The second edition of Hackathon, a worldwide famous programming contest, titled "Code Samurai 2022" will be held on Dec 20-21, aimed at testing the programming and problem-solving skills of the undergraduate students.
The participants will have the opportunities of winning prize money of BDT 10 lakh Tk and special recognition as well as the prestigious opportunities of doing internship and pursuing IT career in Japan.
The registration process will begin on Aug 25, and it will continue till the end of September, the organizers told a press conference at the auditorium of Dhaka University's Computer Science and Engineering department.
To celebrate 50 years of Japan-Bangladesh Friendship and 100 years of Dhaka University, the Computer Science and Engineering department of Dhaka University and Bangladesh-Japan venture company BUIT with several Japanese IT companies are organising going the event.
The contest will be held in two phases. The initial phase will consist of an online programming test where the participants will attend an interactive aptitude test with basic programming questions based on IT topics.
The selected teams will then proceed on to the next phase of day-long Hackathon contest which will focus on the areas where technology and innovation can help resolve global problems, she added.
In Code Samurai 2022 the participants will get the opportunity to work industry-based topics to analyze the use of technology in global problem-solving.
While addressing, Prof Upama Kabir said the modern technological revolution is playing an important role in the advancement of industrial development and improvising of the human lifestyle.
There has been a lot of progressive adaptation of IT with robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and virtual reality (VR) which are becoming crucial aspects of modern civilization, she added.
The goal of this Hackathon is to prepare the students for the upcoming revolution so that they can make a better contribution to society as well as add significant value to their future careers.
"We are excited to welcome many renowned Japanese companies to join this event. This will be a great networking opportunity for the students to showcase their talent and get career intensive grooming from industry experts", Professor Dr. Md. Mamun-Or-Rashid.
Moreover, meeting with new fellow students, scholars from different universities and leading IT people from Japan and Bangladesh will add a unique experience for the participants.
COO of BJIT limited Mehedi Masud said the Japanese IT companies are interested in recruiting young talented IT engineers in Bangladesh. This event will be a milestone to get connected directly with Japanese IT companies and represent the Bangladeshi talent on the global Platform, he added.