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AngelHack Global Hackathon

Series: Gaza

May 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM - May 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM

UNWRA HQ Square, Almotaz 3 Building, Mezzanine level, Gaza

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!


Grand Prize – HACKcelerator and $1500

2nd Prize – $1000

3rd – $500

Best Female and Best Male Developer – iPhone

Best Developers – 3 month Internship Nominations at Zain in Amman
AWS Credits for all



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.



Friday May 19
  • 7 AM – Doors open & registration
  • 8:30 AM – Breakfast available
  • 9:00 AM – Opening presentation
  • 9:30 AM – Lighting pitches (1 min each) + team formation
  • 10 AM – Hacking and mentoring begins
  • 12:30 PM – Prayer
  • 1:00 PM – Lunch available
  • 2:00 PM – Hacking and mentoring
  • 6:00 PM – Ladies depart venue
  • 7:00 PM – Early dinner
  • 8:00 PM – Hacking
  • 10:00 PM – Doors close
  • 11:00 PM – Late dinner
  • 12:00 AM – Hack throughout the night
Saturday May 20
  • 7:00 AM – Doors open & registration
  • 8:00 AM – Breakfast available
  • 9:00 AM – Opening remarks
  • 9:30 AM – Hacking & mentoring
  • 1:00 PM – Lunch available
  • 1:00 PM – Stop hacking and upload products to hackathon.io
  • 3:00 PM – Final pitches + demos
  • 4:30 PM – Presentation from FB Messenger Bot Palestinian finalist
  • 5:00 PM – Closing remarks + announcement of awards + celebration

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 your hack in order to present. No slide-decks or Powerpoints will be allowed. Two minute presentation 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 😉


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.


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.


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.


Ryan Sturgill

Director, Gaza Sky Geeks

Ahmad Abu Laila

Head of Remote Delivery Channels Development, Bank of Palestine

Saral Kaushik

Gaza Sky Geeks Engineering Manager

Lorenzo Brown

Director of curriculum, MEET

Andy Young

Growth consultant and startup advisor


Andy Young

Growth consultant and startup advisor

Lorenzo Brown

Director of curriculum, MEET

Ronan McCabe

GSG Coding Academy On-Site Coordinator

Said Hassan

CEO, Zumrod & GSG Acceleration Manager

Mohammad Shbair

IT Manager, Bank of Palestine


Moamin Salamah

Operations and Logistics Coordinator at Gaza Sky Geeks

Anam Raheem

Program Manager at Gaza Sky Geeks


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