Game Fest Hackathon concludes at Princess Sumaya University for Technology

  • Date: 29-Mar-2024
  • Source: Jordan Times
  • Sector:Education
  • Country:Jordan
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Game Fest Hackathon concludes at Princess Sumaya University for Technology

AMMAN — The first edition of the Game Fest Hackathon competition, themed “Environmental Awareness and Water Security”, concluded at Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT), according to a statement to The Jordan Times.

The PSUT team clinched the top spot, followed by a joint team from Hashemite University and Al Zaytoonah University of Jordan in second place. Al Balqa Applied University’s team secured third place in the hackathon organised by the Department of Computer Graphics and Animations at King Hussein School of Computing Sciences, in collaboration with the American embassy in Jordan. The event witnessed the participation of 14 universities, as well as the Royal Scientific Society, spanning two days and aimed to raise awareness about environmental challenges and the importance of water security.

The President of the University Wejdan Abu Elhaija said during the closing ceremony that the competition showcases the spirit of cooperation and creativity among Jordanian university students. They exerted great effort to develop games centred on crucial issues, such as water scarcity and environmental preservation, the statement said.

Abu Elhaija highlighted that the competition wasn’t just for programmers. Instead, it united young talents with unique ideas to tackle significant environmental issues through gaming. He praised this collaboration, which combines