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AAC Semi Finals in Egypt

posted Jun 11, 2012, 6:08 AM by A.Mahdy AbdelAziz   [ updated Jun 11, 2012, 1:40 PM ]
Semi finals are here! 60 Apps from around Africa, 4 from Egypt and it's time for selecting the final from Egypt (African semi final).
Read previous announcement from here.

The winner will receive an Android Phone, and will be able to submit his App/Course to the final round. He will get promoted as well at the Google I/O event.

Follow #aacEgypt on Google+ and Twitter, the event will be live streamed. Want to attend? Please register from here:

Please join us to congratulate the finalists from Egypt (Ordered Alphabetically):

Ahmed El-Noshokaty   Co-founder at Bosletak  ChamelonMath
Ahmed Salem  SW Developer at Etisalat Masr  Android Programming Course
Khalid ElSayed  Free lancer Android Developer  Auto SMS
Mahmoud Galal    NFC Applications on Android

The next step, tomorrow Tuesday June 12th, the judging panel is going to take place to select the best one to represent Egypt in the African Finals. More details about the competition and sponsors could be found here:

Where? Cilantro الكلية الحربية
When? 04:30 PM to 09:00 PM
The developers are invited to present tomorrow what they have done in front of our judges, but anyone from the community is also welcome to join. So if you feel yourself interested to see what they have done, and join the community judgement to determine who's going to be the winner (it's counted!), then you are more than welcome, just be on time!

Meet our judges:
Ahmed Misbah Software Development Leader at Raya
AbdAllah Zidan Senior Android Developer at Azgatech
Bassam Senior Android Developer at Mobidev

Each competitor will be given 30 minutes:
05 minutes --- Prepare the laptop and the presentation.
10 minutes --- Presentation!
05 minutes --- Questions from judges.
10 minutes --- Questions from the community.

Judging Criteria for Apps:
  1. User-friendliness (Ease of use).
  2. Relevance (Value addition to users).
  3. Innovation and Creativity (Originality of Thought).
  4. Originality of Idea and implementation (innovative, visionary, or new idea).
  5. Use of Hardware Platform (use of Android’s features).
  6. Branding (branded in a clever, catchy, or innovative way).
  7. Necessity (solve a unique problem, meet a need).
Judging Criteria for Courses:
  1. Originality.
  2. Copyright.
  3. Is there a similar solution?
  4. The beneficiaries for this material.
  5. What could be the impact for such a solution for the beneficiaries?
How it's going to work?
There will be one winner for Apps. As for courses, all criteria must be met, we may not have a winner at all if any of those criteria are not met.