American University of Ras Al Khaimah

RAK Hackathon

11 - 13 February 2018

American University of Ras Al Khaimah

With the support of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, the University was initially established as George Mason University, Ras Al Khaimah campus (GMU-RAK) in 2005. After George Mason University decided to discontinue its operations in Ras Al Khaimah in 2009, the Crown Prince decreed the establishment of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) in the same location. Students who had enrolled in GMU-RAK were given the opportunity to continue at AURAK, transfer to GMU’s main campus in Virginia, USA, or transfer to another institution.

Workshops

  • Introduction to Data Analysis Tools
  • Introduction to Data Visualization Tools
  • Introduction to Data Concepts
  • How to Work with UAE Government Data
  • Introduction to Geospatial Data
  • Advanced Geospatial Data

Please check back here for more details and workshop descriptions soon

First Day

First Day
8:00 AM -9:00 AM

Registration

Foyer

9:00 AM -9:45 AM

Welcome

AUDITORIUM

9:45 AM -10:00 AM

What is Open Data?

AUDITORIUM

10:00 AM -10:10 AM

Welcome to an Open Data Hackathon!

AUDITORIUM

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

How to Make a Great Product: Team Pitches

AUDITORIUM

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Preview of Next Three Days

AUDITORIUM

10:45 AM - 11:00 PM

Room Transition

Hallways

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Team Formation & Prepare Your Project

Auditorium & Cafeteria

12:30 - 13:30

WLunch & Prayer Break

Cafeteria, Outdoors, & Prayer Rooms

13:30 - 14:45

Workshops

ALL ROOMS:Auditorium, Cafeteria, Conference Hall and The Lab

14:45 - 15:15

Break

Designated workshop rooms

15:15 - 16:30

Workshops

ALL ROOMS:Auditorium, Cafeteria, Conference Hall and The Lab

16:30 - 17:00

Closing and preview

Auditorium

Second Day

Second Day
8:00 AM -9:00 AM

Registration

Foyer

9:00-9:45

Welcome

Auditorium

9:45 AM -12:30 PM

Hack Away!

ALL ROOMS:Auditorium, Cafeteria, Conference Hall and The Lab

12:30-13:30

Lunch & Prayer Break

Cafeteria, Outdoors, & Prayer Rooms

13:30 PM - 14:00 AM

Games:Busting Balloons, Paper & Walk and Pass The Ring

Outside

14:00 - 17:00 pm

Hack Away!

ALL ROOMS:Auditorium, Cafeteria, Conference Hall and The Lab

17:00 - 18:00

Basketball ShootOut

Gymnasium - Sports Auditorium

Third Day

Third Day
8:00 AM -9:00 AM

Registration

Foyer

9:00-9:15am

Welcome

Auditorium

9:30 - 12:30

Hacking

ALL ROOMS:Auditorium, Cafeteria, Conference Hall and The Lab

12:30 - 13:30 PM

Lunch & Prayer Break

Cafeteria, Outdoors, & Prayer Rooms

13:30 - 13:45

Upload your Slides

Google Drive or USB to M.C.

13:45 - 14:00

Practice Your Pitch & Transition to move Auditorium

Auditorium

14:00-14:10

Group Photo

Auditorium

14:15 - 15:45

Judging Panel

Auditorium

15:45 - 16:30

Judges Deliberation & Photos

Auditorium, Cafeteria, Foyer

16:30 - 17:00

Finalists Announced

Auditorium