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AngelHack Global Hackathon

Series: Dubai

July 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM - July 8, 2017 at 6:00 PM

In5 Innovation Centre, Boutique Villa #7, Dubai Knowledge Village, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A Welcome Note

Over the years we’ve seen teams of coders, designers and entrepreneurs from around the world become Whole Developers, watched as their Thoughts Become Things, and proved that Anyone Can Code. We’ve seen the code commit moment over and over again. The “oh sh*t I hope this works” moment. The moment where you know your hopes and dreams of winning that prize, that spot in the accelerator, that idea validation, are all on the line.

 

So, for our 10th Global Hackathon Series, we’re asking you to Commit To Your Code, and in turn commit to your project, a global ecosystem, yourself, your team, and your future.

 

#AH10 is here.

Challenge & Prizes

Let’s face it, prizes just make hackathons more fun. That’s why each year, we team up with our sponsors to bring you an awesome set of prizes. Don’t forget, we’ll also be announcing more closer to the event!

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Grand Prize: An exclusive invite to our HACKcelerator

A 12-week Curriculum to turn your hackathon idea into a startup reality
A diverse network of both local and global mentors
Weekly guest speakers
A chance to fly to Silicon Valley for our Annual Global Demo Day and participate in a week of extensive pitch training!

AWS

Amazon Web Services

Prize: $200 in AWS Credits per person through AWS Activate

Link: https://pages.awscloud.com/hckaws17.html

Govtech

GovTech

Challenge: Fight violent extremism in order to foster peace and coexistence through technology.

Prize:

  • $500 USD cash prize for winning team
  • From the 25 finalist teams, a top 3 teams will be selected by an esteemed panel of judges to receive a $2500 travel stipend per team to travel to London and pitch to leading investors for continued support of their solution.
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IBM

Challenge:

What can you do with cognitive computing today?

 

You can spot trends. Create hits. Conserve energy. Fight crime. Break records. Increase efficiency. Save money. You can drive sales. Know customers better. Personalize medicine. Speed launches. Increase crop yields. Restock shelves. Make art. You can open minds. Open opportunities. Open new markets. Open new ideas.

 

We’re inviting developers to build the next generation of AI powered applications by using the IBM Watson Language, Vision, Speech & Data APIs

  • Visual Recognition
  • Discovery
  • Tone Analyzer
  • Natural Language Understanding
  • Personality Insights
  • Discovery News
  • Natural Language Classifier

 

Resources:

 

Prize:

Winning teams receive up to $120,000 in IBM Cloud credit to implement their applications & become an IBM Global Entrepreneur  + lots of cool swag 🙂

InternsME

InternsME

InternsME will award one team with an opportunity to have a pitch feedback session with our board of investors.

InternsME will award the top 3 winning teams with:

  • An opportunity to be shortlisted and recommended for any relevant job of their liking on our platform
  • An employability workshop at our office to improve their CV / job applications
  • A Video CV recording session to help immediately grab an employer’s attention
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Restb.ai

Prize: 5000 free API calls to all attendees and the grand prize winner will receive 5000 free API calls a month for one whole year
Link: http://restb.ai/angelhack/

Why AngelHack?

By hacking at an AngelHack hackathon, you are joining our global community of over 120,000 developers, designers and entrepreneurs who are committed to bettering the world, their city, themselves, or just simply competing for fun prizes.

 

All ages, genders, and skill levels are welcome. Come solo or in a team of up to five, and spend the weekend learning new skills, meeting your local tech community and tech sponsors, enjoying free food, and more.

Commit To Your Cause

Code For A Cause is welcoming nonprofits worldwide to join us at our 10th Global Hackathon Series, to inspire our global community to leverage their skills for good and give back to their local communities.

 

We’ll be rolling out the AngelHack-red carpet for nonprofits at each and every event, all we ask in return is that the nonprofits create a challenge to inspire our hackers! To nominate your nonprofit, please fill out this form. Selections will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Schedule

Day 1

9:00 AM : Doors Open & Breakfast
10:30 AM : Opening Ceremony & Sponsor Welcomes
12:00 PM : Coding Kick Off
1:00 PM : Lunch
2:00 PM : Sponsor Breakout Sessions
7:00 PM : Dinner
10:00 PM : Pitch Workshop
12:00 AM : Create project profile on hackathon.io, final submission due 1:00 PM, Day 2

Day 2

8:00 AM : Breakfast
12:00 PM : Lunch
1:00 PM : Code Freeze & Submission Deadline on hackathon.io
1:30 PM : A/V Check
2:00 PM : Demos
4:00 PM : Winners are Announced / Prizes!

