Deadline to Apply: 9 February 2023

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We are happy to announce this year’s hackathon in Egypt; HackTrick!

HackTrick is open for all students and working professionals interested in AI, Software Engineering, and Security.

Students

High School Students

University Students

Working Professionals

This hackathon provides an opportunity for all participants to use their skills in coding and turn them into magic tricks dedicated for a rescue mission!

Register now and spread your magic by coding a better world and assembling other people’s dreams to be within their reach.

We are happy to announce this year’s hackathon in Egypt; HackTrick!

HackTrick is open for all students and working professionals interested in AI, Software Engineering, and Security.

Students

High School Students

University Students

Working Professionals

This hackathon provides an opportunity for all participants to use their skills in coding and turn them into magic tricks dedicated for a rescue mission!

Register now and spread your magic by coding a better world and assembling other people’s dreams to be within their reach.

Eligibility

We invite all Students, Engineers, Developers, Data Scientists, and Business Analysts in relevant fields such as Computer Science, Big Data, Security, and Machine Learning, to be part of the Hackathon.

Your team should consist of 3 to 6 members with:

Additional Skills:

Data Scientists

Engineers

Developers

Entrepreneurs

Business Analysts

Security

Prizes

Winners will receive prizes with a total of $12,000.

All accepted team members will receive cool welcome packages and certificates of recognition.

Hackathon Timeline

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Application Submission

Deadline: February 9th

Accepted Teams Announcement

March 1st

Hackathon Event

March 10th to 18th

The Winners Announcement

March 18th 2023

Application Submission

10 January 2023
to 9 February 2023

Accepted Teams Announcement

1 March 2023

Hackathon Event

10 March 2023
to 18 March 2023

The Winners Announcement

18 March 2023

Hackathon Webinars

Mentors

Nadeen Tarek

Technical Support Engineer

Nadeen is currently working as a TSE in Dell Technologies, She did her Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering read more
and currently doing her Master’s degree in Computer Engineering Ain Shams University. She participated earlier in Cybertalents Reverse Engineering and Digital Forensics internship.
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Nada Hammouda

Software Engineer

Nada Hammouda is a Software Engineer at the Data Office. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the GUC.

Rana Afifi

Software Engineer

Rana Afifi is a Software Engineer in the Research and Innovation Team at Dell Technologies. read more
She has received her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Cairo University during which she had two research internships abroad in both ETH Zurich and EPFL universities. Currently, she is pursuing a master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Cairo University.
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Omar Nael

Data Scientist

GUC graduate with a B.Sc degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Currently a data scientist at Dell Technologies, working in the Data Office team.

Mentors

Testimonials

Mahmoud Kamal

Software Engineer | Ejada LTD
During the university, I joined lots of hackathons and competitions. But one of the most remarkable and unique hackathons was the one held by Dell Technologies. We as a team joined two hackathons held by Dell which are "C(4F)2" and "HackTrick". We achieved Third and Second places respectively.

It was a really great competition with a lot of learning and a competitive environment. I learned a lot from these two hackathons from collaboration as a team for achieving your target to learning new ideas every day.

Mahmoud Manfy

Software Engineer | Webalo
Last year was our second time to participate in Dell Hackathons (we ranked 3rd place previously in 2020). We used our knowledge of AI and Algorithms to come up with several solutions. Overall, improved our skills, had fun despite being an intense week, and finally, we managed to rank 2nd place.

Ahmed Abdou

Full Stack Developer | Infinity EV
I have heard many times about hackathons but had never got a chance to participate in one until then. I participated in many problem-solving competitions. But Hackathons are different. I don't believe what we achieved in a week, the problem wasn't that easy with many constraints and many different solving approaches. But we enjoyed it the most. I believe that we were to give up at a time, but we managed it.

Thanks to Dell Technologies and my team, I can confidently say, I have learned and implemented a lot of new concepts in a week. See you for other big achievements.

Dr. Omar Fahmy

Associate professor, P. Eng., IEEE Senior Member
I find Dell Hackathon is a great opportunity to enrich students as well staff skills and experience in the field of Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence through competing and participating in such real practical applications Thanks to Dell Hackathon for offering this opportunity

Ahmed Omar

Student at Ain Shams University
It was a great experience for me & my team despite not winning as we pushed ourselves to the limit, I didn't know anything about Reinforcement Learning going in and now I'm doing my Bachelor's thesis using it!.

Mahmoud Ahmed

Data Science Intern | Dell Technologies
I joined the C4F2 with basic knowledge of reinforcement learning algorithms without any practical experience. The hackathon allowed me to understand the algorithms better and when to make use of each properly through the challenges faced during it. This experience improved my skills and helped me in joining dell as a data science intern and at which now I am helping in preparing for the HackTrick hackathon.

Ismail Shaheen

Data Science Intern | Dell Technologies
I joined C4f2 by Dell Technologies last year with practically zero experience in reinforcement learning. I had to learn, implement, and train reinforcement learning algorithms from scratch in mere days. Despite the intense experience payback, it was not a surprise that my team did not make it to the finals. A year later, I am now working at the same company, helping the team with the successor to C4f2, Hacktrick. The hackathon experience was never about winning or losing, for me it was about kickstarting my professional journey and making connections, for you it can be anything you make it out to be.

Frequently Asked Questions

The hackathon opening and closing events will be held onsite. All team members are expected to attend both events for a full Hacktrick experience, details will be communicated with accepted teams. For any inquiries regarding attendance please contact us at [email protected]

Registration for teams is opened from 3 January till 9 February 2023

Click here for registration.

You can only register as team.

The Team leader to register with the Team name and members.

The hackathon will be held onsite.

Please check the Hackathon timeline.

We will provide a Slack channel where mentors and participants can have discussions.

Teams should not exceed 6 people.

Webinars are opened to everyone.

The winning teams will be rewarded by a total of $12000.

All accepted teams will receive cool giveaways.

This hackathon is open for all CS/CE students and working professionals interested in AI, Data Science, Machine learning.

We recommend that you must have at least one team member that can code (python will be used) and at least one team member that has Data Analysis skills.

Reinforcement learning and optimization models are additional skills.

No, The hackathon is for free.

We have two tracks students and working professionals.

They can be Data Scientists, Engineers, Developers, Entrepreneurs, Business Analysts in relevant fields: Computer science, Big Data, Machine Learning.

All undergrad students fall under “Students” category, while all grads whether working or not, fall under “Working Professional” category. Post-grad students still fall under “Working Professional” category.

If a team has one or more than “Working Professional” member, they should apply as “Working Professional” team.