The Information Technology Institute (ITI) will hold the first Big Data, Cloud, and Mobile Hackathon in Egypt-in partnership with IBM entitled “Let’s build smarter Egypt”-on November 26 to 29 at ITI Premises, Smart Village.
The event begins with a knowledge day hosting keynote speakers from the IBM and ITI pioneering community, and the national institutions owners of Big Data volumes, followed by interactive technical seminars on the latest technologies and tools in Big Data, Analytics, Cloud and Mobile.
The event gathers esteemed Academia and professional from the technology domains in focus.
Furthermore, the three-day competitive hackathon starts with team-based projects to prototype solutions and services, solving challenges and providing commercially-viable opportunities in the hackathon’s Domains using the highlighted tools and technologies. Domains such as challenges and opportunities in health services, irrigation, agriculture, and energy.
Winning projects are to receive prize awards in the presence of technical gurus and subject matter experts who act as the jury that evaluates the projects.
The word hackathon is combined from the words hack and marathon, where hack is used in the sense exploratory and investigate programming (not as a reference to committing a cybercrime). Hackathons are globally recognized marathon coding events. Hackathon is a gathering where programmers collaboratively code in an extreme manner over a short period of time. Developers, innovators and designers join hackathons in teams of five people generally to build innovative prototype to solve some given problems sets. Hackathons are ultimate exhibition of skills for developers.