Hamdan bin Mohammed crowned the winner of the title of best Arab programmer

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation, honored the programmers and trainers who won today at the Museum of the Future took on the “One Million Arab Coders” initiative, with a total prize money of $ 1,350,000 during the Closing Ceremony of the “One Million Arab Coders” Initiative, which affirms Dubai’s leadership as a key center for the incubation and encouragement of Arab creators .

On this occasion, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said: “We congratulate the Syrian youth, Mahmoud Shahoud, on winning the million dollar prize for the” Habit 360 “project, a well-deserved victory for An Arab creator of whom we are proud and his achievement.We congratulate all the winners and participants of the Million Arab Coders initiative who succeeded in appointing The language of the age of knowledge in the development of pioneering projects that will contribute to achieving a qualitative leap in their societies. ”

His Highness emphasized that: “The One Million Arab Coders Initiative provided the opportunity for one million Arabs to enter the digital world … it fulfilled the dreams of tens of thousands of Arab programmers around the world … and the outcomes and its success will be the basis for many future Arab achievements in the world of technology and programming. “

His Highness added: “The One Million Arab Coders Initiative has paved the way for Arab youth to endless horizons of innovation and creativity in the field of advanced technology to put the Arab world on the map of excellence and achievement.”

His Highness, the Crown Prince of Dubai, confirmed that the “One Million Arab Coders” initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, in 2017 has, managed to be a gateway for many Arab youths to enter a new phase in which they are employed. The programming skills they acquired to make their dreams and aspirations come true.

His Highness added: “We look forward to our Arab programmers continuing their groundbreaking innovations and doubling their achievements. We expect their names and future achievements to illuminate the global sky.”

His Highness concluded by saying: “Mohammed bin Rashid’s vision for the future of the region is based on the support of investment in the Arab people … and programming language is one of the pillars of the knowledge economy and an important bridge to a future in which the highest word will be given to those who possess scientific excellence. “

Best Arabic Programmer

The 33-year-old Syrian software engineer, Mahmoud Shahoud, has managed to win the title of Best Arab Programmer and the Million Dollar Prize for challenging the One Million Arab Coders initiative for the “Habit 360” project, which enables people to build new habits. in their lives, track their achievements and stimulate their feelings The application has provided its services to more than 200,000 users worldwide.

The owners of the top five projects in the “One Million Arab Coders” initiative challenge also received prizes of $ 50,000 each. The list of the top five projects in the challenge included a qualification program (Muaahal) developed by the Egyptian programmer Mohamed Al-Iskandarani, which is a simplified educational application to qualify individuals in all regions of the world and make it easier for companies to hire talented people. Egyptian Iman Wagdy also managed to make the final list through the 3lfraza application to deliver fresh food prepared by housewives.

Iraqi Ammar Salem, a university professor at the College of Architecture at the University of Baghdad, has joined the list of leading programmers after developing the Qeraaty Alnateqa program, a project aimed at creating a new sign language designed using a program to switch. those signs in letters and spoken words. Meanwhile, Egyptian Andrew Makram developed the Najeb program, with the aim of facilitating and standardizing the process of submitting and marking examinations. Egyptian engineer Hassan Mohamed has also developed a translated chat program that enables users to speak to each other in their native language and translate the conversation instantly, and it is available in more than 36 languages.

During the ceremony, the 4 best trainers in the “One Million Arab Coders” initiative were honored with a prize of $ 25,000 each, in recognition of their outstanding efforts to empower the initiative’s affiliates with the necessary skills, to advise them provide and assist them in using programming expertise in the development of projects based on future technology use. The list of winning coaches included Abdelmoumen Boumalia from Algeria, Rasha Bahbouh from Syria, in addition to Mustafa Abdel Fattah and Abu Bakr Farouk from Egypt.

Software expertise

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, launched the “One Million Arab Coders” challenge in July 2021 with the aim of measuring the achievements of Arab talents in the field of programming honor, and provide the opportunity for graduates of the initiative to showcase their innovative projects they have developed through the programming skills and experience they gained during their participation in the initiative.

The challenge was witnessed by the participation of 257 projects submitted by the initiative’s graduates from 50 countries around the world in various sectors related to programming, technology and entrepreneurship in various fields of programming, technology, entrepreneurship and its applications on the field of website development and mobile applications, and the best of them were selected according to a set of main criteria, including the idea of ​​the project, and the quality of innovation and ease of use, to qualify for the final stage to for the million dollars to compete price.

Kindness of judgment

The jury for the final phase of the “One Million Arab Coders Challenge” includes: Fadi Ghandour, Chairman of Wamda Capital, Bashar Kilani, Managing Director of Accenture Middle East, Dr. Abdul Latif Al Shamsi, Director of the Higher Technology Colleges, and Ronaldo Mouchawar, Vice President of Amazon in the Middle East.

The “One Million Arab Coders” initiative, which is overseen by the Dubai Future Foundation, has witnessed the participation of 1,058,265 people from around the world in virtually millions of hours of study and work, and tens of thousands of training workshops. Since its launch, 1,500 “Nano Degree” certificates have been awarded to leading participants and promising talents. This initiative is the first of its kind in the region and the world. More than 3,600 certified trainers from around the world.

Serve humanity and the future of societies

The “One Million Arab Coders” initiative, organized under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, aims primarily to teach programming and develop technological skills for one million Arab people and enable them set to launch qualitative projects and programs that serve Arab societies using the science and skills gained from the initiative.

The initiative embodies the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, of the importance of empowering Arab youth with future tools to serve humanity and build a better future for the Arab world, reflecting the UAE’s ongoing efforts to a positive impact on human civilization.

Capacity building partnerships

The “One Million Arab Coders” initiative has succeeded in achieving its goals with the support of the “Hussein Sajwani – DAMAC Charitable Foundation”, which focuses on supporting learning opportunities and developing skills for profitable social and economic participation stimulating, and empowering societies in the Arab world to achieve a sustainable future. The Udacity digital learning platform has also provided its support by providing educational content and training in skills needed for future jobs. The list of partners of the initiative also included many global technology companies, including “Microsoft”, “Facebook”, “Oracle”, “Careem” and others.

initiative for the world

The “One Million Arab Coders” initiative succeeded in providing the world with a groundbreaking model to enable programming skills, and it was adopted in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan by the “One Million Jordanian Coders” initiative in May 2019 of launches with the aim of making Jordan one of the most advanced countries in the world in the field of programming, by providing the necessary training to young people, enabling them to keep up with the rapid development in computer science and its software, and enable them to obtain jobs that make it possible. them to apply their skills, and contribute to the development of the digital economy.

The “One Million Uzbek Coders” initiative was announced in partnership between the governments of the UAE and the Republic of Uzbekistan, in November 2019, with the aim of giving young Uzbeks the opportunity to acquire programming skills, artificial intelligence and emerging technologies, to contribute to the development of innovative technology-based solutions and services.

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