CryptoChicks Pakistan is educating women and youth in Blockchain and AI technologies.
On 12th April 2019, the first day of CryptoChicks Pakistan Hackathon 2019 took place. The hackathon was immensely advertised and sponsored as a result of which it succeeded to grab the attention of many students and professionals.
Venue, Date & Time
- Event Page: CryptoChicks Pakistan
- Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
- Time: 6 PM – 11 PM
- Venue: 10Pearls Karachi Office
Important Highlights of the Hackathon
All the participants were warmly welcomed and confirmed their registration. They proceeded with the team formation activities where they interact with each other and develop their teams for the hackathon.
The hackathon started with a welcome note by Shamim Rajani (Founder – Consulnet Corporation, COO – Genetech Solutions). She spoke about the CryptoChicks’ mission and importance of hackathon. Further, she addressed the participants about WomenInTechPK and CodeGirls. Her talk was followed by Natalia and Andrei (CryptoChicks). They joined us live and gave an overview of what’s going to happen during the hackathon. They highlighted the schedule, tracks, judging criteria and rules for the hackathon.
Anum Hussain (IBM), joined us through video link and talked about our partnership with IBM Pakistan. The hackathon proceeds with IBM Cloud Webinar by Faisal Tariq (Cloud Developer Advocate at IBM). He kicked off the webinar with a brief introduction to IBM Cloud and its services which include AI services like natural language processing, image recognition, chatbots, Blockchain, and Data science/Analytics. After that, he took a deep dive into Blockchain following up with the introduction of the blockchain, hyper-ledger fabric, and its components. In the end, he ran the demos of fabric and presented its working to the participants.
The participants were given five challenges to hack and formulate a solution for a global and/or local problem using blockchain and/or AI technologies. Shamim Rajani and Faiza Yousuf had one to one discussion with all teams, talked about their ideas and helped them with refining and reframing a few of them.
All participants received swag kits, hackathon guide, and enjoyed dinner!
Shamim Rajani concluded the first day by asking participants to network with their each other and brainstorm ideas.
Some glimpses from the first day:
CryptoChicks is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate women and youth in blockchain and AI technologies through education, mentorship, business, and diverse employment opportunities.
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