Join the Brightest Minds for the Biggest Challenge Yet: The Hajj.

Every year over 2 million people from across the globe journey to Saudi to perform The Hajj. How can you leverage technology and innovation to streamline the process and improve the overall experience for pilgrims?

Challenges

Food and Beverage

Transportation

Crowd Management and Traffic Control

Travel and Accommodations Arrangements

Public Health

Waste Management

Housing

Communications Solutions

Financial Solutions

Prizes

Prizes Worth Over +2,000,000 SAR

Grand Prize

  • 1,000,000 SAR for 15% Equity investment
  • Free tickets to Google IO 2019 Developers Conference in USA in April-June 2019
  • Google Home Mini with the Google Assistant built in
  • Google Cloud Credit
  • Free tickets for RiseUp Summit 2018

Runner Up Prize

  • 500,000 SAR for 10% Equity investment
  • Free tickets to Google IO 2019 Developers Conference in USA in April-June 2019
  • Google Home Mini with the Google Assistant built in
  • Google Cloud Credit
  • Free tickets for RiseUp Summit 2018

2nd Runner Up

  • 350,000 SAR for 7% Equity investment
  • Google Home Mini with the Google Assistant built in
  • Google Cloud Credit
  • Free tickets for RiseUp Summit 2018

Top 10 Teams Prize

Google Home Mini with Google Assistant built in

Top 20 Teams Prize

Google Cloud Credit

Judging

Each submission will be scored in each round based on the following criteria with a minimum score of (0) and maximum score of (20) points, with the final score being the average of the judges’ scores

Design

(5 Points)
Was the UX/UI intuitive and appealing?

Simplicity

(5 Points)
Is the application simple to use and can the team explain it clearly in three sentences or less?

Creativity

(5 Points)
How creative was the team in developing an innovative solution for the challenge?

Impact

(5 Points)
Did the team create an application that can have a real and valuable impact?

Schedule

Tuesday, 31 July

Early Registration

15:00 - 18:00

Opening Ceremony

18:00

Wednesday, August 1st

Late Registration

9:00 - 12:30

Hackathon Opening

12:30

Hajj Experience

12:35 - 13:05

Hackathon Introduction & Rules

13:05 - 13:15

Technology / ML & Hajj

13:15 - 13:25

UX Design Thinking

13:25 - 13:45

Business Modelling

13:45 - 14:05

Hajj Data Access - Google Cloud

14:05 - 14:20

Hackathon Kick Start

14:20

Thursday, August 2nd

Google Assistant Technology

9:15 - 9:35

Cloud + APIs

9:35 - 9:55

PWA / AMP

9:55 - 10:15

Hajj & Omra 2.0 - Impact of Technological Solution

17:15 - 17:25

Business Strategy

17:25 - 17:40

To Bootstrap or Not

17:40 - 18:00

Founder's Mindset

18:00 - 18:10

Customer Acquisition

18:10 - 18:25

How to pitch like a pro and win a Hackathon

18:25 - 18:40

Friday, August 3rd

1st Round of Judging

8:00 - 12:00

2nd Round of Judging

13:30 - 16:00

Final Judging

17:00 - 18:30

Final Announcement

18:30 - 20:00

Strategic Partner

  • General Sports Authority
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Official Carrier

    Saudi Airlines
  • Offical Partner

    Monsha'at
  • Technology Partner

    Thiqah
  • Real Estate Sponsor

    Um Alqura
  • Host Sponsor

    Jeddah Chamber
  • Media Sponsor

    Alarabia
  • Media Sponsor

    MBC
  • Media Sponsor

    Sky News Arabia
  • Hotel Sponsor

    Almosafer
  • Communication Sponsor

    STC
  • Healthcare Sponsor

    Bupa
  • Hajj and Omra Sponsor
    Jabal Omar
  • Hotel Sponsor

    Dallah Hotels and Resorts
  • Hotel Sponsor

    Dallah General Service Co.
  • Sponsor

    Alhomaidhi Watches
  • Sponsor

    Sema Noor
  • Interactive Experience Sponsor

    Midwam
  • Food And Beverage Sponsor

    Saudi Airelines Catering
  • Food And Beverage Sponsor

    Albaik
  • Food And Beverage Sponsor

    Maestro Pizza
  • Food And Beverage Sponsor

    Nova Water

Technology Partner

Supported By

  • Google