He stressed that the process of development and modernization in the region continues, led by the UAE

Mohammed bin Rashid invites graduates of the "One Million Arab Coders" initiative to participate in a new programming challenge

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Yesterday, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, called on graduates of the "One Million Arab Coders" program to participate and compete to develop innovative software projects, relying on the skills and experience they acquired, in a technological competition that is the largest of all. its type in the region.

The winners of this challenge will be announced during Expo 2020 Dubai, the largest global gathering that enhances the UAE’s position as a forum for countries, individuals, ideas and innovation, which will start next October. The winning project will be honored with the grand prize of one million US dollars, while five contestants will receive , of the five best projects owners, will receive prizes of $50,000 each, and four of the best trainers participating in the “One Million Arab Coders” initiative will be honored with a $25,000 prize for each coach.

The "One Million Arab Coders" initiative, which is supervised by the Dubai Future Foundation and organized under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, announced the conclusion of the largest training initiative of its kind in the world to train one million young men and women from the Arab world in programming language, after Three years from its launch, committed to the timetable set for it, according to a training mechanism that was keen to be systematic and continuous, with clear and specific goals, overcoming all obstacles and logistical challenges imposed by the outbreak of the emerging epidemic of the Corona virus (Covid-19) in the world.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, tweeted on his official account on Twitter, praising His Highness for the achievements of the “One Million Arab Coders” initiative, saying: “One million Arab programmers from 80 countries joined the most important A program to train them in the language of the future.. through five million working hours, 76 thousand training workshops, 100 thousand successful graduation projects, and 1500 scholarships for outstanding students.. a great achievement for our Arab youth in three years.”

His Highness affirmed that “the process of development and modernization in the region continues under the leadership of the UAE, and we invite the graduates of (one million Arab programmers) to participate in the biggest programming challenge, and we will honor the distinguished among them at (Expo Dubai), the largest innovation platform in the world, to be part of the largest knowledge and creative movement Humanity is witnessing it under the space of Dubai.”

His Highness added: "Through this challenge, we look forward to projects that serve people, make a difference in work and life, and contribute to building stable and prosperous societies."

His Highness continued: "Our Arab youth are the wealth of our nation, and they are the backbone of its renaissance, and they are the ones who will put their countries on the path to the future... Programming, technology and advanced science are the building blocks of this future and its basic tools."

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched the "One Million Arab Coders" initiative in late 2017, to train one million Arab youth around the world in programming language and its techniques, and to inform them of the latest developments and rapid developments in computer science, software and applications, to empower them and provide them with tools The technological future, refining their skills, and building a base of highly qualified Arab capabilities and expertise, so that they contribute to the development of the digital economy, meet the development and service needs of their societies in this field, and actively contribute to building knowledge-based economic systems, describing the knowledge economy as the backbone of the future economy.

The opportunity to participate in the “One Million Arab Coders Challenge” will be available to the initiative’s graduates only, and they can send their innovative ideas for their projects based on employing programming skills, and other advanced technologies, through the initiative’s official website: www.arabcoders.ae.

The first winner of the two-million challenge, and the five best project owners, will be selected according to a set of special criteria, while a specialized jury, comprising a group of experts and specialists in various fields of programming, technology and entrepreneurship, from the UAE and abroad, will evaluate the entries and select the best ones.

The "One Million Arab Coders Challenge" comes in the wake of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's recent announcement of the launch of the "National Program for Programmers", with the aim of training and attracting 100,000 programmers from around the world, and granting them golden residency to work in the UAE, in addition to Establishing 1,000 major digital companies in the country within five years, accelerating the adoption of programming applications and tools in various economic and future sectors, and enhancing cooperation and partnership between the programmer community and various government, private and academic agencies.

• One million dollars, the grand prize for the "One Million Arab Coders" challenge, 50 thousand dollars for the owners of the five best projects, and 25 thousand dollars for the best trainers.

Deputy Head of State:

• "Our Arab youth are the wealth of our nation, and they are the backbone of its renaissance, and they are the ones who will put their countries on the path to the future... Programming, technology and advanced science are the building blocks of this future and its basic tools."

• “One million Arab programmers from 80 countries joined the program.. 100,000 successful graduation projects and 1,500 scholarships for outstanding students.”

• "We invite the graduates of (one million Arab programmers) to participate in the biggest programming challenge... and we will honor the outstanding among them at the (Expo Dubai)."

• “We look forward to projects that serve people, transform work and life, and contribute to building stable and prosperous societies.”

future-making skills

The “One Million Arab Coders” initiative, during three years of continuous work, courses and training workshops, provided the opportunity for its affiliates to learn many programming skills, and apply them in the areas of developing websites and mobile applications, in addition to many other technological sectors, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence. , data and cloud computing.

An elite group of the most important trainers, the most experienced in software sciences and advanced technologies, participated in training participants from 80 countries around the world. They received five million hours of study and work, participated in 76,000 training workshops, and completed 100,000 successful graduation projects.

Since its launch, the initiative has awarded more than 1,000 "Nano Degree" certificates to the distinguished participants, and has also provided support to those wishing to learn programming through its platform through the participation of more than 3,600 certified trainers from around the world, to help them with technical aspects, and to provide technical support and advice to transform their ideas into Practical projects.

global initiative

The “One Million Arab Coders” initiative represents a leading global experience in empowering young people with the tools and skills necessary to learn programming, the language of the future. Several initiatives emerged from it, including the “One Million Uzbek Coders” initiative, in partnership between the governments of the UAE and the Republic of Uzbekistan, which was launched in November 2019 With the aim of providing the opportunity for Uzbek talents to acquire programming skills, artificial intelligence and emerging technologies, to contribute to the development of innovative technology-based solutions and services.

The initiative provides Uzbek youth with training programs and internationally accredited certificates in programming, in order to contribute to leading the digital transformation in their country, in various sectors.

The "One Million Jordanian Coders" initiative was launched in May 2019, within the framework of the strategic partnership between the UAE and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the field of government modernization, with the aim of making Jordan one of the world's most advanced countries in the field of programming, by providing the necessary training for young people, and enabling them to Keeping abreast of the rapid development in computer science and its software, allowing them to obtain job opportunities that enable them to employ their skills, and contributing to the development of the digital economy, thus contributing to bridging the expected digital divide in the Arab world.

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