HackaErbil, First Hackathon in Iraq

 

HackaerbilFirst what is Hackathon

 (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development and hardware development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects.

The Hackathon was all good except that we had 5% Real Security hacking activity

Jammie Woondruf : one of the mentors submitted a site with security BUG
and promised the one who found it first will be awarded 4000$ For CEH.

The Ideas were Good 7/10 . but the teams worked silently,and this was a bit disappointed  for a hackathon  .

The Ideas were the following

#1.Smart Crosier [ a smart stick for blind people,full of sensors]

Pros:
Securing Blinds from damage.
low cost smart stick.
and finally smthn for blinds to enjoy:P!

Cons:
Low target audience.
low income.

#2.Darasha [a platform for developers-Designers..etc  to connect them to each other to fix the problem of finding people to work with on the same idea,

Pros :

Post and Find Freelancing jobs
find people to make meetups,Brainstorming,events..
local Platform
Cons :

Ton of Social Media is taking over this
Weak Markting , low income
Small Target Audinice

#3.School system [a online platfrom for school]

Pros :
Classic and Easy to access and use .
can be used for all Governmental schools.

Cons :
onetime income [maybe a weak income later on]
old in-secure Technology used.
Desktop Software support only.

#4.Cshare [webapp that enables “Passenger,Travelers” to Travel together in town]

Pros:
Low costs on Drivers and Passenger.
Socialize the people.
Sharing Community.

Cons:
Community issues.

#5.Smart Traffic [ smart Traffic lights by image processing,instead of the time-based Traffics]

Pros:
Reduce the Crowed.
Reduce the time wasted in Traffic lights.
Easy To use and access [Responsive].

Cons :
No Markting plans.

#6.one wimap [Mapping,Malls Mapping,Malls Directory]

Pros:
Reduce time wasted to find your favorite shop in a mall.
Ordering from mall stores maybe?

Cons:
NO GPS TRACKER.
Costy , no wifi in malls

#7.gapone [ a Voip/sms encryptor + Decrypter, securing you by encrypting your sound sent over Korek,asia ..etc , ]

Pros:
Better Privacy.
GSM ,local phone calls Encryption

Cons:
Trust Issue.
income and Markting.

#8.IT Gather [ Gathering the IT-lovers all together , supporting each other and processing jobs ]

Pros:
Local, and the first of it’s type for kurdish.
Getting Local Programmers to work instead of getting huge companies.
Statistic about developers in kurdistan.
Targeting IT’s only .
Teams Feature.

Cons:
ADS BASED income only [low].
Social Media is taking over again.
online payment problems?

#9.BANK API [solving the no-cash Problem, by providing Special Visa Connected to all the banks in Kurdistan]

Pros:
Reduce the Crowed in banks.
Easier and safer paying.

Cons:
Trust issue .
(also i would not like to pay a % for every Transaction i do instead of waiting to get the money from the bank ] .
no support for all markets.

#10.Plot Me [an app makes it easier for you to find your next House].

Pros:
it’s an app!

Cons:
Already done World widely + locally.
Time [Instant Updates,problems].

#11.Easy Trip [ all the data you need to visit the everyplace in kurdistan]

Pros:
Documented all-ready data.
the platform is killing it!!.
Well Designed,Easy to export and access the data later offline.
API-BASED with all famous Trip sites .Getting all the Pros and feature of other site into one.
Trip Packages .

Cons:
TRIPADVICEER 🙂

The 3Winners were 

  • Gap one[1]
  • Smart Traffic[2]
  • Wimap[3]

Here is some amazing weird photos

 

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and you can find Ton more Here .

All this nice photos were taken by twitter.com/saadx8 .
Goran Sherko is the founder and the reason for all this @GoranSherko

for a first hackathon this was very good :D!!

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