04-12-2022
Orientation Week for New Bachelor Students for the Second Semester of the Academic Year 2022\2023

Saudi Electronic University is pleased to welcome the new students at the orientation week.

Starting from Sunday, December 4, 2022 , until Thursday, December 8, 2022 .

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E-commerce is a major engine driving retail trade around the world, and it is expected that 22% of global purchases will be through e-commerce by 2023. This sector has witnessed significant growth locally since the launch of Vision 2030, with 60% of Saudis buying products online. One of the most important factors for the growth of this sector is the continuous innovation in technologies that have enhanced e-commerce operations. The e-commerce hackathon aims to develop innovative ideas that help provide a smooth shopping experience for consumers and wide e-commerce reach anytime and anywhere. This hackathon will give the opportunity to the participants to meet with a group of specialists in e-commerce and software development in a series of workshops that will result in a number of innovative projects. All stages of the hackathon will be conducted virtually on an interactive virtual platform.

 

Registration Tracks

  • The owner of an idea for an innovative project, an application, a website, or a technology in the field of e-commerce.
  • Experienced in (Design - Code Writing - Backend & Front-End Developer - MVP Design).

 

Hachathon Awards

The total prizes of twenty thousand Saudi riyals, distributed as follows:

  • First place: ten thousand Saudi riyals.
  • Second place: seven thousand Saudi riyals.
  • Third place: three thousand Saudi riyals.

 

Workshops (Feb. 10,11, & 12, 2022)

Participants attend a set of virtual lectures to develop programming skills and entrepreneurship, as well as learn about the areas of e-commerce development. Participants are obligated to attend the workshops and submit assignments to run for the hackathon stage.

Hackathon (Feb. 18&19, 2022)

 

It is implemented remotely via virtual platforms so that participants can form teams and distribute tasks, and then the teams begin to develop their ideas, design and write the code for them. Where the progress of the teams' projects is monitored by specialists and experts in the fields of programming, entrepreneurship and e-commerce. Immediately after the hackathon, the teams nominated to win the first three places are evaluated for several criteria, including: originality of the idea, team integration, market evaluation of the idea, high team enthusiasm (presentation quality), the possibility of implementing the proposed solution (impact in scope), quality of implementation, level of innovation and exclusivity for the presented solution.

 

 

  • Registration is available for male and female students in Saudi universities, who are continuing their studies or recent graduates who have interest, experience, knowledge or ideas in the field of e-commerce technologies and applications.
  • Registration is available for Saudis and residents who are 20 years old and above.
  • There are two ways to sign up:
    • The owner of an idea for an innovative project An application, website or technology in the field of e-commerce - customer experience - suppliers - societal participation of commercial enterprises - sustainability - customer loyalty - cyber security - human resources - operations and costs management.
    • Experienced in (Design - Code Writing - Project Management - Backend & Front-End developer - MVP Prototype Design).
  • To accept the registration, a Word or PDF file of no more than 10 MB must be attached, and explained as follows:
    • If you have an idea, attach a one-page file explaining the idea and its dimensions in the field of e-commerce.
    • If you have experience, attach a file with a brief CV and a list of your mastered skills, as well as any innovative ideas if you find them in the field of e-commerce.
  • It will accept only innovative, original and new ideas and solutions that have not previously produced similar work in the field of e-commerce technologies and applications.
  • The selected candidates are obligated to:
    • Attending virtual workshops remotely and submitting the required assignments in order to qualify to attend the Hackathon.
    • Attending the virtual hackathon remotely.
    • Follow up the development of projects with supervisors and deliver the required work according to the announced times.
  • You can add the names of the team members in the file that will be attached.

 

 

 

 

First Day Workshop (Thursday Feb. 10, 2022)

(5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Link

Opening

5:00 PM – 5:10 PM

About the program

Dr. Abdulrahman Alatawi - SEU

First Session

5:10 PM – 6:10 PM

Intro to e-commerce

Dr. Haya Alshehri – e-commerce researcher, Salford Univ., UK

Break (6:10 PM - 6:25 PM)

Second Session

6:25 PM – 7:25 PM

Electronic payment journey on e-commerce platforms 

Abdulrahman Almalki – e-commerce expert, HyperPay

Third Session

7:25 PM – 7:50 PM

Innovation and Service Design

Turki Faqeera - Executive Partner - TAMX Innovation and Design Company

Closing (7:50 PM - 8:00 PM)

 

 

Second Day Workshop (Friday Feb. 11, 2022)

(5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Link

Opening

5:00 PM – 5:10 PM

Hackathon Phases

Dr. Abdulrahman Alatawi - SEU

First Session

5:10 PM – 6:10 PM

Innovation opportunities in e-commerce

Dr. Haya Alshehri – e-commerce researcher, Salford Univ., UK

Break (6:10 PM - 6:25 PM)

Second Session

6:25 PM – 7:25 PM

The challenges of e-commerce in the Saudi market 

Anas Al-Shadokhi - E-commerce expert, founder of Dofaat Company

Third Session

7:25 PM – 7:50 PM

E-commerce and emerging technologies

Dr. Ashwaq Alharqan - SEU

Closing (7:50 PM - 8:00 PM)

 

 

Third Day Workshop (Saturday Feb. 12, 2022)

(5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Link

Opening

5:00 PM – 5:10 PM

Hackathon platforms

Dr. Abdulrahman Alatawi - SEU

First Session

5:10 PM – 6:10 PM

"Prototype Design - User Experience Design"

Muhammad Al-Jamil - Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority

Break (6:10 PM - 6:25 PM)

Second Session

6:25 PM – 7:40 PM

"Prototype Design - Prototyping and design testing"

Muhammad Al-Jamil - Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority

Closing (7:40 PM - 8:00 PM)

Hackathon Winners (Feb. 24, 2022)

 

Agenda 

  • Opening.
  • Guest talks.
  • Nominated projects demos.
  • Announcing the winners.

Criteria 

  • Completeness: As the project meets its own goals.
  • Effectiveness: that the project is unique and goes beyond the problem to be solved.
  • Creativity: In this standard, projects are previewed on the one hand that they show a comprehensive and elegant design, and have an effective, easy and user-friendly user interface.
  • Live experience of the project: The project fulfills all the target requirements in an innovative and creative way.