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AT&T plans hackathon in Malaysia


AT&T and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will host the 6th annual edition of Malaysia Developers’ Day from 22-23 September in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. The event calls on aspiring developers, innovators and entrepreneurs to create IoT apps. This year, there will be a special emphasis on apps that use AI and big data analytics to solve real needs. Participants will have just 24 hours to build their app. The categories are smart cities, health and community.

During the 2017 edition of the hackathon, 161 participants created 33 IoT apps with products for the sharing economy, personal safety and disease prevention.

AT&T and MCMC will provide the tools the teams need to create new apps. Technology experts and mentors will also be at the event to support the teams.

Main prize winners will share cash prizes worth USD 15,000. Five Nanodegree scholarships from AT&T and Udacity will also be offered. These will help winners earn an online degree to prepare for careers in the technology industry.