Coding, Coding, Coding: Maldivians Shine at the First Ever Angelhack

Participants at the Angelhack — Photo Credit: twitter/@angelhackmv

Participants of the first ever Angelhack are presently getting geared for their final pitches.

Local parties Sparkhub and telecommunications service provider Dhiraagu is partnering up to bring the two-day hackathon. The duo announced that the hackathon will commence on Saturday, July 21st.

The hackathon began on Saturday.

Participants perfected their projects into the wee hours of the event. Over 10 groups are to pitch their ideas.

Refreshingly, a significant number of female participants also participated in the Angelhack.

Angelhack is a global hackathon organization founded in 2011 which began in San Francisco and expanded to more than 150 cities with over 150,000 developers, designers, and entrepreneurs. The focus of the organization is to become holistic and well-rounded hackers through programs that solve issues ranging from social impact to enterprise.

This year, Angelhack will organize 300 hackathons over a period of four months across the globe. Entrants in these hackathons will compete to build, test and launch new software solutions over the course of a weekend.

The wining team from every city hackathon will join the Angelhack Accelerator program or the HACKcelerator, a 12-week program. It is invite-only and narrows focuses on hackathon projects and turning them into viable startups.

Sparkhub said that this was the perfect opportunity for local tech innovators and companies to learn and grow.

‘Winning team from the AngelHack Maldives would be getting the direct entry into the Hackcelerator and at the end of the program, select teams will be invited to San Francisco for Global Demo Day and the opportunity to pitch their new Startup to a room of investors from the Silicon Valley,’ Sparkhub said.