Islamabad to host Pakistan’s first-ever AngelHack Hackathon 2016

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Islamabad’s WeCreate Center will hold Pakistan’s first-ever AngelHack hackathon competition on May 21 and 22.

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World’s popular hackathon AngelHack is calling all Pakistani coders, designers, and innovators to make their way to the Silicon Valley.

Pakistan’s first-ever AngelHack hackathon competition will be held at Islamabad’s WeCreate Center on May 21 and 22.

AngelHack Islamabad will be a 24-hour hackathon to promote innovation and entrepreneurship by sparking the passion of Pakistan’s most vibrant community of coders, developers, designers and students to create startups.

The judges of the Islamabad Hackathon are Ather Imran Nawaz of Sybrid (Private) Ltd, Farrukh Malik of Discretelogix (Private) Limited, Asim Ghaffar of LMKR, Hamid Akhtar of EnterpriseDB and Mehreen Javaid of Bentley Systems.

“Age, race, gender, experience level; it doesn’t matter.. Passion and dedication is what you need to create apps and technologies that have never been imagined before. Implementation and creativity are what differentiate you. Mind and skill are what conquer all” according to the AngelHack website.

Details for AngelHack Islamabad can be found at the official site, and tickets can be ordered through Eventbrite. Join for free by using their promo code, ‘AngelLove‘.

What is AngelHack?

AngelHack is a global community of developers and designers who have been contributing across the world to mobilize the community of hackers. With over 65,000 individuals contributing in 72 cities around the globe, this year AngelHack is bringing its 9th Global Hackathon Series. Their flagship hackathon hosts over 10,000 developers around the world who compete to enter the HACKcelerator program and showcase their portfolio in Silicon Valley. AngelHack International is owned by Sabeen Ali who is a entrepreneur based out of Bay Area and the local chapter is headed by Sidra Jalil and Qarib in Islamabad.

Hackathons have recently gained popularity in Pakistan, accelerating growth and progress for the local community of developers, designers and entrepreneurs.

What is a hackathon?

Hackathon is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software and hardware development meet to engage in collaborative computer programming. Hackathons typically last between a day and a week.

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