We have just announced the date for the Kickstart Hackathon this year – November 20th – November 21st. Registration is already open – we’ll share more information as we get closer to the event date.
Are you an IT professional with knowledge or stories to share? Kickstart needs you! Kickstart hosts monthly TechTalk events for the local technology community. We are currently looking for speakers and are happy to assist with your talk in any way we can. Interested? Reach out to us @kickstartmv / facebook.com/kickstartmv / firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for the great turnout at the second Tech Talks! Art of Deception – Ismail Kaleem (@iSeyk) Sr. Security Analyst, NCIT Laravel for PHP Artisans – Rahmathullah (@raftalks) CIO, Hummingbird Travel Presentation Slides Introduction to Docker – Jawish Hameed (@jawish) Chief Software Architect, Semicolon Presentation Slides See you in June for Tech Talks #3!
Over a hundred Maldivian government websites were defaced this morning by the Syrian Hacktivist “Dr.SHA6H” (Twitter, Facebook). The compromised sites range from the Tourism Ministry’s website to regional/atoll websites. Based on the breadth of the attack, either the nameserver at the ISP was compromised or all of these servers were sharing a compromised server. […]
We held our first Kickstart TechTalks last night and are excited about the response we have received. These sessions are held monthly with two short talks and one longer talk. If you would like to give a talk on a technical topic, please do not hesitate to contact us. The presentations for our first talk […]
As our chief guest Dr. Hassan Hameed noted, our Hackathon was indeed ‘a festival of ideas’. The 40+ Maldivian developers at our Hackathon did not disappoint us – We had a wide variety of impressive applications! Vindhu/ For blood donation (1st Place) Naail Abdul Rahman (@kudanai) and Mohamed Maail Vindhu helps ease the challenge of […]
We have closed registration today as we have run out of spots: It’s going to be a full house! We are super excited to see everyone’s ideas materialize and can’t wait to have the community get together under one roof! Inspiring ideas are still pouring into the Idea Bank – it’s not too late to share […]
Photo credit: Campus Party Mexico News of our Kickstart event made its way to Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak and we’re excited to share his comments about our event: Geeks have no better fun than at hackathons. Fun is better motivation than rewards like salaries and bonuses and grades. There is a lot more creativity at […]
Untitled by Hackathon IO on 500px With our tickets sold-out and the wait-list growing strong, we’re getting some interesting questions on whether participants can use a library or framework that they have built themselves. We strongly believe that: 1. All of our participants should start on the same footing 2. No code should be written […]
Laptop by Martin Beddall on 500px It’s imperative for a team to understand their users. With apps increasingly geared towards teenagers and (you guessed it!) women, it can be challenging for executives in suites to determine the needs of these demographies. That’s where you come in! Why have someone guess what you want? Build it on […]
Hackathon by Jeremy Johnson on 500px For our Hackathon, we have two pitching events – pitching ideas at the beginning and pitching products at the end. Each participant will have an optional 3 minute slot to pitch the idea they would like to work on. We already have an Idea Bank (http://kickstart.mv/ideas) you can use […]
Anyone that visited us in the early morning hours of today would have seen our website was defaced and a message left by a group identifying themselves as “United Bangladeshi Hackers”. The full message they left was: “Once upon a time the same people organized a “hackathon” which failed The same people takes all […]
Just a quick update. We have been having trouble with our previous registration service (hackathon.io) interminently being unavailable and so have decided to switch to the reputable online event ticketing service Eventbrite. Registrations are open, so grab your spot quickly. We will be contacting all who had already registered via hackathon.io to make sure we […]
Kickstart aims to be a platform for promoting software development tradecraft and the latest developments in the field. Kickstart will operate through organising and holding talks, presentations and hackathons. It is a non-profit entity founded by a group of individuals from the software development community in Maldives. Kickstart(ing) Goals There are several key goals and […]