Alhumdulillah, our Seattle Muslim Hackathon event was a success. Jazak'Allah Khair to everyone for attending the first ever Muslim Hackathon in seattle. In particular, we're very grateful to the Islamic Center of Redmond (ICOR) and all sponsors. It was inspiring to see everyone come out and partake in what we hope becomes a core part of the community - using technology to connect our communities, and to help us engage our Masjids in the future. We are also grateful to all of the volunteers who spent tireless hours on short notice to provide the best experience possible.
We had over 40+ attendees. We received tremendous feedback from the attendees who gave us helpful tips and advice on how to better integrate the Hackathon with the Tech Conference in the future, and it's given us the opportunity to reflect on how to make the next event even better.
The Hackathon went very well. With over 7 teams participating, the spirit of innovation was alive, and it was remarkable to see the results produced in such a short period of time. The full entries included:
- Team Semantic Quran
- Team Dua / Dhikr Reminder
- Team Find Halal
- Team QQuotes (Quran Quotes)
- Team Silent Prayer
- Team Picture Dhikr
- Team mRide Share (Muslim Ride Share)
The winners were:
- Team Find Halal: - $1,000 Prize
- Team Semantic Quran - $500 Prize
- Tie between: Team Picture Dhikr & Silent Prayer - $250 Prize.
We've begun to think about what we can do to make the next event even better - as well as how to help teams come together more spontaneously. We hope you will stay engaged by subscribing to our mailing list (hyperlink into mailing list subscription). Thanks again to everyone for their contributions and congratulations again to the winners.
Muslim Hackathon is an incredible event & if you are ever looking to run one in your city, don't hesitate to contact us (info@muslimHackathon.com) if you have any questions on getting started!
JazakAllah Khair !
Muslim Hackathon Team :)