The 33-year-old Syrian software engineer, Mahmoud Shahoud, won the title of Best Arab Programmer and the one million dollar prize for challenging the One Million Arab Coders initiative for the “Habit 360” project, which enables people to build new habits in their lives, follow their achievements and stimulate their feelings. The application provided its services to more than 200,000 users. around the world.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation, honored, “Wednesday” at the Museum of the Future in Dubai, the programmers and trainers who won the “One Million Arab Coders” initiative challenge, whose total prizes amount to 1,350,000 US dollars. During the closing ceremony of the “One Million Arab Coders” initiative, an affirmation of Dubai’s leadership as a major center for incubating and encouraging Arab creators.
On this occasion, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said: “We congratulate the Syrian youth, Mahmoud Shahoud, for winning the million dollar prize for the “Habit 360” project. The cognitive language of the era in developing pioneering projects that will contribute to achieving a qualitative leap in their societies.”
The owners of the five best projects in the “One Million Arab Coders” initiative challenge also received prizes of $50,000 each, and the list of the five best projects in the challenge included a qualification program (Muaahal) developed by the Egyptian programmer Muhammad Al-Iskandarani, which is a simplified educational application to qualify individuals in all fields and make it easier for companies to hire talented people.
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