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UOWD Student, Khalid Al-Najjar, Bags Top Prize In Arabnet Web Developer Competition
(1 May 2013)


Khalid Al-Najjar, a Computer Science student at UOWD, has won the top prize in Arabnet Developer Tournament 2013, a competition for web and mobile developers with a substantial cash prize and an opportunity for learning and career advancement.

Khalid says, ‘With specialisation in Digital Security in the Bachelor of Computer Science, I felt that participating in a prestigious competition like the Arabnet Developer Tournament would enable me to improve my skills while competing against talented. As the tournament was focused on the domain of mobile and web development, and since I had dabbled in various freelance projects within this scope, I knew I had a good chance to be among top three.’

The aim of Arabnet was to identify highly skilled developers from within the UAE. With over 50 participants, including Ferass Hattab, another UOWD Computer Science student, the competition had the best IT brains participating.

The rigorous and holistic testing criteria focused on the elements of speed (designing a website or application within a stipulated timeframe), complexity (solving a tough problem in the shortest time), creativity (providing solutions to an open-ended question with new and unique ideas), and competency (using a new tool in develop a project on the spot).

‘With participants from different fields and disciplines, including employees of web development and mobile development companies, I did not think that I would land the coveted top prize. This win has bolstered my confidence and I am now considering participating in other competitions to increase my skill set as well as reach out to potential employers from across the UAE’, says Khalid.

Winning this competition is a great achievement for Khalid and an endorsement of the quality of education and training at UOWD. Read more about Khalid at www.khalidalnajjar.com.

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