PSUT takes top 3 places at the Hackatari Codeathon

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 13:00


Princess Sumaya University for Technology succeeded in taking the top three spots in the 2017 Hackatari Codeathon, a competition organized by Mixed Dimensions, Inc. for the second consecutive year, among broad participation from universities and schools from all around the Kingdom.

The President of PSUT, Professor Mashhoor Al-Refai, congratulated the University’s team, which is made up of Motasem Al-Kayed, Hamza Zagha and Muhammad Abu Abboud, on this new accomplishment which reflects the determination of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University, to put forward high quality envoys of the University with leadership potential to participate in the forums where PSUT students excel. This is part of the overall policy of encouraging the young generation to be creative and innovative in the academic and technological arenas, an essential part of stimulating and keeping abreast of progress.

The Hackatari Codeathon is a free competition, open to all Jordanian programmers at school and university levels, where a number of questions are posed and are solved by writing programs, with response time being a factor in the judging.

It is worth mentioning that the University has previously achieved excellent results in various programming competitions, the most notable being the winning of first position among the Jordanian universities at the ACM Arab Programming Competition which was held recently at Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt with the participation of 100 teams from the Arab countries. A team representing PSUT recently competed against 2,000 teams at the IEEE-Xtreme Competition and succeeded in winning first place regionally and eighth place on the international level.