On Sunday, March 01, 2015, Ms. Hiba Hurani, Senior Business Analyst, eGov – Information Technology Department RTA Dubai was on campus to launch the RTA Smart Government competition. In this contest, groups of UAE university students / teams can compete in a 3 weeks’ time span against each other to develop a functioning smart App through Open APIs published by the RTA using any technology across one or more platform(IOS , Android, BB and Windows). The contest starts in May, 2015 culminating with an awards ceremony in end of June, 2015. Cash rewards for top 3 apps and best app will be published with RTA branding.
Middlesex IT student are very keen to participate and teams are already in the process of formation. Mr. Jaspreet Singh is the coordinator for IT student contests and will also be mentoring students for this competition. The talk was enthusiastically attended by the IT students, both undergraduate and post-graduate.
The session was facilitated by Dr. Fehmida Hussain and Ms. Muneeza Shoaib.