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KAUST hosts female-led ‘Hackathon’ to create mobile apps for smart cities


  • The first Hackathon will bring together 38 designers and developers

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is set to host developers and designers, over half of whom will be female, at its first SAP Mobile Hackathon event, to create mobile apps for smart cities. 

The Hackathon, which will run from Feb. 7 to 9, is part of a partnership between German software  firm SAP SE, and several university departments, including KAUST Innovation and Economic Development and the KAUST Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering division.

“KAUST is committed to being a hub for innovation, attracting talent to find solutions to shared global challenges,” said Dr. Kevin Cullen, vice president of KAUST Innovation and Economic Development. “The SAP Mobile Hackathon is a great way to collaborate and develop infrastructure for smart cities of the future.”

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