Robi BDapps National Hackathon Award
Robi Axiata organizes an innovative program called “Robi BDapps, The National Hackathon 2022” for finding out the young talents of mobile application developers from all around Bangladesh. The event aims to build a community of young and enthusiastic app developers who will, in the future, lead the nation in the vision of building a smart Bangladesh. The BDapps have recently been recognized as the national app store of Bangladesh by the ICT Division.
The program began on June 22, with several teams submitting their plans and after many steps the final round was held on November 4, at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC). Our honorable IT Minister Junayed Ahmed Polok was present there. Many senior popular figure was present at the event in mention – “Robi’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), Shihab Ahmad, Startup Bangladesh Limited’s Managing Director, Sami Ahmed, Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) Director, Tanvir Hossain Khan, Bangladesh Open Source Network’s (BdOSN) Joint Secretary, Kazi Hassan Robin, PreneurLab Founder, Arif Nezami, and ICT Division’s Consultant, Imtiaz Hanif, were present at the event” Besides, Organization and IT firms – ICT Division, Startup Bangladesh Limited, BASIS, BdOSN, Bangladesh Innovation Forum, Preneurlab, JCI Dhaka West, Creative IT Institute, and Shikhbe Shobai were present at the event to support the national hackathon as partner organizations.
Through this program, Robi has discovered many new talents (25,000 app developers, 4,000 of whom are females). The top ten teams in the national hackathon get their rewards and honorarium. The 3 champion teams get two lakhs taka. The first and second runners up get 1.25 lakhs taka, and 75 thousand taka respectively, while the fourth and fifth position holders went home with 30 thousand, and 20 thousand taka respectively. Besides, the top 10 participants will get 10 thousand taka each as a token of appreciation and network with Start Up Bangladesh.
I was one of the judges of the brilliant judges panel for the National Round of bdapps National Hackathon 2022. I am honored to received the crest of Judge from The CEO of Robi Axiata Mr. Rajeev Sethi. This day would become a sharp memory in my life.
I support the great initiative of Robi, and, in my true sense, “This national hackathon is a major leap in strengthening creativity across Bangladesh. This big platform will give birth to many new brilliant minds, and soon we are going to get a faster-thinking nation and a great transformation of Bangladesh.”