Hackathon Rules:

We know some rules are meant to be broken, but you should probably (read: definitely) stick by these:

 

1.Fresh Code
We all start coding at the same time. This is done to keep things fair. No one is allowed to come in and build on top of previous projects. It’s cool to work on designs beforehand, digital mockups, open source frameworks, and anything else available to everyone, but keep things within fair limits.

2. Code Review
Winning teams may be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning. This is to ensure that all code used is in fact fresh.

3. Ownership and IP
Teams have full ownership of everything they build at our events and are free to do with it as they wish.

4. Team Size
No more than five people.

5. Submissions
Each hackathon has its individual hackathon.io page where projects will be submitted. Instructions will arrive in your inbox during the hackathon, and will be gone over during the event.

6. DEMO your Hack
You must demo a working prototype in order to win the grand prize. Pitches with only slide-decks/ Powerpoints will not be allowed. Two minute pitch and one minute Q&A from Judges.

 

Be cool to your fellow hackers! Check out the Code of Conduct if you need help knowing what that means 😉

FAQ’s

What should I build?
Depends on what challenge (or how many) you’re going after! Study the challenges and use those as your guideposts. Try to build a hack that people can use, enjoy, and you can scale. Most importantly, have fun with it and try to finish on time. We know you can only do so much in 24 hours, so it’s ok if your project is not perfect (yet).

 

Who can attend?
Anyone and everyone! Our attendees typically consist of junior developers looking to improve their skills, senior developers looking to expand their horizons, students, designers of all skill-sets, and serious entrepreneurs that can add value to teams. Bring your idea and let’s go!

 

Are there travel stipends?
Unfortunately, we cannot provide travel stipends for our Global Series.

 

Photos/Video
In this day and age of #selfies and #squad photos, it’s likely that photos and/or video will be taken at the event. By entering the venue, you’re giving us the OK to snap photos and post to social media.

For more info, don’t hesitate to visit our website www.angelhack.com or hit us up at info@angelhack.com.

Judging

How is the hackathon judged?
Let’s be honest, y’all can do better than powerpoints. Which is why we rock with live DEMOS only! You use a powerpoint, you won’t win. To win an AngelHack hackathon, you will have to demo your product for at least 30 seconds, but don’t worry if your project is still not 100% perfected. Projects will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Fundability: How fundable is this idea? Is there potential for a sustainable business model?
  • Execution: How well did the team execute and explain their problem? Did they demo a working solution?
  • UI/UX: Beyond design, have they thought through the end-to-end user experience for their solution?
  • Originality: How original, creative or unique is this idea?
  • Scalability: How scalable is this solution? Will it make an impact?

Photography & Videography

In this day and age of #selfies and #squad photos, it’s likely that photos and/or video will be taken at the event. By entering the venue, you’re giving us the OK to snap photos and post to social media.

 

For more info, don’t hesitate to visit our website www.angelhack.com or hit us up at info@angelhack.com.

Judges

Karim Younsi

Business Unit Executive, Hybrid Cloud Technical Sales, IBM Cloud, MEA

Gilles Fayad

Director of Product Marketing at NXN

Dulce Rose Lada

Digital at WOMENA

Jugal Paryani

Head of Marketing at InternsME

Daniel Hanna

Senior Project Manager – Office of State-Owned Enterprises at Abu Dhabi Executive Council

Rekha Setpal

Head of Community Services at Dubai Internet City

Mentors

Supratik Mukherjee

Product Manager at InternsME

Lijeesh Majeed S

CTO & Product Manager at Laimoon.com

Worood Dabbas

Cloud Developer Advocate at IBM

Naiyarah Hussain

IBM Cloud Developer Experience Team Lead, UAE at IBM

Aoun Lutfi

Bluemix Cloud Developer Advocate at IBM

Alexander Al Basosi

Cloud Developer Advocate at IBM

Ambassadors

Jean-Luc Scherer

Don Joe Martin

Saurav Koli

Sponsors

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