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Jeddah prepares to host Hajj Hackathon, largest event of its kind in the Mideast

The cyber federation said it aims to attract leading minds in the field of programming to innovate technology solutions that contribute to enriching and improving pilgrims' experience. (Supplied)

Jeddah is set to host the largest Hackathon in the Middle East with the participation of thousands of developers from both sexes and more than 100 countries during a three-day event from Wednesday onward.

This important event, organized by the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones, held an opening ceremony on Tuesday to continue the efforts of Saudi Arabia to serve the guests of Mecca and take advantage of the young talents, while highlighting women's participation in the exploration and development of Hajj technology.

The cyber federation said it aims to attract leading minds in the field of programming to innovate technology solutions that contribute to enriching and improving pilgrims' experience.

This initiative is part of the Kingdom's commitment to stimulating innovation and regional and global leadership in technology. Supporting the young talents and providing opportunities for them, and achieving the objectives of the Saudi Vision 2030.

The first edition of the #Hajj_Hackathon will see developers of both sexes from participate different countries including the Kingdom, the Gulf countries and the world, and so far the number of registered numbered at least 20,000 people.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 1 August 2018 KSA 23:21 - GMT 20:21
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