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Khalifa University offers free workshops on mobile application development

Participants of Mobile Application Contest 2008 get two days of training

Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research in the United Arab Emirates is offering a free two-day workshop on developing applications for mobile phones.

The workshop will be available to the participants of the third Mobile Application Contest (MAC 2008), which is pitched as an opportunity for students to enhance their programming skills and as a way of helping the mobile industry meet the growing demands of regional business users.

Dr. Wael Bazzi, Assistant Professor at the Computer Engineering Department at American University in Dubai and member of the MAC2008 steering committee said: “Close interaction with training participants and monitoring of their acquired skills indicate that the intended objectives of the training session have been very well met. The training program worked as a major stepping stone toward achieving competitive projects for the contest”.

The deadline for contestants to hand in their projects is set as the 3rd of May. The judging criteria of the contest includes applicability to Islamic and Arabic culture, usability, and support for multiple devices.

Latifa Khaled Al Khouri, participant from Higher Colleges of Technology – Al Ain Women’s College, said: “Participating in this competition is a rare opportunity for students with the latest techniques in mobile application programming. I hope that the special project I will present will help me win the competition.”

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