DUBAI, Dubai Future Foundation, DFF, has announced the launch of the second edition of the 'One Million Arab Coders' initiative, which was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

Supported by the Hussain Sajwani � DAMAC Foundation, the One Million Arab Coders initiative features three stages. The first stage includes registering to join one of two categories � Arab students or tutors. The second stage requires applicants to complete several three-month virtual coding programmes. The top 1,000 students to be selected will receive certificates and enrolled in the Coder Challenge.

In the third stage, the top 1,000 coders will compete in the Coder Challenge. The top ten students in the Challenge will be announced at the end of the competition. The first-place winner will receive a prize of US$1,000,000, while the remaining nine will be awarded $50,000 each. The top four tutors, decided through student votes, will win $200,000 each.

The One Million Arab Coders initiative seeks to equip young Arabs with the tools to build their future, starting with fluency in coding and programming. It aims to help Arabs gain new employment opportunities and empower them with the skills needed to contribute to the development of the digital economy.

Registration for the second edition of the initiative is open to all Arab youth from across the world. The deadline for registration is 10th April 2018. Interested applicants can register via the Arab Coders website.

Source: Emirates News Agency