8 October 2015
‘Save Me’, ‘Genius’ Applications Win in ICT-Trust Fund Open Source Software Camp

In the Open Code Camp for Sustainable Development Hackathon organized on October 8, the health service project "Save Me" won the first prize, which aims to implement software of mobile phones and cloud computing to link emergency rooms and intensive care rooms in hospitals via an electronic network, allowing the provision of services to citizens using smart phones.

The second winner project was "Genius" that introduces the basics of programming and computer science using Gamification techniques to children which are advanced game applications for educational purposes.

ICT Trust Fund, jointly established by MCIT and the UNDP, supported the event technically following the "Free Open Source Software Camp for Sustainable Development" it organized in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and Open iT Company.

Over the course of six days, the Egyptian ICT Trust Fund introduced and talked about the significance of 2015 sustainable development objectives and the importance of concerted national and international efforts in order to achieve those objectives.

ICT-Trust Fund participated in providing training to the youth on programming online applications using open code sources in addition to introducing the operating system Linux.

The Regional Director of Egypt ICT- Trust Fund Hoda Dahroug said that spreading the free and open software culture and sustainability in innovation in the field of designing and improving development solutions was of top priorities towards building a knowledge society.

Dahroug announced that the Fund would provide advanced training grant in free open source software, as well as providing necessary technical and knowledge- based support to winning teams after the end of the camp.

About Hackathon
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.
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