July 10, Colombo: AngelHack Sri Lanka 2018, powered by Ideamart, a telco application development platform, and Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's premier connectivity provider, returns for the third consecutive year to host the Sri Lankan instalment of the AngelHack annual global hackathon series.
Initiated by AngelHack, a global company that aims to encourage developers, designers and entrepreneurs to become holistic and well-rounded developers, the hackathon is open to all members of the tech community, welcoming those of all ages, genders and skill levels.
Additionally, participants may take part in a team of up to five or solo, to engage in the creation and pitch for a product or service within the span of 24 hours, with judging criteria based on fundability, execution, UI/UX, originality and scalability, under the theme 'Seamless Technology'.
Categories of the hackathon include the 'AngelHack Challenge', the 'Code for a Cause Impact Award Challenge' and the 'IBM Challenge'. Winning teams will be invited to AngelHack's HACKcelerator program, with overall first place winner's receiving $7,500 and second place winner's receiving $2,500.
Commenting on the global hackathon in Sri Lanka, MIFE Business Head and Ideamart IoT Viranga Seneviratne said, "As we witness the extensive expansion of the ICT industry, both globally and in Sri Lanka, it becomes imperative that local talent is given the opportunity to develop and grow, in order to encourage the generation of new ideas and initiatives that will contribute to the enrichment of lives, enterprises and the Sri Lankan community. Events such as AngelHack create a space for developers of all levels to network within the tech community, while exposing themselves to mentorship opportunities from industry experts."
AngelHack Sri Lanka 2018 will take place on 14 July from 9.00 am onwards and extend till 5.00 pm on 15 July at the Dialog Head Office. To register, visit www.bit.ly/AHSriLanka18