Amazon Web Services on board as a partner for the 2nd MENA Hackathon

The second edition of the MENA Hackathon will take place later this month, with several prizes up for grabs from the three organizations coordinating the event. In partnership with the cloud computing platform Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Tamkeen Bahrain, the initiative of the country’s public authorities for local economic growth, Etijah Coaching and Consulting Services will organize the 48-hour virtual event from 16 to September 18.

Inviting high school students aged 14-18, university students and recent graduates aged 18-30 to compete in two categories in teams of two to five, the Hackathon will ask its participants to harness the advanced cloud technologies of AWS by providing solutions to some of the most pressing technological challenges facing the MENA region’s health, energy, environment and sustainability sectors. After presenting their prototypes to a jury of public and private entities, the winning teams will be announced the next day, September 19.

Prizes include AWS-sponsored mentoring sessions, business incubation opportunities, AWS promotional credits, and more for winning teams. To prepare candidates, two days of online training will be held prior to the event, giving participants the opportunity to better understand the requirements of the hackathon through workshops, moderated speaker panels and informal meetings.

“We are very honored to organize the MENA Hackathon for the second time in a row with our esteemed partners,” said Etijah Founder and CEO Dina Shabib. At Etijah, we strongly believe that young people are the leaders of this era and therefore we look forward to implementing an initiative like the MENA Hackathon, which aims to help young people identify and improve their potential skills.

Etijah Coaching and Consulting Services advises and coaches businesses, students and individuals in the MENA region and has assisted over 1,800 young professionals through their human capital development programs.

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