In line with the commitment of the country and its leadership to support innovation and innovators, the Fujairah Finance Department and e-Government have launched an innovation hackathon at the University of Fujairah, as a part of the UAE 2015 innovation week activities. Joined by students from different universities, the hackathon aims to promote the use of innovative technologies to develop practical applications that serve the community.
Managing Director of the University of Fujairah Refaat Khalaf, Academic Director of the Fujairah University Prof. Mansour Ibrahim, Prof. Hatem Al-Qudah of Ajman University College of Science and Technology, and IT Officer of Fujairah Finance Department Al Sayed Al-Shami have taken part in the event.
It was also attended by Eng. Ahmed Al-Shami, Eng. Somaya Essam and Eng. Fahad Saleh of the e-Government, IT Officer of the Fujairah Emiri Court Eng. Ayesha Al Balushi, Manager of Fujairah Science Club Eng. Khalid Al Fazari and a group of IT experts and professionals.
A hackathon is a design sprint-like event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development collaborate intensively and innovatively on software projects.
In line with the commitment made by the country and its leadership to support innovation and encourage the innovators to serve their society, the Fujairah Finance Department and e-Government launched an innovation hackathon at the Higher Colleges of Technology (Fujairah Women's Campus), as part of the UAE 2015 innovation week activities from 22 to 28 November 2015.
Attended by more than 25 departments, the hackathon aims at promoting the use of innovative technologies to develop practical applications that serve the community and the government work. The information technology specialists at the Fujairah government departments will present the results of the hakathon on the innovation market on Saturday 28-11-2015.
The event highlights a number of proposed projects such as the "Fujairah Innovates" application, air traffic control and many other projects.
The event has been opened by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Saif Al Sharqi, Director of Fujairah e-Government, HE Ali Mustafa Mohammed, Director of Fujairah Finance Department and a large group of information systems geeks and experts, developers and private sector technicians took part in the event.
A hackathon is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, and others, collaborate intensively on software projects.
The five-day event that should be wrapped up on Thursday 26/11/2015, will be joined by employees of government departments, including the e-Government, the Finance Department, Fujairah Emiri Court, Fujairah Municipality, Fujairah Culture & Media Authority, the Statistics Centre, the Human Resources Department, Dibba Municipality, several other government entities as well as the National Bank of Fujairah.