9 December 2012

Tunisia: Three Presidents Present 'Hackaton' Awards

Bardo — President Moncef Marzouki, National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Speaker Mustapha Ben Jaafar and Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali Sunday presented laureates with the awards of the first hacking and collaborative computer programming marathon "Hackathon."

Hackathon is a contest meant for computer and techno-sawy Tunisians in order to create tools that will help fight corruption in the country.

Laureates Mohamed Ouederni, Néjib Bouchrayett and Mohamed Mouaâfa Bousleh are young developers of computer applications that will help promote e-citizenship.

The award-winning applications are: "Assess-me" that helps evaluate the administrative services provided to citizens, "Financing" which helps rationalise the State's subsidy granting to associations and "Anti-Corruption," a technique to observe in real time and at distance the failings in administrative services.

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