLINE

Winners will enjoy their Microsoft prizes

Winners will receive details about exclusive trip to London with HACKMASTERS

the mentors

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YOU WILL BE INTERACTING WITH WORLDWIDE MENTORS

CLICK ON THEM TO LEARN MORE:
MENTORS FROM HACKMASTERS
MENTORS FROM MICROSOFT
MORE YET TO BE ANNOUNCED

the judges

MORE YET TO BE ANNOUNCED

are you a

developer

ready to 

build the metaverse?

register before 30th September to get a head start on the challenges

so...

WORLD'S
LARGEST
MEETUP FOR
THE

DEVELOPER &
CODING
COMMUNITY

about gds

4 days of data and tech-driven conference sessions led by pioneering minds in AI, Python, Java, Cloud, Kubernetes, etc.

Strategic event supported by Coders HQ (Ministry of AI)

15,000 visitors from 170+ countries are expected

faqs

1 / When and where does the Metaverse Masters hack take place?

You’ll do the hacking ONLINE from 4th – 10th October, using tools we provide and meeting our mentors throughout. On 11th 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?

Metaverse Masters is open to all developers with an interest in Azure and Microsoft technologies. As long as you're willing to learn about Microsoft technologies, there's a place for you! Metaverse Masters has no age limit. However, you MUST be able to attend the physical hackathon on the 11th October, to be a valid participant. We have limited spaces, with up to 200 physical participants joining us. The first 50 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 30th Sept – 11th 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 11th 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 3rd 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 50 participants will be able to guarantee their place in the hackathon. There are only 200 spaces available 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?

Metaverse Masters does not have intellectual property of the ideas developed during the hackathon, so your idea and solution remains with you and your team. As a winner of some prize categories, you will have the opportunity to develop your solution further if you wish to do so.

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 Metaverse Masters discord server.

9 / How do I redeem my complimentary ticket to Global DevSlam?

You will be sent your ticket to Global DevSlam on the 9th via email. Only official participants attending the hack will receive a ticket.