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Suhar Hackathon to be held from Jan 10-12

Suhar Hackathon to be held from Jan 10-12

The announcement was created at the headquarters of the Asyad Group on Monday. The 3-day competitors will see participants seeking for revolutionary options for challenges in logistics, atmosphere and tourism sectors in Sohar. The winning team will get RO2,000. Second location and third location teams will win RO1,500 and RO1,000 respectively.

The hackathon which will be held at the International Maritime College in Sohar is anticipated to host 100 nearby and regional participants of various backgrounds, programmers, entrepreneurs, marketers and issue solvers. All of them will be supported by 20 mentors.

“The event will gather teams of designers, developers, data analysts, entrepreneurs and innovators to promote a diverse approach to developing ideas. With increasing digitalisation of everyday life, collaboration across different fields is important for successful future innovation. Suhar Hackathon is the perfect platform to introduce this concept,” Asila Alzidi, director of Administration and Finance, Smart City Platform, mentioned.
Students, job seekers, experts, visionary entrepreneurs and anybody interested in Internet of Things, intelligent sensors, intelligent options, apps and internet improvement can participate.

Participants will compete to provide options for Sohar in 3 sectors: Logistics, Environment and Tourism. The subjects had been chosen right after consulting neighborhood and corporate stakeholders residing in Sohar.

“We are excited about the collaboration. Suhar Hackathon will create a platform for Omanis to engage with the business community in Sohar. We want every participant to realise the impact of his or her idea. Their solutions can contribute to building smarter, efficient and productive business sectors,” Ibrahim al Bakri, director basic of Human Capital at Asyad, mentioned.

Free Zone with brainstorming sessions. It will conclude with the announcement of winners.

For much more details about the hackathon or registration please pay a visit to the site: http://sh.smartoman.om

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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