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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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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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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?

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?

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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?

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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 environmentally impactful

Product Discovery and Design workshop with 100hours of complementary UX/UI Design, courtesy of Wolfpack Digital.

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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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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
CLOSED 6.30PM 7TH OCT
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
MENTORS FROM NVIDIA