BMW Group Beirut Hackathon 2019 Kickoff Meeting

AKSB 903, Beirut campus

LAU and BMW Group are organizing the kickoff meeting of the BMW Group Beirut Hackathon 2019, with the participation of NVIDIA Corporation, USA, Oracle Corporation, USA, and Alfa, Lebanon.

Every university is invited to participate with up to four teams of three students each, who will compete in a 24-hour programming marathon that BMW Group will define based on its use cases. The hackathon will be held on October 8 and 9, 2019, and its preliminary schedule and organization will be shared with you during the kickoff meeting.  

This event is the main catalyzer behind a major initiative by BMW Group to engage with the universities and educational institutions in Lebanon, in order to establish scientific collaborations and provide top Lebanese engineering graduates with opportunities at internships, Master and Ph.D. scholarships, and job opportunities at the BMW Group headquarters in Munich.

We invite students and faculty to participate in the kickoff meeting in order to acquire all the information needed to prepare for this national competition. To attend the meeting, please register here.


17:00 - 17:15 — Welcome Notes by LAU representative Dr. Raymond Ghajar, Dean of School of Engineering, and BMW Group representative Dr. Jimmy Nassif, Head of IT Planning Systems at BMW Group

17:15 - 20:00 —

Word of H.E. German Ambassador in Lebanon Dr. Georg Birgelen’s representative

Word of NVIDIA Corporation CEO Mr. Jensen Huang’s representative

Word of Oracle Corporation CEO Mr. Larry Ellison’s representative

Word of Alfa CEO Mr. Marwan Hayek’s representative

Hackathon Description by Mr. Markus Bauer, Head of Planning — Processes and Systems, BMW Group

Technical Presentation on BMW usage of Robotic Process Automation, by Mr. Daniel Neumeier, BMW Group

20:00 — Reception