A team of FAST-NU Peshawar campus got first position in the CIVIC Hackathon contest aimed at developing application for best disaster resilience solution. The team comprised Mr. Syed Jawad Gilani, Syed Mohsin Ali, Shah Zeb Pervaiz and Zain ul Abedin Khan.
The event, inaugurated by the Chief Minister KPK Mr. Pervez Khattak, was organized by KPK Information Technology Board in collaboration with World Bank and P@sha at UET Peshawar from January 31 to February 02, 2014. About 250 students applied for participation from different universities across Pakistan out of which only 90 students forming 23 teams were selected on the basis of their ideas and IT skills.
Other than receiving due recognition from everyone, the winning team of FAST-NU Peshawar was approached by FDMA and PDMA for working together to implement the application in addition to receiving fellowship program and incubation support from the KPK IT Board. It is important to mention here that the application has been selected for competition in global IT conference to be held soon in London, UK.