By Tamara Pupic
A programming marathon to showcase talents of local ICT start-ups and IT students in Abu Dhabi
Regional programmers are gearing up for the first-ever international computer programming competition, due to be held in Abu Dhabi on 4-5 September.
AngelHack hackathon Abu Dhabi, which will be hosted at New York University Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat campus, is a 24-hour contest that aims to provide software developers with a platform to turn their ideas into viable business opportunities.
The event follows the events held in Dubai in May, and Davao in the Philippines in August, as well as the forthcoming event in Iraq on 28 August.
Organised by AngelHack Silicon Valley, a San Francisco-based organisation which connects the international technology community with Silicon Valley, the series of global programming marathons aims to showcase local ICT start-ups and IT students.
The winners from each city will receive entry to a 12-week mentorship programme and an opportunity to enter the AngelHack Silicon Valley final, where they can pitch their ideas to technology companies in Silicon Valley such as Google, Intel and Qualcomm.
Interested programmers can register for the Abu Dhabi event until 4 September at www.angelhack.com.