Hackathon (24 hrs coding competition)

Being Muslim in the West appears to be perceived as a ‘one size fits all’ problematic. This hackathon is an opportunity for creative problem solvers in the Muslim community to sit down and hack an idea! You can work on any project that either solves a problem or creates an opportunity for the Muslim community in North America.

How many ideas you had and thought they would benefit Muslims in the west, but never had the time for it?
Come to a weekend of creativity and innovation, the Hackathon organized by Ummah Technology.

All skill levels are welcome! We need a wide variety of skills and perspectives to create positive change. We will have experts from our community onsite to assist with your development.

How it works:
  • Identify a problem/missed opportunity for Muslims
  • Create a group and work on a solution
  • Present your creative solution (web or app) to a panel of judges
You Bring..

Your laptop, skills & ideas. Come with a collaborative, team focused mindset and/or team up in advance on Twitter/Facebook/ with #ISNAHack18. Whether you are a developer, designer, project manager, or just interested in tech, you are invited to attend this event. Every group needs a good balance of talent and your skills are needed!

Location: LEVEL 3 ROOM A (Convention Center)

Schedule
Sep 2, 2018: 10:00AM to 5:00PM (Day #1)
  • 10:00AM – Door Open. Registration. Get to know fellow attendees and start forming teams.
  • 10:15AM – 5PM (Hacking Starts !)
  • 5:00PM – (Convention Center Room closes – But coding continues overnight)
Sep 3, 2018: 10:00AM to 12:00Noon (Day #2)
  • 10:00AM – Hands off keyboards, CODE FREEZE!!!
  • 10:15AM – Team Presentation. Pitches start promptly with a limited time slot. Please be sure to begin by focusing on your demo to ensure you have time to show what you have built.
  • 11:45AM – Winners Announcement & Prize Distribution
Prize: TBA
Hackathon Legal (Click)
Judging Criteria
Apps will be judged based on the criteria below and weighted accordingly:
  • 33% Weight – Ability to clearly articulate what your app does
  • 33% Weight – Originality of idea
  • 33% Weight – Technically creative and/or challenging implementation

NOTE: Space is limited, you must be registered to be able to attend, so register now!

Tech Talks: What’s trending for 2018?

Location: LEVEL 3 ROOM B (Convention Center)

Date / Time:
Sunday Sep 2, 2018 (11AM – 1PM)

  • 11:00AM – Lean Startups: Technology Innovation Strategies in a Fast-paced World
    Junaid Ali,

    Over 15 years of product management for innovative technologies in consumer and B2B businesses. Including strategy, product development, and management consulting for innovation in small to medium organizations. Specializing in teaching and applying lean startup principles. Invented and holds US patent for online reviews and rating widgets.
  • 11:30AM – Emerging Trends in Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning
    Omar Barlas,

    Over 15 years of entrepreneurial and corporate experience, Omar Barlas has been part of several startups and corporations. Focused on innovation in technology and vision to exceed client and user’ s expectations, always passionate about robotics and artificial intelligence, Omar Barlas launched Orbii, a smart and drive-able remote monitoring robot, www.myorbii.com .
  • 12Noon: Effective Neural Feature Engineering
    Uthman Apatira,

    Computer engineer and data enthusiast with over two decades of development experience. He has created business applications, video games, Android/iOS software, desktop solutions, and has a career track of DevOps. He currently teaches data science online and full stack web development at an adult vocational-school in Dallas, TX. His passion lies in transforming lives through programming and data science literacy, and analyzing the fast-paced erosion of digital privacy.
  • 12:30PM – Blockchains and the Block Reward: How to Make Money Mining Crypto Coins
    Mohammad Azam,

    Social Entrepreneur, Software Engineer and, founder of Ummah Technology, Muslim Hackathon, Alfa Infotech & HajjTrip.com. Azam holds a master degree in computer sciences with 18+ years of IT experience. And he has worked at large organizations like AT&T, Amazon, Samsung & Harvard University. He runs more than a dozen websites & mobile apps of his own. Currently working on first ever Hajj & Umrah Blockchain project.
  • Coding Bootcamp

    Location: LEVEL 3 ROOM B (Convention Center)

    Date / Time:
    Sunday Sep 2, 2018 (10AM – 11AM)

    Code your First Web Page

    • Develop your First Web Page (HTML5 & CSS3)
      – Hands on lab

    Learn everything you need to know to build your first mobile app (Drag & Drop)

    • How to Build your First Mobile App
      – Hands on lab

    Bring your laptop. No prerequisites. No Age Limit. Anyone with basic knowledge of computer can participate.


Online Registration

(Note: You must register with main ISNA Convention in order to participate in this special event)

 


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