A student team, from electrical engineering department, won first place in the international “Hope” Hackathon competition that was organized by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in cooperation with more than 15 entities in the public and private sectors and global partnerships. More than 15 thousand competitors participated representing 450 teams from more than 70 countries around the world.
The team, which included students Abdullah Al-Harbi , Adel Zummo, Ibrahim Al-Johani, and Usama Rao, won the first place on the digital healthcare path by presenting the “HMS” technical project that provides innovative solutions and contributes to the development of the health care sector, which earned the team first place and a prize of 100 thousand Riyals.
The Hackathon was concluded on Wednesday (May 13, 2020). It aimed to present creative solutions, encourage innovations, highlight technical capabilities and skills, and motivates entrepreneurs through 3 tracks, namely digital healthcare; electronic games and home entertainment, where every 150 teams participated in each track with the aim of creating solutions that help overcome the current crisis and meet future challenges. The hackathon has targeted developers and designers of applications, amateurs, professionals and entrepreneurs in the areas of electronic games, digital health and home entertainment, in addition to experts and interested in the paths of hackathons and small companies Lit and medium.
The owner of the first position in each track received a prize of 100,000 riyals, the second received 85,000 riyals, and the third received 65,000 riyals, while the fourth received a prize of 45,000 riyals, and the latter received a prize of 35,000 riyals in each of the three tracks ..
It is worth mentioning that the Ministry of Communications aims, through these activities, to assist talented people in the technical field, highlight their energies and capabilities, and stimulate their pioneering projects related to modern technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics and the Internet of Things, in addition to providing an appropriate environment for exchanging experiences in these modern digital fields in a way that contributes to their development and promotion.