26 April 2020
OMAC COVID-19 HACKATHON (Coders vs. Corona)
This Online Hackathon is an opportunity for problem-solvers, developers, designers, marketers, subject-matter experts, and other powerful networks of innovators to build tech-based solutions that result in social impact, to address some of the challenges posed by COVID-19. Challenges related to the world lock-down, the need for people to be connected with their healthcare providers, the need to maintain our mental health, and to support each other, also figure out work and study remotely arrangements, and more.
Hackathon is looking for all Arab heroes, for creators, and change-makers to be part of this hackathon, to help shape a new world that is more technology-oriented to contain the implications of the virus. One Million Arab Coders (OMAC) encourages you to form multi-disciplinary teams and use the technologies of your choice to develop solutions. Feel free to explore any potential innovations.
In 2017, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, launched the “One Million Arab Coders (OMAC)” initiative; an educational platform that offers free exceptional programs for individuals interested to develop their digital skills.
Being the largest of its kind in the Arab world, the initiative aims to empower one million young Arabs with the essential future skills required for the labor market by learning the language of the future; coding.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
Small Business Support
English & Arabic
EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, CYPRUS, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.
Around five days.
The date for announcing the winners: 3-4 days after the hackathon shortlisted teams pitch to the Dubai Future Foundation jury.
- Teams of 2-5 members are encouraged to apply. The team should consist of at least one developer. Designers and marketers in addition to healthcare, well-being, or education experts are encouraged to participate in teams. Individuals can also apply, however, teams are preferred and have a higher chance of getting selected for the prototype development phase.
- Technology-based ideas.
- Solutions should be prototypable in 5-days maximum.
- Top 5 projects in the prototype phase to win $10,000 each.
- OMAC and hackathon partners to support the top 30 projects in the prototype phase.
- Mentorship to the top 30 projects in the prototype phase.
First Step: Fill out this form by clicking here.
Second Step: Complete the Participant Details.
The online hackathon takes place through 3 main channels; this application platform where you fill out your application forms. Slack is where you meet your mentor(s) and work remotely with your team. Finally, Zoom, where you make video meetings with the team, mentors, and attend webinars OMAC organizes to make important announcements and onboard you on different phases of the hackathon.
How It Works
- Idea Applications
- Idea Evaluations
- Idea Phase Results
- Prototype Evaluation
- Prototype Submission
- Prototyping & Mentorship
- Results Announcement
- Hackathon Awards
- Further Opportunities
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This Scholarship Published by:
“Zeinab Zaher/ Egypt“
Reviewed by” Akram Salah / Egypt ”
MARJ3 Scholarships Team